What are ICF's?

What are ICF's?
Insulating (or insulated) concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks which are stacked into the shape of the exterior walls of a building, reinforced with steel rebar, and then filled with concrete. ICFs combine one of the finest insulating materials, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), with one of the strongest structural building materials, steel reinforced concrete.

The result is a wall system of unmatched energy efficiency, strength and noise reduction. A structure built with the BuildBlock Building System is capable of reducing heating and cooling bills up to 70%. It also provides superior safety for its occupants with a continuous wind load rating up to 200 mph and a fire resistance of up to three hours.
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White Papers
Pushing the Energy Envelope with ICFs
by Vera Novak, (Modern Materials Magazine, Nov. 2006)

Federal Energy Tax Provisions
(Insulating Concrete Forms Association white paper)

ICFs Offer Shelter from the Storm
(Insulating Concrete Forms Association white paper)

The ICF Effect
(Insulating Concrete Forms Association white paper) 


Links
Texas Tech University study on In-Residence Shelters

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