The ICF constructive system – “Insulated Concrete Forms” - consists of blocks of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene resin), which after its Assembly, are filled with reinforced concrete, forming the walls of the buildings. It consists of blocks of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene resin), which after its assembly, are filled with reinforced concrete, forming the walls of the buildings. This combination creates a wall with exceptional properties, highlighting the high thermal and acoustic insulation, fire safety and superior structural strength.
t is a technically advanced construction system, – not prefabricated -, which allows a considerable saving of costs and energy in all dwellings. TECdream uses this technology given the rapid implementation, controlled costs and excellent environmental sustainability indexes of the ICF.
See below the main advantages of this constructive system.
4 times better thermal insulation: thermal bridges day/night and summer/winter diminished.
Entre 3 to 4 times better sound insulation: exterior noise locked to the inside and vice versa.
4 times more resistant in fire testing: resists until 4 hours in direct contact with flames
Top air quality: air is drier, reducing the appearance of mold, moisture and infiltrations.
Produces only 3% of debree against the approximately 27% of the traditional construction
The ICF system can use up to 40% of recycled material. The EPS is a highly recyclable material.
Low power consumption in its production, fully recyclable, with extremely low percentage (3%) of residual work.
High thermal insulation of walls, which reduces heating/cooling costs by about 50%.
High acoustic soundproofing between divisions, and also isolation from the outside, which can reach values up to 51dB.
Minimizing steps in construction and the simplification of logistic processes makes the construction is super efficient.
Construction with reinforced concrete walls and slab: confers superior safety, and fire resistance up to 4 hours.
The ICF system allows them to be used in interior and exterior walls, in a simple way.
Allows you to calculate with accuracy the quantity and cost of materials in each work, drastically decreasing budgetary deviations.
Components are light and easy to carry. System works in modular form, allowing efficient labor management.
For being lightweight and easy to handle, the employees are more secure and less prone to extreme physical exertion.