Build More With Less
BubbleDeck is the patented integration technique of linking air, steel, and concrete in a biaxial suspended slab. Hollow plastic balls are inserted into the slab and held in place by reinforcing steel. The end result eliminates the use of concrete that has no carrying effect while maintaining the biaxial strength.
Reduced Overall Cost
BubbleDeck eliminates up to 35% of the structural concrete, coupled with the reduced floor thickness and facade, construction costs can be reduced by as much as 10%.
With virtually no formwork, no downturn beams or drop heads, and fast coverage of typically 35m2 per panel, BubbleDeck yields floor cycles up to 20% faster than traditional construction methods. Regardless of project size or complexity, simply shore, place, and pour to quickly install suspended slabs.
Off-site manufacturing, fewer vehicle movements and crane lifts and simple installation all combine to minimise operating as well as health & safety risks. As a result, major Canadian projects have chosen BubbleDeck as the low-risk way to build large and complex projects.
The BubbleDeck system offers a wide range of advantages in building design and construction and has a number of green attributes, including reduction of construction materials, lower energy consumption and reduced CO2 emission, that are friendlier to the environment than other construction techniques.
York University Life Science Building
BubbleDeck was engaged for the Life Sciences Building because of the larger spans that can be achieved compared to site cast concrete structure without the need for post-tensioning or pre-stressed elements. The overall construction time for the structure was reduced and enabled the consultants to fast track the design without the interior programming being finalized. The total timeline from design inception to completion of structure was less than 12 months. The contractor was able to set over 6,000m2 in a 4 week period completing the concrete structure before the start of fall classes.
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BubbleDeck Canada has been operating since 2004 in Eastern Canada as BubbleDeck Atlantic. In 2010, BubbleDeck Atlantic expanded their territory to include all of Canada and rebranded as BubbleDeck Canada. Over this period BubbleDeck Canada has successfully completed 4 large scale projects and 2 small scale projects totalling just over 45,000 m2 in Canada.