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The Future of Building is Now

Max Strength, High Quality, and Cost Friendly


The SABS Building System streamlines construction costs and timelines by minimizing the necessary components. At its core, the system employs EPS foam as the structural framework, encompassing all exterior and interior walls, mid-floors, and the roof. This EPS foam is formed into 8' x 4' grid panels, serving as the structure's mold. Additionally, the EPS foam provides insulation, with utilities channeled directly into the walls. Once the EPS foam framework is complete, it is entirely coated with Strata's proprietary patented mixture, SABSCRETE. This cementitious coating, SABSCRETE, is applied using conventional methods, with the thickness determined by the FEA engineering report. The finished SABS structure can then receive conventional interior and exterior finishes such as stucco, drywall mud, sheet rock, and facia.


This innovative technology boasts resilience against earthquakes, water and vapor penetration, and fire (with a class A finish interior having a flame-spread index of 25 or less and a smoke-developed index of 450 or less), as well as wind resistance of up to 265 MPH. Not only is the SABS Building System a high-quality and durable product, but it is also designed for disaster relief. The patented structural design software generates a comprehensive FEA engineering report, allowing for thorough testing of the building design on a computer before construction begins. The system is considered a nano composite, as the foam and proprietary SABSCRETE bond together to create a structural system that offers unparalleled strength while simultaneously expediting and reducing the cost of construction.


Construction Cost Savings

With fewer formation trades to oversee, there is reduced labor required for construction teams. The system's simplicity facilitates swift assembly. The lightweight EPS Foam simplifies assembly, requiring minimal machinery and scarcely any power tools. The pre-cut EPS Foam in a grid pattern enables quick and easy assembly, expediting the construction timeline.

Energy Efficiency

With an impressive 5 R-Value per inch of thickness in the EPS Foam, SABS walls boast an average R-Value of 75-100 without the need for additional insulation, as the EPS Foam Walls serve both as the structural frame and the insulation. This high R-Value results in superior temperature control of the SABS Structure, leading to potential savings of up to 30% on heating and cooling costs, if not more.

Sustainability & Notable Mentions 

The EPS Foam insulation is notable for its environmental friendliness, with an impressive 94% of its composition comprising air, making it a fully sustainable choice. Moreover, EPS Foam is entirely non-toxic, ensuring a safe environment. In terms of soundproofing, the SABS walls excel, boasting an impressive STC rating of 20, providing an acoustic environment comparable to that of a professional recording studio. Additionally, SABS demonstrates exceptional resistance against mold, mildew, and termite issues. Its structural integrity is evidenced by a retention strength of 2,000 psi, and it offers outstanding vapor resistance, exceeding the vapor threshold by a factor of two.


Dr. Nasser Saebi
(President & CEO)

The Saebi Alternative
Building System (SABS)

Dr. Nasser Saebi, the CEO and Founder of Strata International Group and a Master Engineer, has dedicated his entire career to the development of the SABS technology.


Originally from Tehran, Iran, a young Nasser Saebi aspired to pursue better educational opportunities and the American Dream in the United States. In 1960, Nasser embarked on this journey with a scholarship to the University of Iowa. He pursued his education in structural engineering, earning his Bachelor's, Master's, and finally, his Doctorate in Structural Engineering from the University of Utah.


During his doctoral studies, the concept of SABS was conceived. Drawing inspiration from natural elements like the tortoise, with its hard shell and soft tissue, Nasser envisioned a natural composite system.


After completing his thesis on SABS, Dr. Saebi faced the challenge of waiting for the computer and software technology necessary to engineer the SABS composite system, which was not yet available in the 1970s and 1980s. During this time, he practiced engineering at the highest level, contributing to the development and redesign of the Persian Gulf Oil Rigs, a significant oil supply chain.


In the 1990s, as computer and software technology advanced, Dr. Saebi devoted nearly the entire decade to developing the testing requirements and methods for SABS, preparing for submission to the International Code Council (ICC-ES).


Following the completion of testing methods, the next hurdle was the ICC submission and the beginning of a lengthy journey of product testing and development. With the dawn of the new millennium, Strata International Group, Inc. (SIG) was established, with Dr. Saebi and managing partners forming the firm to raise the necessary capital for testing data required for ICC submission.


Over the next eight years (2000-2008), Dr. Saebi and SIG invested nearly four million dollars in product testing and underwent rigorous testing. Ultimately, the ICC granted approval of all testing methods, providing Dr. Saebi and SIG with the ICC ESR code, allowing them to design residential and commercial structures accepted and permitted in all 50 states in America and globally.


With Dr. Saebi's lifelong work finally realized, two goals remain central to his legacy. Firstly, to make housing affordable and accessible to all, ensuring housing is available to every individual and ending homelessness caused by the inability to afford safe shelter. Secondly, to protect the planet from natural disasters resulting from the widespread use of lumber.

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