A brief(-ish) history of ICF

2 storey ICF building

The Insulating concrete form or insulated concrete form (ICF) of today is a system of formwork for reinforced concrete made with rigid thermal insulation that stays in place as a permanent interior and exterior substrate for walls, floors, and roof. The forms are interlocking modular units that are dry-stacked (without mortar) like Lego blocks and filled with concrete. These […]

ICF Buildings are very strong

ICF buildings have concrete walls and are therefore very strong. However, in India, most buildings have concrete frame structures. Hence there is confusion regarding comparisons derived from the USA & Canada, where comparative analysis is with a wood-framed building. One may say that such comparisons may not be valid in the Indian context as ICF […]