ICF walls frame PulteGroup models in solar-powered community

Sources: PulteGroup, Atlanta; CP staff One of the nation’s largest builders has turned to insulating concrete forms for two homes along “Innovation Way” within Babcock Ranch, a solar-powered town rising outside of Fort Myers, Fla. Ahead of listings, PulteGroup unveiled the models earlier this month, aiming to test the energy performance of R-22 rated ICF walls paired with “the latest…

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ICF distributor corrals California builders for migration from wood

Sources: Here To Serve Holding Corp., White Plains, N.Y.; CP staff

Novus Ordo Industries Inc., a subsidiary of insulating concrete form specialist Here to Serve, has secured an exclusive contract to sell proprietary ICF systems in two of California’s most populous counties, Los Angeles and Riverside. Novus Ordo will kick off Golden State market development with late-2019 training sessions for 30 contractors. 

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Robust ICF home center stage in Superstorm FLASHback

Sources: Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Tallahassee, Fla.; CP staff

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) Partnership has marked the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s sweep through coastal New Jersey and New York with a new video featuring a storm survivor’s commitment to building her home back better and creating resilience in the face of future storms.

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Construction Supply Group acquires Montana, Ohio distributors

Source: Sterling Group, Houston

Construction Supply Group has closed deals for single branch distributors Holdfast and Concrete Accessories & Rentals, based respectively in Medway, Ohio and Bozeman, Mont. The former provides CSG added scale in the Dayton area, along with expertise in insulating concrete forms. Concrete Accessories affords a new presence in the fast growing Northern Rocky Mountain region. 

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Finance chief becomes top NRMCA, PCA shared-staff member

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

Concurrent with relocation of their Washington, D.C. area staff to neighboring office suites in northern Virginia, NRMCA and Portland Cement Association have appointed Debra Adlis to the respective roles of executive vice president of Finance and chief financial officer. She arrives as the groups’ top shared-staff member after 20-plus years in CFO roles for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and a handful of other non-profit organizations. 

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ICFs meet EIFS as Dryvit Systems closes on Nudura

Sources: Dryvit Systems Inc., West Warwick, R.I.; CP staff

Expanding its scope of energy-efficient building solutions for commercial and residential markets, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) leader Dryvit has acquired Nudura Corp., a major insulating concrete form manufacturer and distributor. Ontario-based Nudura will be a stand-alone unit of Dryvit, which along with EIFS has developed NewBrick, an insulated clay brick-styled veneer product. Both businesses are part of RPM Specialty Products, one of three groups under Medina, Ohio-based RPM International—parent of admixture producer Euclid Chemical (RPM Industrial). 

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ICF specs net mid-rise apartment developer HUD-reduced mortgage terms

Sources: Walker & Dunlop Inc., Bethesda, Md.; TF Forming Systems, Green Bay, Wis.; CP staff

Bedford Development has started the six-story Manseau Flats apartment project in Ashwaubenon, Wis., on the strength of insulating concrete walls and a mortgage package economized by a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development program rewarding energy efficient multi-family dwelling design.

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