For over a century, reinforced concrete has been the main building material for structures large and small. However, that might be changing. CMR Construction & Roofing recently worked on a project that employed an entirely new type of building material called MCFR.
MCFR is a patented mineral composite fiber-reinforced building system made by Renco USA. It is made of recycled glass fibers, resin, and naturally occurring calcium compounds. The MCFR blocks, or building units, stack and interlock much like legos.
Prefabricated building blocks
Because MCFR can be formed into any shape, entire buildings, including walls, ceilings, floors, joists, and roof beams, can be manufactured prior to the start of construction. Once on-site, the MCFR building units can be assembled into a finished structure in record time.
Unlike traditional construction, heavy equipment is not needed when constructing buildings using Renco’s blocks. In fact, glue guns and rubber mallets are the only tools that are necessary. The result is a much smaller construction footprint, both in terms of the size of the crew and the amount of equipment on the work site. Better still, the building process produces much less noise and waste as compared to the traditional alternatives.
An eco-friendly solution
As construction professionals, we are always looking for ways to improve our processes. In recent years, our team has been focused on reducing waste and using recycled building materials whenever possible. That’s one of the reasons our team was so excited about the MCFR building system. MCFR is eco-friendly without compromising structural strength or durability.
Renco’s revolutionary building material is made of natural compounds and newly composed materials from recycled products. The result is an environmentally friendly building material of uncompromising strength. In fact, MCFR building units are rated to withstand winds up to 275 miles per hour. Florida residents will also be excited to hear that MCFR does not absorb water in the same way that traditional materials do, making it an ideal choice for hurricane-prone geographies.
Although the building we recently constructed is the first-of-its-kind in North America, MCFR has been tested extensively in the past. Its creators spent the past 10 years developing and testing the material prior to its introduction. The time spent on research and development paid off, as recent tests have shown that MCFR is both fire and insect-resistant.
A cost-effective material built for the future
Our team was thrilled to contribute to this first-of-its-kind project. Because MCFR is affordable, eco-friendly, durable, and scaleable, we anticipate using this material on many projects in the near future. Contact us today if you are interested in having our team work on your MCFR project.