Residential

Bautex Launching A New Program for Residential Construction

Bautex Systems is the developer and man­u­fac­tur­er of The Bautex Wall System, the most inno­v­a­tive and cost-effective way to build high-per­for­mance homes today. Bautex man­u­fac­tures the Bautex Block in San Marcos, Texas, which lies at the center of the Texas Inno­va­tion Corridor. As one of the only high-per­for­mance building system man­u­fac­tur­ers in Texas, Bautex is having a sig­nif­i­cant impact on the way com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial buildings are con­struct­ed all across the state.

Bautex under­stands that changing the way buildings are con­struct­ed not only requires new tech­nol­o­gy, but also inno­v­a­tive ways to make the process of designing and con­struct­ing with this new tech­nol­o­gy as simple, fast and cost-effective as possible. This is espe­cial­ly true in the res­i­den­tial market where inno­va­tion has been the slowest in coming.

In order to lower the cost, effort and risk for res­i­den­tial devel­op­ers and builders to deploy new building tech­nolo­gies, Bautex is launching the Bautex Fast Track program for res­i­den­tial con­struc­tion — an inte­grat­ed design and con­struc­tion platform that will allow devel­op­ers and builders to deliver next-gen­er­a­tion homes faster and at com­pet­i­tive market prices.

The Innovation Chasm

When it comes to pur­chas­ing a home today, buyers are demanding a sig­nif­i­cant­ly better living and ownership expe­ri­ence than ever before. Buyer pri­or­i­ties are quickly shifting from the max­i­miza­tion of square footage and the number of spaces in a home to decisions that make living in the home easier and more enjoyable. Home buyers are beginning to downsize their homes in favor of better con­struc­tion and higher quality materials that make the home quieter, healthier, safer, more com­fort­able and sig­nif­i­cant­ly easier to maintain.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, meeting these demands both tech­no­log­i­cal­ly and eco­nom­i­cal­ly has been a real challenge for res­i­den­tial devel­op­ers and home builders. To date, tech­no­log­i­cal advances in home building have largely been at the periphery, including items like smart ther­mostats, higher effi­cien­cy appli­ances and home enter­tain­ment and automa­tion systems. In the past 75 years, there have been no sig­nif­i­cant changes to the main com­po­nents of a house – the structure and the skin” of the building.

This is not just the fault of devel­op­ers and builders, although they are very important to the com­mer­cial­iza­tion of new tech­nolo­gies that promise to radically improve the way homes are built in this country. Building materials man­u­fac­tur­ers must also bring inno­v­a­tive solutions that address both the tech­no­log­i­cal and economic chal­lenges devel­op­ers and builders face.

Driving Innovation Through Technology

The Bautex Wall System is one of the key building tech­nolo­gies that will drive inno­va­tion in the res­i­den­tial con­struc­tion industry. Bautex is inno­v­a­tive in two key ways:

  1. The Bautex Wall System sig­nif­i­cant­ly improves the per­for­mance of homes in nearly every possible area of com­par­i­son including energy effi­cien­cy, indoor envi­ron­men­tal quality, fire and windstorm safety, thermal and sound comfort, and long-term dura­bil­i­ty and resiliency.

  2. Most impor­tant­ly for devel­op­ers and builders, Bautex makes it possible to build high-per­for­mance homes at prices that are com­pet­i­tive in the market today. 

Without question, a home built with Bautex provides today’s home buyer with the quality expe­ri­ence they are looking for that simply cannot be matched by con­ven­tion­al wood framing. Building with Bautex also lowers main­te­nance and repair costs and headaches, one of the chief com­plaints that home­own­ers have about homes con­struct­ed using tra­di­tion­al technologies. 

Of course, cost is a concern because buyers are not expecting to pay a sig­nif­i­cant premium for a better home. They believe that in 2019 they should be getting so much more per­for­mance and features and should be spending no more than they are today. They do not believe that a Nest® ther­mo­stat in a home built with wood framing – a 19th-century tech­nol­o­gy – makes any sense.

After a number of years working with builders and devel­op­ers directly, we have seen it demon­strat­ed that a home can be con­struct­ed with the Bautex Wall System at the same cost as con­ven­tion­al wood framing when account­ing for all the costs of con­struc­tion: materials, labor, con­struc­tion time, schedule conflicts, re-work and warranty repairs, and finishes. Cost should no longer be the reason for not adopting new tech­nolo­gies like Bautex.

Driving Economic Innovation

There are many economic reasons for devel­op­ers and builders to not take on the risk and effort of com­mer­cial­iz­ing new building tech­nolo­gies, but they ignore the changing demands of the market at their own peril. The risk of not changing has now become higher or soon will be. In order to bridge this inno­va­tion chasm, Bautex is intro­duc­ing an inte­grat­ed design and con­struc­tion platform that makes it faster and easier for devel­op­ers and builders to move forward.

The purpose for Bautex Fast Track is to leverage economies of scale and other synergies by creating a fully designed home building solution where all the work of designing a home has already been completed, other than local­iza­tion to a specific piece of property. By reducing the up-front cost of designing a home and reducing the time it takes to get con­struc­tion started, Bautex Fast Track elim­i­nates the economic arguments for adopting new building technologies.

From this simple program, devel­op­ers and builders can create hundreds of different home designs and be ready to build in less than 30 days. The Bautex Fast Track is a solution that provides:

  1. Localized archi­tec­tur­al plans ready for permit and construction
  2. Complete struc­tur­al engi­neer­ing of foun­da­tion and walls
  3. Multiple interior design packages and product ordering information
  4. Optimized mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing design and equipment plan
  5. Inte­grat­ed Solution Team providing con­struc­tion support

The first Bautex Fast Track program will be tailored to urban infill lots that are common in most cities with lot widths as small as 40 feet. The program will provide seven different floor plan con­fig­u­ra­tions for single family, duplex and a new accessory dwelling unit (ADU) option. The program will also include six archi­tec­tur­al ele­va­tions and two interior design packages to choose from.

More details will be announced soon. To be the first to be notified of the release of the first Bautex Fast Track program, please fill out the form below or contact us today.