Slender Wall Precast Steel Stud Building Panels Introduction to Features and Benefits
What is SlenderWall?
SlenderWall exterior wall cladding is used for new construction, re-cladding and renovation of large, multi-story commercial buildings. Developed over 20 years ago, our exterior wall cladding panels have forever changed how the world builds. Licensed producers have enhanced the architectural industry with more than 60 SlenderWall projects in 11 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian province of Quebec.
This proprietary exterior wall cladding system is engineered to carry limitless combinations of architectural precast textures, colors, shapes and finishes. Our architectural precast concrete/steel-stud building-panel wall system is designed to be cost effective when it comes to reducing building foundation requirements, structure requirements and shipping and installation costs. SlenderWalls exterior wall cladding is also perfect for either re-cladding or new construction.
By The Numbers: Exterior Wall Cladding Panels
The SlenderWall architectural cladding is lightweight, carrying just 28 lbs. per square foot. Compare this to traditional architectural precast concrete, which weighs 85 lbs. per square foot, and you can see why precast concrete wall panels have grown as fast as they have.
The exterior surface of our concrete wall cladding measures at 2-inches of reinforced high-strength architectural precast concrete. The inside surface is 16 gauge, 6-inch galvanized steel studs spaced vertically at 2-foot centers. The architectural concrete is secured to the steel-stud frame with ThermaGuard, a proprietary connection system utilizing insulated, stainless-steel welded anchors.
Time Tested & Proven Concrete Wall Cladding
SlenderWall is the only exterior wall cladding outlet that combines the following four design components to create an integrated wall cladding system. Overall, the installed system will weigh about two-thirds less than conventional architectural precast or brick. The four cladding components are:
- High-strength architectural precast concrete
- PVA fiber reinforcement
- Coated stainless- steel headed anchors
- Heavy-gauge G90 galvanized studs
Additional Features and Benefits
|Duraflex 360° technology
||allows 360° differential movement that isolates the precast
concrete from the superstructure
anchor with thermal-break protection
||prevents corrosion and reduces thermal transfer by as much
|facilitates easier and quicker installation
water-drainage system (patent pending)
||further eliminates moisture conditions
Nature architectural precast concrete brick finish (APCB)
||the only “Class A” precast brick on the market
with the quality level necessary for “Class A” commercial
Independently Tested for Performance
SlenderWall exterior wall cladding systems have been fully tested and meets the required ASTM and AAMA standards.