Monthly Archives: June 2010

Hollow Core Planks

You can specify and integrate any commonly used floor system with ICF walls. It all depends on the needs of the project. While there are ICF floor systems, hollow core planks were utilized here for…

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Utility Penetrations Are Easy…

…if timed correctly! It’s not always a matter of simply removing foam. It is with the smaller penetrations, but this building has some big ones, which means removing some of the ties in the forms…

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Prefab rebar

I helped build many homes with PolySteel ICFs up in Harrisonburg, VA with Glen Stoltzfus Builders, and Virginia PolySteel, and we always had to bend and cut our own rebar to fit our needs. For…

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Similar Project in Ethiopia (though not ICF)

I thought this would be an interesting comparison. My folks were in Ethiopia last year and got to witness the construction of a new dormitory on the campus of an institution there. We are so…

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Pour Day 2

Pour day pictures are pretty self explanatory. But, they amaze me every time. What we’re able to do in a matter of a handful of hours, without too much exertion, is remarkable with pump and…

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