Waterloo, Ontario (PRWEB) February 11, 2009
Jamesway Construction, with over twelve years of experience in high rise construction and eight years in high rise structures using ICF, has chosen Amvic Building System (http://www.amvicsystem.com) as their ICF supplier for a 14-storey Student Residence currently under construction on King Street in Waterloo, Ontario.
"We want to build structures that are the best in their class, energy efficient and with a focus on using newer building technologies." Says Reg Dupuis at Jamesway. "We are confident in the many benefits that ICF brings to any construction project and we are particularly pleased with how Amvic can quickly and efficiently respond to our service needs."
The building foot print is 164'x58' with approx 132,000 square feet of floor area and uses ICF for its exterior perimeter walls from the first to the fourteenth floor. All other structural and below grade components utilized conventional concrete construction techniques.
Amvic ICF has been proven the strongest on the market after having undergone the Concrete Form and Capacity Test , Amvic passed and exceed the test criteria set out by CCMC . They are the only ICF manufacturer to boast this achievement. Amvic (http://www.amvicsystem.com) has continuously demonstrated excellence in the three key areas of ICF development: a strong interlock mechanism, foam density, and web design and spacing. All of these factors made Amvic the logical choice for constructing a 14-storey high rise building - currently the tallest in the world using this building method.
Some of the benefits of ICF use in the Commercial High rise Sector include:
- Speed and ease of construction with less labour required
- Lower long term operating and maintenance costs, achieving ROI more quickly as tested by CMHC in partnership with the building owner
- Mold and mildew resistant
- Fire resistant as tested
- Structural Integrity
- Superior long term energy efficiency
Jamesway Construction is pleased with how quickly they have been able to construct this building. Construction commenced in March 2008 and is scheduled for completion in January of 2009, an almost unheard of accomplishment for a structure of this size. The ICF component of the construction process was only 5 months.
If you have any questions about this High Rise ICF construction, please contact John Krzic at Amvic Building System at http://www.amvicsystem.com or call (519) 520-5953. Or contact Al Way from Jamesway at (519) 745-6417.