In addition to green building, the homeowner
will recycle all building product waste with zero contribution to landfills.
The work in the slide show above represents one week's-worth of installation of the Amvic insulated concrete forms. Items of note are the wall heights varying from 10 feet to 18 feet for the first floor and the steel colums that will support second floor walls over open spaces below. The use of natural light is evident by the number, size and placement of windows. The first week yielded near completion of the exterior wall ICF work including the proper technique for their bracing.
This slide show illustrates week two of ICF installation. This work includes the stacking of the remaining forms, final bracing and adjustment, installation of steel weld embed plates for second floor wall support and final adjustment of window and door bucks.
This home features an interior ICF wall to support a portion of the second floor wall system. With the exception of radius walls and arches, this home exemplifies the many design elements and versatility available with ICF construction in complicated house designs.
The last photos in this series are of the house just prior to placement of concrete in the entire first floor wall system. Work is to begin immediately on interior framing while the ICF construction of the garage begins simultaneously. The interior framing will provide a second floor deck from which to work during the installation of the ICF wall system.
The final slide show exhibits the intricate framing required and the second floor concrete placement. Structural steel columns and beams were used extensively to carry second floor loads. Lastly in the presentation, the application of the exterior insulating and finishing system (EIFS) and roofing tile is shown.
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