General

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.