Formwork for 600mm thick concrete wall

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Concrete Foundation Wall Pour – 8 – My Garage Build HD Time Lapse

Concrete Foundation Wall Pour - 8 - My Garage Build HD Time Lapse

A video showing the guys pouring the foundation using a concrete boom pumping truck into regular concrete forms. I designed and build this 3 car garage-ma-ha…

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Smartblockplus English New building tecnology of costruction concrete reinforced monolith wall.

http://www.smartblockplus.com/ Innovative technology construction of Science & Emerging Technologies: Application of building energy saving The innovative te…
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Comfort Block Insulated Concrete Block Wall System

www.comfortblock.com Comfort Block is a 16″ thick super insulated concrete block wall system designed for the construction of extremely durable and energy ef…
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Concrete Forms Construction of Concrete Post and Beams

Concrete forms constructing concrete columns and structural beams. More concrete forming videos available at www.wallties.com.
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Fox Blocks How to Use frame scaffold hybrid on tall wall Insulated Concrete Forms

ICF Tall Wall bracing and scaffolding method utilizing locally avialable masonry scaffold and traditional ICF bracing systems.
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This is a down and dirty video explaining the best and fastest way to complete electrical wiring in a new construction ICF structure or an Insulated Concrete…
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Fox Blocks First Course No Concrete leaks at bottom of Fox Insulated Concrete Form wall

Starting the first row of Fox Blocks.
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accel-E STEP Wall System Slashes Both Construction Time and Labor Costs

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 23, 2008

Despite a shrinking construction market and a general slowdown in economic growth, there is still plenty of good news in the building industry, provided one knows where to look. For example, a growing number of building contractors are finding genuinely good news in an innovative new approach to wall construction, which enables them to achieve dramatic savings in both labor cost and construction time.

According to a newly completed independent study, contractors using the new accel-E STEP (Steel Thermal Efficient Panel) wall system can achieve labor savings ranging from 49 percent to 88 percent when compared to conventional wall construction techniques. At the same time, the new system enables them to reduce the number of days required for wall construction by 66 percent to 73 percent.

“When businesses face difficult challenges, the best answer is to find a way of doing things faster, better, and at lower cost,” said Andy Claypole, president of ACCELERATED Building Technologies, LLC, which developed and markets the new system. “That’s why these study results are so significant – they show contractors a new way to respond to today’s challenges.”

The study was conducted by R.S. Means, North America’s leading supplier of construction cost information. It determined that contractors using the accel-E system could achieve potential labor savings of 49 percent, when compared to the typical 2 x 4 wood frame construction with batt insulation, often used in residential construction. In addition, a typical 10-day framing, sheathing and insulation process could be cut to just over three days using the accel-E system, which combines these processes into a single step.

The savings are even more dramatic when the accel-E system is compared to other wall construction methods commonly used in commercial and retail structures. For example, the labor savings when compared to conventional tilt-up commercial construction techniques are 85 percent, and the labor savings compared to concrete masonry unit (CMU) construction are 88 percent.

Equally important, the calendar time required to construct and insulate a representative wall structure was cut from 15 days using CMU construction to just 4 days using the accel-E STEP system.

“The study clearly shows that the accel-E wall panel system can help contractors reduce both the size and required skill levels of their on-site construction crews, while at the same time shortening the construction cycle,” said Claypole.

The significant savings are made possible because the accel-E STEP wall system replaces traditional framing, insulation and sheathing components with strong, energy-efficient structural insulating panels. These panels are formed using a proprietary production technology, which fuses the steel framing components and expandable polystyrene (EPS) together to create lightweight, easy-to-handle panels.

Since the panels are designed specifically to each project’s specifications, on-site waste and disposal costs are also cut, Claypole added. Window and door openings are precut for quick on-site installation. An open cavity on the panel’s interior offers generous space for electrical and plumbing components.

These features provide additional savings, beyond those already demonstrated in the new study, Claypole said.

“Another significant benefit is the superior quality of accel-E panel construction, he said. “Since the rigid accel-E panels maintain their alignment indefinitely, general contractors and builders experience fewer construction defects and callbacks. That can be an important saving – especially during a down cycle in the business.”

From an owner’s perspective, the accel-E system also provides important long-term benefits, especially in reducing the building’s heating and cooling costs due to the panels’ superior energy efficiency. The panels are also environmentally friendly, sustainable and recyclable, which makes them a contributor to LEED

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C4 Explosive VS. APEX Block ICF ICFs Insulated Concrete Forms TEST Retaining Wall Testing

C4 Explosive VS. APEX Block ICF ICFs Insulated Concrete Forms TEST Retaining Wall Testing

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Greenblock ICF Wall Systems Building Green in the Pacific Northwest

Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 9, 2008

Greenblock Worldwide Corporation (http://www.greenblock.com), a leader and pioneer in the insulated concrete form (ICF) industry, has announced that they have begun marketing their ICF products and installation services in the Pacific Northwest. With their roots in Europe, the company has been promoting the use of their ICFs as an energy saving alternative to stick frame and concrete block construction for the last forty years.

“Insulated Concrete Forms are a natural building system for this area,” says Dan Smith, Portland OR-based Territory Manager for Greenblock. “Folks up here are extremely concerned about the environment and their impact on it. Homes and buildings built with our ICF wall systems are super energy efficient, clean, quiet and comfortable. I’m looking forward to introducing Greenblock as a sustainable alternative to stick frame and concrete block construction.”

Insulated concrete forms are a ‘stay-in-place’ insulated wall forming system made of three primary components; high R-value expanded polystyrene foam, rigid plastic ties and steel-reinforced poured concrete. The use of ICF’s began more than a half century ago and is continuing to gain popularity throughout the construction industry – especially now because of its energy efficient, sustainable attributes.

The bulk of a commercial building’s environmental footprint is caused by the energy consumed in the heating and cooling of the structure over its lifetime. The high performance thermal envelope provided by Greenblock ICF construction can offer significant contribution towards reducing the energy consumption needed to control the interior climate of the building. Additionally, the lack of air infiltration and the resistance to moisture through the exterior walls eliminates the growth of mold and pests penetration thus creating a healthy indoor environment that promotes increased employee productivity due to the reduction of sick days.

Projects seeking a green certification from the United States Green Building Council, NAHB or Green Building Initiative, benefit from involving Greenblock ICFs with their project. Greenblock insulated concrete forms are:

Energy Efficient: The expandable polystyrene foam in a Greenblock wall provides a consistent R-24 Thermal Resistance over the life of the product. Coupled with the thermal mass characteristics of concrete, as well as the lack of air infiltration in an ICF wall, the Greenblock system provides a wall comparable to that of an R-50 wood-framed or CMU wall. ICF structures are up to 70% cheaper to heat and 50% cheaper to cool than traditional wood frame or concrete block construction.
Sound Resistant: Structures using Greenblock achieve documented levels of STC (Sound Transmission Classifications) 50 (inaudible) or higher. Wood frame and CMU structures are typically rated an average STC 25, meaning people inside of the structure can hear and understand voices outside the structure. Outside noise such as traffic, airplanes, construction and even lawnmowers and leaf blowers are greatly reduced, making the structure a quiet, peaceful sanctuary.
Strong and Safe: Greenblock structures are much stronger than traditional building methods and materials. They provide exceptional protection from severe forces of nature, such as hurricanes and tornados. Greenblock foundation walls resist cracking and buckling up to five times better than concrete block walls. Greenblock walls are built with steel-reinforced concrete and fire-resisting expanded polystyrene foam, and they have a 2 to 4 hour fire rating depending on which product is used. ICF structures also improve indoor air quality by eliminating the holes and crevices that can trap moisture and foster mold and mildew growth.
Environmentally Friendly: The decision to construct with Greenblock ICFs is an environmentally responsible choice. Buildings constructed with ICFs significantly reduce the negative impact on the environment through sustainable site-planning, energy-efficiency, lower HVAC requirements and improved indoor air quality.(Builders can earn up to 20 LEED points). Greenblock ICFs are non-toxic; using no CFCs, HCFCs or formaldehydes, the absence of “off-gassing” eliminates the possibility of air pollution or ozone depletion.
Greenblock is dedicated to providing green building solutions to builders and developers throughout the Pacific Northwest. On a national level, Greenblock is a member the USGBC and NAHB. On a local/regional level, Greenblock Territory Manager Dan Smith is a member of several Home Builder Associations including Portland, Seattle, Eugene and Bend as well as the Clark County/Vancouver Building Industry Association. He also sits on Green Building Committees in Seattle, Portland and Bend. Greenblock will be exhibiting at the Seattle Builders Show, October 1 and 2, held at the Seattle Convention Center. They will also be featured at the Clark County Parade of Homes in Vancouver running August 22nd through September 7.

About Greenblock, Inc.:

Greenblock’s (http://www.greenblock.com) roots originated in Europe over 30 years ago and moved to the United States and Canada in the late 1980’s. With several integral modifications from the time of its inception, today’s Greenblock continues to be the superior choice for high efficiency wall systems, noted for outstanding design and ease of use. Over the years, a significant number of structures have been built with Greenblock. Projects that range from stem walls, basements, single and multi-story residences, apartments, condominiums, schools, hospitals, towers and even swimming pools. Government agencies and utility companies are now recognizing the superior features of insulated form-built structures and are beginning to recommend its use for environmental and energy conservation benefits.

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Greenblock ICF Wall SystemsMeeting the Growing Green Demand in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 9, 2008

Greenblock Worldwide Corporation (http://www.greenblock.com), a leader and pioneer in the insulated concrete form (ICF) industry, announced that they have begun marketing their ICF products and installation services in Arizona. With their roots in Europe, the company has been promoting the use of their ICFs as an energy saving alternative to stick frame and concrete block construction, for the last forty years.

“Greenblock was Green before Green was cool,” says Paul DeNigris, Southwest Territory Manager for Greenblock. “ICF construction is a logical choice for this area with its extreme summer temperatures. Homes and buildings built with ICF wall systems are super energy efficient, clean, quiet and comfortable. And home and building owners can have the satisfaction of knowing they’re doing their part to conserve our resources here in Arizona,” continued DeNigris.

Insulated concrete forms are a ‘stay in place’ insulated wall forming system made of three primary components; high R-value expanded polystyrene foam, rigid plastic ties and steel-reinforced poured concrete. The use of ICF’s began more than a half century ago and is continuing to gain popularity throughout the construction industry — especially now because of its Green attributes.

Greenblock’s commitment to energy saving, sustainable building practices encompasses both residential and commercial structures. As members of the USGBC and NAHB, Greenblock is dedicated to providing green building solutions to builders and developers who desire to minimize the environmental impact of their projects. According to a recent Mc-Graw Hill Construction research report, “today’s corporate leaders are already very conscious of using green practices when considering new facilities, and they expect green building to have an increasing impact on the future.”

The bulk of a commercial building’s environmental footprint is caused by the energy consumed in the heating and cooling of the structure over its lifetime. The high performance thermal envelope provided by Greenblock ICF construction can offer significant contribution towards reducing the energy consumption needed to control the interior climate of the building. Additionally, the lack of air infiltration and the resistance to moisture through the exterior walls eliminates the growth of mold and pests penetration thus creating a healthy indoor environment that promotes increased employee productivity due to the reduction of sick days.

Projects seeking a green certification from the United States Green Building Council, NAHB or Green Building Initiative, benefit from involving Greenblock ICFs with their project. Greenblock insulated concrete forms are:

Energy Efficient

The expandable polystyrene foam in a Greenblock wall provides a consistent R-24 Thermal Resistance over the life of the product. Coupled with the thermal mass characteristics of concrete, as well as the lack of air infiltration in an ICF wall, the Greenblock system provides a wall comparable to that of an R-50 wood-framed or CMU wall. ICF structures are up to 70% cheaper to heat and 50% cheaper to cool than traditional wood frame or concrete block construction.

Sound Resistant

Structures using Greenblock achieve documented levels of STC (Sound Transmission Classifications) 50 (inaudible) or higher. Wood frame and CMU structures are typically rated an average STC 25, meaning people inside of the structure can hear and understand voices outside the structure. Outside noise such as traffic, airplanes, construction and even lawnmowers and leaf blowers are greatly reduced, making the structure a quiet, peaceful sanctuary.

Strong and Safe

Greenblock structures are much stronger than traditional building methods and materials. They provide exceptional protection from severe forces of nature, such as hurricanes and tornados. Greenblock foundation walls resist cracking and buckling up to five times better than concrete block walls. Greenblock walls are built with steel-reinforced concrete and fire-resisting expanded polystyrene foam, and they have a 2 to 4 hour fire rating depending on which product is used. ICF structures also improve indoor air quality by eliminating the holes and crevices that can trap moisture and foster mold and mildew growth.

Environmentally Friendly

The decision to construct with Greenblock ICFs is an environmentally responsible choice. Buildings constructed with ICFs significantly reduce the negative impact on the environment through sustainable site-planning, energy-efficiency, lower HVAC requirements and improved indoor air quality.(Builders can earn up to 20 LEED points). Greenblock ICFs are non-toxic; using no CFCs, HCFCs or formaldehydes, the absence of “off-gassing” eliminates the possibility of air pollution or ozone depletion.

(Greenblock is the only ICF company to offer in-house ICF wall installation services to make it easy to transition from traditional building methods).

About Greenblock, Inc.

Greenblock’s (http://www.greenblock.com) roots originated in Europe over 30 years ago and moved to the United States and Canada in the late 1980’s. With several integral modifications from the time of its inception, today’s Greenblock continues to be the superior choice for high efficiency wall systems, noted for outstanding design and ease of use. Over the years, a significant number of structures have been built with Greenblock. Projects that range from stem walls, basements, single and multi-story residences, apartments, condominiums, schools, hospitals, towers and even swimming pools. Government agencies and utility companies are now recognizing the superior features of insulated form-built structures and are beginning to recommend its use for environmental and energy conservation benefits.

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