FinishesWith ARCIS™ panels, you can select virtually any cement color, pigment and aggregate to create a distinctive surface. See the remarkable range on our finishes page.
ARCIS BrochureDownload our introduction to the extraordinary features and benefits of ARCIS™ technology: ARCIS Brochure (.pdf, 1.9MB)
ARCIS Rainscreen Panels BrochureAn overview of ARCIS panels for rainscreens: ARCIS Rainscreen Brochure (.pdf, 369KB)
ARCIS Stair Treads BrochureRead about how ARCIS technology can be used as stair treads: ARCIS Stair Treads Brochure (.pdf, 466KB)
ARCIS Marine Decking BrochureHow ARCIS panels are ideal for durable and beautiful decking: ARCIS Marine Decking Brochure (.pdf, 323KB)
ARCIS Panel – Rainscreen design guideDownload our 12-page guide to the design and installation of ARCIS panels: ARCIS Panel – Rainscreen Design Guide (.pdf, 959KB)
ARCIS Panel – Rainscreen Tech BriefWe answer the most commonly asked questions about ARCIS Panels for rainscreens: ARCIS Panel – Rainscreen Tech Brief (.pdf, 174KB)
ARCIS Tolerance Tech BriefImportant information about framing and installation: ARCIS Tolerance Tech Brief (.pdf, 556KB)
SpecificationDownload a sample specification for ARCIS panels for rainscreens: ARCIS Sample Specifications (.docx, 19KB)
CEU Lunch & Learn Program
Ultra-Thin Prestressed Precast Technology
Course Number: ALTCES1123 AIA: 1 LU/HSWLearning objectives:
- Explain the benefits for ultra-thin prestressed precast concrete in architectural applications
- Outline the general manufacturing process for the production of ultra-thin prestressed architectural products and design/cost considerations for the technology
- Detail several possible economical connection and fastening system for ultra-thin prestressed precast cladding systems
- Examine several ultra-thin precast architectural façade projects and case studies.
Online CEU on Ultra-Thin Precast TechnologyTake our course on AEC Daily and earn 1 AIA LU/HSW while you learn how ultra-thin prestressed precast technology provides a versatile, lightweight panel that offers the strength and aesthetic versatility of concrete at a fraction of the weight.
Testing and Manufacturing
Testing overviewARCIS™ technology has been thoroughly tested for architectural review and system validation.
ARCIS manufacturers require projects provide periodic third party inspections of field installations including fasteners. ARCIS manufacturers will perform concrete testing for each day’s casting along with maintaining in-house quality control procedures, which are in accordance with PCI MNL 116 and 117. Please contact your AltusGroup precaster if you are interested in more information about embed testing, stress relaxation, tendon bond strength, durability testing, flexural strength and more.
ManufacturingARCIS panels are manufactured from high performance concrete and stainless steel prestressing cables.
Each panel is custom manufactured for a specific project, with exacting dimensional tolerances. The reinforcement used in both directions is a stainless steel pretensioned braided cable. These cables are located in groups of two, spaced every 3” (76mm) to 4” (101mm). No other reinforcement is used in the panel construction, eliminating corrosion, rust, and long term moisture problems. The reinforcement is fully bonded and has a development length of approximately 2” (50mm), allowing the panels to be cut to fit and modified with ease. Panel thicknesses can range from 0.75 inches (19mm) to 2 inches (51mm), depending on application, and have final installed weights of 9.4 psf (46 kg/m2) to 25 psf (122 kg/m2). Each concrete mix design is specially formulated for the project’s specification, with strengths in excess of 5,000 psi.