AltusGroup members Spring Valley Corp and Gage Brothers were recognized for exemplary UHPC design, engineering and production at the Third International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC), this June in Wilmington, Del. The awards were presented for innovative technologies and progressive practices by architects, engineers, owners and materials specialists to promote excellence in design, […]
BASF, with its Neopor® GPS graphite polystyrene rigid foam insulation suitable for precast insulated wall panels, has joined AltusGroup as its 10th Innovation Partner. BASF launched the ultra-low embodied carbon version of Neopor® Graphite Polystyrene called Biomass Balance (BMB) at the 2022 AIA Conference. The biomass balance approach combines renewable feedstock with traditional fossil feedstock […]
C-GRID is carbon fiber grid the enabling technology that gives CarbonCast products their outstanding strength and thermal efficiency. We talked with John Leatham, Director of Sales and Marketing at Chomarat North America, to learn a little more about C-GRID, how it was developed, how it is made and how it delivers its performance characteristics. How […]
As our needs for data storage increase with cloud-based data storage, streaming video, virtual reality and much more, data center operators are seeking the most dependable and cost-competitive exterior wall solution. With an unmatched combination of strength, speed, quality and energy efficiency, CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Systems are a preferred choice. Several of our […]
AltusGroup member Wells recently completed a community and recreation center in the Denver metro area that showcases the outstanding performance characteristics of CarbonCast and conventional precast. Get more details about the CarbonCast walls at our project page and learn more about the structural benefits of the project in this project narrative from Wells.
Carbon fiber — specifically C-GRID carbon fiber grid — is the enabling technology that gives CarbonCast its strength and energy-saving continuous insulation. AltusGroup Executive Director John Carson will be speaking about carbon fiber reinforcing in precast concrete at the CF 22 conference on Nov. 17 in Greenville, S.C. His presentation will detail the many benefits […]
The use of Graphic Concrete on Yarmouth Elementary School in Maine allowed the architect to place natural images of flying geese and a wooded scene on the building exterior to blend in to the natural surroundings. AltusGroup member Strescon Limited produced the precast panels, which also incorporated thin brick.
The AltusGroup Annual General Meeting on September 21 saw the election of officers and board members for the upcoming year. We thank the following members for their leadership. Officers Chairman: Joe Bunkers, Gage Brothers (2-year term)Past Chair: Hagen Harker, Mid-States Concrete IndustriesSecretary: Jason Pitcole, MasterBuildersTreasurer: Dave Schneider, High Concrete Group Board Susanne Aultman, MetromontTony Smith, […]
A recently completed project from Gage Brothers in Minneapolis for a Fortune 500 financial services highlights the clean, geometric aesthetic that is possible with precast as well as the material’s ability to complement glass. An expanded narrative on the project is forthcoming.
Since their introduction in 2004, CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels and their components have undergone a three dozen third-party tests to verify their durability, insulating performance, composite action and more. The tests include: Behavior of a 42-Foot CarbonCast EPS-Insulated Composite Wall Panel (North Carolina State University) Age Effect on the Interface Bond of Expanded […]