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 […]
AltusGroup has been working closely with Innovation Partner Kawneer on developing a standard way to integrate windows into punched CarbonCast panels. Delivering pre-glazed exterior wall panels to the job site can simplify and accelerate construction, speed dry-in, improve envelope performance and enhance enclosure quality. To verify performance of the CarbonCast panel with an integrated Kawneer […]
Located in the dynamic South End area of Charlotte, North Carolina, Metromont project The Hawk is a 13-story apartment tower that features 71 luxury apartments as well as retail space. It has the distinction of being one of the first high-rise, total precast structures in the Carolinas. While cast-in-place concrete is typically the construction method […]
Encompassing a 2-block area across from the 24-acre Cascades Park, The Cascades mixed-use project in Tallahassee, Florida is a vibrant live work play experience. The exterior walls of the hotel feature CarbonCast insulated load-bearing panels with integral colored concrete and thin brick facade, sandblast finish, reveals, and recesses. The exterior walls of the apartments include […]
Our newest continuing education program, “Achieve Net Zero Building Goals with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Precast Sandwich Walls” was one of the top 20 programs on the AEC Daily platform early in 2022. The 1 LU/HSW program provides strategies for reducing the embodied and operational carbon in precast wall panels for owners and architects seeking to […]