Build Better Disaster-Resilient Homes & Buildings
Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and fires threaten our safety and our prized possessions. And they seem to be on the rise, both in frequency and intensity. At the same time, families continue to be drawn to the beautiful coastal areas (and the many other locations) that are prone to these dangerous climatic events.
Have a look at the picture to the right from Hurricane Michael. A stick frame house wouldn't have had a chance at stopping this.
Strong and safe ICF homes are not expensive. But when severe climactic events threaten, they're priceless.
First, the highly insulated concrete-and-steel Logix ICF building envelope will protect and provide comfort and peace of mind to your family during the threatening event itself.
Then, in the days and weeks afterwards while your community’s utilities and infrastructure are being repaired and your air conditioning or heating is left unpowered, the air-tight and highly insulated Logix ICF envelope will continue to surround your family in an ambience of relative comfort, with moderate temperatures and humidity levels.
Reinforced concrete ICF walls are stronger than wood-framed walls, and are designed to readily resist seismic loads in all seismic zones.
Logix ICF walls have a fire resistance rating of up to 4hrs
- Two thick panels of continuous insulation
- Air-tight wall assembly maintains interior humidity levels longer
- Concrete thermal mass maintains the interior temperature longer
Reinforced insulated concrete floor offers fire protection between floors and a stronger structure against seismic, high wind loads, and wind-borne debris.
Logix EPS form panels provide additional protection for the reinforced concrete component against wind-borne debris.
The EPS form panels absorb debris impact thereby minimizing damage.
Fire-rated cladding protects Logix EPS form panels and provides additional protection against wind-borne debris.
Logix Pro BuckTM keeps windows secure and will not ignite like wood bucks during a wildfire.
Logix wall plates used with Pro BuckTM offer more resistance against high wind loads.
Truss anchors resist high wind loads, including uplifts, and lateral loads.
Metal roof panels offer durable, long-lasting protection against strong winds and wind-borne debris, and will not ignite during a wildfire or lightning strike
And as well, ICF is also a great option if you wish to build a separate safe room either outside of the home or inside an ICF, or wood-frame, home. Click here for more information on ICF-built safe rooms.
Logix ICF is the perfect start toward building a cost-effective and highly disaster-resilient home or building. And here’s how you can optimize the power of Logix ICF to provide maximum protection, peace of mind and comfort for the specific climactic event(s) that are of particular concern to you:
This Logix constructed home has many additional high wind-resistant features built in, to minimize loss or damage due to hurricanes.
This is the premier ICF project in the reconstruction of Greensburg KS. This community center contains a library, media centers, office areas, museum and even a restored soda fountain. This is a LEED Platinum certified project.
This home was designed to be the ultimate convergence of sustainability and resilience. In fact, this home was designed to be able to withstand a nuclear event.
What people say about building with Logix.
The (Logix) concrete house was fine. The concrete home was standing. It did not suffer any damage that I could see other than some cosmetic damage to the exterior and the garage doors.Seth John Sochaki (2012 Super-storm Sandy Survivor)
A storm like this that we never thought could happen, can indeed happen. Being in this (Logix) house was the greatest thing we could have done and I am glad that we had this house to come to next door because I felt utterly secure inside this home.John Sochaki Jr. (2012 Super-storm Sandy Survivor)