This is some of the waste that was leftover from a 2000sqft residence -
less than 1% of waste in total. Owner Barry Oberpriller quotes "every
piece of cut Quad-Lock found another use somewhere else. All 1' and 2'
pieces were re-used on the top row." What's really impressive is the
fact that this entire home was built radially with very few right
angles. Let's see other systems do that!
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As fast as...building with Quad-Lock
Just released, the new SAFE-R DVD has already met with very favorable
12-minute video details why building and living in a concrete home
is more comfortable, energy efficient and safer than living in homes
built with other materials. The DVD includes our time-enhanced or
"speed" video proving that Quad-Lock is a fast product to build with. A
full basement and garage are formed in 3 minutes...let's see the
competitor do that!
New marketing collaterals include the
Saferoom Flyer and on the
horizon are changes to the Installation Video, Product Manual, as well as
a new GREEN-R Brochure, a Professional Services Brochure and a Green
Roof Flyer. Watch for them all this summer!
Technical and Training
Earn 4.5 AIA Learning Credits
Local AIA Chapters, in conjunction with CMHC are hosting seminars. The
ICF portion of the presentations have been a huge draw. Quad-Lock has
already participated in successful presentations and have signed up for
another ten throughout the US. Dates for several cities have yet to be
confirmed, those scheduled so far, are as follows.
- Los Angeles, CA - June 13
- San Francisco, CA - June 14
- San Diego, CA - June 15
- Minneapolis, MN - June 27
- Des Moines, MN - June 28
on the Go
Commercial Flooring Project
Westside Concrete is supplying Quad-Deck on a 3-storey, 24-unit
condominium complex along the Oregon Coast. Manhattan Beach Condominium
Complex in Rockaway Beach, OR is built entirely from concrete; dividing
walls are poured-in-placed concrete while floors utilize Quad-Deck ICF.
What's unique about this project is that because of its spoked radial
design, each ICF flooring panel was able to be individually cut to a
specific angle (ranging from 17 - 23 degrees), making it custom fit to
the as-built situation. Originally designed for hollow-core precast
panels, the switch to Quad-Deck flooring made sense because of its
insulation qualities and the fact that site cuts could easily be made.
It's costly and difficult to make any on-site adjustments to precast
panels. The developer wanted insulated floors, and the fact that
Quad-Deck is an ICF made installation quicker since there was no
additional labor for insulation application requirements or any lifting
equipment to place the heavy precast panels.
For more information on how to incorporate Quad-Deck into your next
"Sustainable development meets the needs of the present, without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
- World Commission on Environment & Development
ICFs are becoming an increasingly important part of sustainable
- Energy Performance. An R-38 insulation value will get up
to 70% energy savings - high mass walls keep indoor temperatures
- Superior Indoor Air Quality. No air infiltration, you
control the air exchanges. Sound deadening - high STC ratings.
- Building Durability. Impact testing for CAT5 tornado
conditions does no structural damage. Four-hour fire rating.
- Recyclable Product. Less than 2% on-site waste, all ICF
cuts can be re-used as insulation fill on the jobsite or can be
- Less Environmental Impact. Over the lifespan of the
structure - virtually hundreds of years.
- No Emissions. No CFCs, HCFCs, no off-gassing.
Return on Investment...
- Smaller HVAC Sizing. Lower up-front costs.
- Faster Construction Times. Lower carrying costs, lower
interest rates on swing loans.
- Government Assistance. Federal & State grant/loan
programs for energy savings.
- Lower Lifetime Costs. Ongoing costs for operation and
maintenance are minimized.
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