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10 Considerations For Building a Green Home

April 02, 2018 Green home design strives to construct a house that saves money and is good for the environment and the occupants of the home. Green or sustainable home building reduces energy, water, and material use during and after construction. Green building also creates a durable house that has a healthy indoor environmental quality… read more »

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Strategies for Building a Fire Resistant Home

March 31, 2018 Strategies for building a fire-resistant home are a priority for today’s homeowners and builders. After all, for most people, their home is their biggest investment.

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Residential Safe Room Design

March 30, 2018 A residential safe room protects the occupants of a home or small business from the high wind forces of a tornado or hurricane. Safe rooms are essential in the United States where an average of 1,253 tornadoes occur yearly, creating wind speeds of 200 mph or more.

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Rebuilding a Commercial Building After a Flood

March 29, 2018 When a flood damages or destroys a commercial building in either a high- or low-risk flood zone, the owner often must choose between repairing, rebuilding, or moving. Essential to this decision, is whether the business had flood insurance, which can cover the costs of repairing and rebuilding.

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How to Build an ICF Home

March 23, 2018 An ICF or ICB home, like the Bautex Block System, is a wise choice for today’s energy and safety-aware homeowners. An ICF home is energy-efficient, fire-resistant, and can withstand flying debris from tornadoes and hurricanes with wind speeds of up to 250 mph. ICF and ICB construction is also quiet, low maintenance, healthy,… read more »

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