Product Focus: ICFs & SIPs
CI Window and Door Buck
Insulating concrete form building professionals have been clamoring for a high performance ICF buck for years, which is why the Fox Buck was created. It is a fully integrated, continuous insulation window and door buck for commercial and residential ICF wall openings. The 2-inch thick Fox Buck features recessed fastening points with dual barrier penetration and anchor qualities. For more information, visit www.foxblocks.com.
Air Barrier SIPs
Premier structural insulated panels (SIPs) combine structure, insulation and air barrier within one engineered product. This enables builders to take a systems approach and eliminates the need for separate schedules and crews for framing the building, installing insulation and completing the air barrier. In a commercial or institutional building, this can shave weeks off the construction schedule. For more information visit www.premiersips.com/bc.
Versatile Stack ICFs
Four feet in length and 12 inches tall, the Optimizer offers installers and designers the ability to meet 17 different stack scenarios without the need to cut or rip forms. Featuring DURALOK Technology, the Optimizer securely locks into place with a triple-tooth interlock, eliminating the need to wire or glue forms and reducing installation costs. The unique folding web design is manufactured from 100 percent recycled polypropylene and steel and has been laboratory tested to prevent mold growth. Because of its contribution to improving energy efficiency, the Optimizer significantly reduces the amount of fossil fuels needed for heating and cooling reducing your carbon footprint. For more information visit www.nudura.com.
Insulating Concrete Slab Form
North American Specialty Products LLC
EnergyEdge is an innovative approach to preventing energy loss along the uninsulated concrete slab edge of a building. The system consists of PVC rails, snap-on braces and EPS insulation. The rails are available in 12-foot lengths and can be cut using standard building tools to form a perimeter for the construction of the slab. EnergyEdge provides a R-10 thermal resistance value and meets International Energy Conservation Code requirements. For more information, visit www.naspecialtyproducts.com.
High-density Foam Forms
Big Sky Insulation Inc.
Insulated concrete forms are becoming more important with upgraded energy codes and more stringent requirements for continuous insulation. Diamond Snap meets these demands offering high density foam forms that require no vibration, no special engineering and no special skill to install. A builder is given the opportunity to have a full mass wall that has a built in surface to directly hang drywall, siding, furring, metal or other sheathing. Go to www.bigskyrcontrol.com to learn more.