Naikoon Contracting Ltd., located in North Vancouver, BC, has an excellent reputation for green construction. The company was the Built Green BC Builder of the year in 2011 and has twice constructed the most innovative Built Green Home.
This project, designed by Mark Kerschbaumer, gives an sense of modernity to Central Lonsdale. "We have been building green long before it became fashionable", confirmed Joe Geluch, President. "Part of our sustainable package on this project was the Fab-Form Monopour. It is an economic method of forming foundations that prevents ground moisture from entering the foundation while providing R24 thermal protection."
This drawing shows the panels which make up the full foundation, including the window bucks and other openings.
Insulated concrete form (ICF) panels, including the Fastfoot® footing forms are delivered to the jobsite, awaiting assembly by the Naikoon crew.
Two levels of panels have now been installed. Zont™ bracing is attached to align the wall and fix into exact location with stakes at the base of each vertical strongback.
The catwalk has been installed using plywood gussets. Kickers to align the wall are located 6' on centre.
An electric drill is used to adjust the Zuckle™ to align the wall to the stringline.
The footings are protected from ground moisture on the bottom, sides and top with the Fastfoot® membrane.
Concrete pour is almost complete, top portion of the wall is about to be filled. Note the use of Fastfoot® on all internal footings.
Concrete pour is complete, with the top of the wall being screeded by the Naikoon crew.