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  • Basement Finishing System
  • Source: BUILDING PRODUCTS Magazine 3/8/2011
  • The ICFs manufacturer now offers reFIT, a basement finishing system that provides for a finished wall assembly R-value of 13.9. The expanded polystyrene panels interlock vertically and install easily using metal base track, corner panel connectors, and wall clips and shims; embedded fastening strips allow for attachment of drywall. The panels are resistant to mold, mildew, and rot, says the maker. More
  • Reversible ICFs
  • Source: BUILDER Magazine 9/29/2010
  • Preassembled interlocking blocks are offered in 4-, 6-, 8-, and 12-inch core thicknesses and measure 16 inches tall. Blocks, including corners, are designed to be reversible to speed construction and reduce on-site cuts, foam dust, and waste. Accessories include 45-degree angles, taper tops, T-blocks, and corbel ledges. The system can achieve STC ratings of up to 50 and is designed to meet seismic and high-wind codes. Plastic ties and forms are recyclable and blocks emit no VOCs, says the maker. More

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  • MIT Research Examines Life-Cycle Assessment of Concrete Homes
  • Source: ebuild 2/3/2011
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently released preliminary research findings that will help set a new standard in life-cycle assessment (LCA) modeling. The studies, which are part of an ongoing research initiative at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, will quantify the cradle-to-grave environmental costs of building and paving materials, and will ultimately result in the most comprehensive LCA model produced to-date. More
  • CertainTeed Corporation Cuts Energy Loss From Slab Edges with New EnergyEdge Insulating Form
  • Source: ebuild 2/3/2010
  • CertainTeed Corporation is expanding its portfolio of time-saving foundation products that boost energy efficiency with the introduction of EnergyEdge insulating concrete slab edge forms. The patent-pending EnergyEdge system is designed to prevent energy loss along the uninsulated concrete slab edge. The system consists of PVC rails, snap-on braces and expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation. More

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