ARCIS™ rainscreens achieve the architectural look and durability of traditional precast without the extra weight or loss of design performance.
Realize your design vision of custom finishes, reveals, insets and colors through the use of form liners, pigmented concrete and surface treatments.
ARCIS rainscreens reduce cladding weight by up to 90% compared to conventional precast and allow you to create a true rainscreen configuration. Thinner, lower-weight exterior wall panels mean a less robust and lower-cost superstructure, smaller and less expensive cranes or lifts for installation and reduced shipping expenses.
Panel connections are made using embedded stainless steel anchors that are attached directly to the prestressing strand during manufacturing set-up and the connection to the building structure is accomplished with screw fasters.
No welding is required, which dramatically speeds up and simplifies fieldwork. Panel size – typically up to 8’ x 13’ (2.4m x 4m) — is governed by the attachment system, the panel thickness and the installer’s method of handling the panels.