With warmer weather we’d like to present some information that we have worked on for over 100 years.
Global Technology Building Systems in Hays, Kansas, is one of the leading providers of budget-friendly construction systems for all kinds of concrete structures.
By offering our innovative building systems, we speed up the building construction process for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. We provide engineering, drawings, and on-site technical training for our projects along with our molds, equipment, and supplies
Blooming With Information
Cast & Erect Panels in a 24 Hour Cycle
Waffle Crete mold & cover
Set up a casting sit
Add steel reinforcement
Pour & screed concrete
Cover to cure overnight
Demold panels the next morning
Erect panels & bolt together
Watch whole communities appear in record time!
Summer & Speed
The Waffle-Crete construction process brings the speed and efficiency of a precast concrete factory right to the job site. Add the benefits of reduced materials, skill level requirements and training and you end up with one of the fastest and most cost-effective forms of concrete construction in the world.
Fast Company annually holds the World Changing Ideas 2020 contest! We have the honor of being awarded Finalist in the category, “Developing World Technology” & Honorable Mention in “Spaces, Places and Cities.” For our affordable housing systems.
Below are some pictures of contest photos that we entered. Places include, Tanzania and Mexico.
Global Technology Building Systems will also be recognized in the upcoming May/June magazine issue, so keep a look out for our company on May 5th! 26 categories will appear in the magazine. #FastCompany#FCWorldChangingIdeas
On This Day: April 12, 1950 The first movie premiere was shown at The Fox Theater.
Balcony Views: Pictured is our scale model before The Fox was updated and remodeled. These changes have been made. The colors, carpet and decor give a more vintage feel to the building.
70 years ago, The Fox Theater was a place where movies were played and concerts were held. In 1950, The Fox was built mainly to be a 1,000 seat movie theater. The theater attracted Hays residents and people from the surrounding areas, and was also known for being a concert venue with a full stage that held many artists and performances.
Times Change: Here is our model of The Fox theater
The Fox Theater has recently changed owners and is now called The Uptown Fox, which has become a restaurant and lounge, which includes a cigar bar and lounge with top shelf alcohol and fine dining in the evenings. Our model (pictured above) shows the The Uptown Fox from different angles and levels of the building inside and out. The model shows the balcony, the entrance, the concert stage and other rooms and all floor levels. The historic building has been an outstanding part of the downtown Hays area. Cheers to 70 years!
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!
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!
Here we created a model for the companyLight 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!
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.
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.
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.
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