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Saving Building Construction Costs with Innovative Embed Plate for Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)

Posted by Tim Hardy P.E. on Dec 8, 2021 10:56:39 AM

Building owners, architects, engineers and contractors are under increasing pressure to meet stringent new energy codes, even while facing competitive markets and having to contain costs of the construction value stream.

This is causing the construction industry to rethink building design and to develop innovative building construction methods that address these concerns. At the same time, cost pressures will always be present so any construction method that can compress construction timelines and allocate labor to the best task for efficiency and cost will be pivotal.

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Project Profile - Bayberry Commons Replaces Traditional Concrete Weld Plates to Achieve Project Goals

Posted by Tim Hardy P.E. on Jul 21, 2020 8:09:56 AM

Bayberry Commons took an innovative architectural approach and has created a rental property with the feel of a small village.

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Project Profile - Juniper House & Laurentide Buildings Use Innovative Thermally Broken Steel-to-Concrete Connections to Help Meet Social & Environmental Goals

Posted by Tim Hardy P.E. on Jul 9, 2020 10:01:06 AM

Cambrian Rise Development

Image Courtesy of EF Farrell Real Estate

Cambrian Rise is a large scale development with the goal of improving sustainability, diversity and a healthy lifestyle in the area. Thefirst comprehensive development of its kind in Vermont, Cambrian Rise is where sustainable living, community engagement, and business innovation come together as a beacon of possibility for Burlington and beyond.”

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Project Profile - One Spruce Peak

Posted by Tim Hardy P.E. on May 21, 2020 8:46:39 AM

About the Project:

One Spruce Peak is a 6 story, 27 unit luxury slope-side condominium project located in Stowe, VT. The building’s architecture is inspired by the rugged peak of Mount Mansfield with a roofline that includes multiple gabled peaks.

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Welded Steel Embedment Plates vs. EM-BOLT Boltable Steel Embedment Plates Cost Comparison - Which is the Better Value?

Posted by Tim Hardy P.E. on May 12, 2020 1:38:30 PM

Embedment Plates are not an inconsequential cost to the foundations of large construction projects. Here's a way to bring this cost down.

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Lowering the Cost of Tilt-up Construction

Posted by Tim Hardy P.E. on Mar 20, 2020 2:05:53 PM

Tilt-up construction (sometimes called tilt-slab construction, tilt-up concrete construction or tilt-wall construction) is the process of using tilt-up concrete walls for the main building structure, usually of a commercial building. Tilt-up construction has many advantages for certain types of building projects and in fact some estimates are that over 650 million square feet of tilt-up construction buildings are constructed in the US in a year!


Example of a Tilt-up Construction Jobsite - Courtesy the Tilt-up Concrete Association


In this article we review the basics of tilt-up construction and introduce a new technology to reduce tilt-up construction costs and compress tilt-up construction timelines.


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Project Profile - City Lights

Posted by Tim Hardy P.E. on Mar 12, 2020 4:53:09 PM

Image Courtesy City Lights

About the Project:

City Lights is an upscale apartment building that is designed with occupant comfort in mind. With a close attention to detail, the architects specified energy efficiency features such as large windows for solar gain which are triple glazed for energy efficiency and soundproofing.

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New Thermal Break Concrete Slab Solution Reduces Construction and Energy Costs

Posted by Tim Hardy P.E. on Feb 26, 2020 4:56:00 PM

The commercial building industry is investing significantly in improving building energy efficiency to comply with new energy codes and standards including ASHRAE 90.1, NECB, IECC, LEED and other Green Building Programs.

ASHRAE Standard 90.1, the Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (ref. 1) (included by reference in the International Energy Conservation Code (ref. 2)) addresses thermal bridging in wall, floor and roof assemblies by mandating that thermal bridging must be accounted for when determining or reporting assembly R-values and U- factors.

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Innovative Steel-to-Concrete Connections Solve Many Building Construction Problems

Posted by Tim Hardy P.E. on Feb 18, 2020 4:55:58 PM

EM-BOLT is developing a series of innovative steel-to-concrete connections to solve many structural steel construction problems.

The construction industry is facing a well-known and unprecedented skilled labor shortage. Construction PMs have to allocate skilled resources carefully in order to meet construction project cost and timeline goals.

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Announcing - Free Embed Plate Design Calculations and Details!

Posted by Tim Hardy P.E. on Feb 13, 2020 10:51:31 AM

Using the innovative EM-BOLT embed plate design is a proven way to reduce construction costs and construction project timeline risks.

We've seen lots of repeat customers after they've used our innovative embed plate designs and thermal break solutions for the first time.

That's because of the impressive construction and energy cost savings that our innovative products deliver.

We want every Structural Engineer, Architect, Owner, and Construction Manager to feel confident when specifying and using EM-BOLT embed plates and thermal break solutions.

That's why when you use EM-BOLT products in your next construction project, EM-BOLT licensed structural engineers alleviate pressure on your structural design team by providing the embed plate design calculations and details free of charge.

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