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ICF Construction: An Introductory Guide to ICFs for Designers and Architects

For architects who need to design energy-efficient structures without changing their typical design processes, insulated concrete forms (ICFs) offer the ideal combination of insulating power, design and aesthetic versatility, and ease of installation.

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NFPA 285: 4 Frequently Asked Questions

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The Difference between Sealants and Adhesives

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