Friday, July 25, 2014

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) - Vertical ICF - Check Out PENSMORE!

Welcome to TF Forming Systems. We are more than an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) company. We are pioneers in resilient building. We offer the most innovative state-of-the-art concrete wall systems in the industry, backed by over 20 years of success.

Everyday we work to forge new relationships because we know that the days of building fast, cheap and "like we always have" must end. We realize it is OUR responsibility to help our clients see the value of dramatically reduced energy usage, smaller landfills, healthy and safe environments.

We are more than an ICF company. We are your total energy efficient and resilient building solution.

For information on the latest insulated concrete form building technology used in ICF concrete homes, insulated concrete commercial buildings and other disaster resistant and highly energy efficient structures, contact us today.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

THE SCIENCE OF SOLAR POWER Solar Liquid Power (SLP) as a Coating or Paint


Doug Linman
CEO and Transformational renewable energy Leader in Nanoscience, Solar Liquid Power biz Founder, and x-Military

In 2006, a private group of scientists, poured their own funds and the funds of a private investor, into designing a highly specialized mix of inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, nanotechnology, and material sciences into a single integrated science (SLP) to arrive at the latest renewable energy entrant to meet true energy efficiency and performance. “Solar Liquid Power” produced as a liquid electricity producing coating. This technology advancement and its growth may very well become the final solution to using Solar as a renewable energy source! The building and architecture industry as well as other applications will benefit. The longevity, high performance and complete flexibility of Solar Liquid Power allows building materials to be pre-coated for easy installation, thus advancing new architectural design possibilities. Also because it’s a coating, it can arrive clear or colored. Then finally, it can be imbedded into fabric and onto windows all for one single purpose…to produce a constant source of renewable solar energy without the restrictions of physical panels or films! -
Exploration of Materiality in Design

Energy performance within design aesthetics is the key to successfully marketing and building skins. There appears to be an infinite number of choices before one can contemplate an intelligent approach to this decision. It is not just an aesthetic process by any means.  Current energy modeling may have justified the type and integration of ventilation systems, and also helped determine the glass coatings for greater transparency, thermal conditions and the control of usable end user lighting as well, but the bottom line in the overall sale is lowering operating costs.
Inefficiency is not a popular expectation!
Thus materiality, in concert with engineering and modeling aspects, have become the new “architectural” approach to high efficiency design. Certainly a newly available revolutionary science and technology advance would be perceived as “required” as long as it cuts your energy bill, remains low maintenance and lasts for many years of service.
Thus Solar Power in the form of an incorporable liquid such as a coating can alter the entire landscape of building skins and other applications. Such an innovation inclusion provides the greatest flexibility to the engineering and architectural aspects of any structure. This quest for usable advances in renewable design and materials across a large scale is what SUNTCO undertook to explore and discover. Solar Liquid Power invention is a discovery that will clearly revolutionize how an energy solution is designed to solve our future energy needs. Designed by visionary scientists, engineered to be architected in our living, playing and our work structures.
External facades of any building structure are more than a protective skin regulating temperature and light. They now determine a building’s very appearance and status within the planned environment. Building Skins thereby focus on wide-ranging aspects of facade design, from the selection and use of materials to the inclusion of advanced technical possibilities, like solar liquid power, now available to the architect.
Entrants like, Solar Liquid Power, allow for endless considerations to advance the use of renewable energy aspects, in this case SOLAR, while incorporating and integrating this science and technology into highly efficient designs.
Materiality in design will now consider the extraordinary advances in science and technology taken these past 10 years, quantum leaps in our ability to harness the power of renewable energy sources from Solar, Wind and Water.
Advancements in Solar Sciences
Solar is one of the most environmentally friendly sources of electricity!  It does not produce any harmful emissions, and the Sun provides an essentially inexhaustible source of energy. However, the materials for traditional solar panels are expensive. As technology has improved, the efficiency of solar cells has gone up and manufacturing costs have come down, but the cost of producing electricity from solar energy remains relatively high compared to conventional sources. Significant leaps in Sun Science and technology, advanced by a few around the world, have discovered new solar technologies which can sustain the demands of new environmentally friendly building structures. One such advancement is solar power in a liquid form from Suntco, as an external paint and/or coating material or integrated into original building materials and skins.
Solar Liquid Power (SLP) is a revolutionary “panel-less” two part coating derived from a combination of inorganic/organic chemistry, electrochemical and nanotechnology at a very small scale (3 to 1200 nano-meters) to birth particles that convert sunlight to electricity in new and highly efficient ways (over 40%). As a liquid coating, it adsorbs more light from all directions across a longer time thus promoting more power for longer times, exceeding current historical panel type specs.
Solar Liquid Power comprises over 22 chemical and electro-chemical residual elements (organic and inorganic) to produce a 2 part physical liquid application across a 4 part logical structure as shown.
SLP is applied or embedded in building materials as paint or a clear coating (windows). Its properties are similar to typical latex paint. The base coat is a sprayed on liquid lipid diode (LLD) which capture and transmit the charged electron particles. The topcoat is also a sprayed on energy-adsorbing layer. Once these two dry and bond, you have a full solar power matrix from all angles collecting and providing highly efficient precious energy.
Solar energy is free, abundant, and inexhaustible. The total amount of energy irradiated from the sun to the earth’s surface is enough to provide more than 10,000 times the annual global electricity needs. By reasonably relying on Solar Liquid Power or its variations, this new advanced technology is positioned to add substantial value to the green and clean ecosystem responses for many years to come. Moreover production of this technology solution (in different forms) can be rapidly scaled, while engendering a substantial reduction in expenditure compared to traditional technologies. Surveys conducted over the last 10 years have clearly displayed that satisfaction in building architecture and engineering, substantially comes first from overall building design, then air quality, thermal comfort and lighting (representing 75%)! Thereafter acoustic quality, office/ living quarters layout, cleanliness and maintenance (representing 25%).
Renewable energy solutions (like Solar Liquid Power) inclusion have a dramatic effect on not only servicing over 75% of the primary needs of the structure, but of providing the client, true savings and efficiencies which can be displayed, metered and managed. This is the bottom line expected use of renewable power solutions. Now apparent with more possibilities because it can be applied or imbedded as a liquid!
Wind, Water and Sunlight…these natural and abundantly available natural elements are the engines that drive and will drive a sustainable direction for our energy needs now and into the future. While there are other options, like coal with carbon arrest, ethanol, natural gas, oil and nuclear power, they remain the most costly and poorest power solutions to build, control costs and maintain. Wind, Water and Sunlight are the cleanest and most cost effective means to solving more than just power issues. “A focused approach to solar technology solutions for building and architecture has been taken as a total immersion in this area.  The result is highly efficient and cost effective electricity producing coating or paint from the Sun that can be applied directly or imbedded in original manufacturers’ materials. With this element alone, future designs and architecture can bring about unprecedented visions and changes to how we live, play and work”.  Douglas Linman, Chief Executive of Suntco
The building and architectural industries will be positively affected by new renewable energy advances, such as solar liquid power (SLP).  Power utilities firms may also benefit greatly by considering conservation and storage services for excess capacity provided back to the utility companies from these SLP coatings. Credits and Tax breaks with SLP will also provide great incentives to reduce ROI to less than 3 years versus the nearly 20 years for current solar panel installations.
Welcome to SUNTCO, and welcome to the change in renewable energy.
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10-9 The Essence of Life and Energy at the Nano Scale: 
Doug Linman at TEDxSpokane

Published on Apr 9, 2013
Douglas Linman, PhD., Solar Energy Science Innovator, Founder/Chief Executive, SUNTCO is the pioneer behind the leap in electrochemistry and nano science capturing solar energy in a new way and delivering it as Liquid Power. As its inventor he has become the Father of Solar Liquid Power (SLP). This TEDx talk will be on the state of the art in Nano-Science and how this relatively new science of matter will continue to change the way we live, work and play for the next 100 years.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)


Monday, July 14, 2014



G2 Global model Earthship Taos N.M.
Photo By Biodiesel33. The south and east side of an Earthship passive solar home in Taos, New Mexico.
Firefighters around the nation have recognized the need to understand the dangers posed by "green" building construction or sustainable design. But a new generation of these types of buildings may further complicate things from a preincident planning perspective.
As CSX reports, some types of "radically sustainable" buildings and homes will potentially allow residents to completely cut ties with the electric grid and natural gas providers. Designed to mitigate homeowner's effects on the environment, these types of dwellings' design features may raise additional considerations for firefighters called to fires or other emergencies at these sites.
In the Northern Hemisphere, these buildings faces south to make best use of sunlight for heating, and their construction--of recycled materials--aims to maintain a stable temperature inside the structures. The homes capture rain and snow water for the residents main water source, and incorporate solar panels and wind modules for electrical uses.
In one case this year ( in Cape Coral, Florida, a woman who was living "off the grid" and refused to to use local power and water was being challenged by city code enforcement and had been ordered to "plug in."
The ultimate effect of such building features on emergency response has yet to be fully understood, although there is a growing awareness about the potential for problems with some elements already, such as solar panels. What is certain, however, is that firefighters called to respond to these structures will have to grapple with the unique features and hazards such buildings may pose.
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Hat tip to Adam Petrillo for bringing the story to our attention.


What is Helix and how was it used on the Pensmore Mansion?

Helix: Micro-Rebar

Helix, simply put, is a replacement for rebar.
In any application, from structural foundations, to slabs, suspended structural concrete, and paving, Helix will increase the strength and durability of concrete.
Helix Steel recently earned IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) Evaluation Report ER-279 on Helix 5-25 Micro-Rebar.  Helix Micro-Rebar 5-25 is the only discontinuous concrete reinforcement product in the world that now has a ISO certified design manual that can be followed to design vertical applications (such as walls) with Helix as the primary concrete reinforcement.

About Us

Helix has over 15 years of history; from its first development as university research, to practical every day applications.  Helix was first introduced to the market by Luke Pinkerton, company President and CTO in 2003.
Luke and other researchers began working to develop what is now Helix for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as an alternative to rebar in blast resistant applications where rebar was not good enough and too cumbersome for use.
Today, this technology is not only used for blast resistant, high impact applications.  Helix has been used for a wide array of applications from commercial structures to roads, bridges, homes and airports.
Helix is manufactured in the United States and sold across the US throughout the world.  Helix has been used in over 30 countries and counting.
Visit our Projects Page for a sample list of projects where Helix has been used.  And visit our technical page to learn more about how Helix works and how it can benefit your project.


Press Release/Article

20 Feb, 2014
This report accredits Helix Micro-Rebar 5-25 and its design method under ISO Guide 65 for use as an alternative to conventional rebar and wire mesh in concrete. Helix Micro-Rebar 5-25 is the only discontinuous concrete reinforcement product in the world that now has a ISO certified design manual that can be followed to design vertical applications (such as walls) with Helix as the primary concrete reinforcement.
22 Apr, 2013
A short news article and video clip detailing the rebuilding of a medical practice in Joplin, MO that was destroyed by an EF5 tornado in May 2011. The new facility is a TF Systems, Helix reinforced ICF structure designed to withstand winds up to 200 mph and be energy efficient. View the video at

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