Energy-efficient Precast Concrete Wall Panels to be Exhibited at AltusGroup Booth at AIA Expo

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CarbonCast Enclosure Systems feature continuous insulation to meet ASHRAE 90.1 energy codes.

Award-winning CarbonCast® enclosures by AltusGroup (, a nationwide network of 17 precast concrete manufacturers, will be exhibited at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Expo, booth #4157, McCormick Center, Chicago, June 26-28, 2014. AltusGroup will share the booth with Mid-States Precast Concrete, one if its members based in the greater Chicago market.

Attendees will learn how CarbonCast products offer remarkable performance, sustainability and aesthetic benefits for commercial, institutional and multi-family applications. CarbonCast Enclosure Systems use C-GRID carbon fiber grid as a truss connector between the interior and exterior wythes of concrete in precast sandwich wall panels. The almost negligible thermal transfer of the connection system delivers continuous insulation to meet ASHRAE 90.1 energy codes.

CarbonCast’s recent ICC-ES acceptance (ESR#2953), assures the building team that the product meets current I-Code requirements.

  • CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels provide exceptional thermal and moisture protection as load or non-load-bearing exterior walls. Fully structurally composite panels offer continuous insulation to meet ASHRAE codes with hundreds of finish options.
  • CarbonCast Insulated Architectural Cladding offers weight reductions of about 40% compared to solid, 6” thick precast. Its design is based on the extensively tested CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panel.
  • CarbonCast Double Tees for structured parking replace conventional welded wire mesh in the flange with C-GRID carbon fiber grid. Corrosion resistant C-GRID allows precasters to reduce flange thicknesses to 3-1/2 inches, lowering tee weight by 8% and eliminating the expense and hassle of sealers upon commissioning and every five years.

More than 800 commercial building structures have been installed with CarbonCast totaling more than 30 million square-feet of precast surface area.

About AltusGroup

The first-ever international 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 featuring C-GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing. With more than two dozen structural and architectural locations in the United States, the 17 North American and three international AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors get the help they need—and the quality and performance they expect—when they select CarbonCast products. For more information, visit or call 866-GO-ALTUS.

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