Why Choose Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) | Architect/Designer
Construction is an expansive industry and insulated concrete forms have been claiming more space every year! North American ICF-built buildings exceed $20 billion in annual total value, and this will only increase following the growing demand for energy-efficient and resilient housing. Typically, these buildings are high performance, upper-end residences, and buildings commissioned by forward-thinking owners and developers who appreciate quality, value, and prioritize the long-term advantages of building with ICFs.
Logix Brands provides designers with the products, solutions, and expertise to access this attractive and fast-growing ICF market with ease and confidence.
Architects & Designers
Architects soon discover that Logix ICF is a simple and elegant way to meet new and increasing insulation requirements without adding labor and materials costs. They also find Logix ICFs a simple solution to achieve desired STC and fire ratings for exterior and interior walls.
Almost any building design can be built with Logix, but the most cost-efficient and quickest builds are achieved when a building design is "optimized" for Logix construction. Optimized design involves the precise sizing and placement of openings, optimized wall section lengths and many other subtle factors. Often the difference of an inch or a even a quarter inch here or there can create efficiencies and savings during the build. Optimized design is an important solution Logix offers architects and designers.
Engineers are pleased to discover than the structural design of Logix ICFs is based on the same design principles and design codes (ACI 318 and CASA A23.3) as conventional reinforced concrete structures. They also find that Logix buildings are easier to engineer than masonry buildings as there is simply much more strength capacity in the steel reinforced ICF walls. And additionally, engineers do not have to be concerned with aesthetic cracking as they would be with a cast-in-place building with painted exterior walls.
What people say about building with Logix.
We like the energy savings of ICF – it feels it is the right thing to do. It is also money directly saved for people. ICFs are also easy to use and easy to learn technology accessible to contractors from various backgrounds.Reema Masri
Masri O Inc. Architects
We find ICFs to be very efficient to engineer. It is just like a concrete building design professionals were taught in school.Kurt Ruhland PE.
MTE Consultants Inc.
Sustainable building has been our commitment to every customer since we opened in 1983. Using data collected by our firm and the state utility, we’ve established that well designed ICF buildings consume 40-50% less energy when compared to similar conventionally-built buildings.Nathan Gillette LEED AP