Why Choose Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) | Builder/Developer
Developers who intend to own and operate their building for a period of time choose insulated concrete forms (ICFs) because they transform what would have otherwise been a regular building into a "long-term money-maker".
The Build Phase
Due to the labor savings from our "6 steps in 1", overall construction costs are generally lower than CMU, concrete and steel framed buildings. And the build is faster. Winter builds are common with Logix because our insulated forms are largely unaffected by wet or cold site conditions. Seismic designs are easily accomplished and, unlike wood-frame construction, ICF construction involves lower construction insurance premiums. Developers will also enjoy the lower number of trades on site. In fact, if desired the Logix ICF installer can essentially act as "the GC of the Shell" for the developer. Strategically, this offers the opportunity for the developer to act as the GC, if desired, and by extension presents the long term opportunity to self-perform.
The Operating Phase
Logix High Performance Buildings, built with high quality concrete construction, show well, keep tenants comfortable and happy and can command a rent premium. Landlords who include utilities in the monthly rent will benefit from the much lower heating and cooling costs. Logix party walls are air-tight and thus minimize sound and odor transfer, and their performance is unaffected by the placement of electrical outlets. Damage as a result of water leakage is the #1 consequence of construction defects. However, foam-and-concrete Logix walls simply do not rot. Reduced repair costs and ongoing lower utility bills drop to the bottom line and increase annual operating profits.
The Re-Sale Phase
The superior performance fundamentals built into Logix High Performance Buildings resonate strongly with long-term institutional investors and command attractive prices.