Insulated Concrete Forms, or ICF's, is a system of form work for reinforced concrete walls made with rigid insulation that permanently stay in place. They offer the solidity, security, and fire resistance of a concrete structure, but with the added energy efficiency of two layers of insulation. Today, they're commonly used in commercial buildings where the owner's goals include a high efficiency, LEED Certification, or a net zero structure.
When ICF's came into our local market, Empire was one of the first contractors in the local area to learn about them, and then utilize them on a commercial building. Since then, we've continued to gain experience with ICF's as they've continued to become more common in our region. A great example of this is the recently completed Griffin Center located at the University of Southern Indiana. Click on the video below to see a time lapse of that project!