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At nearly 2,000 years old, the Colosseum in Rome is one of the oldest standing structures in the world. What is it made of? Concrete.
This white paper reviews the benefits of ICF construction and how they protect homes from severe weather and environmental events.
For builders who want to know more about building with insulated concrete form construction, there are numerous resources -- often free -- available. They don't have to tackle it alone.
Home buyers in coastal areas are discovering the benefits of ICF construction on their own and want to work with contractors who can help them build their dream home.
An ICF walls delivers a continuous air and heat barrier with no cracks and crevices other than what's supposed to be there, such as utility penetrations.
Many knowledgeable homebuyers would like to build an ICF home, but their favorite builder may not be familiar with the technology. Builders need listen to their educated buyers and get up to speed on ICF construction to provide a better product to their customers who want a better built home.
Studies show that construction costs are relatively small compared to the operating cost of a home over a 30-year mortgage. Insulated concrete form (ICF) homes reduce those costs through energy efficiency and low maintenance living.
Smart builders can make trade offs to offer resilient, energy efficient ICF homes that don't have to cost more than a comparable stick built home.
Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.
Millennial buyers crave authenticity and quality, and a new generation of homebuilders is adopting the personalized approach that younger buyers crave.
Creating a high-performance building envelope with insulated concrete forms allows other costs to be shifted elsewhere.
Industry experts tell me it won't be long until energy use for a home will be part of the mortgage approval process.
As severe weather events seem to become more common, homeowners are becoming more interested in storm resilient homes.
As building codes become stricter in many states, building pros can take advantage of free educational opportunities to keep pace.
Insulated concrete forms have been a proven wall assembly for decades now, but you wouldn't know it from listening to some builders.
In order to build a high performance home, builders need to embrace new technologies and techniques. The results can be greatly improved over traditional approaches. This white paper takes a look at some of the top things homebuilders should consider in choosing a wall system for the best building envelope.
One of the toughest challenges in home energy efficiency is eliminating thermal bridging.
There are many paths to reach a high performance home, and I want to take a look at two wall systems that are gaining in popularity.
High tech concrete forms have proven technologies to make building easier and faster.
Which do you think costs more: constructing a building or operating it? For both residential and commercial construction, the answer is operating the building. Research shows the larger environmental impacts in a life cycle assessment (LCA) are from the production...