26 Mar 2019

Zero net energy: the new normal?

By Dave Gowers With energy efficiency increasingly becoming the focus of both commercial and residential construction, we must seriously consider ICF construction as being a realistic solution to this energy efficiency demand. But what does Zero Net Energy mean? Simply put, any structure designed for zero net energy must generate

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22 Mar 2019

ICF strengths include climate change protection

By Dave Gowers As natural disasters sweep our nation, awareness is rapidly growing that building with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) has the ability to prevent significant tragic damage to home and personal safety. Building with disaster-resistant methods such as ICF pose a solution to three very topical and urgent requirements:

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Nudura joins CFA
05 Nov 2018

RPM Acquires Nudura, Expands Dryvit Product Offerings

RPM International Inc. has acquired Nudura Corp., a leading manufacturer and distributor of insulated concrete forms in North America. This addition, which is expected to be accretive to its earnings within a year, is an excellent strategic fit for RPM, providing key competitive advantages to Dryvit business. However, the terms

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27 Oct 2018

BLUBLOC ACHIEVES ICC APPROVALS

BluBloc, a Portland, Oregon, ICF block company, has achieved approval the from International Code Council approval. Their block is made from 85 percent recycled ground Styrofoam and mixed with 15 percent portland cement, which is then formed into building blocks. The company produces and sells a cementitious “stay in place”

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concrete texture
07 Sep 2018

How PolycreteUSA is Responding to Fewer Workers

Current US construction activity is ahead of peak 2007 levels and we’re doing it with half a million fewer workers. Everyone in the construction business knows there’s a labor and skills shortage, and that shortfall is driving the trend in offsite construction. It just makes sense that the more you

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26 Apr 2018

Contract Awarded for Tallest ICF High Rise in U.S.

A 16-story mixed-use development near New York City will set a new benchmark for the construction industry. The innovative project will be the most energy-efficient large-scale buildings in Westchester County, New York. It is projected to be the tallest building to be built in the United States with Insulated Concrete

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25 Feb 2018

Concrete Home from Footers to Finishings

As these homeowners learned how versatile concrete is, they kept wanting more. By Vanessa Salvia Photos courtesy of Paul Behrens For Indiana homebuilder Jon Bell, one recent job ended up being much more than he expected it to be. Bell originally was hired just to pour flooring, but as the

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