Structural Insulated Panels

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Concrete House Featuring Decorative Concrete Work

A new house in Sun Valley, Idaho, features decorative concrete throughout. More

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Foam Concrete and SCIP

I am planning to build a house using structural concrete insulated panels (SCIP)—that is, foam panels that have wire grids on each side and are faced with shotcrete, such as 3-D panels or the Solarcrete system. Is it possible to use foamed or cellular con More

Living In A Sculpture Lafayette, Colorado
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Living In A Sculpture Lafayette, Colorado

Profile of Southwestern-style house with innovative concrete features More

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A new building for Citigroup: Urbandale, Iowa

Urbandale, Iowa, just west of Des Moines, will soon be the home of Citigroup's new 180,000-square-foot credit card processing center. Concrete Strategies provided design, engineering, and construction services for the project, one of several the firm has completed for Citigroup. More

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Insulating Concrete Forms

Over the past decade, the insulating concrete form (ICF) industry has focused on selling to homeowners. ICFs are appealing because of energy savings, wind resistance, and noise reduction. More

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Hollow Polystyrene Blocks Form Concrete Walls

Interlocking blocks of expanded polystyrene (EPS) have been used as permanent forms for a variety of wall installations, with concrete being placed in the voids in the patented EPS blocks. More

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Expanded Polystyrene Wall Forms

Several wall forming systems now on the market and particularly well suited to home construction make concrete the meat in a sandwich of insulation. Easily assembled lightweight forms of expanded polystyrene (EPS), usually 2 inches thick, stay in place after concrete is poured, providing a wall with an R value of about 20 before any finish materials are applied. More

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