HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE FOR THE HEAT TO TURN ON WHEN AN ICF WALL IS EXPOSED TO A FRIGID -31°F?
We placed an R-24 ICF wall* in the middle of a test chamber. The temperature on one side of the chamber was reduced to -31°F, while the temperature on the other side was maintained at 70°F by a heat source.
View/download this Thermal Test infographic to see the thermal performance boost created by the ‘Thermal Mass Effect’ of a Logix ICF wall!
At Logix, we’re always working to improve our products, our service and our support.
Our technical staff have been hard at work over the last year updating many important technical documents from manuals to drawings to spec sheets to product evaluations. These updated technical documents are helpful to designers, architects, engineers, builders and installers alike.
View/download the June 2017 Logix Technical Update List which conveniently links to all our new and recently revised technical documents.
The 2017 Logix Awards were held on April 20, 2017 and, once again, we were both inspired and informed by some of the most ground-breaking and innovative projects in the ICF industry.
Eight winning Logix ICF projects were showcased in four categories: Small Residential, Large Residential, Mid-Rise & Multi-Family and Commercial.
A few years ago after more than a decade in the marketplace, Logix announced “Over 100 Million Square Feet of Logix ICF Installed”. The outstanding projects recognized at this year’s Logix Awards represent the very best of thousands of projects across North America!
Special thanks goes out to everyone who submitted a project, and congratulations to the eight winners of the 2017 Logix Awards!
Winner, Small Residential – The Proud Green Home of Kentucky
1st Runner Up, Small Residential – Hodas Home
Winner, Large Residential – The Shelving Rock Home
1st Runner Up, Large Residential – Arena Tesoro
Winner, Mid-Rise & Multi-Family – Oxbow at Tuxedo Point
1st Runner Up, Mid-Rise & Multi-Family – The Multi-Plex in Rimby
Winner, Commercial – Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque
1st Runner Up, Commercial – Cabela’s North Edmonton
Watch the 2017 Logix Awards recorded webcast.
View/download the 2017 Logix Awards presentation (PDF file).
View/download the 2017 Logix Awards Winners Project Profile e-booklet (PDF file).
The Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) recently commissioned CLEB Laboratories (formerly known as Air-Ins Inc.) to conduct the first in a series of accredited whole wall thermal studies. This installment compared a 2” x 6” traditional insulated wood frame cavity wall to a standard 6 inch (150 mm) core insulating concrete form (ICF) wall. The study revealed these dramatic findings:
- At “steady state” the ICF wall provided 58% greater R-value and 43% energy-savings compared to the wood-frame wall.
- At “unsteady state”, both walls provided far greater R-value and lower energy consumption than they did at “steady state”.
- In this test, the ICF wall remained in “unsteady state” and provided the resultant additional R-value and energy savings for over 5x longer than the wood-frame wall did.
- The ICF wall remained in “unsteady state” longer than any other wall assembly ever tested by CLEB laboratories. In fact, the ICF wall remained in “unsteady state” for so long in the harsh test conditions, that it is unlikely that an ICF wall will ever reach “steady state” in most real world applications.
These break-through test results demonstrate the superior R-value of the ICF wall plus provide an important quantification of the “thermal mass” effect of ICFs.
To learn more about “steady state” and “unsteady state”, and to dig deeper into these important test results and their real-world implications:
View/download the Thermal Performance Report completed by CLEB Laboratories.
View/download the ICFMA press release.
View the webcast which explains all the concepts and test results in easy-to-understand, layman’s terms.
YOU’RE INVITED! Prepare to be inspired and informed by some of the most ground-breaking and innovative projects in the ICF industry at the 2017 Logix Awards live webcast on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
We’ll be showcasing the award-winning projects in four categories – Large Residential, Small Residential, Commercial and Multi-Family.
A few years ago, and after just over a decade in the marketplace, we announced “Over 100 Million Square Feet of Logix ICF Installed”. The projects we are recognizing at this year’s Awards are the very best of many thousands of projects across North America!
RESERVING YOUR SPOT IS EASY AND FREE! Just click here to register.
Once you’re registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to join the webcast.
See you there!