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ARCHITECTURE TODAY | NUDURA ICFS


NUDURA is partnering with Architecture Today in a series of features to explain the measurable benefits of NUDURA ICF and the principles and best practice on designing and constructing a superior building envelope. The first three are now available and the next three will be published in early May.


WHAT ICF CAN DO FOR YOU
NUDURA explores the science behind and benefits of insulating concrete formwork

Quick to construct with high levels of performance and durability, insulating concrete formwork (ICF) has been gaining popularity in the UK for some time. Once the preserve of self-builders, it is now being adopted by architects, housing associations, developers and local authorities for residential, education and healthcare projects. So what exactly is insulating concrete formwork, how does it work, and what are its main benefits? Click here to read the full article.



DESIGNING AND CONSTRUCTING WITH ICF – PART 1
In the first of this two-part feature, NUDURA considers how architects should approach the design of insulating concrete formwork buildings

Insulating concrete formwork (ICF) can provide significant benefits for construction projects, including high levels of environmental performance, speed of construction and longevity. The system, which is based on in-situ concrete walls cast into permanent, hollow expanded polystyrene (EPS) formwork, represents something of a departure – in the UK at least – from traditional forms of construction, including cavity walls and framed structures (timber, steel and concrete). With this in mind, NUDURA explores how architects should approach this innovative and energy-efficient form of construction. Click here to read the full article.



DESIGNING AND CONSTRUCTING WITH ICF – PART 2
In the second part of this feature, NUDURA outlines best practice for architects looking to detail and construct buildings using insulating concrete formwork

One of the advantages of insulating concrete formwork construction is that it is comparatively simple to design and install. As with any building system it is important that architects are familiar with and knowledgeable about how the system is designed, constructed and monitored on site. It is also useful to know what manufacturer resources are available, as this can make the design process easier and faster. Click here to read the full article.
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