With the use of BauGrid WRG, dimensional tolerances are just ± 1/8",
significantly improved over conventional reinforcement. This
eliminates corkscrewing of the cages, reducing crane time.
Decreased congestion allows for improved concrete placement,
and less time on the job for electrical and plumbing sub-contractors.
the 42-story St. Regis Museum project in San Francisco
(structure on right of photo), one
BauGrid Welded Reinforcement Grid (BauGrid WRG) replaced 32
hoops and cross ties. Construction time was reduced from one
floor every seven days to one floor every 4 days. Based on his
experience with St. Regis, rebar sub-contractor RPS (Tracy, CA)
Division Supervisor Boyd Kelly has just received approval to use
BauGrid WRG for two projects in San Francisco, a 47-story and a
24-story, based on his estimate of one floor constructed every 3 days.
He estimates that with the use of BauGrid WRG, the building owners will
save approximately $1.5 million. The structure on the left,
the 39-story Paramount building, also used the BauGrid WRG reinforcement
system. It is the tallest precast concrete structure ever built in
a region of highest seismicity.
BauGrid® Construction Systems are proprietary products of BauTech, Inc.
and are covered by one or more of the following U.S. Patents 5,218,809
and 5,392,580., and other Foreign Patents. BauTech
and BauGrid are registered trademarks, approved by and registered with
the US Patent Office. Trademarks for BauGrid Welded Reinforcement
Grids, BauGrid WRG, WRG and Welded Reinforcement Grids are pending.
include InternationalCouncil of Building Officials (ICBO) Evaluation
Report No. ER-5192, City of Los Angeles Research Report No. 25438.