Design Flexibility

Benefits

When did you last work on a commercial project where the owner said "Price is not an object, we just want the best wall money can buy..."?

Chances are you may have specified an ideal cavity wall with your veneer paying homage to the landscape and your interior finishes providing a comfortable and elegant living space while your structural members had the job of keeping the roof securely in place above the walls. In most places, price is a determining factor and with the advent of architectural CMU, many designers have turned to "single wythe" masonry construction to cut initial costs.

The nature of the traditional CMU is such: a CMU that is integrally colored will be the same color(s) throughout. Ergo: a single wythe CMU wall will be the same color on both sides.

 

Enter OneStep

The CFMU combines the design options of having two separate materials for the inner and outer face shells, allowing for the design possibilities and performance of your ideal cavity wall with the footprint and economics of a single wythe wall. Imagine all you favorite concrete masonry colors, finishes, and textures combined with brick, granite, or limestone - all relying on a reinforced concrete structural member to carry the load. The veneers are the concrete form (hence the name: Concrete Form Masonry Unit) - so there are no post-applied veneer to deal with - one trade, one operation. As with traditional CMU, by varying individual units, bond patterns can be created. The interior face shells and the exterior walls are not all made with the same materials.

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The CFMU combines the design options of having two separate materials for the inner and outer face shells, allowing for the design possibilities and performance of your ideal cavity wall with the footprint and economics of a single wythe wall.

ONE PRODUCT ONE TRADE ONE STEP