Slide Overview - Navajo FlexCrete

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Nov 25, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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“A Subsidiary of The Navajo Housing Authority”


Made from Recycled
Material



Environmentally
Sensitive



Promoting Economic
Sustainability for the
Navajo People and
Businesses

FlexCrete
Product List

Item

Nominal Dimensions

Length

Height

Thickness

Masonry Units
-

Load bearing

24
-

inches

8
-
inches

8,10,12
-
inches

Masonry Units
-


Non
-
Load bearing

24
-

inches

8
-
inches

2,4,6
-
inches

U
-
Block

24
-

inches

8
-
inches

6,8,10,12
-
inches

Lintels

6.5
-
feet, Maximum

8,10,12
-
inches

4,6,8,10,12
-
inches

Wall Panel (Year 2007)

20 feet, Maximum

24
-
inches

2,4,6,8,10,12
-
inches

*All dimensions shall have a tolerance of +/
-

1/32
-
inch

**These are nominal dimensions and actual dimensions are 1/8" less than the values shown

Product
Technology

FlexCrete is based on:


Fly Ash as a Natural Pozzolin


Aerated Concrete Approach


Fiber Reinforced Composition


Chemical Activated Aerated Concrete



The FlexCrete
Advantage


Low Cost


Ease of Use


Physical Strength and durability


(360psi equivalent to concrete)


Fire Resistance


Energy / Acoustic Efficiency


Environmental Sensitivity

The FlexCrete
Advantage


Low Cost of Production


Direct Connection with Tribal Agencies


Local Distribution in Arizona


Fiber Reinforced Composition


More Durable than other


AAC Products


Transportation and Handling


Ease of Use


Physical Strength and durability


(360psi equivalent to concrete)


Fire Resistance


Energy / Acoustic Efficiency


Environmental Sensitivity

FlexCrete
Operations


Currently we have one Production Plant located in
Page, Arizona.


Plans to open a second

plant in Clark County, Nevada.


Quality Assurance /

Procedures in place.


Our Mission


Provide Quality Products


Excel in Customer Service


Navajo FlexCrete
Processing


BATCHING

CURING

DEMOLD

SAWING

CONSTRUCTION

= HOME


The Navajo Culture promotes a philosophy

Hozhoogo Nashaa Dooleel
”. The meaning
translates to “May I walk in beauty, harmony and
balance with my surroundings”, and is a
philosophy aligned with the core principles of

Sustainable Design
.


The cultural philosophies of many Native Peoples
and the core principles of Sustainability
reemphasize a foundation that has been there all
along. This just needs to be underscored by our
planning and development.

Native American Cultural
Philosophy

Traditional Sustainable Model

Navajo Sustainability

Native Peoples View of Sustainable Design

Quadruple Bottom
-
Line


Economics


Are the Local economies built in.


Local opportunity, access, longevity.


How can Critical Mass be achieved. (people)


Environment


Preservation of natural environment


Limited impact resources


Connectivity with open space/outdoors.


Social


Social network for sense of community.


Limited strain on social programs and resources.


Inclusive of all users.


CULTURAL



TRIBAL HOUSING MARKET

(1500
-

2500 SF HOMES):


The Navajo Housing Authority is transitioning to building
primarily with Navajo FlexCrete products.

CUSTOM HOME / GREEN CONSUMER

(3000
-

6000 SF HOMES):


Santa Fe & Albuquerque, NM


Scottsdale, AZ


Arizona, New Mexico, Utah,

Colorado and Nevada Markets

GREEN CONSUMER


Average home = 21
tons of fly ash



Otherwise disposed of
in landfill.


REDUCED impact on


Timber Reserves


Water


Fuel

COMMERCIAL MARKET


Commercial Applications


Thin Un
-
reinforced Panels


Exterior Wall Cladding


Renovations


EIFS Replacement



4” Mega Block
-

Party Wall
Assembly


Fire Walls


Sound Walls


Two (2) LEED points are offered for projects using recycled
content. NFBB would material would qualify for both categories.

Materials & Resources Credit 4.1 & 4.2

-

Recycled Content: 10% / 20% (Post
-
Consumer / Pre
-
Consumer).

Navajo FlexCrete products are made with a
60% Fly Ash content.

Fly Ash is a by
-
product of the coal burning process. Navajo
Generating Station is the source our Fly Ash and is located
three (3) miles from our manufacturing plant.

Page, AZ

N

Not to Scale


Two (2) LEED points are offered for projects using building
materials manufactured within 500 miles of the project area.

Materials & Resources Credit 5.1 & 5.2

-

Regional Materials: 10% / 20% Extracted, Processed and Manufactured.

GREEN INNOVATIONS &
PARTNERSHIPS

Project published in “
Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing


GREEN INNOVATIONS &
PARTNERSHIPS

Energy Consumption per Wall Type
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
6" Frame
SIP 6"
SIP 8"
FlexCrete 8"
Adobe 8"
Adobe 12"
Adobe 16"
kWh/m2
Heating
Cooling
Lighting
Other
Total
ENERGY CONSUMPTION PER WALL TYPE

Southwest Traditional
Log Homes

Mirrorseal

Navajo FlexCrete

Sips Structures

ASU Photovoltaic Laboratory

U of A Environmental
Research Laboratory

Alter Air

Energy Modeling Analysis

2007 Valley Forward

Environmental Excellence


Crescordia Winner for Single Family Residence

2007 Arizona Governor’s Awards


Innovation Award



Navajo FlexCrete Building
Systems


Housing Hero Award
-

ASU Stardust Center for
Gaudalupe House

NHA
Production Homes
















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