Joplin Medical Office Holds Groundbreaking
More home builders and buyers are chasing a new kind of security: homes equipped to handle everything from hurricanes, tornados and hybrid superstorms like this week's Sandy, to man-made threats ranging from home invasion to nuclear war. Some, rebuilding in frequently storm-tossed areas, are looking to better withstand the next disaster; others are hoping to create a safeguard against any possible calamity. Fueling the rise of these often-fortresslike homes are new technologies and building materials—which builders say will ultimately be used on a more widespread basis in storm- and earthquake-threatened areas.
TF Holds AIA Lunch and Learn at Hunter & Millard Architects, Joplin
TF Holds AIA Lunch and Learn to AIA Group in Tulsa, OK
Wall Street Journal Highlights Pensmore and TF for Disaster Resistant Building in Wake of Hurricane Sandy Destruction
TF Forming Systems Unites with Habitat for Humanity
TF recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity to begin building another ThermoForm home for people in the Wisconsin area. TF has worked with Habitat multiple times throughout the last several years, offering safe, healthy homes that are hyper energy efficient to those looking for a new home and a new start.
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TF Forming Systems Recognized for Rebuilding Efforts on the Anniversary of Joplin Tornado
TF Forming Systems, along with Global Green Building and Convoy of Hope, held a ribbon cutting on May 22 at the home of Helen Owens. Owens lost her home of more than 40 years on May 22, 2011. On May 22, 2012, Owens opened the doors to her new disaster-resistant TF home.
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Construction Continues on Joplin Homes
Construction continues on the first of 18 homes in Joplin, MO. Crews are working hard to complete one home in time for the 1 year anniversary of the EF-5 tornado that whipped through the city, leaving massive destruction in its wake. The homes are being built out of TF Forming Systems' ThermoForm Insulated Concrete Forming system. The walls are made of concrete infused with Helix fibers and rebar, encased with rigid foam insulation on both sides. They have been engineered to withstand 200+ mph winds. The foam insulation will give the homeowners greater control of their utility bills. TF projects their monthly utility bills will reduce by 50% or more.
Convoy of Hope Visits Pensmore
Key members of the Convoy of Hope Executive Team tour Pensmore on Monday, March 12. They were able to see first-hand how the TransForm and ThermoForm systems by TF Forming Systems are being installed and used. These are the same wall systems being used to construct more than 18 homes in the Tornado-ravaged town of Joplin, MO. The walls are designed to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour. The concrete homes will also be hyper energy efficient, reducing the homeowners utility bills by 50%. Follow our story as it unfolds in Joplin, MO.
Missouri Tornado Leaves Devastation in Its Wake
Early Wednesday morning, February 29th, residents throughout Kansas and Missouri woke up to find their homes and businesses badly damaged or destroyed. Several were injured; one person died. Amid the path of debris,several concrete structures remained only partially damaged or completely intact while wood structures sustained serious damage or total destruction.
TF System Professional Training Seminars Now Offered
Be sure and attend our upcoming training seminars. We offer one in March in Green Bay, WI, on our residential and commercial ICF construction. For more information, call 800-360-4634.
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MSU Construction Club Tours Pensmore
Monday and Tuesday, December 5-6, more than 40 members of the MSU Construction Club toured Pensmore. Members were able to see the design of the Chateau and installation of TransForm in progress. According to Valerie Stanton, TF Forming Systems Operations Manager, Missouri, the students were impressed by the design as well as the ease of installation and application of TransForm. Many of the members will graduate this month and move into the construction industry.