Saturday, April 6, 2013

Concrete polishing in ceilings 1 of the greatest projects great for Steve jobs legacy

In a lengthy report today, Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look at Apple's upcoming "spaceship" campus in Cupertino, noting that the project is currently one year behind schedule and roughly $2 billion over budget.
Since 2011, the budget for Apple's Campus 2 has ballooned from less than $3 billion to nearly $5 billion, according to five people close to the project who were not authorized to speak on the record. If their consensus estimate is accurate, Apple's expansion would eclipse the $3.9 billion being spent on the new World Trade Center complex in New York, and the new office space would run more than $1,500 per square foot--three times the cost of many top-of-the-line downtown corporate towers.
According to the report, Apple is working to shave $1 billion from the cost of the project before beginning construction.

Bloomberg Businessweek pins much of the responsibility for the cost issues on Steve Jobs, whose insistence on design and construction quality as well as unusual and expensive construction methods have defined the project.
The true expense of the campus lies not in green tech, though, as much as the materials--as well as what product designers call "fit and finish." As with Apple's products, Jobs wanted no seam, gap, or paintbrush stroke showing; every wall, floor, and even ceiling is to be polished to a supernatural smoothness. All of the interior wood was to be harvested from a specific species of maple, and only the finer-quality "heartwood" at the center of the trees would be used, says one person briefed on the plan last year.
Among other unique details contributing to project costs:

- 6 square kilometers of curved glass manufactured by Seele in Germany using specialized processes to prevent clouding or distortions. Seele has doubled the size of its production facility to accommodate the project.

- Per Jobs' orders, gaps between surfaces should be no more than 1/32 of an inch, far tighter than the typical 1/8 inch standard in U.S. construction.

- Polished concrete ceilings are to be cast in molds and then raised into position to ensure uniformity, rather than being cast in place. The requirement "left one person involved in the project speechless."

The report notes that investors concerned over Apple's falling stock price and looking for the company to return more cash to shareholders are questioning Apple's commitment to following through on Jobs' vision for the new campus. The company may, however, have little choice in the matter if it seeks to maintain its image as an iconic and visionary company in the post-Jobs era.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Grinding concrete ft lauderdale

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Concrete polishing West Palm beach, Jupiter, martin country

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

concrete floors | concrete flooring options

Concrete flooring  are very popular today but find the right contractor will make the difference of hate concrete floors or love concrete floors .
benefits like low maintenance cost, long flooring solution for you facility or business , create a seamless floors 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

OSHA: Polished concrete (SCOF)

According to OSHA : the static coefficient of friction(SCOF)on interior polished concrete surfaces is 0.5 wet and dry .58
Concrete Polishing is resistant to tire marks
A stain color can be add to existing concrete during our concrete polishing process
in concrete polishing there are no coatings ,urethane, waxes, epoxy,or any topical coating
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Not every concrete floor is good candidate for Concrete Polishing

If you are planing to restore your old concrete floor at Outstanding floors Inc we recommend to look for this Points before
-What is the main use of the building commercial flooring, retail floor, grocery store flooring , restaurant floors , warehouse flooring
-Concrete have cracks and no matter what you do if you have the concrete exposed is going to look
-Holes we could fix it. but is very probable after filling x(1000) amount of holes in the old concrete surface some will fail or maybe not
-A hole ones are fix if you focus on it you will see the fix up , one way to hide more this hole are use staining concrete floor and this way the overall concrete polish floor will look with character and unique
- densifiers are important but the most important is the concrete polishing company you are hiring this companies are the ones in the field ,are the ones dealing with all the concrete variation around Us are the ones at the end going to be responsible for the finish concrete polishing product will be great if arquitects focus more on this.
 And we will not see horror jobs done by non professional concrete polishing companies and the worts part they only are damaging the concrete polishing system name because they hire the wrong company "doit right is and art and  take attention to details"
-If we are doing a retrofit of and old concrete floor and the look is very important we recommend do a test of the old concrete floor to make sure is not less than 3000 psi limit . Soft floors even after densified multiple times trend to ware out fast and super soft concrete will never look right plus will eat metal diamonds (our tools)
for this occations we recommend and overlayment system bond with epoxy and sand
-overlayment great options but we recommend the color in the poor mix .dye stains don't hold to well in overlayment floors
-for new projects we recommend concrete floors 4000 psi
-some companies pride them selfs in their websites of having more than 15 year experience be careful with those the majority of their photos are took from other companies
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Concrete polishing bahamas

for concrete polishing in the bahamas contact us 1-800-935-3220 count with our experience to make you concrete flooring in bahamas a success visit our website  Outstanding floors for more information
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