Insulating Concrete Forms for Multifamily Residential Construction

  • 12 Sep 2018
  • Lakewood Country Club

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 Insulating Concrete Forms For Multifamily Residential Construction


Presented By: Chris Dagosta, NRMCA Senior Director of Building Innovations


Wednesday | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m


About the Topic: This presentation provides guidance for architects, engineers, and builders on how to design and build high performance reinforced concrete multifamily residential buildings using Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). Combining the strength and durability of reinforced concrete with the versatility of highly engineered rigid insulation, ICFs provide ideal solutions for apartments, condos, hotels, dormitories, and assisted living facilities. ICFs offer fire resistance and noise reduction qualities, important features when designing multifamily residential buildings. They are also remarkably cost effective as the thermal properties of ICFs can offer building owners significant energy savings over the long term. The presentation will also provide guidance on how to minimize the cost of ICF concrete construction to take full advantage of these benefits, resulting in investments that are secure and generate long-term value building owners.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic design criteria and construction elements of concrete building built with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) for multifamily residential projects.
  • Demonstrate the economic benefits of building multifamily projects with ICFs.
  • Recognize the energy efficiency characteristics of ICF for multifamily construction.
  • Understand the contribution concrete makes to a building's resilience to natural disasters, including fire, flood, wind, and earthquakes.

About the Speaker: Chris Dagosta, Senior Director of Building Innovations, is part of NRMCA's Building Promotion Team. Based in Phoenix, Mr. Dagosta joined the Build with Strength Concrete Design Center, a nationwide initiative to offer technical expertise to developers and design professionals in order to incorporate cutting-edge concrete solutions into their building projects. Before joining NRMCA, Mr. Dagosta was the owner of Efficient Product Solutions, LLC, a distributor for Insulating Concrete Forms across the west/southwest. Chris has over 20 years' experience in the construction industry, 12 of them dedicated to concrete building systems. As Senior Director of Building Innovations, Chris works closely with building professionals, developers, and design experts to offer cost efficient, sustainable concrete solutions with a focus on low, mid-rise, and multi-family residential structures.


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