Architectural Precast Concrete Exterior Cladding
Benefit: Cost-effectiveness, Durability, Versatility
Precast concrete’s reputation reaches back to the days of the Roman Empire, which built structures that are still functioning today. Today, precast concrete is resistant to deterioration in all forms, including extreme weather conditions, fire, and even bullets -- if need be.
Manufactured to tight tolerances in climate-controlled plants, architectural precast panels allow for intricate custom shapes, sizes, radii, bull noses, reveals and returns. With SlenderWall, you can choose from a variety of shapes or patterns, replicate classical details, or model your order after stunning modern concepts. Available in a wide range of colors and finishes, precast concrete gives architects and developers virtually limitless options. Precision manufacturing enables a reliable and consistent result that meets exact specifications and expectations for quality craftsmanship.
And as an added bonus, precast concrete is a recyclable resource that is affordable, extremely tough, and equally sustainable.
The 2-inch exterior precast concrete skin and components of a SlenderWall building panel are 30 lbs. per square foot. This represents 1/3 the weight of a traditional 6” architectural precast panel, and 2/3 the weight of brick masonry. Beyond sheer durability and cost-effectiveness, the engineered composite design of SlenderWall (integrated metal stud frame) provides superior water-tightness over brick and mortar joints.
The lighter weight per square foot eliminates vast amounts of unneeded concrete as required with traditional architectural concrete construction. That means reduced installation schedules, costs, and increased size of exterior panels.
- Faster construction schedules & reduced overhead costs
- Available in a variety of colors, textures and “Class A” finish combinations.
- Engineered for curtain wall or load-bearing applications
- Environmentally-controlled production for improved quality control