FORM STUDIOS DESIGN & BUILD CHOOSES TELLA FIRMA FOUNDATIONS FOR THE NEW SPANISH HOUSE IMMERSION SCHOOL IN DALLAS
FORM Studios Design & Build Chooses Tella Firma Foundations for the new Spanish House Immersion School in Dallas
(DALLAS—June 14, 2016) FORM Studios Design & Build has selected Tella Firma Foundations (www.tellafirma.com) for the new Spanish House Immersion School location in Dallas on East Grand Avenue. The new school will be a 20,000 square foot; two-story building that will open in August 2016.
“We’re excited to work with FORM Studios Design & Build on this and many future projects,” said Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma. “Tella Firma is a high-tech foundation that provides the strength and protection of a pier-and-beam foundation yet is much more affordable and takes less time to install compared to traditional suspended foundations.”
The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles in practice for over 50 years. Tella Firma foundations utilize a green installation process to avoid the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the foundation.
“Tella Firma was a significant cost savings over other methods and we love to use the latest state-of-the art technology on our projects,” said Richard Atchison, Principal and architect with FORM Studios Design & Build, the general contractor and architect for the project. “We are really glad our concrete installer, TexCon told us about Tella Firma. They will be our foundation partner of choice when faced with bad soils in our light commercial work going forward.”
By using a field-tested, patented process of elevating a slab-on-grade foundation, Tella Firma creates a protective void between the ground and the foundation itself. This application isolates the slab and guards it from damaging soil swells, contractions and unexpected movement caused by light earthquakes. Most foundation damage results from soil movement that can be caused by expansion and contraction of clay soils due to moisture change or by seismic activity.
FORM Studios Design & Build is an architect owned Design & Build firm based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. FORM Studios Design & Build has commissions in commercial, residential and institutional projects. www.formsi.com
Tella Firma is an evolved, hybrid commercial foundation process that costs less to install and is less susceptible to timing, labor and weather uncertainties. This patented process elevates a slab-on-grade foundation above active soils to protect the slab from damaging soil swells, contractions, and movement.