- Project Budweiser Distribution Center
- Location Greenville, South Carolina
- Type of Precast CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels
- Project Size 138,000 sq. ft.
- CarbonCast Surface Area 124,500 sq. ft.
- Architect AIA – Roebuck Builders
- Contractor Roebuck Builders
- Precaster Metromont Corporation
The exterior walls of the 138,000 square-foot Budweiser Distribution Center in Greenville, S.C. use CarbonCast® High Performance Insulated Wall Panels to keep the interior cool even during the hottest southern days.
The panels’ thickness ranges from 12” in the storage area to a conventional 8” thickness in other sections of the building.
The panels have either 2-1/2” inner and outer wythes that encase 7” of continuous foam insulation for values up to R-26 or a 2-1/2” inner wythe and 2” outer wythe that encase 4 1/2” of continuous foam insulation for values up to R-15. The thermal mass effect of the panel could result in even better R-values for the structure.
High R-values create a consistently cool warehouse. Though Budweiser tried using masonry-based systems for other distribution buildings, it found the insulation qualities of the carbon-fiber-reinforced panels offered a better option at a lower cost.
All CarbonCast® Insulated Wall Panels contain carbon fiber C-GRID® for shear transfer, connecting the inner and outer wythes to yield a fully structurally composite panel.
And because carbon fiber has relatively low thermal conductivity, the panels provide an even insulation profile without hot or cold spots, allowing for ideal, even refrigeration essential to keeping Budweiser’s products fresh.
CarbonCast® High Performance Insulated Wall Panels can be considered as an alternative to conventional precast, tilt-up or masonry construction.
The CarbonCast™ High Performance Insulated Wall Panels were fabricated and installed by AltusGroup founding member Metromont Corporation.