AltusGroup has entered an exclusive agreement to license ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels. The panels boast depths as thin as 0.625 inches (16mm) to 1.5 inches (37.5mm).
ARCIS Corporation Founder and President Brian Blount developed this product that uses non-corrosive stainless steel prestressing to impart exceptional strength, crack control and durability while allowing concrete cover (and therefore panel weight) to be minimized. The agreement will also make these panels more widely available in North America:
"This agreement is more evidence of our desire to be the driving force for bringing precast innovation to North America,” said John Carson, executive director of AltusGroup. “This is a huge opportunity for us to bring the ARCIS technology to the architectural building community and precast segment. We have been studying the movement of the architectural market with respect to changing regional building codes and material specifications and believe the ARCIS technology gives us another proven, economical platform to meet the market’s diverse enclosure needs.”