Today (December 2nd 2020) my company Spherical Block LLC received a Product Listing from the International Code Council-Evaluation Services (ICC-ES). This puts my company's technology in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC) which is written by ICC. This was a long, tedious, difficult and expensive process, but it's necessary for any new construction technology.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
So hooray! It's a big step that I am glad to have accomplished and behind me.
Here are two pages from the listing itself:
So there it is, another important step in commercialization of an idea completed. ICC-ES Product Listing.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1660075 ("Topological interlocking manufactured concrete block"). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
I was asked to write an article for Masonry Magazine about my company's (Spherical Block, LLC) technology. Here it is, the cover story for the August 2020 issue. A big thank you to the Masonry Contractor's Association of America.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
I was asked to write a short summary about the concept of using potassium geopolymer as an electrical capacitor or battery. This article was published in STRUCTURE magazine on May 1, 2020.