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ICF Construction

Insulating Concrete Forms are the future of the building industry. ICF construction is the most superior building technique used in today’s energy conscientious market. Popular for both residential and commercial ICF construction, ICF construction builds structures that are energy efficient, fire resistant, sound proof, and durable. Properly constructed, they are tornado and hurricane proof and can stand up to earthquake, fire and other natural disasters. Many structures conserve energy so well that heating and cooling costs are reduced by 50-70%. When combined with equally efficient building techniques and control systems, it is possible to create a carbon neutral structure. Eliminating the dreaded carbon foot print we hear so much about.

ICF ConstructionICF’s are made by several quality manufactures and are both lightweight and easy to work with. ICF’s come in a variety of forms including blocks, panels and complete wall sections. In their hollowed block form they are stacked like Lego’s to form an exterior wall section and filled with a reinforced concrete to create an extremely strong and efficient wall section. ICF’s are most commonly made from EPS foam, commonly called Styrofoam but do range in constructed material depending on manufacture.

Insulated concrete forms are growing an estimated 20% a year, and are considered a Green Building material that can contribute significant points to LEED accreditation.

With the focus of construction turning to the Life-Term or Life-Cycle Time combined with the efficiency of structures, developers are choosing ICF to increase the original value and future values of these structures. It is estimated that by the year 2020 ICF construction in one form or another will account for up to 75% of the building market.