The ICF technology has been in the North American market for almost a half-century. It has recently made great strides over the past 25 years in the residential realm as market forces—such as lumber’s fluctuating price—have put the industry in the position of looking for other material solutions. However, over the last decade, there has been a move to use ICFs in commercial and high-rise residential applications. ASTM E2634, Standard Specification for Flat Wall Insulating Concrete Systems, describes the requirements for the manufacture of units for walls with uniform cross-sections. The respective concrete standard is American Concrete Institute (ACI) 318, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.
ICFMA Members have built commercial construction projects across North America and include some of the most energy efficient buildings currently operating in the United States and Canada.
Types of Construction possible with ICF:
- Multi-Storey Structures - Hotels, Condo's
- Commercial Offices
Visit the project profile section of this site to see the types of commercial construction projects that have been completed by ICFMA members.