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ConcreteTracker Project of the Week is Idaho Elementary School 

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In 2008, the Idaho Falls School District hired Design West Architects to do a detailed evaluation of existing school facilities. The goal of the evaluation was to define facilities that would benefit from upgrades vs. those which would be better served by demolition. Design West recommended that four of the elementary schools be replaced with new schools due to seismic and age concerns of the existing facilities. The new buildings are built out of insulated concrete forms and heated using underground geothermal systems that take advantage of the ground source temperatures. The district received a substantial rebate because of the extreme energy efficiency of the facilities. The fact that all the schools were completed on budget and on schedule increases their positive reception. One great example is the Ethel Boyes Elementary School.

For more details about the project, visit and search on Building > School/College > ID and click on Submit. Click on the pins to explore this outstanding example of ready mixed concrete at work.

There are over 130 concrete school projects on To find them, click on HOME [MAP] and select Building > School/College. Click on the pins to explore. If you have a project you would like to include on the map, click ABOUT US and click on the “Case Study Upload” link.

For more information, contact Lionel Lemay at or 847-922-7995.


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