Tennessee Highlights ICF Construction Through One-Day Safe Room/Storm Shelter Event

Last week, the Tennessee Concrete Association (TCA) and Nudura Inc. in partnership with NRMCA’s Build With Strength campaign, hosted an event at TCA’s new headquarters in Antioch. Construction is due to break ground in early 2021. The event provided construction professionals, decision makers and other interested parties an opportunity to observe the installation of Insulated Concrete Forms for a functioning safe room/storm shelter to be built within a 24-hour period. ICF Installer Edd Decker of Holdfast Technologies and Technical Director Randy White of Nudura erected the ICF walls, placed the vertical steel reinforcing and installed the ICF roof deck provided by LiteForm. Concrete Pump Partners, Irving Materials (IMI) and Euclid Chemical assisted in the placement of the fiber-reinforced concrete mix, allowing the installation (shown here) to be completed well within the 24-hour period. Nudura, Inc., a national sponsor of these events, is partnering with local distributors and regional associations to highlight the value, flexibility and ease that building with ICFs offers.

If your organization is interested in hosting one of these events, please contact NRMCA Senior Director, Building Innovations, Frank Gordon at fgordon@nrmca.org or 865-719-2861 or your regional Build With Strength promoter.

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