Foundation Innovation Saves Time and Money

The Hollingsworth Companies invest millions of dollars in getting prepared to meet the high-speed demands of our industrial clients.   We have researched ideal geographies with great interstate highway access and bought hundreds of acres of land, installed infrastructure, designed and permitted buildings and even pre-graded the sites to bring them to a “foundation-ready” state. We also have a commitment from A&S Building systems to deliver our quick-ship stock size industrial buildings in just six weeks-months faster than anyone else.

Once a project is approved, with a pre-graded site, the very first thing to do is install foundations. Normally that would require steel re-bar shop drawings, review and approval, then fabrication, delivery and tying before foundations can actually start going in the ground. The re-bar procurement can take 3 weeks in the best circumstances, but in today’s heated construction market, that wait can stretch to 6 or even 8 weeks.

With all our investment in speed, we had to find a way to be able to start construction as soon as the client is ready to move forward. This is when we discovered Helix Steel twisted wire micro reinforcing admixture. This in-stock off the shelf product is added to the concrete at the jobsite in proper dosages to totally replace the structural rebar. This totally eliminates the rebar procurement and rebar tying timeframes saving a month or more in critical timeline projects. It also totally removes the problems of misplaced or displaced reinforcing during concrete placement. This is a common problem in concrete construction that is well recognized and totally solved with this innovative new product. This product would be worth a premium for the time savings alone, but it also reduces field labor significantly. In reality, the product is not more expensive than traditional rebar on a price per pound basis.

Any product that saves time and money while at the same time improving quality is a hands-down winner. This innovation has now enabled the Hollingsworth Companies to be more productive and to deliver customized Build-to-Suit industrial facilities faster than ever. When your company is ready to grow, Hollingsworth is ready to go with Foundation-Ready sites that can be customized to your exact needs. Contact our in-house industrial architect, Tom Wortham, at 865-457-3701, to discuss your industrial Build-to-Suit needs today.

“Joe Hollingsworth participated as one of our first equity investors. In addition, Joe Hollingsworth has served as a board member and leading advisor for strategic planning and direction.” — Scott Kelley, President and CEO, Service Center Metals