30 Apr '16, 3pm

Blue Heron EcoHaus: Let Construction Begin. Read more here:

Structural slab and GCs continued by Kent Earle Bill: The builder put a void form of foam underneath the structural slab between the pilings and also around the outside to minimize thermal bridging. Unfortunately it is really tough with pilings to ensure NO thermal bridging as the concrete wall must sit on the structural form which sits on pilings every 8' or so. Therefore, there is some potential for thermal bridging between the concrete piles to the structural slab to the walls. We did our best to minimize this with the void forms, the under slab insulation of 8" and the 8" of foam on the outside of the concrete walls. Perhaps one of the experts here could provide further details? But how to prevent thermal bridging from the pilings themselves - that's tough. In regards to GCs and subcontractors: As I said, I was not a homeowner-contractor, simply an interested and invol...

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