Build More With Less

BubbleDeck is the patented integration technique of linking air, steel, and concrete in a two-way structural slab. Hollow plastic balls are inserted into the slab and held in place by reinforcing steel. The end result eliminates the use of concrete that has little carrying effect while maintaining the two-way span (biaxial) strength.

Reduced Overall Cost

BubbleDeck eliminates up to 35% of the structural concrete. When coupled with the reduced floor thickness and facade, smaller foundations and columns, construction costs can be reduced by as much as 10%.

Faster Construction

With virtually no formwork, no downturn beams or drop heads, and fast coverage of typically 350ft2 per panel, using BubbleDeck means floor cycles up to 20% faster than traditional construction methods. Regardless of project size, shape or complexity; simply shore, place, and pour to quickly install concrete decks.

Lower Risk

Off-site manufacturing, fewer vehicle trips and crane lifts as well as simple installation all combine to minimize operating risks, as well as lower health & safety risks. As a result, major projects around the world have chosen the BubbleDeck technology as the low-risk way to build large and complex projects.

LEED Compatible

The BubbleDeck system offers a wide range of advantages in building design and during construction. There are a number of green attributes including; reduction in total construction materials, use of recycled materials, lower energy consumption and reduced CO2 emissions, less transportation and crane lifts that make BubbleDeck more environmentally friendly than other concrete construction techniques.

Featured Project
York University Life Science Building

BubbleDeck was used for the Life Sciences Building because of the larger spans that were achieved compared to a site cast concrete structure without the need for post-tensioning or pre-stressed sections. The total construction time for the structure was reduced and allowed the consultants to fast track the design without the interior design finalized. The total time from design inception to completion of structure was less than 12 months. The contractor was able to set over 60,000ft2 in a month and allowed the concrete structure to be complete before the start of fall classes.

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