How Do ICF Contractors Integrate with Homeowner and Electrician?


It's simple!
In most states, pulling a building permit requires that the electrical plan must also be done. This will show placement in terms of receptacles, switches and dedicated circuits. Meet with the homeowners and find out their general use of equipment in each room. Meet with the electrician and mark out the plan before the foam walls are constructed, instead of waiting until after the walls are poured.

All your boxes should have a run of conduit to the nearest interior wall and be stubbed out there. Common circuits may be looped together up to a maximum of six boxes per circuit and then stubbed to the nearest interior wall. For ease of pulling wiring, there should be a maximum of four 90 degree sweeps between each box.

A switch box will typically be joined with a ceiling box, an outlet below the switch, and/or an outdoor fixture of some sort. This conduit usually runs vertically and is stubbed out into the framed rafters or floor joists. This provides access to all of the exterior wall conduit chases, and makes the job of the electrician to follow much easier.

For the homeowner's low voltage scheme the same applies. When meeting with them, discuss any needs for TV, telephone, intercom and speakers, computer networking, security and cabling. Place a box at these locations and stub out with conduit to the nearest interior wall. Their subcontractors for these services will know where to place these receptacles.

The above guidelines are typical for most jobs, regardless of house design. Any electrician understands this type of layout because conduit is common in commercial construction. As long as they have access to the exterior wall conduit paths through an interior wall, floor, or ceiling they can easily wire the whole house. When you stop and think about it, the Plastilock system really is the best solution for everyone involved!


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"Night and Day does not describe the difference between using the Plastilock boxes with conduit versus cutting the wiring in. Never again will I cut in the wiring."
Breck - Breck Electric

"These boxes are slick! No cutting mess! And no having to screw the boxes to concrete! It's a problem nailing and screw it to the concrete they can have a tendency to work them selves loose over time."
T's Electric

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