ICFs the NUDURA Way NUDURA’s integrated philosophy is simple: Provide service, value, quality, and a cutting edge ICF wall product. Introduced to the market in 2001, NUDURA ICFs are now the world’s leading ICF system. Based in Barrie, Ontario with two manufacturing facilities in Canada (Granby, Quebec & Coaldale, Alberta) and one in the United States (Columbus, Georgia), NUDURA produces insulated concrete forms (ICFs) that provide design professionals, architects and contractors a more efficient way to build stronger, energy efficient, comfortable, disaster resilient and environmentally friendly building envelopes. ICF construction The ICFs consist of two stay-inplace panels of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) connected with NUDURA’s innovative, hinged folding web. There are four different ICF series (see sidebar) and accessories to cover every building need. All of the series feature the NUDURA innovative DURAMAX, DURAFOLD, and DURALOK technologies and a 4-Way Reversible System technology to make building easier and faster. The forms are stacked, reinforced and then filled with concrete and rebar (amount of rebar depends on job and building code requirements), creating a solid reinforced monolithic concrete wall. NUDURA offers form thicknesses consisting of 4”, 6”, 8”, 10” and 12 inches along with a variety of form shapes to accommodate all types of building requirements and designs. With NUDURA ICFs, once the poured concrete is cured drywall installation on the inside and exterior finishes are simple and quick. There is no need to go back and insulate or spray in foam because the ICFs take care of six building steps: form system, wall structure, insulation, air barrier, vapor barrier and interior/exterior finish anchorage. ICF versatility Building technology has seen rapid advances in recent years, with owners, architects, designers, and builders looking for newer, more efficient ways to build more energy efficient and environmentally friendly projects. A NUDURA home or commercial building’s superior energy performance is the result of NUDURA forms working in conjunction with the thermal mass of a solid concrete core to provide one of the most energy efficient and airtight wall systems available. The recent thermal study released by the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) and conducted by CLEB Laboratories showed that building with ICFs provides 58 per cent better R-Value/RSI and 60 per cent more in energy savings compared to a traditional 2x6 wall cavity. NUDURA ICF walls have met and most often exceeded statutory building codes around the globe and NUDURA is tested to the highest standards, providing the customer with the safest, most comfortable project possible. Visit nudura.com or call 1-866-468-6299 for more information or to find a distributor in your area and learn more about using insulated concrete forms on your next project. “Building technology has seen rapid advances in recent years, with owners, architects, designers, and builders looking for newer, more efficient ways to build more energy efficient and environmentally friendly projects.” The Four NUDURA ICF Series The NUDURA ICF series A leader in ICF innovation and technology. It offers users the ability to combine a variety of products during the building process. One Series The industry’s first multi-link form system that enables the creation of a fully exposed concrete surface that extends to the face of a standard NUDURA form panel. Plus Series The Plus+ series product line introduces an innovative way to build custom R-Value walls. Comprised of two new products: Plus Forms and R-Value Plus inserts. Integrated Series This series includes proprietary floor and ceiling technology, HYDROFOAM Technology, Retrofit Technology and more. The series work in conjunction with NUDURA’s ICFs to provide maximum energy efficiency.
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