J-Form Foundation Insulation System

Frost-protected slab on grade insulation system that satisfies your comfort objectives and energy efficiency goals.

Provides fast and easy slab pour with significantly less steel and concrete.

Persuant to code and ASCE 32, frost footings can be replaced with gravel. Concrete frost footings and stem walls are not required! Simply pour slab with thickened edge in the J-Form insulation System on gravel filled trench with foundation drain. 

 

BuildSMART Fabricates a Range of Wall Panel Types

Our computer aided manufacturing process allows us to offer mass-customization to everyone. Panels can be produced to meet your particular energy requirements, your cost requirements, and your design goals.

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Zero-Energy-Ready Wall Panel System

Zero-Energy-Ready (ZER) Wall panels satisfy the highest energy efficiency standard for buildings - 35 on the HERS Index with an infiltration rate of less than 0.6 ACH at 50 pa. Your project will be net-zero ready.

Pre-certified by Passive House. Achieving Passive House Certification become much simpler when BuildSMART's Installation Manual is used, including all the "Tips from the Expert."

If a Zero Energy Ready or Passive House project is not your goal, we can produce assemblies tailored to satisfy your specific energy modeling and HERS rating requirements. For example, if you want an Energy STAR building in the 75th percentile nationwide for similar buildings the ZER Wall can be modified to suit.

Zero-Energy-Ready (ZER) Wall panels are available as required to meet code requirements for your project type:

  • ZER, Non-fire-rated

  • ZER, Firewall 11: designed to resist fire exposure; 1-hr from the exterior and 1-hr from the interior.

  • ZER, Firewall 12: designed to resist fire exposure; 1-hr from the exterior and 2-hr from the interior.

 

Code CEI Wall Panel System

Satisfy building code requirements AND avoid condensation damage with continuous external insulation and pre-installed windows sealed water-tight all round in order to protect you from callbacks and claims.

The building science of well-sealed buildings has advanced dramatically. BuildSMART is committed to keeping a "quality first" approach and we believe the Wall Panel is the minimum necessary for a safe and long lived, healthy building.

Code CEI Wall panels are available as required to meet code requirements for your project type

  • Code CEI, Non-fire-rated

  • Code CEI, Firewall 11: designed to resist fire exposure; 1-hr from the exterior and 1-hr from the interior.

  • Code CEI, Firewall 12: designed to resist fire exposure; 1-hr from the exterior and 2-hr from the interior.

     

 

 

We are ready to consult with you in design, planning and assembly options that meet your project's specific financial and performance targets.

Call us at 888 376 3424.

 


 

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For more on designing with SketchUp, see our tutorial here.
For more on designing with REVIT, see our tutorial series here.


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