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Investigation of wind projectile resistance of insulating concrete form homes

Ernst W. Kiesling

Investigation of wind projectile resistance of insulating concrete form homes

by Ernst W. Kiesling

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Published by Portland Cement Association in Skokie, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Insulating concrete forms,
  • Concrete houses -- Testing

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Ernst W. Kiesling, Russell Carter.
    ContributionsCarter, Russell., Portland Cement Association.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 17 p. :
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17609128M
    OCLC/WorldCa40469590

    A variety of concrete wall systems including Multi-functional Precast Panel (MPP) systems and Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) systems have been proposed to not only improve the building envelope thermal performance but other important residential characteristics such as durability and disaster and fire resistance. SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE FOR WIND TURBINE FOUNDATIONS INTRODUCTION The current trend in power generation from wind is to use turbines of increasing capacity. Large wind turbines ( MW capacity) are becoming mainstream and recent developments have seen even larger turbines become a reality, particularly for offshore installations.

    Results are given from a field investigation of side-by-side houses in Knoxville, Tennessee. The houses were identical except one had insulating concrete form (ICF) exterior walls and the other had conventional wood-framed exterior walls. Monitoring commenced in July and continued for eleven months. The houses were unoccupied and operated. Above: Pumping in concrete for the floor. Above: Finishing the floor after the pour. Above: Watering the floor to prevent cracking from premature drying of the concrete. Above: The first row of insulated concrete forms have been installed. Above: Detail of rebar placement within the ICF form before the concrete is poured within the forms.

    Download Building for High Wind Resistance in Light-Frame Wood Construction, Form M March Texas Straight-Line Wind Event. On Ma , passing storms produced high-speed straight-line winds that resulted in damage to several homes in Rockwall, Texas. Concrete walls have low insulating value, which means cold from the ground transfers directly into the basement. But with Owens Corning's FOAMULAR® rigid extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam insulation installed directly against your foundation wall, you can enjoy insulated comfort from the ground up.


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Investigation of wind projectile resistance of insulating concrete form homes by Ernst W. Kiesling Download PDF EPUB FB2

Investigation of wind projectile resistance of insulating concrete form homes. Skokie, Ill.: Portland Cement Association, c[] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ernst W Kiesling; Russell Carter; Portland Cement Association.

Investigation of the Projectile Resistance of Concrete Masonry Walls and Ceilings with Wide Spaced Reinforcing for Above Ground Tornado Shelters. Overview of Project.

Dennis Graber, Director of Technical Publications for the National Concrete Masonry Association contacted the Wind Science and Engineering (WISE) Research Center at Texas Tech. Fox Block ICFs Create Wind-Resistant Homes. Homes built with Fox Blocks insulated concrete forms (ICFs) ensure a wind-resistant house with a strong continuous load path that holds the walls, floors, foundation, and roof together during an intense wind event.

Fox Blocks also resist projectile debris traveling over mph. Problems With Insulated Concrete Form Walls. Homes constructed with insulated concrete forms, commonly called ICF in the trade, offer some important advantages over.

Concrete homes have high mass but are low in profile so there aren't many relevant seismic issues. Dave Gowers, Dave Gowers Engineering, Selma, Ore., designs insulating concrete form (ICF) homes in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Nevada.

He says he normally works with 6-inch-thick core walls. HVAC Sizing Methodology for Insulated Concrete Homes Acknowledgments. Project co-sponsors were the Portland Cement Association (PCA), the Insulating Concrete Form Association (ICFA), the Concrete Foundation Association (CFA), and the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).

The authors wish to thank Mr. Dave. Romig builds with precast concrete walls and several techniques recommended by the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) to protect his homes from high-wind events.

Mighty Wind. The International Residential Code requires houses to meet storm-resistant standards where wind speeds equal or exceed miles-plus per hour. Insulating benefits. Insulated Concrete Form walls act as a thermal barrier, making it possible for buildings and homes to retain heat more effectively.

The two layers of foam plus concrete in ICF walls give the building an R insulation value; this can reduce a home’s heating costs up. Understand the contribution concrete makes to a building’s resilience to fire, flood, wind and earthquakes; Introduction.

Insulating Concrete Forms, or ICFs for short, combine two well-established building products, reinforced concrete for strength and durability, and expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation for energy efficiency.

Insulating Concrete Form Walls in Residential Construction In recent years construction of single-family homes with exterior walls of insulating concrete forms has grown rapidly. The use of cold-formed steel for the construction of This book is the third publication in a prescriptive method series produced by.

This book gives a comprehensive overview for planning and structural design analysis of reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete wind turbine towers for both, onshore and offshore wind turbines.

Fritz von Emperger (), expressed it - the "tempestuous development" in this form of construction came to an end. However, the "Beton. Since thermal insulation varies inversely with density, lightweight concrete has better thermal insulation properties than normal-weight concrete.

The thermal conductivity, k, for lightweight concrete is usually between and Btu per hour per inch thickness per square foot per degree Fahrenheit for oven-dry concretes weighing 80 to   Reinforced concrete homes have proven their wind-resistance in the field during tornadoes, hurricanes, and typhoons.

In Urbana, Illinois, a home constructed with insulating concrete forms (ICFs) withstood a tornado with minimal damage. In the Liberty City area of Miami, several concrete form homes survived Hurricane Andrew in It is a simple method of concrete wall construction where the polystyrene 'formwork' is left in place to provide insulation to the wall.

The guide covers ICF wall design to both BS and Eurocode 2 and demonstrates that in many cases ICF walls do not require main reinforcement. The Concrete House: Building Solid, Safe & Efficient with Insulating Concrete Forms by Pieter A.

VanderWerf Hardcover $ Only 1 left in stock - Reviews: 6. Discover the vast potential of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) for the homebuilding market. Ideal for today's housing requirements, insulating concrete froms (ICFs) are hollow units made of plastic foam, assembled into the shape of a building's exterior, and filled with reinforced concrete to create structural s: 3.

The fastening requirements are those required to resist uplift forces from wind pressures and shear forces. from lateral loads. Most codes and standards allow the use of common nails to connect sheathing to supporting members.

for sites where basic wind speeds are less than mph ( mph in non-hurricane-prone regions). Resistance to moisture absorption.

Dimensional stability. Compatibility with common roofing systems and attachment techniques. Resistance to wind uplift, and pull-through of mechanical fasteners.

Acceptability by Underwriters Laboratories® Inc., FM Global® and code agencies. Design Considerations Drainage. Proper drainage must be. Over the past decade, the insulating concrete form (ICF) industry has focused on selling to homeowners.

ICFs are appealing because of energy savings, wind resistance, and noise reduction. Total ICF shipments last year increased 26% in North America, from million square feet in to million square feet inaccording to the.

mm) gypsum board to one side of a concrete masonry wall increases the STC about 2 points (NCMA ). Mounting the gypsum board on resilient channels will further increase the STC by as much as 10 points (CDHS ).

The durability, weather resistance, and impact resistance of the exterior of the wall remain unchanged with the addition of. Concrete – Concrete is a composite material composed of a cement (most commonly Portland cement and fly ash), a fine aggregate (sand), a coarse aggregate (gravel or crushed stone), and sometimes chemical admixtures.

Water reacts with (hydrates) the cement around the aggregate to form a solid, bonded conglomerate. wind Exposure Category C, enclosed building; seismic importance factor.

I. e = S. DS = ; and 2ground snow load of 20 lb/ft. Extended foundation walls are proposed to be constructed of 8-inch-thick concrete masonry units. The existing footing is 2 feet wide by 1 foot thick concrete reinforced with (3) #4 rebar continuously.

Top of.Structural Design of Insulating Concrete Form Walls in Residential Construction was developed as a guideline for the design of single- and multi-unit residential structures using insulating concrete form (ICF) wall systems.

The objective of this design guide is to employ the technology efficiently.