LafargeHolcim spreads Ductal UHPC to thin cladding, rainscreen applications
- Published: Monday, 01 August 2016 11:02
- Written by Concrete News
Sources: Lafarge North America, Chicago; CP staff
LafargeHolcim has teamed with South Bend, Ind.-based Shaffner Heaney Associates to extend Ductal ultra-high performance concrete—with 18,000 psi design and 25,000 psi ultimate strengths—to the thin cladding and rainscreen market. Long the domain of metal panels and, more recently, fiber cement, rainscreen cladding systems typically comprise galvanized bracket- or channel-mounted 0.5- to 1-in. thick panels, insulation and water barrier.