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Clark Pacific panel system optimizes envelope labor, material sourcing

Sources: Clark Pacific, Sacramento, Calif.; CP staff

Precast/prestressed producer Clark Pacific presents its new Infinite Panel as a complete building envelope system that redefines how owners and design teams approach façades. It meets or exceeds California Building Standards Code (Title 24) water, vapor, sound and fire code requirements; affords architects and designers flexibility in precast concrete and glazing or window combinations; and, paves the way for owners and design-build teams to take advantage of prefabricated systems for reduced costs, increased efficiency and less risk.

The envelope is one of the most complex aspects of building design due to code requirements and coordination with multiple trades, Clark Pacific notes. Infinite Panel solves such issues by meeting or exceeding code with a standard frame and connections, affording owners and project teams the freedom to concentrate on design. As a single source for the complete envelope, the producer eliminates the need for coordination across multiple trades and gives owners the simplicity of working with one provider to manage warranties. 

"In today's construction environment, each building is typically treated as a custom project," says Clark Pacific General Manager of Façades Tom Anderson. "Our goal is to develop and standardize façade products and systems so that owners and teams can streamline design using a standard system and focus on aesthetics. Infinite Panel offers an unlimited palette of shape and finish options, ranging from standard and premium to entirely custom, which will yield increased value to project stakeholders."

Clark Pacific will offer its own high performance windows designed specifically for Infinite façade systems in late 2019, he adds, and continue to evolve its complete envelope systems to provide added value to owners.