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Building Blocks to Begin Installation of GFRC panels at Starwood Capital HQ, Miami Beach.

Building Blocks is working with Gensler Architects and Coastal-Brodson on the new headquarters for Starwood Capital.

Building Blocks has team up with Gensler Architects and Coastal-Brodson to deliver and install 6000 SQF of GFRC panels for the brand new HQ of Starwood Capital in South Beach, Miami. The panels will work as a multiporpuse integrated system that serves as architectural feature and as a hanging planters mesh that will duplicate the green footprint of the structure. We are excited to be a part of this project that promises to be an iconic corner on one of the busiest and most travelled spots on the already iconic Miami Beach. Work will commence in January 2021.

Ryan Kunkle joins Building Blocks as Director of Sales

Building Blocks started 2021 off right – with a new team member, Ryan
Kunkle, who is the Director of Sales. Ryan’s construction career began 27 years ago in
the prefabricated building enclosure industry. He has gained vast experience in many
areas of the unitized enclosure world including design/drafting, preconstruction design
development, estimating, sales and project
management. He is proud to be part of hundreds of projects using prefabricated panels.
Ryan’s key role at Building Blocks is to maintain and nurture existing relationships while
focusing on
developing new business. Please join us in welcoming Ryan to Building Blocks.
rkunkle@bblocks.com
(610) 428-1285

Building Blocks awarded the contract for the new air traffic control tower at O’Hare Airport, Chicago, IL

Building Blocks has been engaged by Austin Power Partners, the joint
venture between Power Construction of Chicago, Austin Commercial of Dallas and
Ujamaa Construction of Chicago for the Terminal 5 Concourse M Extension, Core
Expansion & Repurposing project. Building Blocks will design, engineer, and
manufacture the GFRC cladding for the new air traffic control tower.

Building Blocks to Begin Installation of GFRC panels at Starwood Capital HQ, Miami Beach.

Building Blocks is working with Gensler Architects and Coastal-Brodson on the new headquarters for Starwood Capital.

Building Blocks has team up with Gensler Architects and Coastal-Brodson to deliver and install 6000 SQF of GFRC panels for the brand new HQ of Starwood Capital in South Beach, Miami. The panels will work as a multiporpuse integrated system that serves as architectural feature and as a hanging planters mesh that will duplicate the green footprint of the structure. We are excited to be a part of this project that promises to be an iconic corner on one of the busiest and most travelled spots on the already iconic Miami Beach. Work will commence in January 2021.

Last Panel Installed at St Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa

After a year of construction activity Building Blocks construction team installed their last GFRC panel at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.  The project included framed GFRC and permanent formwork GFRC, which can be seen in the “V” column below.  It was a privilege to work with HOK, Walter P Moore, and Robins & Morton.Soffit

Hard Rock New Orleans

GFRC Installation Begins at Hard Rock New Orleans

New Orleans, LA – Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) panels are being installed on the new Hard Rock in New Orleans. Installation continues through the summer. With each new panel, the building looks more like its renderings. Facade installation is scheduled to complete in winter 2020.

The new Hard Rock in New Orleans is located at Rampart and Canal Streets in the Theater District, just around the corner from the French Quarter. It will feature a hotel, restaurant, and condominiums. Originally designed as SlenderWall, the project turned to GFRC for better durability.

Plant Visit for University of Miami’s Centennial Village

Kissimmee, FL – University of Miami administration, Zyscovich Architects, and Grycon recently visited our glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) plant in Kissimmee for the University’s new Centennial Village project.

 

This new addition to the Coral Gables campus is part of the University’s master plan for student housing growth and refinement. Building Blocks has proposed our high-performance unitized GFRC wall system with factory installed ES Windows and Technoglass glazing. A mockup will be delivered to the project site next month.