Concrete is king today in the more eco-conscious construction world. For example, an all-Canadian building system is now delivering double the insulation by constructing walls, ceilings and floors with pre-assembled, interlocking concrete forms.
This award-winning system by Nudura Corporation creates an entire, energy-efficient building envelope. It is reported to make the job much faster with less construction waste — and unlike wood structures, the concrete forms do not propagate mould growth.
In addition to energy savings of up to 70 per cent, there are other benefits:
>> Up to 2 times more energy efficient — with technology that evens out the effect of external temperature swings.
>> Up to 3 times more sound resistant. Its double-side EPS panels and insulated concrete core acts as an effective sound barrier.
>> Up to 4 times more fire resistant since the walls are built with steel reinforced concrete and foam that is manufactured with a non-toxic fire retardant.
>> Up to 9 times stronger because they allow nine times more axial load resistance, a superior feature in high-wind, tornado, or hurricane areas.
>> Resistant to thermal bridging, where outside cold travels easily through walls to create uncomfortable cold spots, drafts, and mustiness inside the home.