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BauGrid® Construction Systems

The proprietary BauGrid® Reinforcement System separates us from the competition because:

The BauGrid® Reinforcement System is protected by U.S., Japanese and European patents.

BauGrid® reinforced structural members have been extensively tested in research laboratories at five universities and two national laboratories.

The BauGrid® Reinforcement System has been issued Evaluation Report ER-5192 by ICBO Evaluation Services Inc., a subsidiary corporation of the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), which publishes the Uniform Building Code that governs construction in many U.S. cities.

The BauGrid® Reinforcement System, with its dimensionally exact BauGrids®, enables in-plant automation of the assembly of cages, in-plant installation of forms and cladding, and on-site bottom-up pumping of concrete. Conventional reinforcement is not dimensionally accurate enough to allow automation of cage assembly.

Onsite, the BauCages™ are rapidly set and easily connected using BauTech’s proprietary SpliceGrids™ at the common vertical edges of the 12-foot wide BauCages™.  Forms are speedily set around the dimensionally exact BauCages™ and concrete is rapidly placed and vibrated the full height of the HOOK-FREE "cells" of the BauGrids®.

  • The BauGrid® Reinforcement System has been issued a City of Los Angeles Research Report, RR25438, which approves its use in the City of Los Angeles, based upon ICBO ES Report ER-5192.

  • Similar approvals have been issued for the use of the BauGrid® Reinforcement System in the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, Daly City and Long Island, New York.

  • Testing of BauGrid® reinforced structural members made with high strength concrete (138 Mpa) has shown ductile performance superior to structural members reinforced with conventional reinforcement.

  • The Precast Seismic Structural Systems (PRESSS) research project, partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), showed that constructability of it's hybrid structural system depended upon the BauGrid® Reinforcement System. It was determined that using conventional reinforcement was not economical.

BauGrids® save labor in both cage fabrication and installation, and eliminate congestion, speed up concrete placement and form setting, and expedite schedules while providing superior ductility.  With ±1/8" manufacturing tolerance, BauGrid provide accurate vertical bar location, making it possible to install a two-story BauCage™ with vertical rebar couplers in less than 30 minutes.

For more information, or consultation on how we can help you to "Advance Construction Performance" on your next project; please contact Hanns Baumann at (949) 361-0888, or send e-mail to hanns@BauTech.com.

 

Unique Features of the BauGrid® Reinforcement System




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