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Quantifying the benefits of ICFs

Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are a method of construction using components manufactured from expanded polystyrene (EPS). The forms are stacked, steel-reinforced, and then filled with concrete. When completed, ICF walls provide a solid monolithic structure.
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Resolve fire-resistance rating questions before they arise

In this author’s role as a technical solutions manager with a gypsum wallboard manufacturer, a lot of questions are received about fire-resistance-rated wall partitions and floor-ceilings. Inquiries usually begin with “Can I do this?” or “Do we have to do that?”
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