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Six Reasons Why Bautex Is a Better Wall

The modern con­struc­tion industry is evolving at a faster and faster pace. Struc­tur­al integrity has been and always will be an important con­sid­er­a­tion, but archi­tects, owners and con­trac­tors are now looking for ways to eliminate com­pli­ca­tions from the con­struc­tion process. And who can blame them? Trying to adapt tra­di­tion­al wall con­struc­tion methods to meet the latest codes can come with its share of com­pli­ca­tions, adding costs, time and increased chance for errors.

As the first new idea in wall struc­tures to be developed in over fifty years, the Bautex wall system is truly inno­v­a­tive. Here are six of the reasons more and more archi­tects, owners and con­trac­tors are con­sid­er­ing the Bautex wall system for their one- to three-story buildings.

1. Sim­plic­i­ty

Min­i­mal­ism is one of the most popular prin­ci­ples in con­struc­tion. Rather than making buildings more com­pli­cat­ed, the goal is to achieve superior per­for­mance with fewer rather than more products and systems. Sim­pli­fy­ing a building reduces con­struc­tion time and costs while also reducing the chances for con­struc­tion errors.

Owners also like the reduced main­te­nance costs and improved long-term reli­a­bil­i­ty that comes with sim­pli­fied construction.

The Bautex wall system can be built up to twice as fast as tra­di­tion­al wall struc­tures with one trade and one system.

2. Energy Efficiency

Con­stant­ly improving energy effi­cien­cy is a key issue in the con­struc­tion industry. One of the latest improve­ments is the use of con­tin­u­ous insu­la­tion. Achieving this with tra­di­tion­al wall systems requires addi­tion­al layers of insu­la­tion products and con­struc­tion time. The Bautex wall system, on the other hand, incor­po­rates con­tin­u­ous insu­la­tion, elim­i­nat­ing the need for added products and instal­la­tion time. The Bautex wall system also meets or exceeds the latest building codes. 

3. Fire resistance

Every building faces the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a fire breaking out. The danger is espe­cial­ly high in facil­i­ties that contain flammable materials. Address­ing issues related to the risk posed by fire remains a major safety concern. One of the key ways to mitigate this hazard is to use fire-resistant con­struc­tion materials. Achieving fire resis­tance in building com­po­nents has been a major challenge in the past, mainly because most fire-resistant materials were not known for their excellent thermal insu­la­tion prop­er­ties. The Bautex wall system uses pro­pri­etary tech­nol­o­gy that combines remark­able insu­la­tion prop­er­ties with 4‑hour fire rating. 

4. Sus­tain­able Technology

Sus­tain­abil­i­ty has been a buzzword for a while now in nearly all indus­tries. The need for tech­nolo­gies that satisfy our current needs without com­pro­mis­ing resources for future gen­er­a­tions has never been more urgent. In the con­struc­tion sector, the most direct approach to sus­tain­abil­i­ty is the use of materials that are not extracted from our fast receding forests. Sus­tain­able building materials are free from any toxic material such as volatile organic compounds, mold spores and car­cino­gens. Sus­tain­abil­i­ty also means using energy-efficient building com­po­nents that you can recycle, among other factors. The Bautex wall solution neatly fits into the sus­tain­abil­i­ty profile, espe­cial­ly when it comes to energy efficiency. 

5. Dura­bil­i­ty

Buildings are usually con­struct­ed to last for a long time. They should withstand the elements as well as potential extreme weather events and natural disasters. The Bautex wall system features a barrier that prevents both liquid air and moisture pen­e­tra­tion – two factors which are the leading causes of gradual struc­tur­al degra­da­tion and ultimate destruc­tion over time. The Bautex composite, of naturally weather-resistant concrete and rot/rust-proof foam, brings a more durable building material to the world of con­struc­tion that out­per­forms today’s con­ven­tion­al wall systems.

6. Superior Acoustics and Aesthetics

The Bautex wall system has inherent sound proofing qualities. This is an important issue in any building con­struc­tion as it directly relates to main­tain­ing privacy and managing noise levels. It, therefore, elim­i­nates the need for addi­tion­al layers of sound proofing materials, resulting in overall cost savings. 

This allows buildings to be built closer to noisier locations like highways, airports and railroads while giving the building occupants a more com­fort­able, quieter environment.

You can learn more about the inno­v­a­tive Bautex wall system here.