World of Concrete

International Event For Concrete & Masonry
Dave Van Doren, CEO and owner of Global Technology Building Systems, with Waffle Crete®. He was able to attend the 4 day event known as World of Concrete (WOC). Participating in meetings,seminars, interactive workshops and much more! His main focus is the technology of precast construction. Grid Crete® is extremely lightweight, fast and durable, affordable modular concrete panel system for housing. The Grid Crete® panels reduced size and weight facilitates quality construction in remote areas of developing countries.
When: February 4-7, 2020
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA
If interested in knowing more about the convention click here
World of Concrete is the commercial construction industry. WOC annually hosts one of the largest and international event for masonry professionals and concrete. WOC was introduced to the commercial construction industry in Houston, Texas in 1975, and boasts more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 60,000 registered industry professionals in more than 700,000 net square feet of exhibit space.More than 60,000 colleagues attend the 4 day event, offering equipment, new products, resources and information you need to stay ahead of the latest industry trends and grow as a business!

Welcome to Miami

As we say hello to winter weather we’d like to share some warmer renderings and animations. We created interior and exterior views for the company BMW, located  Miami,  Florida. Day & Night What a Sight!: Above you can see two different background views. The beautiful blue skies can show what the potential building will look like throughout the day, changing from day to night. With renderings, detail is everything. This can range from the shadows on the tree, to the light inside the building. The details can create a big overall look!

But Whats Inside?: Interiors are also a key concept in renderings. They are great marketing tools to show the inside building design from a persons perspective. People in renderings make a more realistic feel to the rendering and show interaction within the building. And also showing clients how to sell their design intent.

Animation Time: We have attached a video of our animation. Click here to see our creation!

Virtual 360 Stage Model

Here we created a model for the company Light Field Lab founded in 2016. The purpose of the model is to help convey what a futuristic 360 virtual stage would resemble. The model does not require any headpiece and is simple to use. The circular like layers make our eyes to shift from layer to later, giving an aesthetically pleasing look. If you look closely you can see the model also has small white monochromatic humans sitting as an audience. Each model that we create is unique and customized for our clients. Ranging anywhere from color, size and detail!

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Oh How The Options Vary!

 

Have you seen what we can do with just a simple idea and a photograph? We have created a model and animation of The Fox Theater located in Hays, KS. Here you can see the interior and exterior of the model, as well as some actual images of what The Fox Theater looked like. The Fox Theater was previously a movie theater, that later held concerts. The Fox Theater has recently changed owners and is now called The Uptown Fox, which has become a restaurant and a lounge area. The historic building has been useful for the community for years.


Here we have a physical picture of The Uptown Fox, a scale model, and a nightlife rendering Physical interior picture and rendering picture

Scale model and rendering of the interior elevated concert area

Physical picture from the stage looking toward the the crowd and rendering

These pictures were taken before the renovation of The Uptown Fox. As you can see we have created images and models that are similar in looks

Wild Bill Hickok

Guess who…
Wild Bill Hickok Multiples
In Hays, KS

History-James Butler Hickok also known as “Wild Bill” Hickok was sheriff in Hays, Kansas during the Wild and Wooly 1860’s. A life size statue was placed in Hays in honor of his duties. The original sculpture was done by Pete Felten. Felten is a famous local artist who has created dozens of sculptures in the Hays community and region. The life-size limestone Wild Bill Hickok Memorial Statue is located on the southeast corner of Main Street and 10th Street. This is also the same area where the famous gun fights occurred, usually resulting in a burial in our Boot Hill.

We Want More-Doug Williams, executive director of Grow Hays recently contacted Global 3D Arts stating that, the mold for the statue broke roughly 20 years ago and no more replicas have been made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Products-Here we have created replicas of Wild Bill. The Scanning process takes 24 hours and 3D printing takes about half as long. The small models will be painted gray to give them the rustic statue look. It’s amazing what new technology can do to keep the old history of Hays, Kansas, alive.

Do You Know Our Other Company?

Yes, you all may have seen our animations, scale models and renderings but have we ever mentioned that we are a sister company?

Global Technology Building Systems is owned by no other than Dave Van Doren. Growing up, David watched his father build homes, manage a lumberyard, and constantly work on various projects.David hit many big milestones throughout his teenage life. By the age of 17, David was strongly encouraged to start his own concrete contracting company to help meet the demands for sidewalks, driveways, patios, and porches. David graduated as valedictorian with a degree as a geologist.

David combined his love for construction and concrete with home building and soon he was building spec homes using precast (fractured fin) decorative concrete panels. Before long David was involved in several Architectural commercial projects with banks, churches, jails, etc. This was the inspiration that David needed to develop the “Waffle-Crete” panel, since the panels were light weight, precise, strong as a solid 8” thick wall, but easily delivered to remote sites. These panels only had the equivalent thickness of about 3 ½ inches of material.

This is where the company was formally known as Waffle-Crete The challenge was to develop form work/molds that were economical and accurate. After much experimenting with other materials, such as Fiberglass.Long story short, tooling was built and the Waffle-Crete molds were formed and used for basements and other projects including a 3 story all precast apartment building (walls and floor) finished in 1976. The phone began ringing off the hook with calls from builders all over the USA and Canada.Trough the years and on many projects. A main focus has been to provide safe and affordable housing at a rapid pace to help build and rebuild communities all over the world.

Dave and Rob have worked closely over the years to continue improving the systems. Their expertise in the industry is unmatched. Together, they have received much encouragement to continue with the new company name, Global Technology Building Systems. The company has over 40 years of successful use all over the world and in some of the most severe seismic and typhoon/hurricane areas of the globe. It has proven to be fast, economical, and durable.

If you want to read more about the company and the multiple options and services they provide, feel free to check out the website at:

http://www.globaltechnologybuildingsystems.com/

Goodyear Recreation Campus

In 2018 Hunter Contracting Company-Goodyear located in Arizona proposed to create a recreation park. The purpose is to create a type of marketing tool to promote the proposed recreation park. Here you will see an animation that was completed this year in March.

The animation shows the details of what the park could possibly look like realistically. The animation also gives a bird’s eye fly through of the entire park, as well as any interior: for example the ping pong tables.

Here is the link to the final project.  The details range from the bathrooms, pool,to the parking lot. Enjoy!

Dusty, Scratched, Dirty

You have purchased your model; you have it placed in your office or home. Recently you have taken the model out and it has collected some dirt over the years.

Image result for person cleaning a scale model

Here are some hacks we have figured work best for a model to still look brand new. If you have a tiny shop vacuum they will be fairly useful for cleaning. If you do not and do not want to purchase one we recommend the following options!

These are all smaller items and can be made specifically for cleaning a model. The best option is a brush. We prefer you use a paint brush;the bristles are soft and smooth. This is so any dust that isn’t loose gets deep down in other areas where it can be hard to get to. Next is compressed air that is often used in an office setting. This gets even smaller spaces a brush can’t get through. You must be careful when using compressed air because it could move some landscaping or foliage that isn’t placed properly. Once the dust is good and gone up next is liquid cleaners. Some chemicals can affect the paint or plastic of a model. Soap and water does the trick. Apply to a wash cloth and remove any excess dirt.  Then let the model air-dry and your model will look as if it came straight from the shipping box. We also recommend the models to be cleaned monthly if at all possible.

If you have any questions or are needing more information do not hesitate to ask us!

3 Ways to Visualize your Project

Here at Global 3D Arts, we offer 3 unique ways to visualize your project. We are also THE One Stop Shop for all of your architectural needs!

Below are three different types of ways a person can visualize his or her project/creation. A Lighted Scale Model, an Animation, and Photo Realistic Renderings were all provided for this Porsche Dealership. Check it out below!

Lighted Scale Model

Photo Realistic Renderings

Animation