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14 May 2019

Green Building improves LEED resilient pilot credits

LEED pilot credits for Resilient Design are available for projects once again—and they are more effective at enhancing project resilience than ever before. As profiled in USGBC’s new policy brief LEED Resilient Design Pilot Credits: How LEED Empowers Projects to Achieve a Higher Level of Resilience, the credits were first

11 May 2019

Logix ICF Awards webcast May 23

Members of the concrete homes community are invited to watch the 2019 Logix Awards to learn about some of the most innovative and ground-breaking projects in the ICF industry. The event will be showcasing award-winning projects in three categories – Large Residential, Small Residential and Commercial. The event goes live

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

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:

08 Mar 2019

Bluetooth moisture meters enable pros to view moisture readings

FLIR Systems announced two moisture meters with Bluetooth connectivity: the FLIR MR59 Ball Probe Moisture Meter and the FLIR MR55 Pin Moisture Meter. The tools offer moisture remediation, pest control, home or building inspection, and floor installation professionals the ability to read moisture measurements from a mobile device. Wireless connectivity

06 Mar 2019

Webinar to demo software that ID’s flooring issues while concrete is workable

A webinar demonstration tomorrow (March 7, 1 PM EST) can give attendees a free trial of floor flatness and levelness (FFL) analysis software. ClearEdge3D and Rithm are introducing Rithm for Autodesk Navisworks QA. Rithm for Navisworks (RFN) improves ASTM E1155 reporting. One feature of the product is designed to deduce rework