Strength of Insulated Concrete Forms
Amvic Insulated Concrete Formss are designed with 2.5 inches of 1.5lb/cf density foam on both sides of a form containing 8 uniquely designed polypropylene webs. The webs are spaced 6 inches on center compared to 8 inches on center in most competing products. Amvic webs also use more raw material than other Insulated Concrete Forms blocks, which allows for a 198 lb pull out strength for drywall screws and makes the form more rigid. The webs also have a uniquely
designed rebar holding system that reduces the need for tie downs and places the rebar at the most effective places to ensure superior structural strength. The Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms is the strongest block on the market as proven by Canadian Construction Material Center (CCMC) forming capacity strength test in technical guide 03131 at 865 lbs. / sq. ft. Not only is Amvic’s Insulated Concrete Forms currently the only Insulated Concrete Forms block on the market to pass this test, but the test requirements were surpassed substantially.
Insulated Concrete Forms Corners
When you fill Amvic forms with concrete they consistently perform and do not blow out. We recommend the use of a pencil vibrator to internally consolidate concrete to ensure that your walls will be properly consolidated and you won’t have any voids.
Minimal Machinery Required
Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms are lightweight, weighing less than 10 lbs on average per form. This allows you to benefit from commercial grade construction without heavy machinery costs. Forklifts, man and masonry block lifts, cement mixers, heaters, tarps, all become obsolete with Insulated Concrete Forms construction. The removal of these ongoing soft costs from the construction site can be substantial.So leave your tool belt at home.
Insulated Concrete Forms are Labor Saving
Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms “5 in 1” system incorporates structure, insulation vapour barrier, sound barrier and attachments for drywall and exterior siding all in one step thus reducing labour requirements and construction delays. An experienced Insulated Concrete Forms crew can often complete the foundation and/or walls of a typical home in a matter of days, compared to the weeks it might take conventional framers. In addition, it only takes one crew to do the foundation, above-grade exterior walls and framing of interior walls and roof. This reduces the coordination involved and miscues between crews, and ramps up the structure’s quality.
Due to Amvic’s FormLock technology there is no need to glue or tie the blocks together in the stacking process. The webs are also designed to grip the rebar so no tying is required in this step either. Lastly, the blocks are fully reversible, so your workers do not have to waste time thinking about how the blocks fit together. This combination makes Amvic the easiest, most user friendly block on the market and therefore greatly reduces your labor requirements.
Amvic Insulated Concrete Formss are fully reversible making the stacking processes quick and simple. Innovative design and manufacturing consistency means the forms virtually align themselves to create straight walls. Superior FormLockTM interlocking system that requires no taping, gluing or tying.
Amvic Insulated Concrete Formss are lightweight, requiring little effort to lift and carry therefore greatly reducing the number of back strains and injuries from construction. The weight of 1 sq. ft of masonry wall is equivalent to the weight of over 42. sq. ft of an Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms wall. Not only are compensation costs reduced, but crews are safe, much less tired and maintain strength throughout the day. Amvic Insulated Concrete Formss are easy to cut and shape making unconventional wall shapes manageable.