TAKTL® is an advanced Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) that is over four times as strong as traditional precast concrete and performs exceptionally well in demanding conditions. The key to TAKTL’s strength is the carefully calibrated ratio of engineered ingredients and a mixing sequence that tightly packs molecules together and creates very strong bonds. This high packing density yields excellent flexural and compressive strength and virtually eliminates the capillary pores that cause freeze-thaw degradation in pre- cast concrete and GFRC panels.
TAKTL panels are reinforced with Alkali Resistant (AR) Glass Fiber and two layers of AR Glass Fiber Mesh. Panels are cast utilizing a proprietary, automated production process into molds that yield an intrinsic pattern and finish. Additionally, special surface effects can be created with aggregates and/or a variety of media-blasting techniques in an automated, enclosed blasting booth. TAKTL is the first company to fully integrate UHPC formulation, design, mold making, and automated manufacturing.
Great images of TAKTL and Knight Wall Systems working in concert include a modern installation of sloped panels at Swarthmore College’s Matchbox Wellness + Fitness Center, Wake Technical Community College Library, a high-rise hotel in NYC – Courtyard by Marriot, Colgate University ‘Class of 1965’ Arena and many more.
More images of striking installations can be found on TAKTL’s website, click here.
To download TAKTL’s Technical Summary + Certified Test Results, click here.
A few projects KWS has been used with TAKTL panels include:
- Adelphi Nexus – Garden City, NY
- 133 Greenwich – New York, NY
- Colgate University Hockey Arena – Hamilton, NY
- Rancho Los Amigos MOB – Downey, CA
- Wake Technical Community College; Building F – Raleigh, NC
- Rutgers School of Nursing – New Brunswick, NJ
- UPMC Presbyterian Hospital – Pittsburgh, PA
- Johns Hopkins Skip Viragh Building – Baltimore, MD
- Reliabank – Sioux Falls, SD