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IDI West Little York is a Houston trailblazer. The first and only Ductilcrete Heidebed floor slab system in the city. A 153,188 square foot tilt wall warehouse with a spec office space designed by MacGregor and Associates for IDI Logistics, a leading investor and developer of logistics warehouses and distribution parks throughout North America. DUCTILCRETE® HB100 is a patented dual-layer engineered system for concrete slabs based on the Heidebed® technology and method. It is specifically designed for tilt-up construction where the two layers are placed in separate pours. The entire bottom part of the slab can be installed quickly providing a surface for ongoing construction. The top layer is typically placed after the walls and roof have been installed, which allows for a superior slab finish, eliminating the need for repairs of the bottom course. The DUCTILCRETE® HB100 system results in high performance, flat concrete slabs with column line joint spacing, superior finish without the residual effects of tilt-up construction, increased load carrying capacity, and reduced maintenance while improving construction schedules when compared to traditional slab construction systems. While the interior of this warehouse is innovative, the exterior boasts some aesthetically pleasing features: The façade entrances are highlighted by IDI’s branded corporate blue graduated color scheme, the end caps of the building are accentuated with two aluminum panel canopies, and an unique reveal design pattern on the faux second level mimics the storefront windows below. This project is setting new standards for Houston tit wall construction and will be used as a benchmark for many more to come.
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