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Basics & Theory

Concrete Network: Resource Site On Concrete Walls
Concrete Network provides information and resources on concrete decorative walls and retaining walls.

GBE: Blocks Made With Green Compositions
Green Building Elements describes various blocks that employ a wide variety of green building materials in their composition.

PCA: Overview Of Concrete Building Systems
Portland Cement Association site explains different concrete building systems, including masonry block, insulated concrete forms, cast in place, tilt up, precast, autoclaved aerated concrete, and shotcrete.
Industry Information

NAHB: Annual Awards Recognizing Systems Built Marketing & Design
US National Association of Home Builders Building Systems Councils (BSC) announced winners of its annual Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design, honoring builders and manufacturers responsible for the finest marketing materials and home designs in the concrete, log, modular and panelized home building industry.
Industry Sectors

NAHB: Building Systems Councils
US National Association of Home Builders Building Systems Councils (BSC) is the American resource for the concrete, log, modular and panelized home building industries.
Information Sources

Concrete Homes: US Consumer & Industry Magazine
Concrete Homes a US magazine covers concrete home technologies, benefits, designs & plans, directory of builders, discussion forums, articles, and industry events.

PCA: Resource Site For Concrete Homes
Portland Cement Association site provides concrete home information including building systems, benefits, technical reports, newsletter, home plans, show homes, technical support, and links to more resources.
Issues & Performance

RDH: Thermal Performance Requirements for Concrete Enclosure Walls
RDH online guide Meeting and Exceeding Building Code Thermal Performance Requirements provides a brief introduction to compliance options for modern building codes, and details calculation methods suitable for quickly estimating, at an early design stage, the thermal performance of concrete enclosure wall systems. (PDF)

Building Science: Deep-Dish Retrofit Of Uninsulated Masonry Wall From Outside
Building Science describes how to retrofit an uninsulated masonry wall from the outside so you can get a perfect wall out of the deal.

Building Science: Interior Insulation Of Mass Masonry Walls: Joist Monitoring, Salt Effects
Building Science research report Interior Insulation of Mass Masonry Walls: Joist Monitoring, Material Test Optimization, Salt Effects describes how adding insulation to the interior side of walls of such masonry buildings in cold climates may cause performance and durability problems. (PDF)

Building Science: Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls
Building Science describes issues and considerations for insulation and air sealing of mass masonry walls. (PDF)

JLC: Caulking Joints In Masonry
Journal of Light Construction describes how a well-designed and properly installed caulked joint can be the key to weather resistance where wood and metal meet masonry. Free site registration required.
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