Bringing together the latest reinforcement and cement technology, a live demonstration featuring a panel lift also took place during the evening. The panel, designed by Pinnacle Structural Engineers, consisted of traditional steel reinforcement bars limited to 48-in. centers horizontally and vertically while the rest of the panel was reinforced with TSMR. The effort was discussed during the first Early Bird Roundtable of the event moderated by Luke Pinkerton of Helix and Don Grieve of Pinnacle Structural Engineers. The 4.5-in. think panel was lifted by TAS Commercial Concrete to demonstrate the fast set and 3-d reinforcement technology.

Imagine the valuable impact on the tilt-up industry if it were possible to reduce panel thickness by 20%, eliminate 70% or more of traditional rebar, and erect panels the same day they are poured. While any one of these provides incremental benefit, the combination of the three is an innovative and disruptive advancement within the industry that significantly improves project efficiencies, time to completion, and up-front cost advantages.

The CEO of Seretta Construction is an industry leader who is looking to innovate. His name is Andrew McPherson and he is the former president of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and current Chairman of the ACI 551 Tilt Wall Construction and Design Committee. When he made the decision to build a new regional HQ in Austin Texas, he turned to Helix Steel.

Helix™ Steel is pleased to announce the availability of Helix™ Micro-Rebar in the Building Systems Design (BSD) SpecLink-E platform.  BSD SpecLink-E is leveraged by architects and engineers as a master guide specification writing, management, and production system to produce documentation for all types of projects.

Driven by customer and market demand, Fox Blocks, the Nebraska based Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) manufacturer, evaluated leading concrete reinforcement technologies for inclusion in their structures. This search identified Helix Steel Twisted Steel Micro Rebar (TSMR) as the ideal solution to reinforce concrete. Helix Steel TSMR is a 3-dimensional concrete reinforcement solution that has International Accreditations and Approvals covering 99 countries.

A major online retailer recently began operations in a newly constructed 1.1 million square foot distribution facility near Detroit, Michigan several weeks ahead of schedule.  The Gilardone Company, the concrete contractor, realized that placing traditional steel reinforcement across 1.1 million square feet would require a crew of workers and several weeks of time. 

Helix™ Steel is pleased to announce the launch of a new web-based tool to calculate savings gained by using Helix Steel’s patented Helix Micro Rebar product in slab-on-grade and slab-on-metal-deck construction projects.

When Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean island of St. Maarten with sustained winds of 185 mph (298 kph) on September 6, 2017, the devastation was incredible.  Most buildings, including concrete structures, suffered extensive damage.  The Indigo Green development was a notable exception – their structures survived virtually unscathed.  Indigo Green wanted to build the most safe, comfortable and disaster-resistant homes possible and used the best technologies and construction techniques available.

Since 1967, Phillips Hardy’s mission has been to deliver projects on time and on budget while leveraging their expertise in a quest for innovation to bring value to their customers. One of their customers has been dealing with aging bridge infrastructure, resulting in increasing construction demands and funding shortfalls. Phillips Hardy set out to  find ways to make infrastructure more resilient, enabling longer lifespans and lower lifecycle costs, while supporting higher traffic demands. That search led them to Helix Steel and its twisted steel micro reinforcement technology called Micro Rebar.