18 Feb 2013 MRB attends ICF training course
Last week a few of the guys attended an all day training session put on by Nudura – manufacturers of insulated concrete form blocks, otherwise known as ICF.
ICF utilities EPS foam, plasctic and heavy gauge wire, to construct giant Lego-like buidling blocks that act as both concrete forms for walls and insulators. While ICF technology has been around for over 20 years, it’s only in the last few years that it’s become a more mainstream building material.
At MRB we like using ICF construction and we often use it for basements on new builds. EPS foam has very low VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). It can be recycled and it’s a flexible building material. ICF walls provide great insulation value by sandwiching a concrete wall between 2 layers of closed cell foam. The workshop was a great refresher for us and we’re looking forward to our next ICF project.