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The Martin Scorsese Bug and Secure Buildings

We got bit by the Martin Scorsese bug this week. Someone told us our website was boring because it had no videos. We said, "That's wrong, it's not boring... but you're right, it has no videos."

So we added some videos. The first one I want you to know about is for secure buildings. By that I mean mission critical data centers, telecommunications centers and other facilities that need to withstand natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes and also man made disasters like terrorist attacks. These are blast resistant buildings. Polycrete Big Block is a great way to build secure buildings because, let's face it: it's a concrete wall.

Big Block has some unique attributes that make it particularly useful for this type of construction. Variable core thickness from five inches to twelve inches allows maximum design flexibility. Steel wire cross ties are very strong yet take up minimal space. This means you have more room for reinforcing steel and still don't have to worry about whether or not the concrete will flow properly. It will. 

You can fit an awful lot of rebar into a Polycrete Big Block wall, and you have no worries about voids. You're going to be amazed at how much rebar is in these walls! The secure building in this video has three to five foot stem walls, and then it goes up eighteen feet above the slab. 

The installer built and poured the foundation walls first. Next, he poured the slab to it. He then built up off the slab with the envelope walls. Horizontal rebar was placed as the walls went up, and then vertical bars were set in place from the top. He pumped that full eighteen feet in one pour. Using a conventional vibrator, consolidation was fine and there were no voids. 

Have a look at this short video and then call or email us to talk about your secure building project.

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