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Watson Bowman Acme Releases Wabo Bustuff Parking Deck Expansion Control Systems

Watson Bowman Acme, a BASF company and leader in expansion control systems for the construction industry, today announced the release of Wabo®BusTuff, the newest development in parking deck expansion control systems.

Wabo®BusTuff is a rugged and reliable expansion joint system specifically designed to accommodate high load, high speed, and high daily traffic count parking deck challenges. The system is manufactured to provide optimal durability, meeting and exceeding current industry standards.

Wabo®BusTuff expansion control systems can carry axle loads up to and including 40,000 pounds, 30 percent horizontal impact forces created by vehicles traveling at high speeds across the system, and slab movements and rotations in all directions , as proven in WBA’s seismic testing program at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley.

“This system was designed and tested to withstand the most demanding seismic events resulting in a fully functional, robust expansion joint system for parking structures,” said Rick Patterson, Business Director for Watson Bowman Acme. “With the release of Wabo®BusTuff, Watson Bowman Acme is expanding our seismic portfolio offering for the parking deck marketplace.”

Watson Bowman Acme offers a complete line of custom designed expansion control systems for the parking deck applications, including Wabo®SafetyFlex, Jeene®, Wabo®Crete StripSeal, Wabo®CreteMembrane, Wabo®WeatherSeam, Wabo®WaterTite, Wabo®ElastoFlex parking series and Wabo®Seismic Span II.

About the Construction Chemicals division

BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures: Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses c oncrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile fixing systems, expansion control systems and wood protection solutions.

The Construction Chemicals division’s 6,400 employees form a global community of construction experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion a project, we combine our know-how across areas of expertise and regions and draw on the experience gained in countless construction projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies, as well as our in-depth knowledge of local building needs, to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction.

The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.3 billion in 2012.

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