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Rich Mortlock12 Concrete Homes You'd Never Know Were Concrete
12 Concrete Homes You'd Never Know Were Concrete. Construction methods have come a long way and when people hear "Concrete Home" they think of flat, gray, cold concrete or the concrete blocks painted with color. However, the construction trade knows that concrete homes come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and finishes. Today we share 12 concrete homes you'd never know were built with concrete.
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Rich Mortlock6 AIA Continuing Education Credits Offered in Wisconsin at the TF Forming Systems ICF Construction Training Seminar
At TF Forming Systems, we are pleased to announce that our Annual Training Seminar offers 6 AIA Continuing Education Credits. This training seminar will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Best Western Inn located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This one day seminar will begin at 8:00am and finish around 4:00pm the same day. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included in the cost of the training seminar.
3 months ago
Rich MortlockLumber Prices to Soar Making Green, Sustainable Insulated Concrete Forms More Affordable than Ever Before
5 months ago
Rich MortlockTF Welcomes Rob Vogel - ICF Territory Sales Manager
We sat down with Rob and asked him about his background and what gets him excited about the ICF industry.
TF: How long have you been in the construction industry?
Rob: “I started in construction as a high school kid looking for a job that agreed with my need to use my hands and see something get built. I got lucky when hired with a local concrete contractor back in 1990. I have been doing different types of constructions ever since.”
TF: How long have you been involved with energy efficiency?
Rob: “I have been involved in energy efficiency since I started with TF back in 1996. The tradeshows that TF have been involved with in the past have had some type of sustainable feature. This started a love of all things sustainable and energy efficiency is a huge component of sustainability.”
TF: What has you most passionate about the ICF industry?
Rob: “My passion with the ICF industry a ...
Rich MortlockThe Insulated Concrete Market Size is Poised to Exceed 970 Million Dollars by the Year 2024
“Rising consumer preference for energy effective buildings accompanied by the need to reduce operating expenses will be key to the global insulation concrete form market share trend. Policies such as energy saving programs by the U.S., Net Zero in Canada, and new building codes by EU will fuel the insulated concrete forms industry growth.
Rich MortlockHabitat for Humanity Builds and TF Forming Systems VerticalForm
Our system is the only ICF system on the market able to utilize the donated Dow insulation board.
Rich MortlockAs the Temperatures Fall...
Rich MortlockICF Construction - Lighten the Load on Your Next Home Build
These light-weight forms are utilized in every building project using the TF Forming Systems Vertical ICF’s. In most projects, using our system, it is standard that the builder places all the material in the center of the project which can then be moved as wrapped bundles into the hole or onto the subfloor with the carrying ability of only two people. The builder then just grabs the components a few pieces at a time and this never amounts to more than 10lbs. This allows a builder to be able to do a lot more work in a day’s time because it isn’t physically exhausting. Some of our successful ICF builders are only two person crews!
Now, take it one step further, some crews are known to have all of a job’s material sent directly to their shop where they build the walls in the comfort and shelter of the indoors. This allows them to work rain or shine and in extreme hot or cold weather. Once they assemble the walls, they just lif ...
Rich MortlockBuilding Practices with Vertical ICF Construction – Less Waste, More Profit
Rich MortlockInsul-Deck compliments TF Forming Systems Insulated Concrete Forms
Rich MortlockBuilding with TF Forming Systems Insulated Concrete Forms - An Intern's Perspective
Rich MortlockBuilding a Safe Room or a Safe House?
A safe room or panic room is a fortified room that is installed in a private residence or business to provide a safe shelter, or hiding place, for the inhabitants in the event of a break in, home invasion, tornado, terror attack, or other threat. Safe rooms usually contain communications equipment, so that law enforcement authorities can be contacted. Depending on where you live, a safe room is not only of extreme importance but a necessity to avoid a natural disaster. At TF Forming Systems, we have been helping customers not only build safe rooms but also build safe homes and safe commercial buildings.
Rich MortlockFinancing for Energy-Efficient, Net-Zero Homes
If you're building a home that's so energy-efficient that your utility bills will be minimal or nonexistent, your lender should take that into consideration when deciding how much you can afford to borrow, right? Not so fast. Net zero homes, also known as zero energy homes, offer financial and environmental advantages to buyers, but not all lenders and appraisers recognize the impact of higher levels of energy efficiency on a homeowner's bottom line.
Rich MortlockBuilding for Tornadoes and Other Natural Disasters
Rich Mortlock7 Myths about Building an ICF Home or Building
Rich MortlockCongratulations to Sid Thayer of Sid's Concrete on Winning the WRMCA's Concrete Design Award
Congratulations to Sid Thayer of Sid's Concrete for winning the Concrete Design Award from the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association. The annual WRMCA’s Concrete Design Award Ceremony was held on Thursday, March 10th at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. Sid's award came from a residential home he completed using the ICF technology from TF Forming Systems, Inc. of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The ICF product of choice was TF's ThermoForm.
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Rich MortlockStill Using 20th Century Concrete Block Building Materials in the 21st Century?
To help show results, below is a testimonial that we received from Premier Construction Group, Inc. for the Planet Fitness build back in January 2011.
Rich MortlockCold Weather Construction – Beat the Cold with ThermoForm ICF by TF Forming Systems
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