Greenville, S.C. — AltusGroup, a North American collaborative of precast concrete manufacturers dedicated to innovation, has produced three, one-hour online continuing education sessions for architects and building teams. The courses are available through AEC Daily ( and each provide 1 AIA CEU/HSW.

“Ultra-thin Presressed Precast Panel Technology” educates about a lightweight precast panel technology that offers the strength and aesthetic versatility of concrete at a fraction of the weight. Reviewed in this course are the benefits, design and cost considerations as well as connection and fastening systems for architectural rainscreen systems, rainscreen façades and decking. Five AltusGroup precasters manufacture this technology under the ARCIS brand name regionally across the United States.

“Creating Distinctive and Attractive Designs on Precast Concrete Faces” provides information about the technology behind graphically imaged precast concrete, which can be used by architects and designers to impart permanent, creative and visually impactful images and patterns on building façades and other precast concrete surfaces. Discussed are the fabrication process, design possibilities and budgeting considerations. Global case studies present a range of applications of both stock and original designs. AltusGroup provides this technology in North America through an exclusive licensing agreement with Graphic Concrete.

“High-Performance Insulated Sandwich Walls Using Component Design” explains how high-performance, fully composite insulated precast sandwich wall panels can be produced to achieve continuous insulation and structural performance delivering increased R-value at lighter weight. It explores the pros, cons and attributes of wythe connectors such as carbon fiber trusses as well as panel insulation options, manufacturing methods third-party testing validation and common installation methods. It concludes by providing a broad sample of projects to illustrate the range of building types and aesthetic treatments that can be created with insulated precast sandwich wall systems. AltusGroup members market this licensed technology under the brand name CarbonCast.

AltusGroup also offers in-person lunch and learn sessions for CEU credit, in which various precast topics are presented to architects, engineers and other building team members. Contact to schedule a presentation.