Vertical and horizontal structural elements support construction loads and allow form to be modularized.
Structural skeleton allows for support of stairs, landings, structural framing, scaffolding, personnel, and other construction loads
Form does not require stripping
Finished wall structurally equal to a conventional 8”-12” CIP concrete wall
Optional wall thickness Effective thickness: 8” 10” 12” Actual thickness: 10” 12” 14” Because of the much higher tolerances of the CorTek System, the resulting finished wall assembly can be thinner than conventional methods for many applications.
Jigs, Fixtures and Design provide extraordinarily tight tolerances
No wood forms and resulting site waste
No form oil
Greatly minimizes site labor installation
Recycled and recyclable steel used in construction.
Perfect delivery method for high volume fly ash concrete
MULTI-STORY BUILDINGS OF ALL TYPES . . . . . .
Structural steel framed buildings.
Wood framed buildings.
Concrete framed buildings.
Current production equipment tooled for 8” - 12” thick walls to target 3-12 story buildings.
Attachment can be made to all floor framing materials
Direct Replacement for Conventional Cast-In-Place—no extra work required for Architect or Structural Engineer.
Conventional concrete rebar configurations.
No proprietary design methods or material strengths.
No requirement for special code approvals.
Complete Detailed Shop Drawings
Stair and Railing Layouts
Framing and Floor Connections
3D Revit model available for each project.
Price for a typical stair core story with 2 flights of stairs, 8 embeds and ledger angle at floor perimeter. Price includes placed concrete and all installation costs
Installation Sequence and Details
Foundation Weld Embeds Option
Foundation Mechanical Splice Option
Core Leveling Detail
Install Vertical Reinforcement
Vertical Reinforcement In Place
Base Connection Weld
Module Alignment Detail
Non-contact Vertical Rebar Splices
Non-contact Vertical Splice Bars
Vertical Bar Alignment Guides
Vertical steel attached to each module
Contractor drops in steel beam and bolts it together.
Concrete Placing Form designed for approximately 6 feet/hour of concrete Up to 18 foot lifts can be poured at a time. Removable weep hole plugs aid placing concrete to correct pour heights Web bar spacing allows for easy penetration of pumper tip hose and vibrator
Interior and Exterior finishes
Thin set brick
Optional pre-installed hat channel accommodates exceptionally thin finish face
Hat-channel can be field shot directly on to walls and finished conventionally
Optional pre-installed masonry tie backs accelerate masonry field work
Exposed metal interior is an aesthetic alternate to concrete
Electrical conduit can be routed through walls and JBs flush mounted
Difficult/slow/error-prone field work brought into a controlled factory environment set up for efficiency and quality. Computer aided parametric design used for rapid parametric structural and architectural design. Decreased site congestion increases project flow. Freeing site schedule from concrete core schedule increases “battle plan” options. An Advanced Building System
Eliminates the need for scaffolding and forms
Reduces Critical Path construction time associated with building cores
Pre-installed floor and beam connections
Modules do not require stripping.
CorTek cores are individually designed for each job in a controlled environment
Simultaneous construction with floor framing
Structurally equivalent to 8”-12” CIP concrete shear wall.