Concrete Products

FEB 2017

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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80 • February 2017 VanHooseCo Precast, LLC recently launched a production licensing program for propri- etary wall systems. Engineered for residential and commercial building, plus earth-retaining applications, they are based on EnvirOcast structural panel templates, with vertical and horizontal concrete studs and bond beams imparting flexural and shear capacity. System licensees can offer various face finish options, including patterns from brick or stone form lin- ers. VanHooseCo Precast will promote licensing options for these systems at the 2017 Precast Show (March 2-4, Cleveland): ENVIROCAST RESIDENTIAL EnvirOcast insulated Basement and Above Grade Residential walls suit sin- gle-family and multi-unit residential plus light commercial applications, and are cast in 9 ft. 3-5/8 in. to 13 ft. 8 in. standard or cus- tom heights. VanHooseCo engineers describe Residential Walls as dynamic and ready to take on many shapes, forms and functions. The stud and bond beam template can be tai- lored to meet model and local building codes; wire mesh reinforcing can be added to boost in-plane shear capacity as required. Residential wall panels' insulating prop- erties are achieved by core EPS insulation. Insulating values vary depending on actual configuration, but typically reach the R-19.2 to R-23 range. On the interior face, walls are fitted with 1-5/8 in. or 2.5 in. 20-gauge met- al studs. ENVIROCAST COMMERCIAL Picking up where Residential elements leave off, Commercial walls are taller and geared to heavier loading, and designed to be offered with insulation and plant-fitted connection options. Systems are offered in a variety of sizes and configurations matching such light commercial applications as storage, office building and warehouse. Bolted, post-in- stalled or embedded steel items are provided for base connections, while shear anchors can be placed between panel sections and segments, plus roof diaphragm and support connections. Walls can be used as primary structural members or cladding on concrete or steel frame buildings. The EnvirOcast Commercial Wall also provides for an insulated building envelope without the time and expense of field-ap- plied materials. Though variable depending on structural requirements, panels can range up to a composite R-23 insulating value. INNOVATIONS REPORT LICENSED PRECAST Precast wall systems match residential, commercial and earth-retaining sites 641.394.4111 Metal Fabrication Done Right Fold Back Box Form Quick Strip Base Form Roll Over Box Form Roll Back Box Form Cone Form Quick Strip Roll Back Base Form Wireless Remote - Patented Air Actuated Slide Gate System (No air or electrical lines tethering you to the bucket) "Crete Hawg" Remote Controlled Concrete Buckets

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