Alternative Construction Technologies, Inc. a leader
in the production of structural insulated panel systems (SIPs) used in
the construction of government, residential, and commercial buildings,
today announced its' ACTech Panel System will be
compared in a test of hurricane projectile strength against
conventional building materials.
Alternative Construction by Gulf Coast will be conducting the
test Thursday, October 4, at the ALESSI Bed and Breakfast job site. The
presentation includes a demonstration of the speed and ease of use of
the ACTech Panel System, and many of the other inherent "efficiency"
and safety qualities of the system. Marion, Lee, and Lynn Alessi, the
founders and co-owners stated, "As far as we are concerned, this is
state of the art in housing technology. We have not found the number of
features and benefits possessed by the ACTech structural insulated
panel in any other materials, at any cost."
The demonstration will begin at 1PM EDT, October 4 at 1016
Beach Boulevard (Highway 90) Biloxi, MS.
To be compliant with hurricane projectile test standards, FEMA
requires that an 8 foot, 6 pound 2 X 4 be projected at a structure or
construction material at a speed of 34 MPH. without penetration. A wind
cannon will be present to launch the projectiles. The demonstration
will compare results of the 2 X 4 projectiles shot at a wood framed
(and sheathed) construction method, a block based construction method,
and the ACTech Panel system.
Spectators, builders, and builder associations, broadcast and
print media, and potential home buyers are invited to view the
Lee Alessi, owner of the ALESSI Bed and Breakfast stated,
"Alternative Construction by Gulf Coast aims to be the leading turnkey
provider of erected structurally reinforced ACTech(R) Panel systems in
the state of Mississippi. We will work with any builder or consumer to
design, engineer, permit, and erect the wall and roof structure of
their buildings or homes to meet cost and feature specifications, while
providing the very highest quality, secure, and energy efficient home.
The long-term value of saving 35-50% on monthly energy bills adds
immeasurable value, efficiency, and savings that cannot be over
stated," he added.
To watch a video of the projectile test, please click on the
following link: http://www.actechpanel.com/categories/39/default.aspx