Munch and Earn: Insulating Concrete Forms for Commercial Construction

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Look around and you’ll see all types of commercial and educational projects being built today with lighter, less robust building materials. These projects are assumed to be the cheapest way to build while longer term ownership implications of these designs are not well understood. School districts continue to look for ways to reduce facility costs to free up additional resources to support education programs.

Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) combine the strength and durability of reinforced concrete with the versatility and energy efficiency of rigid insulation. With a lower first cost than wood and steel construction, ICFs improves occupant safety, fire resistance and noise transmission for office, hospital, school, and retail buildings, among others. ICFs are also remarkably cost effective as the thermal properties of ICFs can offer building owners significant energy savings over the long term.

This 1-hour presentation will also provide guidance on how to minimize the cost of ICF construction to take full advantage of the range of benefits, resulting in investments that are secure and generate long-term value. It serves to dispels the myths that are driving the popularity of less robust, resilient construction methods and demonstrates the value concrete provides for multifamily and educational applications.

September 21, 2022 at noon
Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 W Town St, Suite 110, Columbus, OH 43215

Lunch will be provided.

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