Would you like a building which will last not years but centuries? Would you be interested in a structure which can be completely refurbished with new interior or exterior finishes to update its style? Would you be interested in a structure which has permanence, increasing the value of your investment?
Then consider Insulated Concrete Forms for your next project.
Let's look at some of the major features and benefits:
Neither polystyrene nor concrete will ever rust.
Reinforced steel does not corrode.
You’ll have a green building – saving energy at a multiple factor over a timber or other type of frame.
You’ll have space to run electrical conduit and plumbing. The form material can easily accommodate installations.
ICF buildings regulate humidity levels and mitigate mold growth.
ICF buildings are less expensive over time, as they require less energy to heat and cool the same size space compared to a variety of other common construction methods.
ICF walls have much lower rates of acoustic transmission. Standard thickness ICF walls have shown sound transmission coefficients (STC) between 46 and 72 compared to 36 for standard fiberglass insulation and drywall. Your tenants will have a peaceful atmosphere at all times.
ICF walls can have four- to six-hour fire resistance rating and negligible surface burning properties.
Going green may have some upfront expenses, but they can be recouped in a short time and result in long-term savings. Practices that save energy and water, reduce waste, and eliminate toxic chemicals enhance a green building with lower operating costs and a healthier environment for both tenants and employees who work there. Going green is good publicity and can be used to promote
Insulated Concrete Form commercial structures have experienced significant savings of annual utility costs compared to traditional wood-frame or even concrete block construction. The ICF construction process also reduced construction time by a significant time factor.
In an ICF building, the insulation created from the concrete and Styrofoam blocks serves as an airtight barrier to exterior heat or cold, which would otherwise cause wide variations with room temperatures. The result benefits owners with lower heating and cooling costs, all compliments of a constant temperature.
Commitment to building a commercial structure with Insulated Concrete Forms has so many advantages that it's the only logical choice.