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‘More With Less’ Seminar Will Share Precast Possibilities, New Precast Technologies

August 5, 2011

Up to six AIA registered continuing education credits available at 16 locations this fall

Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) August 04, 2011

AltusGroup (altusprecast.com), a partnership of the nation’s leading precasters dedicated to innovation, will present a free, full-day educational program this fall intended to educate architects and other building team members about modern precast design and new precast technologies.

The “More With Less” program (morewithlesstour.com) will offer up to six AIA-registered continuing education credits at 16 locations nationwide. Three of the programs will center on effectively evaluating, designing and specifying carbon fiber grid reinforced precast enclosure systems.

Dates, venues and locations include:

Sept. 20: Boston, MA; John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center

Sept. 22: Philadelphia, PA; Center for Architecture of AIA

Sept. 27: Washington D.C.; The American Institute of Architects

Sept. 29: Charlotte, NC; The eXtravaganza Depot

Oct. 4: Atlanta, GA; Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

Oct. 6: New York, NY; Residence Inn by Marriott Manhattan/Times Square

Oct. 11: Miami, FL; Newman Alumni Center at University of Miami

Oct. 13: Dallas, TX; Dallas Center for Architecture

Oct. 19: St. Louis, MO; The Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center

Oct. 21: Kansas City, MO; AIA Kansas City

Oct. 26: Chicago, IL; University of Chicago

Oct. 28: Minneapolis, MN; Campus Club ““ University of Minnesota

Nov. 1: Houston, TX; University of Houston

Nov. 3: Denver, CO; PPA Event Center

Nov. 8: Seattle, WA; Bell Harbor Conference Center

Nov. 10: San Francisco, CA; University of California Berkeley

The presentations will explain use of new precast reinforcing materials, mix designs, rigid insulation profiles, nanotechnology-enabled coatings and unitized construction. Attendees will learn how to design low-CO2e exterior wall systems that control moisture and improve energy efficiency and sustainability. Programs presented by veteran building industry professionals will include:

Precast Enclosure Possibilities ““ Identifies common misperceptions about precast enclosures through the study of precast forming options, technologies and designs that reduce precast weight to attain sustainable design goals.

Sustainable Design and Precast Enclosure Systems ““ Shares how LEED and IgCC apply to precast enclosures, explores the best insulation for precast wall assemblies and presents how precast affects heat flow and can mitigate moisture flow in wall design.

Precast Aesthetics: Managing cost and quality ““ Compares the impact of panel sizes to erection costs and other project cost drivers. It also evaluates how reduced weight and precast finishes influence project costs.

Introduction to CarbonCast Enclosure Systems – Imparts key characteristics of four carbon fiber grid-reinforced precast concrete enclosure systems compared to alternate systems.

Designing with CarbonCast Enclosure Systems – Teaches how to configure carbon fiber grid-reinforced enclosures to achieve design and performance objectives and a lower CO2e footprint.

Project Case Studies ““ Presents a wide variety of projects using carbon fiber grid reinforced enclosures that demonstrate the technology’s ability to deliver aesthetic versatility and exceptional performance.

Interested building professionals can register for the seminar at morewithlesstour.com. A $50 registration fee will be refunded upon attendance.

About AltusGroup

The first-ever national partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations such as the breakthrough CarbonCastâ“¢ line of products featuring C-GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing. With more than 30 structural and architectural locations in the United States, AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled national network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors that they will get the help they need””and the quality and performance they expect””when they select reinforced CarbonCast products. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.

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