Boasting panel depths as thin as 0.75 inches, innovative ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels provide a versatile, lightweight architectural cladding option that offers the remarkable durability and versatile aesthetics of precast concrete.
Thinner, lower-weight exterior wall panels mean a less robust and lower-cost superstructure, smaller and less expensive cranes or hoists for installation, reduced shipping expenses and more usable interior floor space. As with conventional precast concrete products, custom finishes, reveals, insets and colors can be provided through the use of form liners and pigmented concrete.
ARCIS panel connections are made using embedded stainless steel anchors that are attached directly to the prestressing strand. The connection to the building structure is accomplished with screw fasteners. No welding is required, which dramatically speeds and simplifies fieldwork.
The amazingly strong nature of the ultra-thin precast panels also makes them suitable for a number of other construction applications where crack resistance, durability, and attractive finishes are demanded.
ARCIS technology complements AltusGroup’s award-winning CarbonCast Enclosure Systems and Double Tees, which comprise more than 34 million square feet of precast surface area since their introduction.