Dorm Gets High Concrete Group's New Horizontal Load-bearing Enclosure Panels
Denver, Pa. (March 19, 2011)—Incoming students aren't all that's new at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J. Many are living in a dorm enclosed with a CarbonCast® exterior wall system that is load-bearing as well as thermally and structurally efficient. This proven design is from AltusGroup, Inc. (the precaster partnership that High Concrete Group and co-founded). AltusGroup is the first to produce this important new variant of the CarbonCast panel.
The CarbonCast wall system sandwiches three inches of rigid foam insulation between an inner and an outer layer of precast concrete. The concrete layers are secured with AltusGroup's proprietary C-GRID® carbon fiber shear trusses to minimize thermal transfer and ensure occupant comfort. The trusses transfer shear forces between the concrete layers, making the panels fully structurally composite with both the inside and outside layers handling wind and seismic loads. The thicker inner layer supports gravity loads and provides a smooth, durable surface that withstands abuse.
Walls for the Montclair project were fabricated at High Concrete Group's Springboro, Ohio, and Denver, Pa., facilities.
March 19, 2011
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