Composite Building Structures, Ltd.
Stronger, Safer, Longer Lasting, cost effective support framing for homes and buildings
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CBS Plans Business Technology Campus
One site synergizes research, manufacturing, and sales
August 1, 2005 -- Composite Building Structures, Ltd. announced today plans to develop the first Business Technology Campus (BTC) in South West Florida where products built to a higher standard can be developed, produced, and immediately utilized in the building industry. Florida and the Caribbean basin countries face unique environmental forces that call for safer, stronger, longer lasting products to be combined into homes and offices that better protect the inhabitants and that stand up better through hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, termites, and earthquakes.
CBS Homes Florida, LLC has worked with manufactures of glass, windows, doors, sheeting, insulation, and chemicals to create a core of parts needed to build homes to a higher standard. Whether in a costal Disaster Mitigation Zone (DMZ) or in densely populated areas, a new benchmark can be created in partnership with insurance underwriters to evolve structures that qualify for low cost insurance.
Progress and innovation need not be expensive and buildings from the BTC are targeted to be considerably lower in price than buildings constructed with the commonly used materials and methods. Enabling engineers from each manufacturer to collaborate results in improvements, faster building, and lower costs. When products have a ready market in a semi-complete wall panel, marketing costs, sales expenses, warehousing, damage, and scrap is minimized and the customer benefits.
Creating technology park for bio tech or computer development is expensive and inventions must be licensed or transferred to others to produce. No place in America are all of the manufacturers located at the same place. This can be Florida's response to recent hurricane devastation that produces immediate mitigation in a meaningful way throughout the state. With Florida starting 211,000 new homes each year, automation is required to bring the construction industry up to a par with automotive and petroleum automation.
The concrete block niche is only 14% of the total US framing market but represents 32% of the money spent of external wall framing. Yet concrete block homes take up to 9 months to deliver and require builders to provide a large hedge against price increases to protect their margins. Concrete block can't be automated and delivered in panels. Composite panels can revolutionize building methods in hurricane and termite zones. Combining innovative materials, designs, and methods enables new performance to be achieved for the whole house structure.
By emulating what Henry Ford did in 1908 at River Rouge and automating the automobile industry, he was able to lower the cost of cars by 58%, pay the highest wages, and take prominence over the 502 other car makers during the same period. That is what can happen with vision in the building industry. The CBS BTC will provide high paying jobs for over 800 workers and be the incubator for many small companies.
For more information about this concept to create sustainable and affordable homes at a price that all who want to own a home can own a home contact James P. Antonic, Managing Director.
For More Information Contact:
Fort Meyers FL 33908-9613
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