Summer is Here With Pre Casting

Sizzling Summer

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-World Changing Ideas

And the winner is……
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.

Recognition
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

70 Years of Entertainment

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!

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.

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.

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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