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Lumber Prices Rise

The price of lumber, from framing to structural panels, has increased in recent weeks with some prices rising more than 30%.

 

Concrete Home Takes Shape for Habitat

A summer building project is providing a first home for a young Antigo couple and teaching a new mix of skills to local volunteers.

One Of The Largest Homes In the US

Steve Huff's 72,000-square-foot home isn't only impressive for its size -- it's being built to last thousands of years.

Lessons From the Ultimate Safe House

Hard-core building owners are testing materials and technology that could change home building for the rest of us.

 
     

6 AIA Continuing Education Credits Offered in Wisconsin at the TF Forming Systems ICF Construction Training Seminar

By richm@tfsystem.com on 3/13/2017

AIA Continuing Education Credits at TF Forming Systems Annual Training SeminarAt 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.

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TF Welcomes Rob Vogel - ICF Territory Sales Manager

By richm@tfsystem.com on 1/18/2017

Rob-Vogel-Insulated-Concrete-Forms-TF-Foam-forming-systemsTF Forming Systems proudly welcomes Rob Vogel as our newest ICF Territory Sales Manager.  Rob comes to us with vast experience in both the construction industry and the concrete industry along with a great working relationship with TF.  Rob actually worked with TF back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and lives in an ICF home that he built to maximize all the benefits of an insulated concrete home.

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As the Temperatures Fall...

By richm@tfsystem.com on 10/12/2016
Do you have an upcoming construction project where CMU’s are bid? Will that project fall into the colder months?  Will you need to put up additional overhead into the building project to work during the colder months?
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ICF Construction - Lighten the Load on Your Next Home Build

By richm@tfsystem.com on 9/28/2016

Panelization with TF Forming Systems ICF Lightweight FormsThese 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. 

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Building Practices with Vertical ICF Construction – Less Waste, More Profit

By richm@tfsystem.com on 9/15/2016
When planning your next building project, you probably haven’t put too much thought into how much waste your project is going to generate.  According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), this could be as much as 8,000 lbs. for the typical 2,000 square foot house.  It is also estimated by the EPA that waste from construction accounts for up to 40% of the nation’s solid waste; all of which ends up in a land fill!  With these staggering figures, there is constantly more push for greener building projects such as LEED certified projects which our ICF systems comply with.
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Insul-Deck Compliments TF Forming Systems' Insulated Concrete Forms

By richm@tfsystem.com on 8/3/2016
Insul-Deck Compliments TF Forming Systems Insulted Concrete FormsInsul-Deck is an insulated, pour-on-site solution to spanning concrete floors and/or roofs.  And just like TFs’ Vertical Insulated Concrete Forms, it has many great benefits. Coupling Insul-Deck with TF Forming Systems’ Vertical ICF is the perfect way to build smart and efficient.
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Building with TF Forming Systems Insulated Concrete Forms - An Intern's Perspective

By richm@tfsystem.com on 7/20/2016
ICF Construction with TF Forming Systems Insulated Concrete FormsMy name is Collin and I’m a summer intern at TF Forming Systems, the Vertical ICF Manufacturer.  I’m an enrolled student in the college of Mechanical engineering at UW- Madison, WI. Starting out here in May, I didn’t really know what to expect.  I knew a little bit about ThermoForm ICF's, but not enough to fully give it my trust as a superior product.  However, the more I learned, the more the product grabbed my attention, and I was soon in awe about how cleverly simple it is; take an insulating material and use it as a form for concrete.  The combination gives you all the best qualities of a building product. 
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Building a Safe Room or a Safe House?

By richm@tfsystem.com on 6/27/2016

A safe room or a safe houseA 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.

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Building for Tornadoes and Other Natural Disasters - ICF Construction

By richm@tfsystem.com on 4/26/2016
Commercial Building using TF Systems ThermoForm Insulated Concrete Form SystemTornadoes and other natural disasters are not only scary but wreak havoc on homes and businesses.  Frank Ikerd knows firsthand how a tornado can destroy everything in its path.  Frank decided that he would rebuild but this time, he wanted to make sure his business would be able to withstand whatever Mother Nature decided to throw at him.  Frank chose TF Forming Systems’ Vertical Insulated Concrete ThermoForm System for his build.
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Still Using 20th Century Concrete Block Building Materials in the 21st Century?

By richm@tfsystem.com on 1/27/2016

We’re always amazed that architects and designers are still specifying early 20th century building materials well into the 21st century.  We still drive past commercial job sites and observe buildings being erected using CMU’s (concrete block).  In today’s world, energy efficiency, return-on-investment, ease of construction, and superior wall strength should be outweighing any factors of previously used building methods and materials. Today we look at the pros and cons of concrete block construction 

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