Short-term and long-term cost savings with TigerLoc concrete thermal break

Innovation | January 13, 2017

The TigerLoc concrete thermal break is an innovative building detail application designed for both short term and long term cost savings with regards to construction project costs and energy efficiency. The thermal break product has been designed to benefit both building contractors and property owners with its expedited installation process and continuous insulation barrier. The advanced concrete thermal breaks provide short-term costs savings for…

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Every Minute Counts: How TigerLoc Fights Fire

Architect, Fire Safety, Innovation, Tilt Up | November 26, 2015

As a father one of the most common scenarios that runs through my head is waking up to a house filled with smoke and flames. Of course in my scenario I am leaping through flames with my daughter protectively tucked in my arms, and my muscles are much more impressive in this daydream than they…

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The Case Against Wood

Energy Efficiency, Tilt Up | November 12, 2015

Unfortunately for the wonderfully versatile building material of wood, using it within insulated concrete assemblies is not appropriate. Concrete bleeds water as it sets up, to consider using non-treated wood in a contained moist location would be disastrous due to the rotting of the wood that would occur. It has been widely accepted that treated…

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Energy Efficiency, Innovation | October 30, 2015

There was a time when green construction was merely the talk of an idealist. I can remember the time before LEED showed up, before green construction practices were truly considered. Once these practices did start showing up in force it was met with skepticism and resistance (our human nature towards change is the subject of…

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What is Tigerloc?

As we have now been on the market for a couple of solid months, it’s probably time to explain what we are up to. What is our structural thermal break that we have named Tigerloc? Tigerloc is a patent pending innovation for use in insulated concrete tilt-up and precast assemblies. Tigerloc acts as a lining…

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Who Cares About the Details?

Innovation | October 4, 2015

After months of negotiating, re-pricing, cost savings, development permits, building permits, etc. you finally have the green light to start your project. As your supervisory crew begins setting up the site and the site prep contractors are beginning to mobilize, you have about a million tasks running through your mind. The goal is to keep…

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Why Insulated Tilt Panels?

If you have ever seen a tilt-up project completed or even drove by a building that was being tilted, it is an interesting and exciting process. The tilt-up process is a relatively simple process, the walls are constructed on the ground and once complete they are tilted into place. Once the roof structure is installed…

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