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How Insulating Concrete Forms Helped Save This Home

Posted by Heather Wallace

Aug 19, 2014 8:26:00 PM

Watch this incredible story from FLASH, A Tale of Two Homes: Superstorm Sandy. Donn Thompson of the Portland Cement Association explains the simple science of Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs).

 

 

Building to current coastal construction standards is important for resilient housing. The home built with ICFs is shown below. Everything around the home was destroyed.

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