Insulating Concrete Forms Construction by Ivan Panushev
Demand, Evaluation, & Technical Practice

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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

 

About Ivan Panushev

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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 "Prescriptive Method for Connecting Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Insulating Concrete Form Walls in Residential Construction." Pieter A. VanderWerf, Ph.D., is an expert on insulating concrete forms in construction who has been researching the subject since 1993. A columnist for "Permanent Buildings and Foundations, " a trade industry publication, he is the co-author of two other books on insulating concrete forms: "Insulating Concrete Forms for Residential Design and Construction" and the "Insulating Concrete Forms Construction Manual." He also co-authored "The Portland Cement Association's Guide to Concrete Homebuilding Systems." (All three books are also published by McGraw-Hill.) He has served as general contractor on ICF homes and for a year he moderated an online ICF message board. McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fMcGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, andields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide interests of readers worldwide
 
Published February 4, 2004 by McGraw-Hill Professional. 206 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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