ICFs deliver energy efficiency and resiliency in commercial buildings
Commercial builders are seeing the advantages of building with insulated concrete forms, including faster build times and lower labor requirements.
At the 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, Tom Patton, ICF consultant with Fox Blocks, talked about his experience in working with commercial builders on schools, hotels, high rises and other projects. Fox Blocks has introduced two new products for the commercial market: the Compact form that is shipped knocked down and assembled on site, and the Reveal form that provides one side with an exposed concrete face for applications such as elevator shafts and parking garages.
ICFs offer a range of benefits, from faster build times to resilience to severe weather events, as well as built-in energy efficiency, Patton said.
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