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Sustainable land development solutions using new methods

Almost all growth in this world is designed by engineers hired by developers. The engineers look at local regulatory minimums to squeeze every possible inch of residential or commercial yield - density. By holding to the most minimal dimensions allowed by regulation means that to service the resulting homes and commercial properties, the engineer must design the greatest possible road and utility main length consuming ...more »

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Mobile Building Envelope Installation Check

The purpose of the building envelope is to keep external elements out of the building, that’s the easy part. Creating a breathable, insulated, air tight enclosure is the difficult part. In an industry offering a wealth of building materials and processes all designated for the building envelope it is impossible to apply a one case fits all combination of materials for any exterior wall. Choosing an assembly of materials ...more »

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Products Made From Paper and Cardboard Waste

Wall Blocks made from paper and cardboard waste that normally finds itself to our landfills. This Product and application exists. It has been tested by Los Alamos National Labs, Sandia Labs and currently is being examined at NM Institute of Mining and Technology. For this use, this Block will be glued together, stacked one upon the other as typical masonary CMU are installed. It is fast to install, needs no bracing, can ...more »

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Wireless sensor network for agriculture applications

Most of the new agriculture technologies, such as precision agriculture and precision farming rely on installation of connected sensor systems. Many of those agricultural systems require cellular coverage to connect the agriculture sensors to the gateway. Because cellular coverage is not available everywhere, many farmers are unable to use advanced agriculture technology. Ironically as it may be, seems like agriculture ...more »

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Smart air management and fire protection

Smart buildings with installed air treatment centers for pollutants ( "cold" dissociated freon ions such as chlorides and fluorides and hydrogen, and molecules such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide) that can be collected in rain water and separated. Individual components such as chlorine, Fluorine, hydrocarbons, nitrogen or hydrogen can be stored and reused as fuel sources or recombined environmentally biodegradable ...more »

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Foam Filled Fabric Envelope

Like several JUMP contributors, I am frustrated by the lack of “out of the box” thinking, and “we can’t do that” attitudes that are keeping residential construction in the dark ages. Stick building a wall, one stud, one nail and one cut at a time, really? Still? I won’t complete the “if we can go to the moon….” cliché, but why aren’t we trying to harness the newest materials, machines and “makers” initiative to invent ...more »

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Insulated Concrete Forms

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) create the best living environments because you can quickly build durable, resilient, super insulated, airtight, comfortable & sound-absorbing building shells. ICFs for walls & for floors/roofs form cast-in-place, reinforced-concrete buildings and stay in place to provide superior insulation, space to run utilities, and backing for finishes. Combining many construction steps (framing, sheathing, ...more »

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BamCore Prime Wall System

The BamCore Prime Wall System incorporates nature's strongest and most sustainable botanical fiber in next gen building materials and systems. BamCore makes custom prefabricated wall packages that are fast and easy to assemble, require less skilled labor and no specialized or heavy equipment, and are more thermally and acoustically efficient than conventional construction. Check out our video for more details: ...more »

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Cement Board over Galvinized Slab Form to Dry Concrete Decks

Create Air Flow above slab form and below concrete roof deck by first adding a layer of 1/4" cement board on top of the slab form. The ribs of the slab form are then used as mini ducts to allow air to flow up the 1/4" roof slope between the cement board and the slab form. The sun warms the air and/or inside rising air from heating provides the uphill air flow force. The pour stop for the concrete roof deck is installed ...more »

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FGI Interlocking Wall Panels

Panels made using an inner and outer sheet of fiberglass internally braced but separated in a way similar to Insulated glass windows. heating and air duct chambers would be molded in a way that all duct work and wiring routes between the to panels. Standard 4 foot by 8 foot measurement. Panels interlock sealed with a strip of rubber or caulk. Mold variation would allow for faux grain, log cabin, many styles for the exterior ...more »

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Moisture Absorbtion

By utilizing a ribbed packet type of Tyvek, impregnated with silica sand in the ribs, and with the ability to support the weight of the roofing material per square, you would be creating an air-gap between the concrete and the roofing materials substrates, capable of not only breathing, but with the ability to actually absorb the moisture. Each day as the roof heats up under the sun, the heat transferred thru the roofing ...more »

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Building Envelope

Most residential building envelopes still uses wood framing, technology that is hundreds of years old, with insulation and interior drywall technology about 60 years old, while the exterior cladding is either siding or brick. I propose a new technology that eliminates the decay, fire hazard, and several other problems associated with that way of building, while lasting hundreds of years. The "Building Envelope" category ...more »

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