Building technology has come a long way
since the first settlers cleared forests to make log homes and
stick-framed buildings. Rapid advances in building materials
combined with a heightened concern about environmental issues has
given rise to improved ways to build ways that are strong and
durable, as well as cost- and energy-efficient.
NUDURA Integrated Building Technology offers construction
professionals an ideal balance of quality, speed, flexibility,
cost and ease of use factors that ultimately benefit your
clients in the long run. By choosing NUDURA, you not only build
structures that stand the test of time, you also build a solid
reputation for yourself in your market.
Today, more and more builders and their clients are discovering
the benefits of building with NUDURA. Building owners can get
increased durability and fire resistance, enhanced
energy-efficiency and comfort as well as additional sound
protection. For builders,
additional revenue opportunities, enhanced job site control and
efficiency as well as lower costs and less call backs make
an irresistible choice.
Our wall system is the new generation of form unit in the
world of insulated concrete forms. The system is a stay
in place high density polystyrene form. Each form is 12 sq.ft
of wall area. Typically our 6" monolithic wall provides an
insulation value of R22 and 3 hour fire rating resistance.
The thermal performance of the 6" wall is in the order of R50
vs. a stick framed wall.
Reinforcement may be placed where needed to satisfy strength
requirements for above or below grade load bearing walls, beams,
lintels and shear walls.
The standard form units have external dimensions of 96" in
length and 18" in height with an overall wall thickness of (11
1/2") which in turn encloses a (6 1/4") thick concrete
wall. The EPS side of the unit are (2 5/8") in thickness.
The EPS thickness is the same for all wall cavities . The
polystyrene side panels have a preformed interlocking
reversible mechanism along their top and bottom edges to
facilitate stacking, providing a solid friction between
courses and preventing leakage of freshly placed concrete.
Our wall system is proven technology. Similar systems have
been used successfully in thousands of projects throughout
North America and Europe for more than 30 years.
Our wall system is designed for all types of construction.
Basement, single dwelling, semi-detached, row housing, low
rise, multilevel apartment, commercial, industrial and
Our walls may be finished with stucco, siding or masonry.
Special units are available to provide a ledge for masonry
Our walls are excellent when used for in ground swimming pool
walls, thus resulting in an extended season of use.
Our wall system is the informed builder's choice for any well
built energy efficient project such as R2000 homes(R22).
Our walls offer fire resistance rating (FFR) in the range of
2-5 hours when constructed, depending on wall thickness and
the concrete mix design selected.
Our wall system incorporates studding insulation, air barrier
and vapor barrier. This completed wall assembly is now ready
for all mechanical installation. Electrical outlets in
walls will not cause air infiltration. Uniform interior
surface temperature means greater comfort and energy savings.
The high mass of our wall system with the concrete in place
provide an excellent sound transmission class (STC) of 50 or
greater with the total wall assembly.
The manufacturing process dose not use or produce any
chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's or HCFC's)
The stay in place insulated forms provide the ideal curing
environment for the concrete in all weather conditions. This
results in a higher concrete strength due to the moist cure.
This new generation of ICF is the most advanced state of the
art building system n the industry. Pre-assembled folding
forms are available in 4,6, 8 and 10 inch cavities.
Our patented folding double X reversible, structural plastic
web is embedded approximately 1/2" in the EPS panel during
Full height fastening strips on both sides of the form are
used for attachment of interior and exterior finishing. Corner
forms have continuous fastening strips on each side of the
The wall alignment system used to align and plumb the wall
also serves as a safe working platform during the construction
of the wall.
Our forms are easily cut with hand saws, circular saws or other
cutting tools to suit the dimension requirements. The unit can
also be cut horizontally to offer a 1/2 form for various
heights of wall assembly. The reversibility of the form means
there is virtually no waste of product.
Reinforcement as required is easily installed. Alignment or
the rebar is maintained by the notches provided in the web
without attachment, thus saving labor cost.
Test results and design analysis show that our form units meet
and exceed the requirements of the National Building Code,
Part 4 and Part 9. Technical data is available upon request.
NRC File #9420/03131.