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Creating Resilient Structures with Polymer Coatings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90424
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09-43
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1.9SG
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optechnology, Inc.
5500 ALLENDALE DR HUNTSVILLE, AL 35811-8971
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Creating Resilient Structures with Polymer Coatings
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R09CN0108
Award Amount: $299,994.33
 

Abstract:

  The first goal of our team is to design and develop highly ductile cement mortar composites using novel patent applied for technology which has been shown to produce materials with high energy absorption, decreased modulus, higher tensile strength, and greater toughness than standard or ultra high performance concretes or fibercements. These materials will be used to produce NEMA Class 5 flood resistant building panels which are also capable of withstanding hurricane forces to comply with Florida and North Carolina State Building Codes, ASTM 1886E-05, and ultimately to meet FEMA 320/FEMA 361 standards. In order to achieve our design goals, we may further strengthen the panels by reinforcing them with interlayers and polymer coatings. Our second goal is to test the effectiveness of using field applied polymer coatings to solve issues of roof joist to wall framing attachment and foundation-rim joist wall framing to produce a continuous foundation to roof load pathway and to supplement standard hurricane and construction ties.

Principal Investigator:

Andrea Barnes
Project Coordinator
2565082487
andrea.barnes@optechnology.com

Business Contact:

John Gilbert
President
2565082487
john.gilbert@optechnology.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optechnology, Inc.
5500 ALLENDALE DR HUNTSVILLE, AL 35811

EIN/Tax ID: 631009878
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No