Panel Types

Precast concrete wall panels are utilized for building envelopes. They are generally available in two types: solid and insulated sandwiched panels. Wall panels can be architectural or structural by being designed to be load-bearing or non-load-bearing. Panels can be cast with openings for windows or other purposes and made with the finish of your choice.

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Solid Panels

As the name implies, this type of wall panel is made of solid concrete. Solid panels require the addition of insulation and an interior wall system.

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Insulated Panels

This style of panel has rigid insulation “sandwiched” between two layers of concrete. Insulation “R” values can be adjusted to meet your needs.

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Basic Wall Panel Connections

Bolted connections – Perhaps the simplest and quickest option, using bolted connections allows for a positive connection immediately and can be adjusted at a later time.

Welded connections – Welded connections are the most common choice for precast panels. This approach involves placing a loose plate between structural steel plates and using welding to connect the panel to the structure.

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