Construction Pictures – December 2009

December 31st, 2009 by Tim Delhey Eian

The Passive House in the Woods is constructed with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). These blocks stack like legos and allow for a quick build of exterior walls. They also help with air-tightness, as the concrete basically makes an airtight shell. The images show some of the stem walls that are sitting on the frost footings, as well as the basement level walls.

The first floor plate is frames with FSC certfied iJoists and plywood. All lumber on the project is specified as FSC certified. Morr Construction are serious about sourcing, waste mitigation, and waste management on the project. They’ve posted numerous alerts in the job trailer for the staff to remember how to handle product.