LEED™ Contributions

FirstUp Structures Wall System
Considerations for Design-Build or Value Engineering


Material & Equipment

66% less Concrete
Smaller Form Material for one-sided panels
Reinforcing Steel & Hardware Reduction
Substantial Dead Load Reduction on Foundation
Lighter Crane for one-sided or insulated sandwich panels
Interior Drywall Framing ready on one-sided panels
Insulated and pre-finished panels in sandwich application
Elimination of Embed Anchors due to steel framing at 2’-0” centers


Labor Reduction

Forming, Reinforcing, Material Handling
Lifting, Setting, Bracing
Lift, Align & Weld for Multistory Applications
Lighter Braces required
Drywall Framing Time & Labor can be eliminated
Frequently Combine Panel Erection w/ Structure Erection


Project Benefits

Structural Reductions from Reduced Dead Loads
Accelerate Subcontractors
Collapse Time Frames
Reduce Interim Financing


LEED™ Contributions

Reduced Site Disturbance
Less Casting Beds Required because street lighter crane can be used, frequently eliminating set-up charges for major cranes
Panels are ready to lift within 2 days and can be erected more quickly, freeing slab surface for a second batch of panels that can be ready in a few days for the next lift
Panels can be precast for delivery to the project
Optimize Energy Performance
Insulated Sandwich Panels with 4” – 8” studs can provide from R-12 to R-30 Values
One-sided tilt panels are ready to receive various insulation types and values
Thermal Break options are economically available
Recycled & Regional Content in Materials
Steel Studs are 100% recycled
Steel Studs are cold-roll fabricated and punched from coils of typically 16 Gauge Steel
Fly ash and other recycled contents or additives are optional in concrete
Re-locatable Wall Panels
Panels can be demounted for relocation and shipment to another location
Panels can be precast for delivery to the original or a future project
Environmental Quality
Panels help maintain a dust-free environment
Reduce Fuel & Emissions
By the substantial reduction in CY of concrete delivered to the project fuel & emissions are substantially reduced
At the project site
At the manufacturing site(s)
At the supply and distribution site(s)