CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels

Innovative precast wall systems that are lighter, better insulating, sustainable and more resilient.

CarbonCast® Enclosure Systems use advanced technology to improve precast concrete by integrating ultra-strong, non-corrosive C-GRID® into the wall panels during fabrication.  By taking the place of steel reinforcement C-GRID provides a multitude of benefits making factory-made precast concrete an even more intelligent choice for commercial building envelopes.

Depending on the design, CarbonCast panels are priced competitively with other curtainwall systems such as brick-veneer, masonry, stud walls or concrete.  After factoring in reductions to superstructure requirements and potential HVAC system and operating savings, CarbonCast enclosure systems can help pay for themselves immediately.

Lightweight, non-corrosive C-GRID is the “enabling technology” that allows CarbonCast enclosure systems to be lighter, insulating, more durable and cost competitive.

CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels:

  • Full composite action for load-bearing performance
  • Continuous insulation to meet ASHRAE 90.1 requirements
  • Aesthetic versatility

High performance precast concrete inherently provides versatility, efficiency and resiliency.  Choosing precast concrete during the design build process can provide a multitude of architectural, construction and design benefits. Whether you are designing commercial structures, residential structures, parking garages, or another type of structure, consider precast concrete as your building material of choice.

Why use precast? (According to PCI of Illinois/Wisconsin).

  • Product quality
  • Reduced life-cycle cost
  • Ease and speed of construction
  • Structural integrity and reliability
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Green products

Mid-States is a proud member of AltusGroup and we are excited to bring this technology to our market.

CarbonCast

Innovative precast wall systems that are lighter, better insulating, sustainable and more resilient.

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Technical Bulletin: C-GRID

Carboncast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels made using C-GRID® carbon fiber epoxy grid shear connectors.

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Technical Brief: Educational Applications

Precast is a favored building material for educational facilities because of its long-term durability and construction speed.  In addition, CarbonCast Enclosure Systems provide continuous insulation to meet ASHRAE codes and enable a reduction in energy costs.

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Technical Brief: Insulation Options

Three types of rigid foam insulation are generally specified for precast insulated wall systems: expanded polystyrene (EPS), extruded polystyrene (XPS) and polyisocyanurate (ISO).  CarbonCast® technology is one of the few enclosure systems that enables the use of any of the three options.

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Technical Brief: ASHRAE 90.1

After the Energy Crisis of the 1970s, the technical society now known as ASHRAE was tasked with maintaining Standard 90.1, which provides requirements for non-process loads in conditioned spaces of buildings other than low-rise residential construction.  Learn more about how precast can help you meet energy efficiency requirements.

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Technical Brief: USACE Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes on the difficult task of building and maintaining various military and government facilities and recreational American infrastructures around the world.  This mission requires high-performance materials that can hold up to the challenge.  Learn how precast can help the sustainability and resiliency of these buildings.

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Technical Brief: Sustainability

Precast wall systems and the evolution of sustainability.  Building trends may come and go, but saving money is definitely not a trend.  It is an integral part of our business culture.  Learn how precast can help with sustainability of your buildings.

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Technical Brief: Thermal Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 42% of energy consumed in a building is ultimately lost through the building envelope, or the barrier between the building interior and outdoor environment.  Learn more about the thermal efficiency of CarbonCast Enclosure Systems.

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Technical Brief: Military Applications

Designing and building for the military can be challenging and demanding.  In an effort to safeguard the public’s money, government-funded projects are typically accompanied by extensive regulations, rigorous processes and exhaustive bidding processes.  CarbonCast’s versatility, energy efficiency, strength and overall cost-effectiveness can provide a military building with a proper balance of performance characteristics.

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Technical Brief: Rain Barriers and Screens

In buildings, water has the unfortunate habit of getting where building owners don’t want it to go.  And once inside a building it has the potential to do significant damage.  Buildings gain, lose, and store moisture along with heat  energy through a variety of physical mechanisms.  Operating durability, efficiency and serviceability of the structure can be affected by moisture flow.  Learn how precast can help.

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Technical Brief: Architectural Acoustic Properties

The purpose of architectural acoustics is to create an environment where sounds are clearly heard by the intended listener and noise is isolated or absorbed.  Acoustics are important to the overall performance of most buildings that will be occupied by humans.  Good acoustics can enhance productivity in offices, provide a more conducive learning environment in schools and deliver a better quality of life in residential units.

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