For Fred Peters, owner of Morris Build-All and the project manager, the only choice for external walls that reached 53 feet high was Plasti-Fab’s Advantage ICF System®.
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"SIPs give you the confidence going in that the building envelope is not going to be an issue."
"Once I explain the benefits of the Advantage ICF System to customers, many of them will opt for that type of construction because they understand it will be the healthiest, most comfortable house they can build…"
"Plasti-Fab is more than willing to go out to the jobsite and go over the construction challenges of the project. Their technical support is fantastic."
“I’d say one of the nicest things about DuroFoam is how easily it cuts. The project was done faster than I thought it would take.”
“The benefit of this design choice is that it reduces the loading at the crest of the slope because EPS is a lightweight material.”
“The SIP system has a high R-value and it is easy to seal it up to get an airtight home with low labor cost...”
“The North Vancouver store exemplifies our commitment to reducing our environmental impact through a highly evolved green building program.”
Innovation Building Group selected the Insulspan® Structural Insulating Panel (SIP) System for the exterior walls of the building to reduce thermal bridging and air leakage—two factors that cause heat loss and lead to moisture issues in Whistler’s wet climate.
The 112, 000 sq. ft. office space uses just 30 percent of the energy of an equivalent building constructed to the 2011 National Model National Energy Code for Buildings.
Plasti-Fab® GeoSpec® lightweight fill material speeds construction of new elementary school for Attawapiskat First Nation
Barry Martin turned to Plasti-Fab’s GeoSpec expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam as a structural lightweight fill material solution.
General contractor Penn-Co Construction proposed using GeoVoid compressible fill material to protect the school from forces of soil expansion.
Homeowner Francois Brossard enlisted the help of local contractor YVEX Construction to boost the home’s energy efficiency by adding Plasti-Fab® DuroFoam® insulation to the roof.
Engineers at Golder Associates developed a plan to stabilize the slope supporting the road using expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam from Plasti-Fab.
Plasti-Fab provided Clairo with PlastiSpan® HD hydronic insulation, a specialty product for radiant heating systems. The closed-cell rigid foam insulation is installed as the first component in the radiant heating system to minimize heat loss beneath the floor system and ensure uniform heat distribution.
After researching insulation retrofits online, the Sayers hired local contractors Reg Munroe and Darryl Lindsay to install Plasti-Fab® DuroFoam® insulation over their basement floor. Munroe and Lindsay started by laying down a polyethylene moisture barrier beneath the 1x3 strapping that would be used to support the new subfloor.
Suderman opted for the PlastiSpan product based on its performance and value relative to other below-grade insulation materials.
Camp McLean’s new 2,600 sq. ft. machine shop is constructed with the Advantage ICF System® for the foundation and above grade walls, and the Insulspan® Structural Insulating Panel (SIP) System for the roof.
On seven of the eight homes, Hill constructed the walls and roof using the Insulspan® Structural Insulating Panel (SIP) System. Insulspan SIPs deliver continuous high R-value insulation, minimizing both thermal bridging and air infiltration.
While researching the best insulation strategy for his new home, Hubert discovered the impact of thermal bridging on the effectiveness of cavity insulation.
Although the homes have different wall construction and heating systems, one thing they all have in common is a finished basement constructed with Plasti-Fab’s Advantage ICF System® and PlastiSpan® HD expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation.
As a certified R-2000 builder, Pat Caporale relies on the Advantage Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) System to help him meet R-2000 specifications and provide his customers durable, energy-efficient homes.
To cut down on the building’s energy use and meet the stringent LEED Gold standard, MEC selected the Insulspan® Structural Insulating Panel (SIP) System for the walls and roof.
Effect Home Builders earns prestigious EnviroHome designation with the help of Advantage ICF System®
Using a whole house design strategy, Wold focused on cutting energy use by creating an airtight building envelope with the Advantage Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) System®.
In these ten semi-detached homes, they also save cash each month by enjoying the ongoing energy savings that come with the use of insulating concrete forms (ICF). Each 1,000-square-foot living area is enclosed by six-inch Advantage ICF building block walls and a PlastiSpan Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) insulation that was incorporated into a radiant floor heating system.
In order to achieve maximum durability and stability of the bridge structure, highway design engineers AECOM specified expanded polystyrene (EPS) fill material at the bridge abutments.
Heinrich designed the home to meet Built Green standards, using the Advantage ICF System® donated by Plasti-Fab for the basement walls. He has relied on ICF construction for over three years to deliver longterm thermal resistance, low air infiltration and reduced noise transmission in his homes.
Ideal Welders found a solution by contacting Plasti-Fab, who produced sections of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam shaped to fit each individual section of track and protect it during shipping and handling.
Plasti-Fab® PlastiSpan® 40 sloped roofing provides energy-efficient solution for Calgary car dealership
Roofing contractor CCS Contracting met these requirements with a sloped roofing system from Plasti-Fab® with PlastiSpan 40 expanded polystyrene insulation. With a compressive resistance of 40 psi, PlastiSpan 40 is a suitable insulation material beneath roadways or heavily loaded structural slabs.