The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 42 percent of energy consumed in a building is ultimately lost through the building envelope, or the barrier between the building interior and outdoor environment. The building envelope is critical in regulating internal building temperatures and determining how much energy is required to heat or cool a structure for the heat transfer through envelope components, such as walls, wastes energy. Mid-States CarbonCast® technology provides high performance insulated wall panels that not only deliver all of the benefits of factory precasting, but provide an unprecedented thermal efficiency by mitigating heat transfer and energy loss. CarbonCast® precast wall panels are engineered to minimize the opportunities for heat to flow from the interior surface through the wall to the building's exterior. How CarbonCast® Precast Insulated Wall Panels Work
The University of Chicago's new innovative facility is the Laboratory School, Earl Shapiro Hall. Designed for children from nursery school through second grade, the learning environment is meant to be another teacher by stimulating natural curiosity and room for independent action.
With nearly three miles of walkway along the Milwaukee River, the existing downtown river walk is an amenity that serves as a highly used, year-round pedestrian thoroughfare. Constructed largely of piling supported precast members and decorative panels, the river walk segments traverse a wide variety of grade differences and conditions.