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April 24, 2024

Advanced, Versatile ICF Technology Simplifies Tough Construction Challenges

Whether working with fewer crew members due to a dwindling workforce, streamlining a construction schedule, or trying to meet stricter energy and sound transmission codes, the technologically advanced properties of ICF construction provide the versatility you need to meet a wide variety of building challenges.

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April 10, 2024

Prebuck™ Combines Strength and Quality with Jobsite Speed and Efficiency

We’re ready to help you tackle your next project with high-performance products like PrebuckTM window and door bucks and parapet caps.

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March 20, 2024

The Top Three Questions about ICF Construction

We have the answers to the questions about ICF construction that you ask most often.  Our goal is to make sure that your ICF project is a success. From installation to achieving energy goals, there is no better, more efficient construction system than Nudura® ICF.

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March 6, 2024

Seal the Deal: Choosing the Perfect Waterproofing for ICFs

Protect your structure with products designed for superior performance over EPS foam, an integral component of ICF construction. We’ll help you choose the best waterproofing and finish options for your ICF foundation. TREMPRO waterproofing products and Nudura® parge coats are designed to maximize ease of application while offering top-level protection and performance.

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February 21, 2024

Meet STC Requirements for Urban Zoning with ICF Construction

In 2021, Massachusetts enacted the MBTA Communities zoning law which requires that multi-family housing be included in communities within a half-mile of transit and other transportation facilities. One of the challenges of building residential projects in urban locations is sound mitigation. Nudura ICF provides an efficient, effective solution for mitigating urban noise.

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February 6, 2024

Eco-Friendly, Sustainable ICF Construction

There are many advantages to insulated concrete form (ICF) construction, from ease of installation to faster project completion.  But did you know that ICF construction is also part of a sustainable, green building strategy that helps architects, engineers and designers create buildings that use fewer natural resources, are more energy efficient, and have lasting value?

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January 24, 2024

Residential Construction Growth Projected to Continue in 2024

Single-family residential construction permits are up! According to business consulting and accounting firm KPMG, December 2023 single-family construction permits in the U.S. were 22.8% stronger than they were in December of 2022, with unanticipated momentum seen in the Northeast. And 2023 new house starts were 14.7% higher than their previous 120-month average. ConstructConnect projects another 4.4% increase in residential construction for 2024.

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January 10, 2024

Frosty Challenges – Planning for Cold-Weather Concrete Pours

Pouring concrete in cold weather might sound daunting, but if you’re working with insulated concrete forms (ICFs), there’s a built-in advantage that helps you keep temperatures in the safe range for curing properly and completing your project.

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November 15. 2023

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) Provide Quieter Spaces and Lower Demand on Heating Systems

When you or your engineers are facing the challenges of achieving the highest possible STC to reduce traffic sounds and neighborhood noise, Nudura® ICF products can help.  Insulated concrete forms (ICF) not only provide valuable insulation against intrusive sounds, thy also improve energy efficiency.

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November 9. 2023

Don’t Let Cold Weather Delay Your Projects!

There are times when cold-weather construction can’t be avoided.  That’s when ICF can help you meet the challenge and keep your project on schedule.  Selecting the right products that perform well when the temperature drops makes it easier to complete projects during winter months.

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November 1. 2023

Fast, Easy-to-Install Insulating Products Can Up Your Energy Performance

When it’s time to craft high-performance insulation or radiant heat solutions that deliver comfortable, energy-efficient spaces for greater indoor comfort year-round, you need a partner with the background and experience to make expert recommendations for your project.

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October 25. 2023

R-Value Advantages of ICF Construction for Residential Projects

When it comes to residential construction in colder climates, nothing is more important than energy performance. Meeting upgraded cold-weather energy efficiency codes, like those for Zone 6 construction in New Hampshire and the 2023 Massachusetts Specialized code, can be a challenge. But beyond meeting code, homeowners want comfortable spaces that offer options for year-round living without incurring excessive costs to maintain consistent indoor temperatures.

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October 18. 2023

How to Streamline Your Construction Schedule with ICF Foundations

Atlantic Builders Supply is the premier distributor for Nudura ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) systems in the Northeast. Our goal is to ensure that you have a successful project. And nothing beats ICF foundations for installation efficiency and overall energy-efficient performance. ICF foundations streamline your construction process, reduce your need for additional contractors, and keep your project on schedule.

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November 3. 2022

ICF Meets the Challenges of Winter Construction

For any build team, the winter months and cold climates pose additional challenges, including excess moisture, difficult working conditions, and frozen building materials. Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) can lessen these cold-weather challenges and ultimately speed your construction timeline.

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