The Build Phase
Due to the labour savings of Eco ICF walls & Eskydeck floors & roofs, overall construction costs are generally lower than CMU concrete and steel framed buildings and the build is faster and safer. All weather builds are common with Eco ICF & Eskydeck as our insulated forms are largely unaffected by wet, hot or cold site conditions. Seismic and cyclone designs are easily accomplished and unlike wood frame construction, ICF in cyclone construction can be engineered to withstand all cyclone categories. Developers will also enjoy the lower number of trades on site and the ease of the flow of the construction.
The Operating Phase
Eco ICF high performance buildings show well if selling, keep tenants comfortable and happy and higher rents can be commanded. Eco ICF party walls are air tight and thus minimize sound and odour transfer. Their performance is unaffected by the placement of electrical outlets. Damage as a result of water leakage is the #1 consequence of construction defects. However, foam and concrete Eco ICF walls simply do not rot. Reduced repair costs and ongoing lower utility bills drop to the bottom line and increase annual operating profits.
The Re-Sale Phase
The superior performance fundamentals built into Eco ICF high performance buildings resonate strongly with long term institutional investors and command attractive prices.