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MINI SESSION: Report on Construction of Houses with ICF Walls Versus Wood Frame Walls
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This session will explore the lessons learned from a first of its kind partnership between the ICFMA, NRMCA, and Habitat for Humanity, through which Habitat will construct 15 houses across the United States in 2021. The projects aim to address affordability, sustainability, and resilience of insulated concrete forms (ICFs) and concrete structures as a viable alternative to wood-frame construction. The focus of this session will include case studies from projects constructed where wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and extreme temperatures make homeownership increasingly unattainable from a cost standpoint.
(1) Compare cost houses constructed with ICF walls versus wood frame walls;
(2) Review the sustainability aspects of houses constructed with ICF walls versus wood frame walls;
(3) Discuss the resiliency performance of houses constructed with ICF walls versus wood frame walls;
(4) Review of case studies of ICF and concrete structures in locations with challenging natural environments (hurricanes, tornadoes, wild fires and extreme high temperatures) which impact cost of construction and affordability of housing.
This session has been approved by AIA and ICC for 1 PDH (0.1 CEU). Please note: You must attend the live session for the entire duration to receive credit. Mini Sessions will not be available on-demand.
Report on Construction of Houses with ICF Walls Versus Wood Frame Walls
Presented By: Scott Campbell
Affiliation: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association