Quad-Lock Projects Win 5 Awards in International ICF Competition
Quad-Lock Building Systems, a leader in Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) technology, earned multiple awards for the 3rd year running at the prestigious ICF Builder Awards held at the 2012 World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
February 10, 2012, Surrey, BC: Quad-Lock projects won five awards at the 2011 ICF Builder Awards recently held at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV. The annual awards competition showcases the most innovative Insulated Concrete Forms projects from around the globe. The award winners exemplify the energy-efficiency, comfort, creative architecture, and speed of installation that can be achieved with ICF construction.
Quad-Lock projects received awards in the following categories:
Best in Class for the College of the Bahamas Library in Nassau, Bahamas. This 60,000 sqft project is not only a state of the art library and information center, it is also designed, specified and built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. The complex design has a circular core structure with two curved wings. With barely any straight walls in the building, Quad-Lock's ICF system was perfect for this project. Larry Treco, President of CGT Construction, says "At the beginning of this undertaking, I was convinced that it wouldn't work, but in the end, I admit that we never would have been able to do this project without Quad-Lock".
First Runner Up for the Valley Lofts & Green Roofs in Orange, NJ, consisting of two eco-friendly buildings with two luxury lofts in each. The soaring 20 ft ceilings were built with Quad-Deck which also provided the structure for beautiful Green Roof gardens on the top of the buildings. For added safety the separating walls between units used the Quad-Lock ICF with Fire Resistance Ratings of up to 4 hours.
First Runner Up for the Atlantic Coast Beach House near Dewey Beach, DE, a stunning custom home in one of the country's most scenic settings. The area is prone to high winds of up to 100mph, hurricanes, and flooding, so concrete construction with integrated walls, floors, and roof became the preferred solution. The builders chose Quad-Lock and Quad-Deck for their seamless integration along with the ability to meet the complex design requirements. A rooftop deck with panoramic views and a 40% reduction in size of the HVAC system topped off the wish list.
First Runner Up for the Teague Residence in Lighthouse Point, FL just south of Boca Raton, a 6,000 sqft waterfront home that fulfills a dream for the owners. The entire home is constructed using Quad-Lock walls, with the 2nd floor and the entire low pitched roof utilizing Quad-Deck. The home also features solar panels on the roof and the owners are happy about electricity bills of a little more than $100/month compared to their neighbors' typical bills of $500-600 per month.
Second Runner Up for the Hurry Back Home in Portage, WI, a Work & Live building designed for a 100 year-plus life-cycle by an architect for his parents. Experienced with commercial LEED projects, he incorporated many LEED guidelines, such as indoor environmental quality, energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and lower operating costs. To help achieve those goals Quad-Deck was chosen for all the floors and roofs and Quad-Lock for the walls with R-22 insulation below grade and R-30 above.
Georg Kustermann, CEO of Quad-Lock says, "We are deeply committed to helping our customers develop sustainable homes and buildings that are truly better for the occupants and the environment. It is very rewarding to witness first-hand the many benefits our Insulated Concrete Forms have to offer, especially when combined with other sustainable products and methods. I'd like to thank our customers, project teams, partners, and staff for making these award winners and many other projects a success."
Quad-Lock Building Systems, Ltd. is dedicated to improving our environment & well-being by offering sustainable building solutions. Quad-Lock provides Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) systems for walls, floors and roofs that create very energy-efficient, comfortable, and safe buildings; and an insulation solution for the renovation & energy retrofit markets. Quad-Lock's professional partners and staff pride themselves in providing excellent customer support from start to finish. Quad-Lock products are not only manufactured to the ISO 9001 quality standards, but also the stringent environmental standard for manufacturers, ISO 14001.
For more information on Quad-Lock and its products visit www.quadlock.com or call 1-888-711-5625.