CarbonCast receives two Product Innovation Awards from Architectural Products

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Newest recognition for innovative precast technology that uses carbon fiber grid

CarbonCast® High Performance Insulated Wall Panels and CarbonCast Double Tees from AltusGroup precasters ( are recipients of the 2011 Product Innovation Awards (PIA) presented by Architectural Products, a trade magazine serving the U.S. architectural market. Both products feature innovative C-GRID® carbon fiber reinforcing ( to enable lower weight and improved performance.

CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels are an ideal, all-one-system because they address thermal, moisture protection and structural considerations. The precast sandwich wall panels are composed of two concrete wythes separated by continuous insulation (ci), and connected by C-GRID® shear trusses for a fully structurally composite panel with unprecedented thermal efficiency.

“The system materials combined seem to provide the makings of a true "green" product when it comes to building envelope systems,” said the Architectural Products judging panel.

CarbonCast Double Tees use C-GRID in the flange or decking of the structural member. The non-corrosive qualities of C-GRID enable precasters to use less concrete cover to reduce weight by 8 percent and eliminate the cost and inconvenience of sealants.

“[CarbonCast Double Tees are] a very impressive product system especially from a sustainability point-of-view,” said judges, noting their ability to improve construction quality, reduce overall base structural requirements and reduce the amount of construction time required over standard practices.

The PIAs are the latest accolades CarbonCast technology has received since its introduction in 2003. Previous honors include the R+D Award from ARCHITECT magazine, Buildings Magazine’s Top 100 Products and Architectural Record’s Product Reports.

About AltusGroup

The first-ever national partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations like the breakthrough CarbonCast product line featuring C-GRID® carbon fiber grid reinforcing. With more than 30 structural and architectural locations in the United States, AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled national network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel. CarbonCast has been honored with ARCHITECT magazine’s R+D award in addition to recognition as an innovative product in Architectural Record, Transmaterial and other media outlets. Architects, engineers and contractors will get the help they need—and the quality and performance they expect—when they select reinforced CarbonCast products. For more information, visit http://altusprec [ __title__ ] or call 866-GO-ALTUS.


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