Residential Walls and Foundations: Improving the Thermal Envelope

Residential Walls and Foundations: Improving the Thermal Envelope

This guide compares Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) with other forms used in above grade (walls) and below grade applications (foundations). Key factors in selecting the best system for your home are identified.

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Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes

This white paper reviews the benefits of ICF construction and how they protect homes from severe weather and environmental events.

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Build a Better Home with ICFs

Build a Better Home with ICFs

Modern builders are turning to insulating concrete forms (ICFs) for homes that are energy efficient, resilient and comfortable.

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Builders shift from poured walls to ICFs for basements

Builders shift from poured walls to ICFs for basements

While poured walls are still the most common system basement walls, insulated concrete forms are gaining ground in many areas.

5 tips for fighting mold, humidity

5 tips for fighting mold, humidity

Fungus can permanently damage homes, threaten occupant health

3 secrets to living in an ICF home

3 secrets to living in an ICF home

Homebuyers tend to look at using ICF construction for energy efficiency and strength.

ICFs speed up below-grade structures

ICFs speed up below-grade structures

A basement shouldn't be a damp, scary place to store your household junk. But if it's built out of block or poured walls, it might be.

Reduce construction time with ICFs

Reduce construction time with ICFs

For builders time is money. A builder that can take days or weeks out of the construction cycle will be more profitable in the long run.

Use ICFs for log home foundations

Use ICFs for log home foundations

If you're thinking about building a log home, or other pre-fab or systems-built home, start with a strong foundation.

See how new luxury town homes beat Utah's tough energy code

See how new luxury town homes beat Utah's tough energy code

This is one of the first projects completed under Utah’s latest energy conservation codes that require a layer of exterior insulation.

6 ways to build a better thermal envelope for your home

6 ways to build a better thermal envelope for your home

High-performance homes are using high-tech solutions wall systems that are like a mountain climber's parka that keeps the energy inside even in the harshest conditions.

A look at the spray foam insulation and wall systems in the net zero energy Jacobson house

A look at the spray foam insulation and wall systems in the net zero energy Jacobson house

The home and insulation installer were recognized with a 2018 Industry Excellence Award, winning first prize in the Residential Wall category.

How did this concrete panel home cut energy bills by 30%?

How did this concrete panel home cut energy bills by 30%?

The precast concrete structure was installed in just two working days, allowing the house to be under roof in less than two weeks.

Video | Insulated Concrete Form home designed to battle Texas tornadoes

Video | Insulated Concrete Form home designed to battle Texas tornadoes

Tests have shown that ICFs are able to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour.

Video | Vulnerable families will love a new 3D printed 'home safe home'

Video | Vulnerable families will love a new 3D printed 'home safe home'

The 3D-printed home serves as a proof-of-concept for sustainable homebuilding that will allow for safer, more affordable homes for more families, faster than ever.

Stone Plank Mimics Vintage Barn Wood | Video

Stone Plank Mimics Vintage Barn Wood | Video

Each plank is carefully hand painted to display the patina of weather-worn boards.

New High Performance Building Products Debut at IBS

New High Performance Building Products Debut at IBS

More than 80,000 building professionals from across the country gathered in Orlando for the 2018 International Builders' Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

Show Home Designed for Multigenerational Living

The home’s finishes, features and functionality address a need for a bold new blend of form and function to inspire families.

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