Your one-source guide to Concrete-Based Homebuilding Systems. Residential contractors, architects, and developers will welcome this first total guide to the latest concrete-based homebuilding systems (CBHSs). With lumber costs still on the rise after doubling the early '90s, The Portland Cement Association Guide to Concrete Homes, by Peter VanderWerf and W. Keith Munsel, can deliver, durable, cost-efficient, esthetically pleasing alternative building materials and construction methods. It's all spelled out in an authoritative sourcebook that explains and compares the various types of CBHSs and lists special materials and tools for building them--provides case histories of concrete homes already built and in use--and contains data vital to building professionals who want to learn tomorrow's techniques today.In some very warm areas, l-X-2 furring strips are attached inside with powder- actuated fasteners or masonry nails, and insulation is placed between them. ... Breaks in the insulation that would lower the R-value are the furring strips and any plumbing, wiring, and boxes run between the strips. ... Figure 5-6 contains a diagram of a typical system. Special stud systems cost about $.50 per square foot for.
|Title||:||The Portland Cement Association's Guide to Concrete Homebuilding Systems|
|Author||:||Pieter Vanderwerf, W. Keith Munsell|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 1995|