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2007-01-26 13:55:02
Barrier Island Retreat

A concrete condominium offers buyers a perfect sanctuary
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2007-01-26 14:01:22
Tackling Californias energy crunch

El Dorado Hills, California, sits in the hot, dry and windy foothills of Sacramento Valley, qualifying it as a wildfire zone.
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2007-01-29 06:53:54
Sculptor at home with concrete

Jerry Palen, a Western artist of many disciplines—painting, carving, cartooning (Stampede)—is widely known for his striking and energetic bronze sculptures of horses.

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2007-01-29 06:59:19
Tech Talk: Exterior Finishes for Concrete Homes

This is the final in the series of articles dealing with RCF (Removable Concrete Form) homes.
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2007-03-28 09:55:28
Northern Homes

More Northern designers and builders are learning what their Southwestern and Southern counterparts have known for decades: concrete masonry makes for good, sound residential construction.
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2007-03-28 11:45:00
Urban Studio masters replacement project

Each year, architecture students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro design and rebuild a local home that has fallen into a state of disrepair.

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2007-03-28 11:50:26
High Mesas home

Mention of New Mexico usually brings to mind the rugged but beautiful mountain vistas of Santa Fe
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2007-03-28 11:54:41
Concrete Homes: Options for a Squeak-Free Floor

Part I: This six-part series focuses on details of today’s concrete homes.
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2007-06-04 10:14:23
Basement of the Year 2007

An extreme home rests on a winning cast-in-place foundation

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2007-06-04 10:18:34
Padre Island challenge

A first-time concrete builder’s ICF townhomes sit 200 feet from Gulf waters
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2007-06-04 10:20:43
Tile roofs provide decorative options for any home

Editor’s Note: Richard K. Olson is technical director for the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI). The association represents industry professionals involved in the manufacturing and installation of concrete and clay tile roofs in the U.S. and Canada, and works with national, state, and local building officials to develop installation techniques, codes, and standards for better roofing systems. Olson can be reached at rolson@tileroofing.org. Visit tileroofing.org to learn more about how the Institute may benefit your business.
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2007-06-04 10:24:19
Tech Talk: Concrete Homes: Working with the Trades

Part II:  This six-part series focuses on details of today’s concrete homes. Over the past two years, this column has provided considerable information on the general benefits of concrete homes, the various methods used for construction and the performance characteristics. We now focus on strengthening the understanding of the decisions, details and results that can affect the quality achieved in the above-grade concrete home industry delivered by removable forms (RCFs). Since strongly entering the market nearly a decade ago, this method of construction offers an ever-expanding variety of architectural and practical construction solutions for today’s homeowner and designer.
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2007-06-06 09:18:39
Precast and poured-in-place pair up in Midwest

John Hess and his brother Dan are co-owners of Best Way Foundations in Belleville, Illinois. They grew up with concrete construction, having a father and uncle who ran a construction equipment business and were dealers for Western Forms and Wall Ties & Forms. In the early 1990s, the brothers started their own business for poured-in-place foundations.
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2007-07-30 16:32:13
The New American Home 2007

Modern precast concrete architecture and Energy Star certification are hallmarks of this year’s National Association of Home Builders showcase home.
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2007-07-30 16:36:37
Weather Warriors

Storm Safe Homes break new ground


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2007-07-30 16:44:22
A Summer Project in Southern Nevada

After building with concrete for years, PolySteel of Las Vegas owner Brent Hannig begins an ICF home of his own.
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2007-07-30 16:52:06
Tech Talk: Concrete Homes: controlling cracks

Part III: This six-part series focuses on details of today’s concrete homes.
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2007-09-24 13:39:38
Landscaping: Its role in waterproofing your home

Homebuyers and builders need to consider the all-important issue of waterproofing the home—particularly the basement.
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2007-09-24 13:43:23
Enviably GREEN

The Green Emerald Home built by Royal Professional Builders might be the first house in Florida to be LEED for Homes certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, but it’s not the first green house for the builders.
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2007-09-24 13:51:06
Prairie Palace

A humble mason built a mansion fit for none other than a king, but his own
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2007-09-24 16:32:26
The 2007 New Southern Home

In Orlando, Florida a Southern showcase home spotlights innovations for luxurious, sustainable living.
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2007-12-10 16:21:56
From foundation to roof in four days

Fast turnaround in construction of “Extreme” project shows benefits of using ICFs
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2007-12-10 16:40:00
Texas Façade, ICF at its Core

ICFs couple with environmental features for a healthy homerun
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2007-12-10 16:45:38
Tech Talk: Concrete Homes: Designing with Modularity

Part V: This six-part series focuses on details of today’s concrete homes. Over the past two years, this column has provided considerable information on the general benefits of concrete homes, the various methods used for construction and the performance characteristics. These series provides a focus on strengthening the understanding of the decisions, details and results that can affect the quality achieved in the above-grade concrete home industry delivered by removable concrete forms (RCFs). Since strongly entering the market nearly a decade ago, this method of construction offers an ever-expanding variety of architectural and practical construction solutions for today’s home owner and designer. This month, we introduce the concept of designing these homes to embrace the technology that is available to construct them. 

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2007-12-10 16:49:13
Decorative Concrete: Hardscaping

The ideal finishing touch


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