September 18, 2021 from 7:00am to 8:00am Central Standard Time
Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Grand F-H
Concrete is used in nearly every structure we build today, including buildings, bridges, homes and infrastructure. With greater emphasis placed on sustainability, design professionals are faced with the challenge of meeting traditional design criteria with evolving criteria that support green building and efforts to reduce impact on climate change. Performance-based specifications for concrete represent an important synergy with sustainability initiatives because they provide the opportunity to optimize mixtures for performance that can also reduce environmental impacts. Prescriptive specifications often adversely impact the environmental footprint of concrete structures. This session outlines how concrete performance can be improved while lowering environmental footprint by implementing performance-based specifications.
At Innovative Structural Solutions (INNSTRUCT) we have developed the Total Integrated Panel System (TIPS), a technology and process that acts as the primary structural and insulating member in conventional tilt-up construction. TIPS sets 4" of expanded polystyrene between 2 layers of welded wire mesh fabric. These are then joined together by diagonal truss wires. Because of the extreme strength of this pyramidal system, TIPS walls can be built with as little as 5" of total concrete in a 9" insulated tilt-up panel. The system reduces the amount of added rebar by 60-90% and concrete material by 30-50%, depending on the panel design. This drastic reduction in materials, along with the incredible strength of our system, creates a panel that is up to 50% lighter and much easier to work with than traditional tilt-up methods.?
Booth number: 401 | Learn more about Innovative Structural Solutions >
Needham DBS is a structural engineering firm providing services for all types of building construction. Clients include Architects, Contractors, Developers, Building Owners and Manufacturing Companies. With such a wide range of clients, Needham DBS has designed many types of projects all over North America and the Caribbean. Needham DBS is a leader in the design-build delivery of building structural products through Needham's DBS division. Needham DBS uses BIM technology, combined with twenty-five years of steel fabrication experience, to provide a single source proposal for division five products. This approach is now being expanded into division three concrete products.
Booth number: 301 | Learn more about Needham DBS >
At Dayton Superior, we are serious about providing the best concrete construction product solutions in the industry. To us, they are not just what we sell, they’re a reflection of who we are. Our vast product portfolio is comprised of tough, tested and high performing solutions, trusted by contractors. Today, we are among the world’s leading suppliers to the non-residential concrete construction industry. With accessories, chemicals and forming products, we are your single source solution for Tilt-Up projects.
Booth number: 417 | Learn more about Dayton Superior Corporation >