Walls make up the largest surface area of a building, so ensuring that the walls have good thermal mass is extremely important. Because of the thermal mass NUDURA insulated concrete forming products provide, architects, specifiers, and design professionals get the maximum thermal benefits.
NUDURA Insulated concrete forming products offer:
NUDURA insulated concrete forming greatly reduce air infiltration, which greatly optimizes energy performance. NUDURA Forms combined with the structural strength and thermal mass of concrete can provide U-values that meet and exceed Code for Sustainable Homes levels from 0.24, 0.17, 0.14 and 0.11, saving building owners up to 70% in energy costs compared to timber frame construction.
NUDURA insulated concrete form products offer maximum safety with a fire protection rating of up to 4 hours. With a NUDURA icf structure walls are built with steel reinforced concrete and a the forms have a non toxic fire retardant expanded polystyrene foam ensuring maximum safety.
NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms act as an effective sound barrier, filtering out unwanted noise, dampening sound vibrations from unwanted outside noise creating comfortable working or living spaces for occupants. NUDURA icf structures create the ultimate in building comfort.
NUDURA Structures provide greater impact resistance and will withstand winds of up to 402 kph (250 mph) ensuring building occupants are safe and secure in almost any situation. The strength of the NUDURA wall comes from the solid concrete core.
Sustainability is also about whether a product can increase overall service life. Insulated concrete forming products allow a building to stay in service longer with reduced maintenance costs compared to traditional construction. Buildings that have to be torn down after 50 years because the materials used in the first place were chosen on a cost basis, or on short term benefits, ultimately, have greater consequences on the environment