Benefits of Building with NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms

By using NUDURA ICF’s to build your next project, you can ensure you are choosing the best building solution. NUDURA ICF’s provide substantial benefits over traditional building methods such as wood, steel or concrete block. NUDURA takes concrete wall construction to the next level.


Maximum Energy Efficiency
NUDURA can provide up to *2X Greater Energy Efficiency NUDURA is a highly insulated concrete wall–with no air spaces or studs–which vastly reduces air infiltration. When you combine NUDURA’s 2 5/8” EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) foam with the structural strength of reinforced concrete, you can be sure you are building a home or commercial structure that has superior energy efficiency over traditional building methods.

Greater Sound Resistance
NUDURA can provide up to *3X Greater Sound Resistance. NUDURA’s double foam insulated concrete core acts as an effective sound barrier, filtering out unwanted noise, dampening sound vibrations and ensuring a serene and comfortable ambience within your structure. To achieve sound resistance of up to 3X, a NUDURA® 6” form or higher must be used.

Greater Comfort
Concrete structures built with NUDURA® Insulated Concrete Forms can provide up to *9X greater Comfort. Outside cold can easily travel through a typical wood-framed wall causing thermal bridging, creating uncomfortable cold spots. NUDURA offers superior performance when it comes to thermal bridging, resulting in even temperatures throughout with reduced drafts and cold spots.

Fire Protection
NUDURA offers up to *4X Greater Fire Protection. Building with NUDURA offers greater fire protection with up to a 4 hour fire protection rating (4 times that of a wood framed structure). NUDURA® Insulated Concrete Form walls are built with steel reinforced concrete and a non toxic fire retardant expanded polystyrene foam. *NUDURA fire protection rating excludes the NUDURA 4” form.

Superior Storm Resistance
Up to *9X More Durable Compared to traditional building methods like wood or steel framed walls, NUDURA ICF’s provides greater durability and strength. NUDURA walls can better withstand Mother Nature’s worst – especially in high wind areas that are prone to hurricanes and tornadoes. NUDURA walls can withstand winds of up to 250 mph.

Healthier Indoor Air Quality and Long Lasting Value
When you build with NUDURA® Insulated Concrete Forms you can be sure that you will have a structure that is safe and comfortable, yet built at a competitive price with minimal long-term maintenance and service costs.

*Compared to a traditional wood framed home.

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The Advantage of Building with NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms stacks up against other ICFs

Click for NUDURA.comThe NUDURA® Integrated Building Technology has been chosen by architects, engineers, builders, developers and contractors all over the world as a proven building alternative to traditional methods. The NUDURA Product Line offers construction professionals an ideal, balance of quality, speed, flexibility, cost and ease of use. NUDURA offers many unique advantages over the competition.



NUDURA AdvantageLargest Standard Form
in the ICF Industry

NUDURA® Standard Forms place 12 sq. ft in one building step, reducing the number of seams resulting is a sturdier, more dependable concrete form. Our 8' standard forms increases productivity, resulting in faster installation times with less waste.

Hinged Folding Web
Our Patented Hinged Folding web offers many benefits, reduced shipping costs, minimizes damage, and on-site form assembly saving costs on labor.

Patented 4-Way Reversible Interlock & Locking Fastening Strip NUDURA offers a patented locking fastening strip

NUDURA features a 4-way reversible interlock which enables the form to be interconnected with itself in a variety of ways that enable cut-off segments to be utilized in twice as many scenarios as a non-reversible form. With no left or right corners, NUDURA allows you to use more and waste less. NUDURA also provided continuous fastening strips for interior and exterior materials. Finish materials are easily installed on 8" centers.

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Building with NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms provide many cost saving benefits

Save on Labor Costs - The most NUDURA 6-in-1 building system
of NUDURA is the amount of labor it can save you. NUDURA technology has a unique combination of time and money saving design features that makes it easy to build with.

The NUDURA Wall System completes six building steps with one product - (1) Form System, (2) Wall Structure, (3) Insulation, (4) Air Barrier, (5) Vapor Barrier, & (6) Interior and Exterior Finish Anchorage.

With NUDURA's 6-in-1 building step, we help cut substantial time from the construction schedule by allowing structures to be built up to 25%-50% faster and lower capital outlay by reducing mechanical requirements by up to 75%.  Download a copy of our Construction Professional Brochure or contact us for more information.

NUDURA Insulated Concrete Form BundlesOn Site Advantages - Installation of NUDURA Concrete Forms and accessories are fast and easy. Forms are light and easy to maneuver and can be stored easily taking up minimal space on site. NUDURA Patented hinged folding webs eliminate costly on site assembly and our interlocking strip and clip accessories makes installations fast by eliminating the need to secure forms with tape or wire like having to do with other Insulated Concrete Systems. Forms can easily be cut on site with any manual saw saving unnecessary on-site movement. Building with NUDURA keeps your labor costs to a minimum.

The performance claims referred to in this web site are based on a comparison between a typical 8' high Nudura wall with a 6" core, properly built to the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) and installed in accordance with NUDURA's specifications and a typical 8' high 2" x 6" wood-framed wall insulated with R20 batt insulation, properly built to NBC and with regard to "fire resistance" on ratings listed in the NBC, with regard to "sound resistance" on ratings listed in the NBC and in the study "Insulating Concrete Forms" by VanderWerf, Feige, Chammas and Lemay, with regard to "durable" and "comfort" on an independent analysis and with regards to "energy efficiency" in the study "Energy Consumption of Concrete Homes Versus wood Frame Homes" published by Dr. Pieter VanderWerf for the Portland Cement Association. Such performance claims may vary depending on certain atmospheric conditions and geographical locations.