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
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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!
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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