Bassett Construction, Inc., a sheet metal contractor that specializes in exterior design and construction of commercial buildings, announced it entered into an exclusive international partnership agreement with UAE’s Premier Composite Technologies (PCT), a leading global manufacturer of advanced composite components for the architectural design industry. With this agreement, Bassett will exclusively market and supply PCT’s architectural solutions, such as their carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP), glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) and ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) panel solutions to North America.
“Introducing PCT composites to the North American architectural community is an exciting opportunity for Bassett,” said Rodney Bassett, President of Bassett Construction. “Until now, architects have been somewhat limited to using the same small collection of materials in their design, most commonly masonry, timber, metals and concrete. Today, PCT is revolutionizing our industry by augmenting these traditional materials with advanced composite solutions or fiber reinforced polymers.”
Advantages of architectural composites include:
- New aesthetic possibilities: an ability to mold complex, fluid and creative forms and produce more efficient geometric shapes.
- Significant weight savings – an advanced composite cladding structure can typically weigh as little as 10% of its concrete equivalent.
- Composite structures can cover much larger spans between support points, reducing the need for substructures dramatically.
- Rapid installation enabling time and cost savings on site.
- Superior durability with reduced lifetime costs and less degradation.
- Improved thermal insulation and reduction of cold bridging.
- Longevity – composite structures are highly resistant to corrosion.
Bassett has a team of construction technology and installation professionals with in-depth, hands-on knowledge of PCT architectural composite material solutions. This enables Bassett to provide intelligent and insightful advice as they assist their North American clients in designing, engineering and installing PCT technologies into their projects. Bassett’s expertise will allow architects and owners alike to reap the full benefits and value of PCT’s solutions.
“For years now, we’ve entrusted Bassett Construction to assemble and install our solutions for our world-renown architectural clients,” said Gabi Böhm, Principal Architect for PCT.
“We’re thrilled to broaden our relationship with Bassett with this agreement and are looking forward to having them introduce our solutions and exclusively serve the North American market for PCT,” added Böhm.
About Premier Composite Technologies
Premier Composite Technologies, Inc. (PCT) is a leading global manufacturer of advanced composite components for the Architectural Design, Transportation and Boatbuilding markets. PCT was founded in 2006 in Dubai, UAE and has since seen tremendous growth, employing more than 2,700 employees across 49 nationalities. The Company has ten manufacturing sites in Dubai, with a total production area of over 210,000 square feet. In consideration of investment in technology, innovation and output, today PCT ranks alongside some of the top global manufacturers of advanced composite components in its category.
About Bassett Construction
With its headquarters in Vancouver, WA, Bassett Construction is a nationally acclaimed architectural sheet metal and fiber composite materials contractor that specializes in exterior design and construction of commercial buildings throughout North America.
Industries: Building and Civil Engineering