Barrier Island Retreat
A concrete condominium offers buyers a perfect sanctuary
Tackling Californias energy crunch
El Dorado Hills, California, sits in the hot, dry and windy foothills of Sacramento Valley, qualifying it as a wildfire zone.
Sculptor at home with concrete
Jerry Palen, a Western artist of many disciplines—painting, carving, cartooning (Stampede)—is widely known for his striking and energetic bronze sculptures of horses.
Tech Talk: Exterior Finishes for Concrete Homes
This is the final in the series of articles dealing with RCF (Removable Concrete Form) homes.
More Northern designers and builders are learning what their Southwestern and Southern counterparts have known for decades: concrete masonry makes for good, sound residential construction.
Urban Studio masters replacement project
Each year, architecture students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro design and rebuild a local home that has fallen into a state of disrepair.
High Mesas home
Mention of New Mexico usually brings to mind the rugged but beautiful mountain vistas of Santa Fe
Concrete Homes: Options for a Squeak-Free Floor
Part I: This six-part series focuses on details of today’s concrete homes.
Basement of the Year 2007
An extreme home rests on a winning cast-in-place foundation
Padre Island challenge
A first-time concrete builder’s ICF townhomes sit 200 feet from Gulf waters
Tile roofs provide decorative options for any home
Editor’s Note: Richard K. Olson is technical director for the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI). The association represents industry professionals involved in the manufacturing and installation of concrete and clay tile roofs in the U.S. and Canada, and works with national, state, and local building officials to develop installation techniques, codes, and standards for better roofing systems. Olson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit tileroofing.org to learn more about how the Institute may benefit your business.
Tech Talk: Concrete Homes: Working with the Trades
Part II: This six-part series focuses on details of today’s concrete homes. Over the past two years, this column has provided considerable information on the general benefits of concrete homes, the various methods used for construction and the performance characteristics. We now focus on strengthening the understanding of the decisions, details and results that can affect the quality achieved in the above-grade concrete home industry delivered by removable forms (RCFs). Since strongly entering the market nearly a decade ago, this method of construction offers an ever-expanding variety of architectural and practical construction solutions for today’s homeowner and designer.
Precast and poured-in-place pair up in Midwest
John Hess and his brother Dan are co-owners of Best Way Foundations in Belleville, Illinois. They grew up with concrete construction, having a father and uncle who ran a construction equipment business and were dealers for Western Forms and Wall Ties & Forms. In the early 1990s, the brothers started their own business for poured-in-place foundations.
The New American Home 2007
Modern precast concrete architecture and Energy Star certification are hallmarks of this year’s National Association of Home Builders showcase home.
Storm Safe Homes break new ground
A Summer Project in Southern Nevada
After building with concrete for years, PolySteel of Las Vegas owner Brent Hannig begins an ICF home of his own.
Tech Talk: Concrete Homes: controlling cracks
Part III: This six-part series focuses on details of today’s concrete homes.
Landscaping: Its role in waterproofing your home
Homebuyers and builders need to consider the all-important issue of waterproofing the home—particularly the basement.
The Green Emerald Home built by Royal Professional Builders might be the first house in Florida to be LEED for Homes certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, but it’s not the first green house for the builders.
A humble mason built a mansion fit for none other than a king, but his own
The 2007 New Southern Home
In Orlando, Florida a Southern showcase home spotlights innovations for luxurious, sustainable living.
From foundation to roof in four days
Fast turnaround in construction of “Extreme” project shows benefits of using ICFs
Texas Façade, ICF at its Core
ICFs couple with environmental features for a healthy homerun
Tech Talk: Concrete Homes: Designing with Modularity
Part V: This six-part series focuses on details of today’s concrete homes. Over the past two years, this column has provided considerable information on the general benefits of concrete homes, the various methods used for construction and the performance characteristics. These series provides a focus on strengthening the understanding of the decisions, details and results that can affect the quality achieved in the above-grade concrete home industry delivered by removable concrete forms (RCFs). Since strongly entering the market nearly a decade ago, this method of construction offers an ever-expanding variety of architectural and practical construction solutions for today’s home owner and designer. This month, we introduce the concept of designing these homes to embrace the technology that is available to construct them.
Decorative Concrete: Hardscaping
The ideal finishing touch
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