At the “Future of Composites in Construction” trade show, Chomarat and Altus are presenting CarbonCast®, their flagship line of reinforced-concrete prefabricated wall panels, reinforced with Chomarat’s C-GRID® carbon-fibre grids. A recent army-hospital project in Greenville, South Carolina is another success story of this innovative product: 18,600 m² (200,000 sq.ft) of precast insulated panels were installed in record time. Come and learn more about it at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Chicago, Stand C 10, on 20-22 June 2017.
“Reducing installation time, improving the fire and safety performance, increasing the service life of structures, and cutting energy consumption are crucial criteria in the choice of a CarbonCast solution,” explains ALTUS GROUP Executive Director John CARSON. CarbonCast® panels are classified ASHRAE 90.1. Thanks to the low thermal conductivity of carbon fibre, C-GRID® reinforced panels offer excellent thermal performance, providing uniform insulation and, therefore, a comfortable, energy-efficient building.
The carbon grid developed by Chomarat replaces wire-mesh reinforcement. The grid’s corrosion-proof properties make it possible to decrease the thickness of the concrete, rendering the prefabricated panels lighterweight than standard prefabricated panels. This means that less cement and raw materials are required, and also less energy consumed to produce, transport and assemble the panels.
One of the latest successes of CarbonCast® in the United States is the Martin Army Community Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, with more than 18,600 square metres of prefabricated panels. “The contractor decided on CarbonCast® insulated panels, otherwise the hospital project could never have been finished on time with another system. We take pride in the knowledge that C-GRID® provides a durable, cost-effective solution for a large number of buildings in the United States”, says John Leatham, Director of Sales and Marketing at Chomarat North America.
Since AltusGroup was established in 2004, more than 3.7 million square metres of C-GRID® reinforced insulated wall panels, cylindrical piles and Double Tee components have been installed in 1,200 different projects.
Visit Chormart and Altus at The Future of Composites in Construction on stand C10.