state-of-the art construction formwork, technology and
support of SecureTech™ building systems allows
the contractor to create a monolithic concrete structure
that is unsurpassed in energy efficiency and strength.
-Comfortable and Quiet
-Unparalleled Safety and Security
SecureTech Homes™ Support and Services
We regularly consult with your contractors and builders
before and during the construction process, providing
custom design and technical support, as well as on-site
training and inspections, for the SecureTech™
Formwork building systems. Our SecureTech Homes™ technical
support and consulting services are another reason that
SecureTech™ built structures are the ultimate
in residential and commercial construction.
Because of concrete's natural thermal properties, SecureTech™
built homes stay warmer in the winter and cooler in
the summer than traditional homes. SecureTech™
homes consistently earn the EPA five-star rating. Homes
with the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use less
energy, help you save money on utility bills, and help
protect the environment.
Appearance and Maintenance
Once cast, homes built using SecureTech™
Formwork products and technology can be veneered with a wide
range of attractive,low-maintenance materials: from
stucco to vinyl siding to brick or stone.
SecureTech™ built homes can be built in your
choice of architectural styles, including contemporary
ranch, two-story colonial, detached or attached homes.
Inside, plaster-finished walls with built-in concrete
crown moldings achieve a superior appearance at a minimal
cost compared to that of conventional construction.
From raw concrete to finished steps and walls
independent tests simulating 250 mile-per-hour ground
level wind speeds equal to the strongest tornadoes and
hurricanes, concrete walls consistently outperformed
wood- and steel-framed walls for 1) stopping flying
debris, the greatest hazard to homeowners during this
life-threatening weather and 2) withstand collapsing
and structure damage. Researchers under the direction
of Ernst Kiesling, Ph.D., P.E. Professor of Civil Engineering,
Wing Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University
concluded that walls built with wood or steel studs
lack the strength and mass to resist the impact of wind-driven
debris, while concrete walls consistently stood up to
In various strength tests, concrete proved two to four
times stronger than the maximum wind load and five to
nine times stronger than the maximum earthquake load
- bending strength considerably greater than the standards
required by the Uniform Building Code.
In countless fire wall tests, concrete has proven itself
as one of the most fire- and heat-resistant construction
materials. Unlike wood or steel, concrete does not burn,
soften, or bend, so concrete structures are most likely
to remain standing through a fire.
Unlike wood framing, concrete is not susceptible to
rotting wood or damage by insects, like termites, that
can cost thousand of
dollars to treat or repair.
SecureTech™ state-of-the-art construction formwork
and technology allow your builder to cost efficiently
create a home that is structurally safe, secure, low
maintenance, low insurance cost, environmentally friendly,
comfortable and quiet.
1. Concrete Formwork: After placing a reinforced
structural slab for the home, aluminum concrete forms
(8' plus tall) are erected creating 4" reinforced
concrete walls with 2" of insulation on the exterior
and 6" concrete floor/ceiling.
2. Electrical: Electrical boxes, conduit, plumbing,
and mechanical sleeves are cast in place.
3. Pouring Concrete: Concrete is poured into the wall
and deck forms. In just one day, the reinforced concrete
is sufficiently cured and forms are removed. Work begins
on the second level if a two-story structure. Walls,
ceilings, and stairs are placed monolithically.
4. Interior Wall: Because the finished interior concrete
walls and ceiling are so flat and smooth, drywall is
not needed. Walls and ceilings are plastered, sanded,
touched up, and painted.
5. Exterior and Roof: The exterior can be finished
with stucco, brick, or other commonly used siding materials.
The roof is conventionally framed of dimensional lumber
or wood or steel trusses atop the concrete deck that
forms the first or second level's ceiling. This allows
architectural flexibility in roof design while keeping
the wood or steel used for the roof framing outside
of the home's fire-resistant thermal concrete envelope.
6. Finished Product: A beautiful new SecureTech built