Residential

Seeing is Believing: South Texas Professionals Find a Simpler, Faster, Better Way to Build

Con­struc­tion in the state of Texas is boom­ing. Own­ers, archi­tects, engi­neers and gen­er­al con­trac­tors are feel­ing the pres­sure of deliv­er­ing projects on time and with­in bud­get, while meet­ing more aggres­sive build­ing codes and own­er require­ments.

The lev­el of con­struc­tion activ­i­ty in the state has dri­ven up the cost of mate­ri­als and dri­ven down the avail­able sup­ply of labor and skilled trades, which makes it a real chal­lenge to project bud­gets and sched­ules.

South Texas has not been immune to this prob­lem, but for about four dozen San Anto­nio area build­ing pro­fes­sion­als, things have become a lot sim­pler.

Simpler is Faster

One of the first com­ments that we heard from atten­dees of the April 25th Bau­tex Wall Build Demon­stra­tion was how fast the wall goes up: an 8 foot by 8 foot wall was installed in a mat­ter of min­utes. Duane Hol­loway, Con­struc­tion Sup­port Man­ag­er for Bau­tex, makes the Bau­tex wall build look easy, but it’s clear that the Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem is just sim­pler and faster no mat­ter who is build­ing the walls.

The main take­away for many of the build­ing pro­fes­sion­als lis­ten­ing to the pre­sen­ta­tion and watch­ing the wall build demon­stra­tion, is the econ­o­my of steps required to con­struct a build­ing with Bau­tex. In one sys­tem, the struc­ture, enclo­sure, insu­la­tion and air and mois­ture pro­tec­tion are com­plet­ed using a sin­gle trade.

Simpler is Better

Chris Leonard, Direc­tor of Oper­a­tions and Tech­ni­cal Ser­vices at Bau­tex, feels that mak­ing the design and con­struc­tion process sim­pler, faster and more cost effec­tive are the pri­ma­ry ben­e­fits of the Bau­tex Wall sys­tem. How­ev­er, there is val­ue for every­one in using Bau­tex:

  • Archi­tects can design the com­plete build­ing enve­lope in one inte­grat­ed sys­tem, mak­ing the project sim­pler and con­struc­tion more like­ly to be per­formed accu­rate­ly in the field.
  • Engi­neers are famil­iar and com­fort­able with the flex­i­bil­i­ty of design­ing with con­crete: one of the most robust and durable ways to build.
  • Con­trac­tors ben­e­fit from faster con­struc­tion and a sim­pli­fied con­struc­tion sched­ule with one trade being respon­si­ble for the entire struc­ture and wall enve­lope.
  • Own­ers save mon­ey, get in their build­ing faster, and end up with a more valu­able and longer-last­ing asset.

Simpler, Faster, Better Construction

Dur­ing the demon­stra­tion event in San Anto­nio, the ben­e­fits of the Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem over con­ven­tion­al con­struc­tion real­ly stood out for atten­dees. The most com­mon wall assem­bly that came up for com­par­i­son was struc­tur­al steel with light-gauge met­al fram­ing. A typ­i­cal assem­bly of this design includes five or six dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als that are installed by three or four sep­a­rate trades.

The time and mon­ey saved by reduc­ing the num­ber of steps and elim­i­nat­ing some of the trades is sig­nif­i­cant. For own­ers, the fin­ished project built with Bau­tex is supe­ri­or to any type of light fram­ing sys­tem, giv­ing them a bet­ter invest­ment start­ing from day one.

One of our guests texted pho­tos of the wall build demon­stra­tion to his home office say­ing, One guy built all this in 10 min­utes while talk­ing to us!” Par­tic­i­pants felt that the time spent at the demon­stra­tion was a great invest­ment. It’s dif­fi­cult to ful­ly appre­ci­ate the pow­er and promise of the Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem with­out being there while it is being con­struct­ed. See­ing tru­ly is believ­ing.

If you weren’t able to join us in San Anto­nio, please con­sid­er meet­ing us in Dal­las on May 22 or in Fort Worth on May 23 to see the Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem up close and hear more about how you can use our sys­tem in res­i­den­tial appli­ca­tions.