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It's a cliche, but a picture really is worth a thousand
We couldn't have found a better picture to show just how
accommodating it is to build with Quad-Lock. Quad-Lock's
versatility was paramount to this 7-storey condo project integrating ICF
walls and floors in La Paz, Mexico. The walls were formed around
pre-tied vertical rebar. Quad-Lock ties could easily be cut and placed
around the rebar while panels were stacked up on either side.
Other types of wall systems, such as block systems, make this same
scenario almost impossible because of the many issues faced with having
to drop a block over this tall intense rebar pattern. There is no other
ICF that could accommodate this amount of pre-tied steel.
Topics / Events
ICF Endorsement by Top North American Residential Construction Gurus
Two of North America's top home construction /renovation gurus have
endorsed ICF wall, floor and roof construction.
In addition to promoting the benefits of building concrete homes, Bob
Vila takes it a step further to talk about the additional benefits of
building a total concrete home including walls, floors and roofs.
Click here to read why Bob Vila recommends building with insulating
Bob Vila and ICFs
The Globe and Mail recently published an article written by Mike
Holmes, of the syndicated home building and renovating show "Holmes on
Homes". In it, he talks about new innovations in home construction and
his excitement about ICF construction.
Click here to read the entire article by Mike Holmes
Technical and Training
ICF Basements Have Lowest Life-Cycle Energy Costs
CMHC commissioned a study to update their economic assessment of
residential basement insulation options to more accurately reflect the
rising costs of basement construction and space-heating energy. They
"For all types and sizes of basements assessed in this study, the
lowest life-cycle energy cost was associated with basements constructed
using insulating concrete forms (ICFs)."
Click here to see full assessment CMHC Residential Basement
LEED for Homes - Draft Open to Public
U.S. Green Building Council invites the public to comment on the
draft LEED for Homes Rating System, which is currently in pilot testing.
LEED for Homes was developed to meet the unique needs of the residential
market - single family and multi-family homes. Click here to review the
LEED Homes draft
USGBC Pilot Rating System. Comments can be made until July 14, 2007.
on the Go
Multi-Use Commercial ICF Building
Mike Laver of Laver's Holdings gives us his insight into building and
leasing commerical properties in the new
Kyoto-Friendly Building Project Profile. Mike built his
newest mulit-use building using Quad-Lock ICF for the walls and
Quad-Deck for the floors.
See why Mike thinks these integrated ICF products were the best
decision for his project. Check out this profile and others at
New Collaterals Released
View three new Quad-Lock Marketing pieces highlighting
GREEN-R Brochure - Solution for Sustainable Construction
Green Roof Flyer - Why Quad-Lock is the "Easiest Way to
Support Your Green Roof"
Green Checklist - Outlines sustainable building practices
for both design and jobsite phases
Concrete and ICFs play an important role in any sustainable
development. Long building lifecycle, low maintenance and operating
costs, energy efficiencies and superior indoor air quality are just a
few of the reasons to consider this building technology.
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