Amvic™ Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
Innovative and user-friendly form for sustainable and resilient design.
Foundations & Walls
ICF is revolutionizing modern construction
Why Build with ICF?
Strength. Comfort. Efficiency. Sustainability.
Floors & Roofs
Concrete floor and roof system
Long-lasting, sustainable construction
An Award Winning ICF Block
Amvic™ Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) are a stay in place, 5-in-1 concrete forming system incorporating structure, insulation, an air/vapor barrier and a finish attachment. It is a cost effective, resilient and environmentally friendly construction system. Amvic™ ICF is revolutionizing modern construction and changing the way we build for a greener tomorrow.
Amvic™ ICF R22
Amvic™ ICF R22 is a cost effective ICF block providing excellent performance and value to any construction project. The combination of patented FormLock™ interlock and reversible block makes for a fast and easy installation, while considerably reducing job site waste. A wide range of available forms and core sizes allows for limitless design possibilities.
Amvic™ ICF R30
Amvic™ ICF R30 is a higher performance ICF block where EPS panel thickness has been increased by 30% making it the highest R-value of any factory assembled block in the industry. The patented FormLock™ interlock has also been improved with the addition of integrated drainage channels. The Amvic™ ICF R30 block is designed to meet the ever-increasing energy efficiency requirements.
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Why Build with ICF?
Strength and Resilience
The monolithic reinforced concrete core makes for a much stronger structure when compared to framed construction. The combination of high strength and fire resistance rating (FRR) creates superior resistance to both natural and man-made disasters. The wall components do not lose their structural integrity when exposed to high moisture environments.
The combination of increased air tightness and continuous insulation creates a superior building envelope which has no drafts and maintains the conditioned space within the optimal thermal comfort range. The addition of the concrete mass contributes to the highly sound absorbent walls (high STC rating) giving the occupants a quiet comfortable interior.
ICF wall has minimal thermal bridging due to the dual layers of continuous insulation. The sandwich wall assembly creates a very airtight envelope reducing undesired air leakage. The combination of the high thermal resistance, air tightness and thermal mass makes for a very energy efficient building.
The highly energy efficient envelope can reduce the building’s carbon footprint while the durable and robust structure fortifies it against nature’s unavoidable hazards giving ICF buildings long service life. Additionally, wall components can be made from recycled materials minimizing the impact on the environment through reduced raw material demand.
Amdeck is a modular, one-way concrete slab with an integrated joists system that allows an engineer to maximize the clear span and potentially reduce the temporary shoring. It incorporates full length 10″ (254mm) lightweight steel C-channel joists to support temporary construction loads, utilizing the appropriate shoring. It can be used in a horizontal configuration for floors and roofs with typical finished unsupported clear spans up to 30ft (9.1m). It is perfectly suited for use with ICF walls or independently with other structural systems.
Green Building with Amvic™ ICF Systems
Amvic™ ICF systems are an excellent alternative for environmentally friendly and long-lasting buildings. There are several elements that make Amvic™ ICF a preferred choice for sustainable construction.
Reduces Harmful Emissions
Amvic manufacturing facilities use steam and cold water to produce ICF. No harmful chemicals like CFC’s, HCFC’s, formaldehyde are used in Amvic’s manufacturing process eliminating off-gassing and greatly reducing harmful emissions.
Contributes to LEED® Certification
The USGBC’s LEED® Certification program provides a framework for assessing building performance and sustainability based on water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Amvic™ ICF may contribute to 32-35 points towards LEED® certification.
Amvic™ ICF can generate as little as 1% construction waste, greatly reducing landfill bound waste.
Uses Recycled Materials
Amvic™ ICF webs are manufactured using 100% post-industrial recycled polypropylene which effectively means that over 60% of the weight of an Amvic™ ICF block is comprised of recycled materials.