Design professionals who have specified TF Forms continue to use it, mainly because they are easy to design with and offer design flexibility. Most architects are introduced to ThermoForm and TransForm when looking for “the ICF system” that provides the owner with the greatest overall value. However, they continue to use TF Forms because it serves their own needs, which includes:
EPS foam can easily be shaped to create arches, radius walls, pilasters, step footings, and parapet walls. Stud rails are available in a wide range of lengths and widths, creating variable wall thicknesses and heights to accommodate the design of the steel reinforcement and wall dimensions.
USGBC LEED Points
TF Concrete Forms can significantly contribute to earning optimized energy, recycled content and local manufacturing points. Our forms offer many other "green" advantages, such as air tight construction and no off-gassing for better control of indoor air quality, minimal construction waste, durable building materials and performance.
ThermoForm and TransForm can be designed to meet non-combustible construction qualifications, offers an STC Rating of 51 (6" concrete wall) for projects needing sound reduction and easily meets requirements specified through ICC’s International Residential and Building Code.
By using TF Forms, you experience ease of construction, minimal waste and optimized material. With either of TF's forming systems, wall dimensions and heights can easily be designed and constructed to avoid making unnecessary cuts and adjustments on the jobsite, thereby reducing materials.
TransForm and ThermoForm can be used to easily create window and door rough openings and place the reinforcing bar around the opening. Several window and door buck systems are available in wood, metal and plastics to speed up construction and provide solid anchor points for window and door materials.
TF Concrete Forming Systems is perfectly matched for use in a variety of different projects, including:
· Multi-unit residential, condominiums and apartment complexes
· Assisted living facilities
· Box stores and strip malls
· Hospitals, clinics and clean-room manufacturing
· Outdoor structures such as swimming pools, retaining walls, or even water towers
· Net Zero energy buildings
TF White Paper: How the TF System Helped a Dilapidated Corn Silo Transform into a Beautiful Home and Office
JW Trimmer Repurpsoed Silo Project, Northern Missouri
JW Trimmer is a farmer working more than 200 acres of farmland in northern Missouri in the small town of Mound City. Trimmer is working to repurpose a corn silo into a home and office using the ThermoForm system by TF Forming Systems.
Trimmer's plans include using Geothermal energy to heat the building, along with using the wood boiler system to heat the radiant floor heating system in the lower level. Along with building a hyper-energy efficient structure, Trimmer also wanted it to be disaster resistant.
TF worked with his engineer to incorporate a rebar schedule that is 2' on center, both horizontal and vertical. We are also using Helix in the concrete mix, adding additional strength walls. These walls will be able withstand winds in excess of 150 mph.
Trimmer says he chose TF and ThermoForm because of our thermal properties and disaster resistant capabilities. He also chose us for our design flexibility and versatility. TF's Vertical design will allow Trimmer to have the four radius walls in his new structure, keeping with the original design when it was a silo.
Contact TF Concrete Forming Systems today at (866) 983-9960 to discuss how we can help you on your next design project.