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Builders enthusiastic about energy-efficient construction techniques and products are embracing the "bottom up" building concept using pre-cast concrete walls from Superior Walls®. Beginning with a foundation system made with panels that create a dampproof basement and building upwards with above grade concrete walls, builders can construct an entire home or commercial facility with energy-efficient Superior Walls products.
James Hardie takes an active role in the post-Hurricane Sandy rebuilding process. Its building products will help to achieve Mayor Bloomberg's exhortation to rebuild smarter, stronger, and more sustainably to weather future storms.
Builder Fabian Sparrow relies on the benefits of offsite modular construction to guarantee the quality of his custom modular homes. Built in a controlled environment and not subjected to the natural elements, the homes produced by Carolina Custom Homes of Burlington are efficiently created and then transported to the job site.
For the past 12 years, builders John MacDonald and Pat McCarthy have incorporated precast concrete walls from Superior Walls® into their new home projects. Now, more than a decade later, they specialize in creating exceptionally energy efficient homes for residents of upstate New York using Above Grade (AG) Wall Systems.
From the cozy, warm basement up to the top of the two-story home, Superior Walls products enhance the 2012 Maryland Green Designer Show Home. Constructed by Baldwin Homes to showcase eco-excellence in building practices, the home features Superior Walls Xi Plus™, Xi® and Ui™ precast concrete wall systems that all add to the energy-efficiency of the home.
With many coastal areas of New Jersey taking the full brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s damaging effects, it’s surprising that any structures survived. Once the flood waters cleared, several homeowners with Superior Walls foundation systems found they could quickly and easily return to their homes.
The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) has declared that Superior Walls® Xi™ precast concrete insulated wall panels are now evaluated for use in Canada. The evaluation report was issued on November 8, 2012 and opens the door for sales of the popular foundation system throughout Canada.
Superior Walls®, a leading manufacturer of precast foundation systems, now offers the Ui™ Wall – an uninsulated 4'-high precast concrete foundation especially designed for use during home construction below garages and porches. When used in conjunction with the Superior Walls Xi™ or R5 panels, a home’s entire foundation can be installed in less than a day.
Natale Builders is serious about green construction. The 40-year old family-owned business is so dedicated to environmentally-friendly building practices that they are committed to constructing each of the 35 homes in their Rivera Greens development with energy-efficient precast concrete Xi™ panels from Superior Walls®.
Architect Ken Wertheim places a high priority on enriching mountain settings with his custom home designs. Once completed, his popular timber-framed homes serve as landscape accents to their natural surroundings.
In today’s challenging housing market, builders need to know a few tricks of the trade to stay competitive and grow their businesses. Home builder Bill Doud doesn't keep his tricks up his sleeve, however – he keeps his secret selling tool in the basement.
When Elm Construction & Design broke ground for a new state-of-the-art Asheville Yoga Center, they knew the clock was ticking. They won the construction bid based on speeding up the building cycle. To achieve this, they relied on an above ground application of Xi™ precast concrete panels from Superior Walls of North Carolina.
Superior Walls®, a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient precast foundation systems, now offers precast concrete wall panels specifically designed for use in above grade applications. AG™ Wall Systems allow builders to use the panels in stacked applications to create multiple stories of construction.
You can “huff and puff” but the new Straw Bale home constructed in downtown Akron by Calvin Smith Builders won’t come down --- and cold air won’t get inside this energy-efficient home. Built with a Superior Walls® Xi™ precast concrete foundation, this environmentally friendly home features earth plaster (a combination of shredded blue clay, mason sand, and chopped straw) to create an energy-efficient exterior.
Builders starting new home projects can now earn three additional points (for a total of 13 potential points) toward National Green Building Certification when using energy-efficient Superior Walls® insulated precast concrete foundation panels. Superior Walls is the first and only foundation manufacturer whose products are approved to contribute points toward certification of a building under the National Green Building Standard™.
When the Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL) in Columbus, Ohio, opened to the public during the summer of 2012, it began serving as a show piece for independent living in an energy-efficient environment. Beginning with the Superior Walls precast concrete foundation and moving upwards, the national demonstration home and garden helps educate people on universal design living spaces.
This topic includes information related to site-cast concrete placed during construction. Site-cast concrete is cast in forms on a cured slab and then placed in their final location. Walls are cast adjacent to their final location and then tilted up. Similarly, floor slabs are cast on the ground, one on top of another and then each are lifted into place.
This topic includes information related to precast structural concrete placed during construction. Precast structural concrete is a product that is cast in a controlled environment, delivered to a site and lifted into place. Precast structural concrete has a dull, gray appearance that is commonly concealed behind finishes. It is reinforced with steel and produced for use as beams, columns, girders, joists, hollow core planks, stairs and slabs. Precast structural concrete also offers pre-tensioned and post-tensioned products.
This topic includes information related to precast architectural concrete placed during construction. Precast architectural concrete is a product that is cast in a controlled environment, delivered to a site and lifted into place. Precast architectural concrete is an exposed concrete product that has an aesthetically pleasing, finished appearance. Precast architectural concrete can be formed, faced, pre-tensioned or post-tensioned products.
This topic includes information related to tilt-up concrete placed during construction. Tilt-up concrete or tilt-up construction wall panels are concrete walls that are cast in forms on a cured slab next to their intended location, allowed to cure and then tilted up, into place. Tilt-up concrete wall panels have embedded connectors and attachments, are reinforced with steel, and formed to include openings and reveals within a panel. A crane is used to hoist or tilt the wall panel from it's horizontal position into the intended vertical position.
This topic includes information related to precast concrete specialties installed during construction. Precast concrete specialties are concrete products that are cast in a controlled environment, delivered to a site and installed. Precast concrete specialties include; bollards, splash blocks, stair treads and trim.