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#11872 - 10/10/01 12:28 PM Hurricane Resistant Building System
sriinc Offline
We are looking for contacts/ agents in the construction field to use our Hurricane Resistant EPS Building System Isorast 2000.
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Can someone provide detailed information on the last Hurricane damage in Belize. We are interested to open a new Isorast office in Belize.
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Isorast 2000 - Hurricane Resistant EPS Building
http://www.exbiz.net/~isorast

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#11873 - 10/10/01 01:52 PM Re: Hurricane Resistant Building System
susangg Offline
You might want to post the URL for the system so that people who are interested can look at it and see what it is, how much it costs, etc. People who can afford it always built hurricane-resistant cement homes in Belize, the real need for this is for people who don't have a lot of money. If you have a concept that is economically feasible I would expect a lot of interest. Best way to start is to post your web page that has the info on it, with contact info.
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Susan Guberman-Garcia, Attorney at Law. Phone: 510-792-2639
Fax/Voicemail:: 510-405-2016 Email: susangg@garcia.mpowermail.com

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#11874 - 10/10/01 02:25 PM Re: Hurricane Resistant Building System
beverly1 Offline
Here's the best address for it. The main address goes to a German site (in German), but the expanded URL goes directly to photos and descriptions. Good old marketing power at work already!
http://www.exbiz.net/~isorast/start.htm

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#11875 - 10/10/01 03:13 PM Re: Hurricane Resistant Building System
susangg Offline
Looks interesting, I will pass it on to others who know about this stuff.
But one comment that comes to mind is: It is not feasible to consider this product for Belize unless the product is manufactured locally (either in Belize, Mexico, Guatemala). It would not make sense to send cement blocks from Germany to Belize...are there manufacturers using your process in Belize or neighboring countries? Or is that what you are trying to do: set up a factory to make this product in Belize? If so, you may want to consider talking to some of the people who already manufacture home building materials to find out what kind of market there is.
Good luck! Looks interesting.
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Susan Guberman-Garcia, Attorney at Law. Phone: 510-792-2639
Fax/Voicemail:: 510-405-2016 Email: susangg@garcia.mpowermail.com

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#11876 - 10/10/01 03:15 PM Re: Hurricane Resistant Building System
susangg Offline
Also post your email address. This list is set up so that email addresses are blocked, presumably because there was a nutcase harassing the webmaster and posters a few months ago.
You have to post your email address in the body of your posts or it won't show up.
Mine is: susangg@garcia.mpowermail.com
What is yours?
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Susan Guberman-Garcia, Attorney at Law. Phone: 510-792-2639
Fax/Voicemail:: 510-405-2016 Email: susangg@garcia.mpowermail.com

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#11877 - 10/10/01 03:18 PM Re: Hurricane Resistant Building System
sriinc Offline
Our URL http://www.exbiznet/~isorast

There is also a message board for more details if necessary. Isorast (34 years experience-first EPS System in the world)

Cost: Depends on many factors, like design option, simple or complicated construction etc. Rule: as more homes or projects are build at the same time with the same crew, as less will be the price. Because we need to ship full Container Loads from Germany (plant) to Belize. At the bottom line a volume Development could be projected on a limited budget. But only to build One House for example would be most expensive.

Message Board: http://www.exbiz.net/~perl/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi

We are ready to support any good project in prevention of Hurricane Damage.
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Isorast 2000 - Hurricane Resistant EPS Building
http://www.exbiz.net/~isorast

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#11878 - 10/10/01 03:39 PM Re: Hurricane Resistant Building System
Bobsorel Offline
There is another system that I'm aware of that seems similar and uses a concrete web poured within lightweight styro/cement blocks assembled like Lincoln logs. It's called Rastra, I believe, and is manufactured in California. It's very strong, lightweight, and a couple of people can put the walls of a house up in a couple of days, easily. I'll try to find more info on this and post.

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#11879 - 10/10/01 03:59 PM Re: Hurricane Resistant Building System
beverly1 Offline
So it is Bob...here's the address. I am really keen to find all of this info, so I really appreciate this exchange. Once Placencia Village is rebuilt, I have a shell of a foundation left from Monday night that I want to get right back to starting over again...hopefully for the better.
http://www.rastra.com/

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#11880 - 10/10/01 04:28 PM Re: Hurricane Resistant Building System
susangg Offline
Here's the thing: If you have a system for building materials that you want to market in Belize, you have to market it in a way that will allow it to be MADE IN BELIZE (or in adjacent Mexico, Guatemala, etc.) Nobody is going to import cement from Europe or from the USA. Too expensive, import duties will kill you and it does not create jobs in Belize or its neighbors, where they are needed.
If you have a patented system to create these building materials, either find someone to license it to in-country or invest in a cement factory in Belize, or Chetumal.
It's not all that hard to make cement, from what I have heard. Whatever you are doing to make it and cut it in Germany can be done in Belize or Mexico.
Otherwise, forget it. You may get the odd rich expat to import your stuff but that's about it.
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Susan Guberman-Garcia, Attorney at Law. Phone: 510-792-2639
Fax/Voicemail:: 510-405-2016 Email: susangg@garcia.mpowermail.com

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#11881 - 10/10/01 04:50 PM Re: Hurricane Resistant Building System
Bobsorel Offline
I'm not trying to sell anything, simply offering info. I believe the 'German' system and others similar from the states are simply styrofoam forms which offer ease of assembly and are filled with cement from local sources. The Rastra system is a little different in that the blcks are composed of concrete slurry mixed with styro beads, still pretty lightweight. Again, once assembled they are filled with local concrete which forms a very strong network within the blocks. I don't know about import duties on these products, however, the Rastra, at least, goes up very rapidly, requires little additional material such as nails, wood, etc. and is extremely strong. I'm just putting it out there as an option for rapid rebuilding.

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