GREENVILLE, S.C. — AltusGroup, a North American network of 19 precast concrete manufacturers, has issued a technical brief outlining the benefits of using precast concrete in data center construction. Available as a PDF on the AltusGroup website, the two-page brief explains how using CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels in data center construction improves resiliency and energy efficiency in these buildings.
The technical brief details how precast insulated wall panels protect against weather and fire, and can limit vibrations from sound. Additionally, precast panels allow room for easy and flexible expansion, an important factor as the need for servers continues to grow. The lighter weight of CarbonCast wall panels can reduce foundation and superstructure needs of the building, potentially lowering costs.
The last section of the technical brief includes comparisons of the strength and quality of precast panels compared to tilt-up panels. Additionally, it discusses the benefits of precast panels, including the time and money saved.
The first-ever national partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded in 2003 to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations such as the award-winning CarbonCast® line of products, ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels and the Graphic Concrete technology for imparting patterns, designs and images on concrete faces. With more than 30 structural and architectural manufacturing locations in the United States, the 19 North American and two international AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled network of plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors get the help they need as well as the consistent quality and performance they expect. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.