In Q3 of 2017, one of the most famous tech companies in the world completed construction of their NEW headquarters in Northern California. The construction elements, processes used, and materials procured were considered to be some of the most forward-thinking ideas in construction of a corporate office building EVER. Things like a green living roof, solar panels, and planting of over 9,000 trees within the surrounding lands is revolutionary thinking for a corporate office building. That company, is Apple.
One thing that MAY surprise you, is the use of Expanded Polystyrene foam throughout the construction process from the wall insulation, to providing a base over the roof structure for the living garden to sit on. Hundreds of truckloads of EPS foam were used throughout the project and were able to provide a material that is 100% recyclable, and typically made of up to 15% recycled content or more. EPS has an amazing R-Value (the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.) Because of EPS’s high R-Value, the Apple building will use less power keeping their employees cool with air conditioning or warm with heat. In addition, the fill material used on the project allowed construction to move faster, easier, and save tens of thousands of dollars in the process. See below for a video by Apple Insider.
Stadium Seating Enterprises, Inc. (SSE) is the world’s leading provider of prefabricated stadium seating systems for the Cinema, Worship, Performing Arts and Education/Training market segments. SSE’s client base represents the largest Cinema operators in the world, tiered seating for some of the largest Churches in the US and Educational/Training facilities for many universities, colleges, secondary schools and select Corporate clients from coast to coast. We offer systems specifically designed for new construction and ones that are specific to renovation/retrofit projects. Our standard PREFOAM™ System and our PREFOAM DryFit™ Systems have been fully engineered to meet the requirements of virtually any project requiring tiered stadium seating.
SSE works directly with end users, architects, engineers and contractors to design and manufacture a prefabricated “kit of parts” for stadium seating. SSE operates with regional manufacturing partners in six geographic zones within North America to facilitate responsive and competitively prices products and services. The PREFOAM System consists of EPS Geofoam blocks for structural support and a steel forming system that allows for a fast and easy assembly and a strong forming system for concrete topping material. The PRERFOAM DryFit System also utilized EPS Geofoam blocks for the structural support, but is based on a proprietary design for a plywood or cement board facing materials. The DryFit system is ideal for luxury cinema retrofits due to its light weight and ease of assembly without having to introduce a wet trade like concrete into the auditorium. Working directly with the design and construction teams, we design, fabricate and deliver the selected system to the jobsite for installation by others in a timely and efficient manner.
SSE has a proven track record of success with more than 300 individual clients in 46 states, Canada, Latin America and the UK. Our team has put more than 81.75 Million Cubic Feet of EPS Geofoam in place since 2002 in more than 1850 completed auditoriums. The quality of our services and products is exemplified by the number of repeat clients we have over the years. We believe the key elements that set us apart from any of the competition are: Our high quality, innovative and reliable PREFOAM products, our willingness and ability to collaborate with the design and construction team members to insure customers are getting the best value for the money, and the outstanding professional relationships we have developed over the past thirteen years with our manufacturing and supplier partners. But more than anything, it is the absolute commitment to the best customer service in the industry that puts SSE “heads and shoulders” above the competition.
SSE is a design and fabrication partner on construction projects.
PROJECT EVALUATION: We will evaluate the design options for adding stadium seating to your project and recommend the most cost efficient and schedule friendly method of achieving your goals;
DESIGN ASSISTANCE: As there are several options for constructing stadium seating with the PREFOAM Systems, we will recommend which system brings the greatest value to your individual project;
COST MANAGEMENT: Our team will work directly with your architectural and construction teams during the cost estimating phase of the project to provide a PREFOAM System Solution that meets your functional and budgetary goals;
ENGINEERING AND SHOP DRAWINGS: The SSE team will work through a two stage process for the preparation of detailed shop drawings. We draw every block of EPS Geofoam and every steel component to provide a clear guide for the stadium seating installation contractor;
SYSTEM FABRICATION: Working with your onsite team and our fabrication/manufacturing partners, we coordinate and manage the fabrication and delivery of each system component to the jobsite;
TEAM BUILDING: We have contacts and relationships with architects, consultants, contractors and installers nationwide and we are anxious to help you structure the most capable and responsive team to meet your needs and requirements.