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    19 Important Features of an Energy Efficient Building

    19 Important Features of an Energy Efficient Building

    Incorporating energy-efficient features into commercial buildings lowers utility bills and increases net income. Energy-efficient features also improve occupancy rates, improve rents, and create comfortable and healthy indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Importantly, because commercial buildings consume approximately 18 percent of all energy in the United States, energy-efficient commercial buildings reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which is vital

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      2019
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    Waterproofing Below-Grade Insulated Concrete Forms

    Waterproofing Below-Grade Insulated Concrete Forms

    Above and below-grade walls of a building or home can use insulated concrete forms (ICFs) in their construction. Both above and below-grade ICF walls are durable, sound reducing, energy-efficient, and disaster-resistant. However, because of soil conditions, below-grade walls require added waterproofing steps, unlike above-grade walls. In fact, both the 2018 International Residential Code(IRC) R703.1 and

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    Fox Block ICFs Commercial Buildings are Strong, Durable, and Comfortable

    Fox Block ICFs Commercial Buildings are Strong, Durable, and Comfortable

    Since the 1960s, builders and architects have increasingly used insulated concrete forms (ICF), like Fox Blocks, for constructing commercial buildings. Notably, a 30+ percent annual growth in ICF commercial construction makes it the most quickly expanding building system in the United States (U.S.) and Canada. The Benefits of ICF Commercial Buildings More and more, contractors,

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      2019
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    Constructing Footings with Fox Blocks Foundations

    Constructing Footings with Fox Blocks Foundations

    The first row of a Fox Block insulated concrete form (ICF) foundation sits on the concrete footings. Properly built footings are essential to a building’s strength and durability. The ICF footings are responsible for distributing all the loads from the building to the ground. Appropriate construction of ICF footings is the first step in ensuring

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    4 Reasons to Rebuild with ICF Walls After Wildfire Devastation

    4 Reasons to Rebuild with ICF Walls After Wildfire Devastation

    Rebuilding after a wildfire with Fox Blocks insulated concrete form (ICF) construction can protect a new structure and its occupants from future wildfires. Fox Blocks ICF have two- and four-hour fire ratings depending on the concrete core thickness, reported values for flame speed of below 25, and smoke development of below 450. Wildfires can occur

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    Home Construction: Built to Endure Hurricanes

    Home Construction: Built to Endure Hurricanes

    As increasingly powerful hurricanes move across the Atlantic and through the Gulf of Mexico, Florida residents in places like Mexico Beach have to make tough decisions on how to keep their homes safe each hurricane season. The Federal Emergency Measures Act (FEMA) has newer guidelines for Coastal Construction aimed at protecting homes from severe weather,

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