High Concrete Group LLC has introduced ThinCastTM, the thinnest precast concrete rainscreen panel available on the market. Designed for use in commercial, institutional, retail, and low- to high-rise construction, this innovation provides architects with the natural beauty and character of concrete in lightweight panels that accomplish their rainscreen design goals.
Type of Precast: CarbonCast® Architectural Cladding
Size: 525,000 sq. ft.
Colors, reveals and articulation
The building team had specific color and texture requirements. They wanted a textured red finish, complemented by smooth brown hued sections and trim. High was able to satisfy their exacting requirements at its all-indoor precasting facility, through the use of environmentally-friendly steel shot blasting instead of sand blasting. In addition, the seven-inch-thick cladding panels enabled very deep reveals, recessed planes and deep window recesses that helped cast the shade and shadow that enliven the facade. Alternative lightweight cladding options are too thin and would have failed this demand.