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Manufactured in Ontario


Conformance to

 

CSA 0122-06,

CAN/CSA 086-09 

CSA 0112.9-10

CSA 0112.10-08

CSA 0141-05 (R2009)

CSA 0177-06 (2015)

CHBDC   go to    www.bridgedecks.ca

 

Preparing for 

ANSI PR 320-2015 

WOOD MEETS CODE
Advanced technology and modern building codes are expanding the opportunities for wood in construction.
WOOD COSTS LESS

Wood products offer advantages in terms of material, construction and environmental costs.

WOOD IS RENEWABLE

Wood is a renewable and responsible choice that helps reduce our environmental footprint.

BubbleLam TM

 Guardian panels are suitable for use in all building types especially open floor designs such as commercial, educational, hospitals and other institutional buildings. 

BubbleLam with concrete slab, bubbles, top & Bottom wire mesh, Glulam or CLT, Wire embedded in deck using FRP Epoxy infusion methodBubbleLam with concrete slab, bubbles, top & Bottom wire mesh, Glulam or CLT, Wire embedded in deck using FRP Epoxy infusion method


  

 


The patented technology has developed a slab edge technique that eliminates virtually all edge formwork and incorporates an integral safety rail and allows accurate setting of building envelope anchors (precast anchors, curtain wall pockets, and threaded inserts to attach brick ledgers). Using this approach no worker is exposed to a work site situation normally requiring fall arrest around the building edge. 

The size of the panels is tailored to each project to minimize the number of panels, therefore reducing overall cost; however larger panel size is generally limited by local transportation and site crane capacity. 

 Build More With Less

The integration technique of linking timber, steel, and concrete in a two-way structural slab. Plastic spheres 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

The system 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 down turn beams or drop heads, and fast coverage of typically 350ft2 per panel, using this system  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, the low-risk way to build large and complex projects.

LEED Compatible

The 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 this system more environmentally friendly than other concrete construction techniques.

 

Typical dimensions are: 

Width 2.46m wide but press will allow up to 5m wide
Length 8.22m up to 15m 


The panel types given in the table can be applied over the following range of spans and strength. 

Note the final design dictates the ultimate choice of slab.

Simple Site Installation

Prop 1. Temporary shoring Typically 2.13 spacing
Place 2. Place panels Semi-precast panels lifted into position
  3. Field placed reinforcement  lap bars & moment and integrity reinforcement at columns
  4. Preparation Seal joints, clean and moisten precast concrete panels
Pour 5. Concreting Pour, vibrate and float
  6. Temporary work Remove, typically after 1-2 weeks, according to spec site advice