Insulated Concrete Formwork
Author(s):
Harshil Chotalia, Gaurav Parmar, Amit Singh, Saif Qureshi
Keywords:
Awareness, Cost effectiveness, Thermal resistance, Axial Compressive Strength.
Abstract
Insulating Concrete Formwork (ICF) is a robust and cost-effective building system used in Europe and North America for constructing various types of buildings. The system uses lightweight formwork made of insulating materials to support concrete walls while being cast in-situ, which is left in place as insulation. ICF provides complete thermal insulation to the walls of the finished building and a uniform surface for direct application of finishes and cladding systems. According to literature reviews, ICF is 10% more airtight and 15% more cost-efficient than conventional building systems. Additionally, ICF panel cubes have 40% more compressive strength and 10% more efficient in thermal resistance than PCC cubes, with ductile failure rather than brittle failure. The project involves casting a cube of 150mm * 150mm sandwiched between two ICF panels of varying size (50mm and 100mm) for testing compressive strength, thermal insulation, and water/moisture absorption, while also comparing the cost of conventional formwork and ICF panels
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Unique Paper ID: 159333

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 11

Page(s): 817 - 820
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