The lightweight and high-strength attributes of SingCore are spanning the globe as designers, architects, and project managers continue to specify their projects have, “SingCore Inside.”

SingCore is the secret ingredient in building projects – especially those of large size and components with long spans – where certain challenges become apparent in translating the creator’s vision to real life.

Many problems associated with large, oversized projects or elements become apparent when attempting to bring an original design to life, mostly concerned with weight and strength.

Until now, very strong building materials were heavy in weight. This extra weight creates problems for the structure in terms of stress and strain over time. Lightweight building materials may be substituted for the stronger heavy ones, but compromises are made which may compromise the strength and integrity of the project.

This is the quandary facing development teams and precisely the point where SingCore provides the solution to the problems facing developers of large projects.

Crane hoisting pivot door to Manhattan penthouse

Such as issues in the tallest of buildings, not only in New York (where most of our product is shipped to nationally) but across the ocean, like in this, one of the tallest buildings in Bangkok, Thailand.

Crane hoisting large pivot doors, posts and beams

Fortunately, due to the extreme lightweight of SingCore building products, such as panels, posts and beams, entire containers of building materials could be sent from the factory located in Washington State in the USA to the job site in Bangkok at a fraction of the shipping cost of other materials.

Lightweight building materials easy to transport, less risk of danger or injury

The lightweight characteristics of SingCore also enables the materials to be quickly and easily lifted by crane without risk or danger of heavier materials while being able to be indisputably and safely manhandled by staff and laborers, rather than utilizing heavy equipment to maneuver the materials throughout the job site.

Lightweight large pivot doors easily carried by hand on job site without heavy equipment

37 ft. Tall Pivot Doors

If you’re designing a conference center with 40 ft. ceilings and need a row of 37 ft. tall pivot doors to act as room dividers, you are going to be faced with the issues concerning strength vs. weight. In order to keep the 37 ft. tall doors from warping, your design team is faced with the challenge.

If you dared to think, “What if I could have it all?” If it were possible, you would like to have insulation for its sound deadening qualities and climate control. Then you could just hang insulated baffles, but you would compromise the function of have pivot doors and they could easily fail as they have no strength.

Problem solvers would suggest that aluminum or steel could solve the problem, but the weight of a 37 ft. tall pivot doors would be very, dangerous to install and very expensive for the 37 ft. tall pivot doors, as well as the heavy duty pivot door hardware, which would probably cost many times the price of the large metal door itself.

This is the common paradox facing the designers dealing with the weight vs. strength issue, especially in large doors.

This is where SingCore shines as it rescues the plight of engineers and contractors fervently attempting to bring the designer’s vision come to life. SingCore is the only Eco-friendly, insulated lightweight, high-strength building material that outperforms other lightweight building materials so much, that it is the only material that can be used to build a large non-warping door of any size in any application.

Insulated Strength and Rigidity

SingCore is the provider of highly advanced high precision panels, posts and beams for high-end applications and clients all over the world. These patented building materials are unique in that they are lightweight, stronger than steel, and insulated for R value and sound deadening STC levels.

Man standing on 13 foot span, 1 inch thick panel with little or no deflection

The precision of SingCore as a building material is +/- .006 inch, which makes it a standard for high precision clientele such as NASA and the United States military. The strength is unmatched by any other affordable lightweight material (660+ PSI), making SingCore stronger than steel pound for pound, enabling this material to cover long spans with little supporting structure and deflection, achieving a new standard for less deflection under loads and warp resistance.

2 men standing on 20 ft 1 inch galvanized steel panel

Warp-free Doors

It is now not only possible, but proven, that you can build a warp-free door of any available flat building material – even as problematic a building material as natural wood grain – and have the resulting door be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for 50 years.

No other door can compare to the insulated lightweight strength of doors with Eco-friendly premium SingCore inside.

How Lightweight?

The weight of SingCore is easily one-third the weight (50% to 87%) of solid wood.


Case Study Comparison:

Traditional Pivot Door
Sing Core* Pivot Door
Height: 25 ft
Height: 25 ft

1100 lbs

 

198 lbs

 

In most cases, a large pivot door is very heavy in weight, this requires additional shipping, handling and may require additional heavy equipment to handle the large pivot door on site as well as requiring heavy duty pivot door hardware which based on weight can be many times more expensive than the large pivot door itself.

When your large wood plank pivot doors have SingCore inside, they can weigh-in at 3 lbs. per sq. ft. Your 10×10 pivot door could weigh 300 lbs.

* SingCore pivot doors may vary considerably due to individual weight of architecturally specified materials