PCI Architectural producers begin new certification chapter

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Architectural Certification program has transitioned from a one-year implementation window to mandatory adoption. Effective October 2021, contracts calling for panels or other elements sourced from PCI-certified plants must reference the new Architectural Certification program, spanning five categories: AA. Cladding or non-load bearing products with multiple concrete mixes and textures,…

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Cladding integrates thin brick, ventilated rainscreen assembly

Corium Cladding System

Telling Architectural Systems recently launched the Corium Cladding System, a fully engineered façade that combines brick units with cost-effective fast-track installation. The company is the exclusive North American representative for a product available in Europe for more than a decade. “Using high-density, high-compressive strength and frost-resistant bricks with steel backing trays, Corium moves traditional stacked brick into high performance brick veneers,” says Telling Vice President Steven Collins. “Full rainscreen, back-ventilated assemblies are now achievable with brick.

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