Builders in Brooklyn and other boroughs are now building with Omni Block. On a 30′ x 80′ building that is 3 stories high, Omni Block is saving approximately 74 square feet of livable space per floor due to not having to furr, insulate and sheetrock. At a sale price of $400 a square foot, that is almost $30,000 of additional revenue per floor and Omni Block is only costing them approximately $8,000 per floor.
Notice that the #5 vertical rebar is every 32″ in this 3-story building. Typically, one #5 is every 48″.
The general contractor is now on his third such building and has stated that Omni Block is just like working with standard CMU, only better!