AltusGroup, a North American collaborative of precast concrete manufacturers dedicated to innovation, has produced three one-hour online continuing education sessions for architects and building teams. The courses are available through AEC Daily and each provide 1 AIA CEU/HSW.
“Ultra-thin Prestressed Precast Panel Technology” educates about a lightweight precast panel technology that offers the strength and aesthetic versatility of concrete at a fraction of the weight. Reviewed in this course are the benefits, design and cost considerations as well as connection and fastening systems for architectural rainscreen systems, rainscreen façades and decking. Five AltusGroup precasters manufacture this technology under the ARCIS® brand name regionally across the United States.
“Creating Distinctive and Attractive Designs on Precast Concrete Faces” provides information about the technology behind graphically imaged precast concrete, which can be used by architects and designers to impart permanent, creative and visually impactful images and patterns on building façades and other precast concrete surfaces. Discussed are the fabrication process, design possibilities and budgeting considerations. Global case studies present a range of applications of both stock and original designs. AltusGroup provides this technology in North America through an exclusive licensing agreement with Graphic Concrete.
“High-Performance Insulated Sandwich Walls Using Component Design” explains how high-performance, fully composite insulated precast sandwich wall panels can be produced to achieve continuous insulation and structural performance delivering increased R-value at lighter weight. It explores the pros, cons and attributes of wythe connectors such as carbon fiber trusses as well as panel insulation options, manufacturing methods third-party testing validation and common installation methods. It concludes by providing a broad sample of projects to illustrate the range of building types and aesthetic treatments that can be created with insulated precast sandwich wall systems. AltusGroup members market this licensed technology under the brand name CarbonCast®.
AltusGroup also offers in-person lunch and learn sessions for CEU credit, in which various precast topics are presented to architects, engineers and other building team members. Contact [email protected] to schedule a presentation.
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.