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SABS Composite Building System

Hybrid System of Polystyrene Plus Concrete

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SABS™ is a multi-patented, composite building system that utilizes Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as the core material for all structural members – walls, roof, floor – that is sprayed with a composite coating made up of a precise blend of sand, cement, glass fiber and other additives that, together, create a building shell that meets or exceeds all testing protocols and load requirements of the ICC-ES. It is reported to provide R-60 walls and R-100 roof.

Intrinsically linked to the installation and application of the SABS™ building method is Strata’s patented analysis program that accurately predicts the performance capability of a building shell utilizing any architectural design under any set of climatic conditions.

SABS™ (Saebi Alternative Building System) has only two parts: an expanded polystyrene (EPS) core that can range in thickness from 4 to 16 inches, depending on design and insulation needs, and a one-quarter-inch thick coating of reinforced concrete. Together these make a composite building system that is suitable for all portions of a building.

EPS makes up the largest component to the SABS™ building system, however EPS is 98.5% air, which makes it lightweight and a great insulator. EPS is also simple to shape and cut making custom features easy to incorporate.

SABS™ reinforced concrete coating is sprayed on to the EPS at one-quarter-inch thickness using standard equipment, and then finished with industry standard tools like trowels. Most 3rd party materials can be directly applied to SABS™.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Moisture Control

Temperature Control (i.e. 30% savings on heating and cooling)

Sound Insulation

DURABILITY AND STRENGTH

SABS™ is exceedingly resilient to mold or mildew

SABS™ Panels will not dent or deform

SABS™ has a 2,000 psi retention strength

SABS™ will embrace up to 260 MPH winds

Molecular compound bond creates surplus strength

SUSTAINABILITY

The EPS Foam insulation is 94% air

100% eco-friendly

EPS Foam is non- toxic

The SABS™ coating main ingredients are Cement and Sand

CONSTRUCTION

Few formation trades to manage

The system’s effortlessness makes assembly fast

The EPS Foam is lightweight making assembly easy

 

SABS Composite Building System

SABS™ is a multi-patented, composite building system that utilizes Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as the core material for all structural members – walls, roof, floor – that is sprayed with a composite coating made up of a precise blend of sand, cement, glass fiber and other additives that, together, create a building shell that meets or exceeds all testing protocols and load requirements of the ICC-ES. ©2012 Strata International Group


Documents

  SABS Composite Building System Testing Data (198 kb)

  SABS Composite Building System Brochure (3,410 kb)