Lightweight, insulating, back-ribbed CarbonCast® Architectural Cladding employs a steel reinforced Vierendeel-like truss frame attached to a thin, reinforced diaphragm face. Insulating foam forms the ribs and displaces concrete to provide insulation. C-GRID® carbon fiber shear trusses mechanically link the face and truss ribs to develop a rigid panel that will withstand wind, rain and fire.
CarbonCast Architectural Cladding incorporates patented V-Ribs designed to create a thermal break with the face of the panel. Solid zones at the panel’s perimeter can be covered at the factory or in the field with rigid insulation to create a highly insulating composite assembly.
Aesthetic options of architectural precast
CarbonCast can increase net usable or rentable floor area by reducing the width needed for interior studding and other insulation. And you have a virtually limitless selection of architectural precast finishes and articulations including deep window recesses for a distinctive facade. Additionally, CarbonCast provides the ability to fabricate thick panels with minimal additional weight, allowing architects to impart a “massive” look without a weight penalty.
Up to 50% lighter than conventional precast
Reduce your foundation and superstructure requirements; the panels can help pay for themselves, especially in mid- and high-rise buildings. Use smaller and less costly cranes. And lower your carbon footprint by reducing concrete usage.