Tridipanel is a building system
which extends the protection of your home against natural
and accidental damages while keeping the cost of construction
below the traditional types, such as wood and metal frame.
Tridipanel withstands the damages from hurricanes, tornadoes,
termites, flooding and even structural fire.
PART 1 – DESCRIPTION:
The shop-fabricated 3-D panels consist of a three dimensional welded wire space
frame utilizing a truss concept for stress transfer and
stiffness. Each surface of the wire space frame has a 2
inch square welded mesh pattern of longitudinal and transverse
wires of the same diameter (gauge 11, 12.5 or 14).
Individually welded internal strut wires or diagonals extend through the panel
core between each surface. These galvanized strut wires
are welded continuously in the required spacing so they
form, with the welded wire fabric, into a triangulated
truss system which greatly increases the panel strength.
When welded in place, these strut wires
pierce through a modified expanded polystyrene
core placed between the two layers of welded wire fabric,
the required distance apart and provide
the shear transfer between the panel surfaces.
The modified expanded polystyrene core
(minimum density 0.9 pounds per cubic
foot) is held 1/2" or
3/4" from each face of the wire frame to permit the wire to be embedded in an application
of approximately 1" - 2" thick concrete mixture with 2,500 psi minimum.
Fully coordinate the 3-D panel building
system with other structural, mechanical,
electrical and architectural components
of the building structure.
PART 2 – SCOPE:
2 - 1 The Contractor Shall:
A. Furnish all labor, materials, equipment,
supervision and services necessary
for the installation of the Tridipanel
System in accordance with these specifications
and applicable drawings. The 3-D panels
shall be manufactured only by Tridipanel
System, and marketed only by Tridipanel
System or their authorized representatives
B. Fully coordinate the 3-D panel building
system with other structural, mechanical,
electrical and architectural components
of the building structure.
3-D panel wall system caring a complete
roof load and also floor joist,
prior to having shotcrete applied. I have
been showing this photo to many
of our engineering firms whom over engineer
our product. The nine gauge wires
welded from mesh to mesh twelve
studs per 3-d panel are stronger than wood studs.
The truss roof system being carried
by the 3-D panel wall system
before shotcrete has been applied
to the walls.
PART 3 - TYPICAL SPECIFICATION:
3 - 1 CODES:
All panel and mesh fabrication shall
be in strict accordance with the Tridipanel System Manufacturing
Practice and Quality Assurance Procedures. Structural and
fire characteristics shall meet the requirements of the
Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI),
the Standard Building Code (SBC), the Council of American
Building Code Officials (CABO), the International Conference
of Building Officials (ICBO), Building Officials and Code
Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA) and Uniform Building
and Mechanical Codes (UBC).
3 - 2 DESIGN:
A. All design shall be in accordance
with that specified in the Tridipanel System literature.
Concrete design shall be in accordance with ACI 318-71
or ACI 506R-85 and ACI 506.2-77 (Revised 1983). Steel design
shall be in accordance with the American Institute of Steel
Construction Specification for Design Fabrication and Erection
of Structural Steel. Calculations for loads and loading
conditions shall be based on Chapter 12 of the Standard
Building Code. The calculations shall confirm that the
panel loads do not exceed those allowed by Section IV of
the Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc.
Report No. 9019.
B. Modified expanded polystyrene should
be designed in accordance with American
Society of Testing and Materials C578-87a (formerly
3 - 3 QUALIFICATIONS:
A. All materials used in fabrication
and methods of fabrication shall
comply with the requirements of the Tridipanel System
Practice and Quality
field erection, including panel splice fabrication,
shall comply with
the Instructions for installing
3 - D Panel System.
3 - 4 PLANS:
The manufacture's published installation
instructions plus the plans and
specifications shall be strictly adhered
to and a copy of these instructions shall
be available at all times on the
job site installation.
3 - 5 STORAGE:
3 - D construction panels can
be stored out of doors on well drained
flat surfaces without protective
covering. However, due
to their light weight, care
be taken to prevent damage
from winds. Care must be taken not
to store any objects on
top of the panels that
would break the welds, puncture
the polystyrene or warp
the panels. Improper storage
could result in subsequent
PART 4 – PRODUCTS:
The Tridipanel System consists
of a three-dimensional welded wire frame, integrated with
a modified expanded polystyrene insulation core. Each panel
consists of the following:
A. Type 1 expanded polystyrene foam core
with a minimum density of 0.9 pounds
per cubic foot; a flame spread index of 25 or less and
a smoke developed
rating of 450 or less when tested in
accordance with ASTM E84; a potential heat of 6,000 BTU/sq.
ft. or less when
tested in accordance with NfiPA259. Thickness
of panels can vary.
B. The reinforcement module (RIM) is
manufactured with highly automated equipment.
The welded wire fabric conforms to ASTM
A185. The diagonal cross wires,
as well as wire used in the fabrication
of the welded wire fabric, conform to
ASTM A82. Different configurations of
RIM are manufactured depending on the
PART 5 - PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS:
5 - 1 SIZES:
A. Panels are 4 feet wide and can be
produced in lengths from 8 feet to 25
feet in increments of 8".
Panel thickness ranges from 3 1/4" to 5 1/4" depending on thickness of polystyrene specified.
tolerance - the tolerances shall comply
with values listed in the
manufacturers quality assurance procedures.
Note: Overall length ± 1/4" -
12' L or less, ± 1/2" - 12' L or more.
Overall width ± 1/8"
Overall thickness ± 1/4"
Location of truss wires within units
5 - 2 STRUCTURAL TESTING:
Testing values of each panel shall meet
or exceed those loads on Manufacturer's Load Design Charts.
These charts were developed from results of tests conducted
in accordance with ASTM E-72 and with provisions of ACI-318.
5 - 3 FIRE RESISTANCE:
Based on fire resistance calculations
and the results of the Modified E -
108 Fire Test performed at Southwest Research Institute
(SW RI Project No. 01-2601-407)
the following fire resistance ratings
may be assigned to the 3-D panels provided carbonate
shotcrete is applied.
PART 6 - INSTALLATION
6 -1 Erection:
A. Prior to erection the contractor or
his representative shall inspect the site and report to
the construction manager any condition that may affect
the proper installation of the panels. Installation should
not proceed until these conditions are corrected.
B. 3 - D Panel installation shall be
carried out in strict accordance with
the latest edition of the Manufacture's Instructions
for 3 - D Panel System
Erection. For any field deviation from
standard load design, values shall be calculated and
approved and signed or sealed
by a qualified architect/engineer.
6 - 2 Concreting Practice:
Concrete can be applied by several methods;
however, all concrete shall meet a minimum of 2,500 psi.
All shotcrete construction, including materials, equipment,
preliminary preparation, proportioning, shotcrete placement,
curing and quality control shall comply with ACI 506R-85
Guide to shotcrete.
6 - 3 Testing:
A. An important aspect of quality control
is the physical testing of the concrete
during and after placement. ACI 506.2 describes in full
the procedures to
be followed in construction testing.
B. Normal testing ages for compressive
strength are 7 and 28 days; however,
shorter periods may be required under particular application
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
You will find answers to most
of your queries/questions here. However, if you have any
question not answered in the FAQs, you may contact by email:
1.) What is the Tridipanel? How is it
made? What is it made of?
The Tridipanel is a prefabricated
panel. This extremely strong structural product consists
of a super-insulated core of rigid expanded polystyrene
sandwiched between two-engineered sheets of eleven-gauge
steel welded wire fabric mesh. To complete the panel form
process a nine-gauge galvanized steel truss wire is pierced
completely through the polystyrene core at off set angles
for superior strength and welded to each of the outer layer
sheets of eleven-gauge steel welded wire fabric mesh. Once
these three elements are joined by EVG's state of the art
manufacturing equipment, you end up with a THREE-DIMENSIONAL
lightweight panel that due to their characteristics makes
them one of the strongest building materials you can find.
2.) How is the Tridipanel used?
Tridipanel is used for numerous
building applications. It may be used in place of wood
framed walls, metal-framed walls, and masonry block walls
or in place of pre cast panels. Tridipanel may also be
used for floor systems, ceilings and to provide a roof
structure. Tridipanel is an excellent product for building
privacy walls around the home or building structure. Tridipanel
is being used by many landscape companies in place of masonry
block. With handsome good looks and great flexibility,
Tridipanel can be used in conjunction with all of the building
3.) What choices of Tridipanel core density
and steel mesh styles are available?
Dimensions of the panels are manufactured
from a starting width of (4') x (8') length. The panels
can be prefabricated up to (40' in length) in (8" increments). Truss wire gauges available are 11, 12.5 and 14. Polystyrene Core
Outer Layer Wire Thickness Mesh to Mesh 1.5" 2.5" 2.0" 3.0" 2.5" 3.5" 3.0" 4.0" 3.5" 4.5" 4.0" 5.0" 4.5" 5.5" 5.0" 6.0". Please request a price list and information on custom made panels to meet special
requirements you may have on up future projects.
4.) How does Tridipanel compare in cost
to other building systems?
The cost is dependent upon the
design and finish of your project. Every structure is unique
like a fingerprint; no two are alike. This makes analyzing
the cost on a square foot basis difficult. Our product
is not price competitive with (2x4) stick framing. Tridipanel
is competitive with (2x6) stick framing, metal stud framing
and our product is more competitive than block. Keep in
mind Tridipanel is extremely versatile and can be used
with any of the above systems. For return on investment,
Tridipanel beats stick framing as well as most other building
systems readily. The Tridipanels account for a fraction
of your structure's cost. The dollars you spend on the
Tridipanels can be made up very quickly in energy savings
alone. Over the life of the structure, the savings are
Here is a list of attractive benefits
of the Tridipanel System:
• Fast High Quality Construction
Time saved - 50% faster than standard construction Speedy
occupancy - Saves money on construction loan dollars -
Enhanced resale and marketability value Reduces the need
for heavy equipment on job Fewer trades on job site.
• Strength Durability Greater
Structural Integrity Virtually maintenance-free wall system
Saves on long term replacement cost of structure Polystyrene
panel or concrete will not decay Monolithic design for
• Safety Security Excellent performance
in seismic zones (Earthquake Resistance) Non-combustible
structure Savings of 18% to 30% on fire insurance Excellent
high wind protection-up to 225mph Insect Termite Rodent
Resistant Mold, mildew, and fungi resistant.
• Pro Environment Energy Efficient
Maximum Conservation of forestry products Structure durability
offers value for generations and saves many Earth resources
Dramatically reduces consumption of fossil fuels Reduces
the size and cost of HVAC systems Save 50 to 80% of utility
costs on heating and cooling the structure.
• Quality Comfort Design Flexibility
Virtually eliminate outdoor noises Reduce drafts and wide
temperature fluctuations Enjoy air quality virtually free
of dust, pollen and allergens with use of an air exchanger
Create an acoustical environment for full advantage of
sophisticated sound systems and home theaters.
5.) What code's do Tridipanel conform
Tridipanel meets the CABO one
and two-story family dwelling codes (Compliance Report
No. NER-454, 1/01/1993) which satisfies all SBCCI, ICBO
and BOCA requirements for standard buildings. Tridipanel
also has HUD compliance covered under SEB# 1120. CABO-Council
of American Building Officials ICBO-International Conference
Building Officials SBCCI-Southern Building Code Congress
International, Inc. BOCA-Building Officials and Code Administrators
HUD-Housing Urban Development (SEB# 1120) NES- National
Evaluation Service, Inc. (NER-454) Miami-Dade County Building
Code Compliance Office American Society for Testing and
Materials American National Standards Institute copies
of the above reports available upon request.
6.) What is the insulation (R) Value
factors for the Tridipanel?
R-Value is a rating of the material
resistance to thermal penetration. The higher the number
the better the protection value. Many circumstances change
the R-Value rating. R-Values change with the different
thickness and density of the polystyrene panel core, various
thickness of shotcrete applied to the interior and exterior
as well as fluctuation of ambient temperatures Chart shown
below shows the minimum R-Value Ratings you can expect
using Tridipanel. 2lb. Polystyrene Core will provide an
additional 10-12% R-Rating Polyisocyanurate Core is optional
when panels are ordered. 2.5" 1.0 LB Polystyrene Core-R-Value 11.00 2.5" 1.0 LB Polyisocyanurate Core-R-Value 21.00 4.0" 1.0 LB Polystyrene Core-R-Value 18.00 4.0" 1.0 LB Polyisocyanurate Core-R-Value 33.00 5.0" 1.0 LB Polystyrene Core-R-Value 23.00 5.0" 1.0 LB Polyisocyanurate Core-R-Value 41.00 Polyisocyanurate is a special order
foam core used primarily for refrigeration purposes or
specialty items. R-Values stated is within FTC guidelines.
7.) What about thermal value heat loss?
The Tridipanel System has been
designed with maximum environmental comfort in mind. A
wood structure simply cannot compare to the comfort level
available with the outstanding energy savings created by
using the Tridipanel System. Tridipanel will keep you cooler
in summer and warmer in winter. The modified expanded polystyrene
core meets all VA, FHA and HUD thermal requirements.
Tridipanel offers valuable savings:
(see graphs, fig1 and fig 2)
1.) No wood studs to transfer
or conduct heat or cold through the exterior walls
2.) The incorporation of minimum (3")
density of shotcrete and variable thickness of polystyrene
ranging from 2" through 5" offers an excellent thermal barrier.
3.) Electrical and plumbing is through
the interior side of the Tridipanel, so there are fewer
wall penetrations, which keeps thermal loss at a minimum.
4.) Save 50% to 80% of heating and cooling
5.) Reduces size and cost of HVAC System.
What is the (S.T.C.) Sound Transmission Coefficient?
The S.T.C. (Sound Transfer Coefficient) attenuation is excellent. The double
shell configuration of the concrete plus polystyrene plus
concrete sandwich minimizes sound transmissions. Typical
S.T.C. expected is as follows: 3" Concrete (1.5" each side) = [0.1304 x 38] + 43.48 [4.9552] + 43.48 = S.T.C of 48.4352 4" Concrete (2.0" each side) = [0.1304 x 50] + 43.48 [6.52] + 50.00 = S.T.C. of 50.0000 Calculated
from the PCI Pre-cast Manual Note: We are currently working
on a new polystyrene panel, which will have an integrated
air pocket that will greatly improve this rating.
9.) What is the fire rating of
Tridipanel has the following fire-resistance
ratings, (Ratings are valid for fire exposure from either
side) Fire-rating is derived from the wire mesh gauge in
combination with concrete thickness. See chart below. The
insulation core Type I polystyrene foam demonstrated a
flame-spread index of 25 or less and a smoke developed
rating of 450 or less when tested in accordance with ASTM
-E84.The modified polystyrene core does not contain ozone-damaging
chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) in the manufacturing process
or products. 2.5" EXP-Core with 1.50" Shotcrete each side = 1.5 Hours 2.5" EXP-Core with 2.00" Shotcrete each side = 2.0 Hours 2.5" EXP-Core with 3.1/8" Shotcrete each side = 4.0 Hours The fire rating increases with greater quantities
of cement applied to each side. Polystyrene core will not
10.) How is the Tridipanel secured into
The rebar is embedded within the
concrete slab. The panel is placed over the rebar, through
the open space between the polystyrene core and the wire
mesh. Once set, the rebar is fastened directly to the wire
mesh by hand with tie wire. It is critical the rebar be
installed in a straight line so the rebar fits easily into
the cavity between the polystyrene and the wire mesh. It
is important to make sure the rebar is completely exposed
so it becomes monolithically enclosed with the shotcrete
or cement application. Should the building department or
engineer require additional tie downs, the polystyrene
core can be removed from the base of the panel. The panel
is then set in place over the required tie-down and cemented
in place. Another option for placing the rebar in the concrete
slab is to drill the concrete slab and pour epoxy in the
cavity placing the rebar within its confines. Typically,
the spacing of the rebar is (24") on center.
11.) How is a bond beam made with Tridipanel?
A bond beam is used to create
large openings, or to strengthen large areas of ceiling
or to help support roof structures. All bond beams created
should be pre approved by a certified engineering firm.
Removing the polystyrene core and installing rebar creates
the bond beam. The best method for removing the polystyrene
core is a high-pressure water blaster, it takes only a
matter of minutes. For further information please see instruction
12.) How is the electrical and plumbing
The installation of electrical
or plumbing is achieved by removing the polystyrene core
to create a cavity that electrical conduit or plumbing
piping may be installed into. The polystyrene is approximately
¾" off the wire mesh so that you have a space to install these products. If this
opening needs to greater the polystyrene core can be removed
with a small keyhole saw or butane torch. The polystyrene
will not burn it will shrink or melt leaving a cavity.
The electrical or plumbing is then installed into the cavity.
For further information please see instruction manual.
13.) How are windows and doors installed?
The window and door openings may
be cut out with the use of three primary tools, a reciprocating
saw, a set of 18" bolt cutters or pneumatic cutter, and a small hand saw to remove the polystyrene.
It is recommended that a caulking sealant compatible with
the polystyrene core be used to seal the jamb to the polystyrene
core. For residential construction, wood jambs of treated
material are then fitted into the openings. The windows
and/or doors are then fastened to the treated jambs. For
commercial use, pre-finished concrete openings are created.
The windows and doors are then installed into the openings,
as they would be into a typical masonry block structure.
For further information please refer to instruction manual.
14.) How do you build curved or radius
walls with Tridipanel?
You can build curved or radius
walls by cutting the eleven gauge wires on one side of
the panel. This will allow the panel to bend to the desired
shape or radius. It is very important not to cut through
the heavier nine-gauge truss wire so that wall strength
and integrity remain intact.
15.) How does Tridipanel hold up under
adverse conditions of Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes
Tridipanel excelled in rigorous
test given by Mother Nature. For the last ten years, numerous
homes have been constructed with the Tridipanel System
on the East Coast, Caribbean and Gulf areas of Mexico and
the United States. The homes were built to withstand hurricane
force winds. In Laboratory testing, the Tridipanels have
been tested and will withstand wind loads of 226 miles
per hour. Laboratory testing results available upon request
In the southwestern area of the United States, a two-story
Tridipanel research complex jointly funded by the National
Science Foundation, Southern California Edison, Inc., and
the University of California withstood California's worst
earthquake in forty years was struck twice a (6.5) and
(6.9) Richter Scale. According to Dr. Philippe Cohen who
resides at the site in the Mojave Desert, the area at one
point was subjected to a continuous shake lasting over
a full minute. The structure went through the quakes with
zero structural effects. Complete (Earthquake) structural
testing report from certified engineering firm available on above upon request. Tridipanel
is an ideal building product for structures in dry adverse
climates where fire is always a constant threat. Areas
which are heavily forested, high grass and brush, and other
areas in Southern California during Santa Ana Wind Conditions,
and other similar areas where structures may be prone to
fires. We have had numerous fires in Southern California
during Santa Ana Wind Conditions. A structure built with
Tridipanel is non- combustible and has a minimum 1.5-hour
fire rating and a higher rating can easily be attained.
Structures built with Tridipanel are virtually fire resistant.
Full test report from certified engineering firm available
upon request along with photos.
16.) What is the wind load capacity of
The brief synopsis which follows,
is from the test results report dated 1994 from Dade County,
Miami Florida pertaining to the wind load capacity of Tridipanel.
Three typical Tridipanels 4' wide and 10' high with 1 ½" of shotcrete on each face were installed vertically, side-by-side, on a concrete
slab, several inches in front of a rigid backup wall with
space between the panels and the backup wall. The panels
were tested per static-wind load test (PA202-94 manner
of testing). Summary: The specimens tested herein were
fully tested in accordance with the Dade County Building
Code Compliance Office Protocols PA 201-94,PA 202-94 and
PA 203-94. No failures occurred to the specimens nor their
fastenings nor anchorage. The products described in this
report comply with SFBC Sections 2309 and 2315. The panels
tested at 126 lbs per Sq. Ft. pressure, which represents
over 225mph-wind factor. Please see wind load chart Exhibit
17.) What are the load bearing capabilities
The load bearing weights that
a typical Tridipanel wall will support is amazing. The
typical wood frame and metal frame wall cannot compare
to Tridipanel strength. A typical Tridipanel with 2.5" polystyrene core using eleven-gauge wire, 8' in height has been tested at a
structural load of over 78,000 lbs. Full load bearing chart
available upon request.
18.) How are various shotcrete or cements
applied to the Tridipanel?
The shotcrete is applied either
by hand or machine application on both sides of the panel.
This part of the operation is very specialized. We recommend
a licensed Gunnite or Stucco Contractor or a combination
of both Contractors for this part of the operation depending
upon the desired finish. For architects with a special
finish in mind we would like to mention that the architectural
molds or metal trim could be incorporated into your design
to achieve the desired finish. A few of the above-mentioned
might be fry reglets, point to point reveals, parting screed
etc. The versatility of numerous types of plaster finishes
or stucco finishes will work on interior and/or exterior
walls all of the newly created EIFS systems will also work.
Additional products you may apply are brick, mini-brick,
stone, stone facing, tile almost any type of finish your
imagination can conceive will work.
19.) Is the polystyrene waterproof? Is
the foam waterproof?
The polystyrene and the foam are
one in the same. The polystyrene core is water-resistant.
The ASTM test proved maximum water absorption of (2.5%)
for (1lb density). E.P.S. is an inert, organic material.
Polystyrene provides no nutritive value to plants, animals,
or microorganisms. The polystyrene will not rot and is
highly resistant to mildew. Aging has no effect upon the
performance of the polystyrene E.P.S. is able to withstand
the abuse of temperature cycling 180° assuring long term
performance. Please refer to fire rating for flame spread
HURRICANE PROOF HOMES:
Because of the unique construction
of a Tridipanel home, the completed
structure is able to withstand the
high velocity gusts, and extended mass
baring load subjected to homes and
other structures during hurricane force
winds and heavy rains. Researchers
for the Wind Engineering Research Center
at Texas Tech University say that concrete
walls are strong enough to withstand
flying debris from hurricanes and tornadoes.
According to their findings, homes
made of concrete are much more storm-resistant
than houses constructed of wood and
results of the tests were not surprising,
but they were dramatic," says Donn Thompson, PCA's residential technology program manager. "Concrete walls meet both the criteria needed to protect occupants in a severe
storm-structural integrity and missile
If safety is your primary concern with
you new home, nothing currently wins
over the long-lasting construction
techniques used in storm and hurricane
proof Tridipanel homes.
The devastation of hurricanes like
the 2005 season's five major hurricanes
to landfall on the U.S. and Mexico
- Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita, and
Wilma, leave shocking images in our
minds and for many of our fellow citizens,
on our own homes as well. Katrina will
likely be recorded as the most devastating
hurricane in the history of the United
States, creating catastrophic damage.
Combined with the other storms of the
2005 season, literally 1000's of homes
were destroyed, leaving record numbers
The storm season of 2005 taught us
a great deal; the lesson it hammered
home however was: it can happen, and
will happen again. No one can look
at a year of 27 named storms in the
Atlantic area alone and really believe
that the threat is over. We bring up
these numbers and reminders of the
devastation not to use heavy handed
tactics for Tridipanel system, but
to let you know that "we
get it, we understand".
Tridipanel construction has been building
homes in some of the best and worst
environments you can imagine. When
we say 'hurricane proof home', we're
not selling a pipe dream. We can back
it up, both from the many engineering
studies done on the system, and from
the houses still standing in some of
the worst hurricane areas of the United
States and Mexico coast lines. We can
honestly say that if the homes of New
Orleans were built using the Tridipanel
system, they would still be there.
That's quite a claim, and we mean exactly
what it says.
The Tridipanel system is an extremely
strong structural product consisting
of a super-insulated core of rigid
expanded polystyrene, sandwiched between
two engineered sheets of eleven-gauge
steel wire fabric mesh. The nine-gauge
steel truss wire is pierced completely
through the polystyrene core at off-set
angles for superior strength, and then
welded to each of the outer layer sheets
of eleven gauge wire steel. This process
creates one of the strongest building
materials you can find.
How strong? Hurricane Proof strong?
In 1994 at Dade County, Miami Florida,
they tested the load capacity of the
Tridipanel system. Three typical Tridipanels
( 4' wide and 10' high with 1 1/2" of
cement on each face) were installed
vertically, side-by-side, on a concrete
slab, several inches in front of a
rigid back up wall, with space between
the panels and the back up wall (if
the test failed then we don't want
sections flying off and hitting someone,
but the space between them would allow
the panels to crack and fragment if
they were going to). The panels were
then tested using a "static-wind load test" (PA202-94 manner of testing). The results were that no failures occurred to
the walls, the fastenings or the anchorages
used to erect the walls. The panels
tested at 126 lbs. per Sq Ft of pressure,
which represents over 225 mph-wind
factor. Katrina at its worst hit the
Southern states with winds of 175 mph.
Thankfully it didn't hit with higher
winds than that, but it if did, the
home constructed using the Tridipanel
system would still be standing. That's
what we mean by "Hurricane Proof". No pipe dreams, no wild exaggerations.
Before August of 1992, Jimmy Carter
built 14 homes and a day care center
in one week, as part of the Habitats
for Humanity project. We have pictures
of this project going up, which we
were quite proud of, since he choose
to use the Tridipanel system for the
speed it offered, and the money it
saved for the project.
Shortly afterwards, Hurricane Andrew
hit the Florida coastline. With winds
of 175 mph (same as Katrina), Andrew
raged from August 16 to August 28.
The devastation of the area around
Jimmy Carter's 14 Habitats for Humanity
was total, except for the 14 homes
and one day care center constructed
of hurricane proof Tridipanels.
Tridipanels are more than simply concrete
walls. They are environmentally safe,
they are lightweight and easy to construct
homes, and other structures with. They
are also amazingly cost effective,
costing as much or less than normal
TERMITE AND INSECT PROOF:
Without the necessary food given to termites by wood construction (even treated
woods do not provide guaranteed protection), Tridipanel homes offer no feeding
or breeding grounds for termites and other home destroying pests.
In most areas termites swarm to find and develop new colonies during warm windless
nights. The Formosan termite can eat through lead, asphalt, rubber and even
plastic to seek out food. Queens can lay over 2000 eggs in a single day, and
live 15 to 30 years! It is estimated that the Formosan termite will continue
to cost home owners and other consumers over $1 billion dollars in damages
every year (this estimate given by the U.S Department of Agriculture).
As an eco-friendly termite proof home construction technique, Tridipanels are
manufactured with all recycled plastics and steel - no forest products are
used. The Tridipanel termite proof home construction system is safe and friendly
to humans and wildlife, giving your home and investment complete protection
without resulting to the use of harmful and dangerous chemicals, which fail
to give long-term protection.
Tridipanel: The Termite Proof Home Building System
Introducing a termite proof home construction technique that uses prefabricated
polystyrene panels with wire mesh that becomes a structural wall when concrete,
gunite, Portland cement, plaster or stucco are shotcreted into place. Unlike
other termite proof home construction techniques, Tridipanel is an environmentally
friendly - recycled green product.
The Tridipanel termite proof home construction has tremendous flexibility -
it can be used in place of wood or metal-framed walls, masonry block walls
or pre-cast panels. It is an excellent structural system that can be used in
floors, ceilings, and roofs. The Tridipanel termite proof home construction
saves time while providing greater structural integrity.
As an eco-friendly termite proof home construction technique, Tridipanels are
manufactured with all recycled plastics and steel - no forest products are
used. The Tridipanel termite proof home construction system is safe and friendly
to humans and wildlife.
We are direct distributor for
Tridipanel termite proof home construction system in your
area. We are involved with the marketing, promotion, and
sales of Tridipanel, and we will help you with cost-effective
suggestions, also with engineering and architectural work,
we can help convert existing conventional projects to Tridipanel.,
and assists your customer with placing orders any ensures
direct delivery to your job sites. We also offers expertise
training in-house employees and upon request can help select
qualified subcontractors. We can also help furnish qualified
Other Company holds the patent of the
Tridipanel, and is a large multi-million dollar company
known worldwide, are the inventors of numerous automated
wire mesh systems. They have plants located around the
world in which they have setup state of the art manufacturing
systems, which produce the Tridipanel Building System.
The west coast of the United States doesn't
often face the devastating hurricanes recently landing
on Louisiana, Texas, Florida and other east coast and
southern coast areas. While these storms do threaten
(Oregon does mean hurricane in French after all), a greater
concern is often the earth itself.
In Southern California a two-story
research complex was built with the Tridipanel System,
by the National Science Foundation,
Southern California Edison, Inc, and the University
of California. Since that
time it has been struck twice by earthquakes
registering 6.5 and 6.9 on the Richter Scale. After
structural testing, certified engineers
found zero structural effects after these, and many
other smaller earthquakes.
Tridipanels are excellent building
materials for earthquake proof homes. You can build earthquake-proof
homes using earth quake construction
materials to make
DAILY ENERGY SAVING CONSTRUCTION:
While the recent hurricane disasters
of Louisiana, Texas, and Florida still
loam in our minds, as well as the earthquakes of Seattle
Francisco, or the fires of Southern
California and Colorado, day to day living can be
just as costly
of the long term. Without due diligence
on the part of a new-home buyer, unseen hundreds,
if not thousands,
of dollars could disappear out the
window and less-conspicuous openings in the years
Leaking ducts, inadequate attic insulation,
poorly protected pipes, single-pane windows,
and ineffectively sealed joints: These
can all conspire to give your new
palace a poor "thermal
performance" -- an industry buzzword loosely translating to "painfully high energy bills." Constructing a home with the Tridipanel system insures that your air-conditioner
and heater are virtually off most of the year, no matter
where you live or what temperature extremes your seasonal
weather can bring. It doesn't take a hurricane to blow
your money out of the window.
This may sound like a dream, but after
building homes in the Mojave Desert,
where the winter is climated by freezing
temperatures and snow, the summers
are escalated by temperatures as high
as 115 degrees with 128 m.p.h. winds,
we know what we are talking about.
Tridipanel construction system offers
many more benefits and cost
savings. We are trying to list them
all on our website, but if you have questions
about the hurricane, earthquake,
and termite protection of the Tridipanel
system, or something else we may
not have addressed please don't hesitate to
3D Tridi Panels are a light
weight disaster proof super energy efficient building
product that is H.U.D approved and user friendly.
Tridi Panels are fire, hurricane, earthquake,
mold, and dry rot proof.
3D Tridi panels
save 50% in labor cutting construction
time in half. There is no
dwelling too small or too large for this
type of product not to mention
the thermal qualities.
3D Tridi panels have an R factor 0f
41 which is extremely high to the R9 factor required
most county codes. Using 3D Tridi panels
you can erect buildings in months and houses in
as little as 18 days.
Ex President Jimmy Carter endorses
our product with habitats for humanity when in 1992
14 homes and a pre school in 7 days
using only town volunteers.
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