Press Release - December 11, 2006
SURREY, BC - Quad-Lock Building Systems is pleased to announce that its insulating concrete forming (ICF) system is now an approved product for use within Miami-Dade County and in other regions adopting the stringent review and approval process defined by the Miami-Dade County Building Code Compliance Office (BCCO).
The Miami-Dade County Product Control Approval System was established to allow new and innovative ideas to be developed into useful, practical, lasting and safe products. Building components including those which protect the envelope of the building from being breached, must be approved by the Building Code Compliance Office (BCCO) Product Control Division, prior to their use in building construction or rehabilitation.
ICF Construction is ideally suited for coastal areas - "where damage was extensive after Hurricane Katrina, we saw that most of the structures that were left standing were made of concrete" cited Rhyno Stinchfield, Director of Sales for Quad-Lock. "With this approval, we expect to strengthen our market position in the Southeast United States and the Caribbean. We are now able to pull the trigger on a number of large, pending projects".
Douglas Bennion, Sr. Training Consultant and the technical liaison responsible for Quad- Lock's application to Miami-Dade County BCCO stated "this approval has far-reaching influence as well, many other jurisdictions, some as far away as the South Pacific, rely on Miami-Dade County's product approval process. Basically, if we are approved by Miami-Dade County, we can now stream-line permitting and building processes for our dealers and their customers in many, many markets."
Hubert Max Kustermann, CEO of Quad-Lock indicates "Miami-Dade County product approval is another step in our continuing commitment to provide a superior building technology to the marketplace. The application process has been an arduous task and I want to thank everyone at Quad-Lock and our partners, who were all committed to our successful approval."
Quad-Lock Building Systems manufactures and distributes Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) systems for walls, floors and roofs. Quad-Lock ICFs are made with high density, fire retardant expanded polystyrene (EPS) beads. They contain no formaldehyde, HFCs, HCFCs or other harmful substances. Quad-Lock's wall systems have 4 panel types, 2 panel sizes, 10 wall configurations and virtually limitless wall thicknesses, resulting in R-values ranging from R-22 to R-38 - the highest in the industry! For more information on Quad-Lock and its products visit www.quadlock.com or call 1-888-711-5625.