ICF vs SIPs vs Framing – Pros and Cons

Insulated Concrete Forms vs Structural Insulated Panels vs Traditional Platform Framing. In this video I will give you the pros & cons for all three of these building systems. While most homes in the US/Canada are built with traditional framing is that the best system? And what about Insulated Concrete Forms or Structural Insulated Panels, what advantages do these have? I’ve built homes with all three of these systems in my 24 years as a Builder, so I’ll give you my thoughts along with a cost comparison.
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A few of the videos I mentioned in today’s Build Show:
3 Benefits of SIPs Framing vs Traditional Studs – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4oOE8tLttI&t=84s
Insulated Concrete Forms – Overview, Costs, and Cons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRipzKkeQik
This Pink Stuff is The Secret to ICF Waterproofing –

Timber Frame Time Lapse – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab51ZkNY1R8
Bensonwood Factory Tour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VgywZdqJqY

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