Recently Amvic presented “Designing with Insulating Concrete Forms” (ICF) to the majority of Architects located in the Minneapolis area. This event was sponsored by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and was hosted at the Canadian Consulate with the intention of promoting excellent Canadian companies and products. Amvic has been conducting Insulating Concrete Form educational courses for many years. By aligning Amvic with CMHC and other energy efficient building product manufacturers, this full day of educational credits drew over 50 architectural firms. These manufacturers engaged participants with details about how they provide sustainable energy efficient solutions when designing houses and buildings.
Architects are challenged daily by their clients to design sustainable, energy efficient structures. Amvic’s ICF’s make their task that much easier. Recently we spoke with one of the largest commercial contractors in the United States who have experimented with ICF construction in the past and they have determined that this method of construction is the way of the future for commercial structures. They have started other ICF projects and anticipate many more moving forward. While there are many advantages to ICF construction, one of the key initiatives in building construction today is LEED (Leading in Energy Efficient Design) certification of a structure, a program developed by USGBC (United States Green Building Council). Amvic has conducted a third party LEED Product Assessment which report that Amvic ICF can contribute over 20 points towards certification. Not surprisingly, many LEED-related questions were fielded at the CMHC’s event. There is little doubt with this ever-changing green architectural landscape that Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF’s) will continue to be specified.
Thanks to Paul Camozzi CET. National Accounts Manager Amvic for this entry.