AltusGroup Products

Wells is a member of AltusGroup, a collaborative group for precast concrete manufacturers across the globe. With this membership comes unlimited resources and innovative products that we are able to provide for our clients.

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CarbonCast® - High Performance Insulated Wall Panels
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Graphic Concrete® - Stunning Designs and Images on Precast Concrete

More resources from AltusGroup.

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When to Choose Prefabrication Over Tilt-Wall

Read AltusGroup's Technical Brief for information on design options, job site space, dry-in speed, installation, carbon footprint and performance to evaluate which option is best suited for each project.

AltusGroup Technical Resources

Explore more resources from our partner in precast, from finishes to products to industry insights. Downloadable materials available.

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ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Codes & Accurate R-Value Determinations

This brief will assist in determining the R-value of a precast insulated wall panel by explaining how the various components influence thermal performance.

PCI Architectural Certification Levels

Wells is a PCI-certified architectural precast concrete producer with all our architectural manufacturing facilities certified in delivering category AA quality.

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PCI Architectural Certification

PCI’s architectural precast certification program aligns each producer’s capabilities with the specific markets they serve. It establishes superior product quality, a third-party inspection mandate, and performance requirements for all certification categories.

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PCI Architectural Precast and PCI Certification Requirements

All certification categories require high levels of color and finish consistency. These categories establish Wells capabilities based on the type of architectural precast concrete products we typically produce.

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PCI Architectural Precast Concrete Certification Category Guidelines

This document provides a basis for specifying the most appropriate PCI architectural certification categories for the production and field erection of various types of architectural precast concrete components.

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Guide Specification - Architectural Certification Category AA

This document is editable and meant to be used on a by-project basis. For more specification information, click here.

Architectural Design Resources

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PCI Color and Texture Selection Guide

This guide is a great resource to compare various colors and textures of precast concrete. The proper selection of color, form, and texture is critical to the aesthetic appearance of architectural precast concrete. See Wells Architectural Inspiration Guide for more ideas for your architectural vision.

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3D Printed Forms Expand Design Options

From PCI's ASCENT Fall 2018 Edition: Printing precast forms with carbon-fiber-reinforced ABS polymer offers durability, high quality and added intricacy — if designs and costs can be optimized.

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PCI - Architectural Precast Concrete 3rd Edition

Chapter 6 - Specification Guide for Architectural Precast Concrete. This chapter provides a basis for specifying in-plant fabrication, including product design not shown on contract drawings, and field erection of architectural precast concrete. It does not address structural precast concrete, coatings, or sealing the joints between units.

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PCI Precast Concrete Finishes and Textures Guide

Precast concrete comes in almost an unlimited array of colors, forms and textures including exposed concrete, veneers of traditional materials, or a combination of both. This section provides basic information on finishing options.

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Connections for Architectural Precast

This section shows typical details for some of the more commonly used connections for cladding panels and loadbearing precast concrete walls, as well as other connections that may be useful in special applications.

Engineering Design Resources

Fastening & Coring Into Prestressed Double Tees

Fastening & Coring Into Prestressed Double Tees

This resource will help guide any fastenings or coring that needs to be done in a prestressed double tee.

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R-Value Insulation Standard Uses

Standard Insulation Uses & R-Value

This guide provides standard information regarding insulation uses and the R-value associated with each type.

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Beam Drill-Zone Criteria

Beam Drill-Zone Criteria

This guide provides information regarding drill zones for typical IT-beam and R-beam members.

Design for Resiliency

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Design for Blast Resistance

Precast concrete provides excellent Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) and blast resistance, among many other high performance attributes. It has been used in many military, government, and other structures providing protection and resiliency.

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Design for Fire Resistance

Precast concrete provides inherent fire protection and resiliency — non-combustible and can help contain fires in a controlled space. Also, concrete provides passive fire protection, which means it does not rely on another system or someone to take action.

Precast Environmental Performance

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Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Precast Concrete Commercial Buildings

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) launched a comparative study to better understand precast concrete’s environmental life-cycle performance to benchmark the industry's performance in order to track its improvements and increase transparency in the marketplace.

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PCI Designer's Notebook - Sustainability

Building materials can have a significant effect on the environmental impact of the construction and operation of a building. Precast concrete contributes to sustainable practices by incorporating integrated design; using materials efficiently; and reducing construction waste, site disturbance, and noise.

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PCI Designer's Notebook - Suitability of Environmental Product Declarations in Material Selection

As owners, architects, structural engineers, and others strive to reduce the environmental impact of their projects, they are increasingly looking to environmental product declarations (EPDs) to inform decisions.

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Parking Structure System Comparision

This guide shows a parking structures system comparison between three systems: total precast pre-topped, field topped and Cast-in-Place (CIP) Concrete Post Tensioned projects. The comparison table looks at various factors including schedule, costs, constructability, quality, aesthetics, design, lean construction and sustainability of the various systems.