A groundbreaking national survey sheds new light on how precasters can take advantage of exciting new advances in demold cycle times, weight reduction, LEED-friendly compositions, and other fabrication factors to scale-up sales and profits."
Understanding the Performance Characteristics of Architectural Wall Panels in Extreme Weather Conditions
The rapidly rising rate of extreme weather events, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, and drought, is plaguing municipalities and building owners throughout the United States. The construction industry, from product manufacturers to architects and engineers, is quickly realizing its obligation to design and build resilient structures that can withstand forces of nature such as high wind, flooding, and wildfire.
Fiber cement architectural wall panels are one such building product that can be installed as a rainscreen and have been proven to withstand these elements. This course will explore the societal, economic, and environmental costs of extreme weather events; the importance of building resiliency; and how high-performance architectural wall panels can help meet this end.