The VA Hospital
The VA Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas and recently, a Child Development Center in Ft. Polk, Louisiana, recognized Sure-Board’s blast resistance benefits include ease of installation and light-weight properties. “Sure-Board’s uses of ‘Made in USA’ recycled/recyclable materials, make it attractive for LEED certification”, commented James Moore of Borrelli + Architects . “Engineering blast designs with Sure-Board is facilitated by the tested data and traditional materials used”, stated Hasan Arouri, Principal from TLC Engineering for Architecture. More here.
Louisiana’s Child Development Center
Louisiana’s Child Development Center choose Wellbilt Internationals’ Sure- Board Wall Panel to meet governmental ‘Blast Resistance’ criteria.
Continually meeting construction ‘blast’ resistances by US governmental standards, Wellbilt International’s Sure-Board Wall-Panels have been successfully installed throughout the US. Sure-Board ‘blast’ designs have
been used to build or enhance VA Hospitals, State Court Houses, and educational buildings. More here.
Wellbilt’s patented Sure-Board Wall Panel System has been used for UNICEF’s permanent and safe homes for children in Belladère, Haiti, which are two bedroom and one bathroom units. Sure-Board Wall Panels are composed of steel and various U.S. made cementicious or gypsum board composite materials, therefore impervious to termites and meeting non-combustible standards. Since the Sure-Board System has been tested and received the Miami-Dade Product Approval for uses in Florida’s high velocity hurricane zones and California’s lateral force resistance for earthquakes, it was ideal for hurricane and earthquake resistant buildings in Haiti. More here.
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Florida Supreme Court, Florida
Architects and engineers wanted to "harden" the walls of the Florida Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee, Florida, but in Florida, there are strict building codes which architects are required to follow. High Velocity Hurricane Zoneshave produced requirements that have caused architects to tighten up on who they choose to implement their plans. With sustained winds of 146 mph, wind-loads that can gust up to 20% more, and increasing concerns about terrorist threats, it is vitalthat buildings are able to provide protection for the people who work and live in them. "We understand the demands that architects place on products and the builders." More here.
Why did The Ritz-Carlton Company www.ritzcarlton.com choose Wellbilt International? Wellbilt's commitment to technology allows them to create buildings that are able to withstand hurricane force winds. Their two cornerstone products are the Sure-Board Wall Panel, a structural, load bearing wall panel that incorporates Sure-Board in its structural design, and Sure-Board®, a steel sheet bonded with specified substrates (gypsum board, exterior gypsum sheathing, Fiberock, DensGlass Gold, etc.). The Sure-Board Wall Panel has been tested and received the Miami-Dade Product Approval and the Florida State Product Approval for uses in High Velocity Hurricane Zones.