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The History of Steelike® UHPC, UHPC Reaching New Heights™
Sculpture Completed Using an Early Iteration of What Will Become Steelike® UHPC
Designer Bill Kulish proved the possible with a giraffe sculpture made with his UHPC mix design. Bill named the sculpture “Gigi, Reaching New Heights.” Today, Gigi is symbolic of Kulish’s resilience against the odds. At about the same time Bill creates and plays the first playable concrete record made of UHPC in the USA at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas.
Kulish Design Company, LLC formed. Steelike® UHPC Used in Architectural Designs
Kulish Design Co., LLC Begins Commercial Production and Supply for US Construction Projects
First Project to Mix Steelike® UHPC in a Standard Ready-Mix Truck
Steelike® UHPC Is Successfully Used for Many Projects, Incorporating Innovative Mixing and Placement Methods
Steelike applications deployed in 2020 Included bridge deck overlays, repair of longitudinal joints between precast concrete beams, repair of steel columns, closure pours between precast deck panels, and expansion joint headers. Innovative mixing placement techniques employed included using a ready-mix truck to mix off-site and transport to job site, eliminating overfilling and grinding of deck-level connections, and eliminating plastic sheeting of overlays. Additionally, Steelike Inc. placed the first direct-to-deck UHPC overlay directly from the ready-mix trucks used to mix the UHPC in the USA. This sped up placement, decreased waste and a significant amount of time and cost.
Kulish Design Co., LLC Receives External Seed Investment and Converted to Steelike Inc.
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Chen brings to Steelike, Inc. her many years of experience in global corporate strategy, operations, as well as domestic and international intellectual property law and corporate policy developments. She oversees all operations of Steelike and drives the strategic direction of the company. Chen co-founded Steelike’s precedssor Kulish Design Co., LLC with Bill Kulish and proudly supports the efforts of women and minority owned businesses.
Serial entrepreneur, inventor of Steelike® UHPC, independent researcher and developer of novel materials for construction and design, Bill Kulish is the visionary and the creative force of Steelike, Inc. In 2020, after successfully acquiring seed investment, Bill and his co-founder Chen Wang converted Kulish Design Co. LLC to Steelike, Inc. As President of the company, Bill is committed to setting up projects for success and expanding awareness and use of Steelike® UHPC mix designs, UHPC Powered by Innovation™.
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