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All of our building component system designs exceed the proscriptive sections of all ICBO, NFPA building and IECC energy codes adopted across the planet.
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Typical Abide Systems | BASIC SPECIFICATIONS
Streamlined from conventional Wood or Light Gauge Steel construction for residential or office buildings, a typical configuration will contain the following specifications at the very least:
Insulated Poured in Place 3,000lb Concrete ● Form-A-Drain Footing Drains ● Underslab Insulation – 4′ InsulTarp R6 at perimeter ● Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Foundations – 8″ CIP Walls ● Rebar as required by Structural Engineering (S.E.) ● Minimum of 180′of 3″ PEX Earth Tube for Passive ERV System ● 4″ Concrete Slab, ¾” Insul-Tarp Insulation, 2″ Gravel and 1″ Sand (Total slab configuration approx 8″) ● Membrane waterproofing system
Posiframe™ Standard System ● Rough Framing: 2×4 (or 3×4 as required by S.E. @ 24″ O/C KD SYP or SPF ● 1½” Huber Zip System R6.6 or 1″ Dow SIS Structural Insulated Sheathing R5.5 ● Trussed Floor: Metal Web 14″ Top Bearing ● 23/32″ T&G OSB Topnotch®, Structurwood® & Sturd-I-Floor® (no added urea formaldehyde) FSC Certified ● Trussed Roof: Open Wood Web 2×4 @ 24″ O/C ● 1/2″ Huber Zip System Roof Sheathing, or 19/32″ T&G OSB SR 24/16 / FSC Certified ● TYTAN PROFESSIONAL Subfloor Adhesive (no VOC’s or formaldehyde) ● Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors
Waterproofing, Air Barrier & Caulking Systems ● DELTA®-MS CLEAR, SealOflex, Polyguard, Superseal or EPRO Waterproofing Systems ● Polygard POLYWALL Air Barrier, TYPAR® House / Metrowrap Weather Protection Systems ● AFM Safecoat Caulking (no formaldehyde) WALL INSULATION: ● .5pcf Polyurethane Spray Foam by Icynene, Lapolla, Demilec or Dow – R.3.7in (nom. minimum) ● 2.0+pcf Polyurethane Spray Foam by Icynene, Lapolla, Demilec or Dow – R.6.7in (nom. minimum) ● PassiveCore™ 2.0+pcf Polyurethane Foam Interstitial Wall Manifold Elements – R24 / 4″ Nom. Stud Wall ● 1½” Huber Zip System R6.6 or 1″ Dow SIS Structural Insulated Sheating R5.5 ROOF INSULATION: ● .5pcf Polyurethane Spray Foam by Icynene, Lapolla, Demilec or Dow – R.3.7in (nom. minimum) ● 2.0+pcf Polyurethane Spray Foam by Icynene, Lapolla, Demilec or Dow – R.6.7in (nom. minimum)
AIR MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
Passive and Mechanical ERV + SDHV Small Duct High Velocity HVAC Systems ● SpacePak Thermapak Combi & ESP Air Handling Systems, or ● Unico System, or ● Comfort-Aire Systems ● ABCS Certified Passive Fresh Air Circulation System ● Tankless On Demand Water Heating (hybrid systems) ● Ultra-High Efficiency Heat Pumps & Air Conditioning Condensers ● Passive Solar PVC and Thermal Collector Systems ● Radiant Flooring Solutions
ENVIRONMENTAL AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Proprietary Systems from Ecolific Technologies ● Design features based on specific Abide Systems integrated components ● Controls Appliances, Fresh Air Supply and Exhaust, Heat and Cooling, Security Systems, Solar, Air and Water Energy Systems ● Uses smartphone apps for controlling systems either inside the building or anywhere on the planet ● Systems can be controlled by computer anyplace with internet access
X-Level: FOR THE RECORD we keep a close eye on scope-creep; so project documentation is “X-Level.” Executive level documentation of project chronology helps us not only maintain superior and highly accurate records, these records also come in quite handy chasing down end-user claim issues should they arise later.