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Pre-construction is Where the Real Magic Happens

Hey, we’re going to make a complete ICF wall kit for your building. Does not matter how big it is. We do this for 80,000 square feet of wall as easily as for a single family house.

This is part two in our blog series on what to expect when you work with PolycreteUSA. In the pre-construction phase, we collect all the information we need from you to do a virtual build of your entire building with our proprietary software. Here’s how we do it…

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ICF Sounds Great, But How Do I Start?

You’re a commercial contractor, architect, or developer/owner. You’re intrigued by the idea of ICF but don’t know where to start or what to expect. Today’s your lucky day because we’re going to lift the veil of mystery!

This information applies only to Polycrete ICFs. Our product/system is unique in the industry and the services we provide are head and shoulders above industry standards.

The first thing you need to know is: WE ARE YOUR RESOURCE

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It’s Time for Safer Schools

When seven tornadoes ripped through the Richmond metro area with the remnants of Hurricane Florence, area school administrators declared students should shelter in place. That was a smart decision, given the circumstances and resources. But what would have happened if that twister hit a school full of kids?

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Offsite Construction

Current US construction activity is ahead of peak 2007 levels and we’re doing it with half a million fewer workers.

Everyone in the construction business knows there’s a labor and skills shortage, and that shortfall is driving the trend in offsite construction. It just makes sense that the more you can do in the factory, the less you have to do in the field.

PolycreteUSA Executive VP Bryant Wheeler says, “I’ve been involved with offsite construction processes for much of my career. I was building modular housing in the 1980’s. I panelized wall systems for multi-family housing that we shipped and assembled overseas as far back as the 90’s. Pre-cutting and panelizing Polycrete ICF walls is just a natural next step.”

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Don't Ever Stick It

You want an attractive building. You choose interior and exterior finishes to catch the eye of the best tenants or buyers.

Meanwhile, the structural integrity of the building, which is not immediately apparent, is equally important. You feel it in the firmness of the floor, the satisfying thunk of a closing door, and acoustics so pure you can hear a cat walking on carpet.

Wood construction perched on a concrete block foundation is not the low cost way to build your mid-rise multi family structure. Four stories of stick framing can yield a building with a slew of problems born of complexity, and unintended consequences can rear their ugly head.

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