Insulating Concrete Forms Construction: Demand, Evaluation, & Technical Practice

Hardcover | February 25, 2004

byIvan Panushev, Pieter Vanderwerf

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Ever year, thousands of general contractors and subcontractors must grapple with whether to bid Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) projects, how much to charge for them, and how to manage the job. ICFs are stronger, energy-efficient, and offer great design flexibility, and their use is growing by 30% a year. This invaluable work walks the contractor through both business and technical considerations in evaluating and adopting Insulating Concrete Forms for both the residential and commercial markets.

* Details the entire ICF construction process
* Training and supplier information
* Actual job site experiences

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Ever year, thousands of general contractors and subcontractors must grapple with whether to bid Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) projects, how much to charge for them, and how to manage the job. ICFs are stronger, energy-efficient, and offer great design flexibility, and their use is growing by 30% a year. This invaluable work walks th...

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CUTTING-EDGE CONSTRUCTION METHODSDraft-defeating, quiet, energy-efficient, strong, durable, lightweight, easy to cut and piece together, stably priced, and offering design flexibility -- it's no wonder ICFs are being used in construction at a briskly growing 30% a year. If you want authoritative, detailed answers ...

Ivan S. Panushev is a licensed engineer who has researched ICFs for the past three years. He is a graduate of three ICF training programs and labored on several job sites to learn the details of ICF construction first-hand. His articles on ICFs have appeared in such magazines as Concrete Construction, and he is the author of the Prescr...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:206 pages, 9.2 × 7.5 × 0.86 inPublished:February 25, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071430571

ISBN - 13:9780071430579

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Table of Contents

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: Advantages of ICF Buildings

Chapter 2: Benefits to the Contractor

Chapter 3: Market Demand

Chapter 4: ICF Products

Chapter 5: Concrete and Steel

Chapter 6: The Construction Process

Chapter 7: Choosing Suppliers

Chapter 8: Training

Chapter 9: Getting a Good ICF Crew

Chapter 10: Other Subcontractors

Chapter 11: Estimating

Chapter 12: Special Construction Awards Programs

Chapter 13: Working with Building Officials, Engineers, and Architects

Chapter 14: Marketing

Chapter 15: Tips from the Pros

Chapter 16: The Future of ICF Construction

INDEX