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   Issue #6

October 2007  

Try This Roofline
With a Block!

Thanks to Paul McKenna of MCK Civil Engineering & Building Contractors Ltd, in Ireland, who recently sent us pictures of this home being built. The roofline is quite unique and would be extremely difficult to cut using a block-style ICF.

We are waiting on more pictures, so stay tuned...


Safe Rooms: Priority in the Gulf Zone

Last week, our South Central Texas dealer, SCT Wall Systems, was the lead story on the 6pm and 10pm newscasts on KAVU Ch 25 in Victoria, TX. Click here to view the newsclip.

Their client, a local soils engineer, wanted the two-bedroom addition on his family residence to be disaster-proof shelter for his family in the event of a tornado or hurricane. SCT Wall Systems, with help from Quad-Lock's Training and Technical Services Dept., installed a 20 x 30 ft. (6 x 9 m) reinforced Quad-Lock/Quad-Deck building envelope in 5 days. In addition to serving as bedrooms, the reinforced concrete roof deck will be the family's new patio and hot-tub area, with a view of their 75-acre ranch.

The 6-inch (152mm) exterior Quad-Lock walls support an 8-inch (203mm) Quad-Deck floor/roof with a 3-inch (76mm) concrete slab, clear spanning 18 feet (5.5m). The walls and floor were poured monolithically (22 cu. Yds.) in 2 hrs 45 minutes by a crew of 4 concrete placers and 4 concrete finishers. A crystalline admixture was added to the concrete which will lend self-waterproofing qualities to the roof slab in the event of cracking. The exterior Quad-Lock FS panels will support fiber cement siding, with gypsum drywall on the interior. Spanish tile will cover the roof/patio slab, and a powder coated steel railing will be installed.

Many of you do business in areas that are prime markets for "safe-rooms". Quad-Lock has the products and expertise to help you access this business. Our photo and video gallery is growing, and our building details improve daily. Our field trainers can practically build these in their sleep. The main area of concern seems to be the floor-to-wall connection, and we have easy-to-read details that will show how this is done.

Contact Quad-Lock's Training and Technical Services Dept. for more technical information, click here to view Quad-Lock's Safe Room Flyer.

Hot Topics / Events

Updated Photo Gallery

If you haven't been to our website lately, you should take a look at the new, extended photo gallery that has made its way to quadlock.com.

There are almost 2,000 pictures in the gallery which can easily be sifted through to find exactly what you are looking for! In the event that you need a higher resolution photo, or you just can't seem to find something - contact our Marketing Dept. and we'll help you find what you need!

Sustainable Update

USGBC GreenBuild Conference
November 7-9, 2007
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
Greening Our Communities

Join us in Chicago at McCormick Place for Greenbuild 2007 to learn how green building is transforming our communities, and how you can be a leader in this important movement.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. This November, more than 18,000 building professionals from all over the world will come together for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, networking events, and the biggest exhibit hall in Greenbuild history.

The USGBC's Greenbuild is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with peers, industry experts, and influential leaders as they share insights on the green building movement and its diverse specialties.

Join 18,000 other attendees and featured speakers including:

Former President Bill Clinton
Paul Hawken
Maria Atkinson
Jaime Lerner
Thom Mayne

For complete information, visit www.greenbuildexpo.org. We hope to see you there!

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