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Texas Architects Have a Unique Opportunity to Innovate

There’s a new a new standard of luxury vehicle every year, and a new smart­phone every six months, and a new popular social media platform at what can seem like a weekly rate. With so many tech­no­log­i­cal inno­va­tions coming to market at such an unprece­dent­ed rate, it’s truly astound­ing that modern con­struc­tion tech­nol­o­gy is not being advanced at the same speed. In fact, the rate of inno­va­tion for building materials remains stuck in a 15- to 20-year cycle. This is the result of an industry that is his­tor­i­cal­ly con­ser­v­a­tive by nature. With so many different stake­hold­ers involved like archi­tects, engineers, con­trac­tors, and owners, it becomes very difficult to not only do the inno­vat­ing, but to adopt new tech­nolo­gies as well.

The Type of Innovation We Do See

When inno­va­tion does appear in the A/​E/​C community, it often comes in the form of very minor improve­ments to existing tech­nolo­gies. Instead of something new, it is a mere extension of the same limited tech­nol­o­gy that came before. With this being the trend, now is the perfect time for more ambitious companies to pounce and to dominate the con­struc­tion market with something com­plete­ly unique.

These are the companies who will suc­cess­ful­ly disrupt the status quo and offer a product or service com­plete­ly unlike anything that has been used over the past 50 years. The A/​E/​C community will be left to decide whether they will accept these break­throughs and move con­struc­tion forward with better results, or miss the oppor­tu­ni­ty and be stuck in their old ways of doing things, and even­tu­al­ly fall behind more effective solutions. It will be the fast-actors who will gain a sub­stan­tial advantage over their com­peti­tors by using objec­tive­ly better building materials and systems.

The Bautex Block

Bautex walls are con­struct­ed with a rev­o­lu­tion­ary block. The Bautex Block is made of a light­weight foam plastic-cement composite that gives archi­tects, builders and con­trac­tors a higher per­form­ing, stronger, and simpler-to-install wall system that meets the latest codes.

As they are already insulated, these blocks allow builders to quickly construct durable, fire-rated, noise-reducing, and storm-resistant buildings from a single inte­grat­ed wall assembly. The Bautex Wall System is installed by a single trade and provides structure, enclosure, and insu­la­tion in one step, which sim­pli­fies and speeds up the con­struc­tion process.

The benefits one can expect from using Bautex Blocks on their buildings are faster con­struc­tion, greater energy effi­cien­cy and cost savings, quieter and healthier buildings, fewer air and moisture problems, lower main­te­nance costs, and long-term dura­bil­i­ty and resiliency.

The Time to Innovate is Now

While the con­struc­tion industry has been tra­di­tion­al­ly very slow to innovate, the per­for­mance demands that owners and building codes require continue to increase at a fast pace. Expecting to meet these growing chal­lenges utilizing small incre­men­tal improve­ments to existing tech­nolo­gies is not practical or realistic. In addition, attempts to stream­line and optimize the supply chain of previous-gen­er­a­tion building systems may reduce costs, but will ulti­mate­ly fail to meet the per­for­mance goals for buildings that the market is demanding today.

Bautex is currently offering Texas archi­tects, engineers, con­trac­tors, and building owners a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to do their part in the inno­va­tion value chain. With true inno­va­tion in con­struc­tion tech­nol­o­gy coming at such long intervals, it would be imprudent to not take Bautex’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary building tech­nol­o­gy into con­sid­er­a­tion on your next con­struc­tion project. This is the chance for leaders in the Texas A/​E/​C community to become fluent users of a building system that will give them a sig­nif­i­cant com­pet­i­tive advantage in an already very com­pet­i­tive marketplace.