BlastPLEXTM, MBI’s patent-pending mechanically fastened building systems, continues to impress customers with extensive savings in both time and money during the installation process. As previously reported by Ray Onofrio, VP of Sales and Leasing, the very first BlastPLEX project showed an 85% reduction in the total number of man hours required to install a 36×40 complex. This reduced time included offloading of the modules, connecting them together, weather sealing the exterior seams, and all interior finish work.
With several other BlastPLEX projects having been installed since its introduction, there is now more empirical data to support the substantial savings during installation. While savings vary from project to project, customers are experiencing on average an 80% reduction of installation man hours when compared to traditional welded methods. (click here to see case studies on a 24×40 complex or a 48×40 complex).
Although these savings alone are enough to establish BlastPLEX as the leading option for the blast resistant building industry, the BlastPLEX system offers even more benefits, including the following:
- Faster occupancy
- Less site disruptions
- Flexibility to disconnect and relocate complexes
- Flexibility to add and reduce complex size for future facility reconfigurations and additions
- Same protection capabilities of welded structures
As customers continue to experience these benefits, it is becoming evident that MBI’s BlastPLEX building systems are the wave of the future.