The Benefits of Building with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) offer energy efficiency, comfort, safety and faster construction
May 30, 2023 | By Grace Bergen, CCCA

Luncheon on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The insulated concrete forms (ICF) building system uses Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam blocks that act as hollow forms. Ready-mix concrete is poured into the hollow form to build reinforced concrete walls.

Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) offer energy efficiency, comfort, safety and faster construction, compared to the more traditional and labor-intensive carpenter hand-built timber forms. ICFS are becoming increasingly popular as architects and builders around the globe recognize the windfalls of the technology.

When building with ICFS, the resulting structure has strong walls, disaster resistance and safety, Mold, rot, mildew, and insect resistance, sound-blocking ability, overall comfort, energy efficiency which results in cost savings.

This presentation will focus on: Building Performance, Design optimization, and Water infiltration and warranties.

René started his career in construction at the age of 16 in 1991 when he joined the family company. This allowed him to be involved in every aspect of the company and gain a lot of experience. He spent 20 years as a general contractor and specialized in ICF construction. He needed a change, so after a brief experience working for a NUDURA distributor, NUDURA reached out and offered him the role of Sales Manager for Quebec. A year and a half later he was also overseeing the Maritimes, and 5 years later he became Director of Sales for Canada, and is loving every minute of it. He has the privilege of leading a team of dedicated and experienced individuals that he relies on 100%.

Send an email to vancouverisland@csc-dcc.ca if you would like to attend this luncheon