Case Studies

Atlas EPS products have helped meet a wide range of challenges — from protecting a vital water main during a major road reconstruction to insulating a cold-storage warehouse in the steamy, humid South. Click on the case study links below to find out how.

Camp Liberty
Rick Briggs is in his element. The retired Air Force major has just spent the better part of the afternoon chatting…

The Green Home 
Nestled in the hills of Walnut, CA is the new ABC Green Home 2.0. Developed and built by Pomona Valley’s Habitat for Humanity and designed by KTGY…

Fifth Third Ball Park
Progressive A/E has used geofoam on several projects. Their latest is Whitecap’s Stadium Fifth Third Ballpark. Approximately 900 cubic yards of EPS 15 was used as a lightweight fill and to reduce lateral pressure. The field is being renovated to add administrative offices along the first base side where a hill previously existed.

Cleveland-Medical-MartCleveland Medical Mart Plaza Deck
In 2007, Cleveland’s commissioners decided to build a medical mart downtown Cleveland, Ohio, near Brown Stadium and Rock Hall of Fame. Two roads cross above where the medical mart was designed to be, and limited weight was allowed to be placed on top of the building at ground level due to structural limits of the building. Rather than limit the design options, engineers turned to Elevation® Geofoam.

wrigley-geofoam-2Wrigley Field – Concrete Form & Lightweight Fill
Osborn Engineering had designed with geofoam once before on the Cleveland Medical Mart plaza deck project. When they were asked to help design the renovation of Wrigley Field’s outfield bleachers to create the Budweiser party deck, they knew just the right material to use to form the concrete deck. 

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What is Geofoam?
Geofoam is used in place of concrete for forming or as lightweight structural fill. Geofoam can be manufactured by either an expanded polystyrene (EPS) molder or a XPS extruder. It is in a lightweight fill category all by itself, often call ultra-lightweight fill, since it only weighs between 1-3 pounds per cubic foot…

Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 3.47.27 PMGiant Legos? – No, It’s Color Coded Elevation Geofoam
New embankments are being built with geofoam blocks in Milwaukee, WI. The engineers needed to reduce lateral pressure on building foundations running adjacent to the freeway and  decrease construction time to keep downtown traffic moving…

lemmen holt 4Elevation® Geofoam Goes Green with Landscaping Applications
Lemmen Holton Cancer Pavilion was designed with large planters that were approximately 3’ deep and several feet in width and length on the interior of each of the 3 floors…

Atlas EPS Geofoam Leaves Grand Rapids Waterline Undisturbed
When the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) decided a road-widening project along a 6.75-mile stretch of Lake Michigan Drive (M45) through the town of Allendale would be necessary…

Atlas EPS Geofoam Raises California Movie Theater Experience to New Heights
Moviegoers are flocking to theaters with stadium-style seating because every seat in the house offers an excellent view of the screen…

EIFS Creates Eye Appeal for St. Louis Mills Mall
The residents of St. Louis welcomed the World’s Fair in 1904, after spending nearly three years erecting palaces to agriculture, electricity and machinery, among countless other areas of human progress and civilization…

A Wise Louisiana Purchase
Two hundred years ago, the United States made a wise purchase when it bought Louisiana from France for $15 million. James Monroe and Robert Livingston kept their cool during heated discussions with …

The Green Machine
Atlas EPS has an OEM customer who services the RV market. Products that this company manufactures include heating systems, cooking appliances, doors, vents, caps with latches, handrails, steps, grab rails …

Elevation® Geofoam Helps Stop Bridge Foundation from Moving and Get Traffic Moving 
Traffic on I-94, the main conduit between Chicago and Detroit,  was at a dead stop. The busy stretch of highway between the two cities had to …