Architects & Engineers
Eco ICF Block offers designers unparalleled flexibility when it comes to design a residential or commercial building. Some of the advantages to designers when designing using ICFs include:
ICFs are extremely flexible in design. Curved, square, plumb and straight walls are all easily obtainable.
Exterior and interior coverings are easily attached to the ICF wall system, dramatically improving structures' appearances.
ICFs have superior engineered spanning capabilities, making them ideal for long insulated window and door lintels, as well as for poor grade beam applications.
Sustainable development has become a current architectural responsibility. ICF structures have fantastic energy performance and consequent emission reductions.
Engineers have professional obligations to approve engineered systems that protect human life. With international building codes being ramped up due to severe weather loadings, ICF are the responsible answer.
With R3.5 plus, 3-hour-plus fire and 50-plus STC ratings, it's no wonder professionals are choosing high-performing ICF wall systems.
ICF polypropylene webs allow for accurate placement for reinforcing bars so that steel stays properly located before and after concrete pours.
ICFs have the highest form capacity strength in the industry. Pours go smoothly without undue risk of wall failure and possible worker injury.
ICFs are simple to cut for a variety of difference openings from simple to intricate architectural building designs, including tall gable ends.
Our world's number one environmental challenge is to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) we are releasing into our atmosphere. The earth's relatively sudden warming and consequent grave effects on our weather are directly related to these carbon dioxide emissions.
One ICF home saves at least 10-plus tress. Trees absorb CO2 and give us oxygen. Deforestation worldwide adds 1 to 2 billion metric tons of carbon to the atmosphere each year!
40% reduction in energy consumption = 40% reduction in emissions.
ICFs generate less than 1% construction waste, which generates methane. One ton of methane generates 20 tons of carbon. ICFs generate over 50% less construction waste than other competing ICF. Small 2-inch form segments can be reused elsewhere in the wall system.
Eco ICF block is fast becaming known for its qualitiy and longer lasting homes. The qualitiy of concrete homes has been around for many genarations and will be here for many more.
These documents contain basic information to familiarise Architects & Engineers with the various product components and their use. We recommend reading all the documentation before a project is started to better understand the connection details to other building systems as well as the proceedures for the Eskydeck form work installation. These guides are not intended to be a complete technical manual, they have been designed to aid Builders and Installers in understanding how to use the Eskydeck system safely and efficiently.
PDF DownloadsDesign Considerations Eco-Block Installation Manual Technical Manual Bracing Installation Brochure Performance Testing Reports Installation Manual March 2011
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