The homeowners wanted a Frank Lloyd Wright style home that would stand the test of time. Concrete was the perfect choice for building this 5-storey 8500 sqft home that will last forever. A combination of concrete (insulating concrete forms), steel and glass were used. Wood wasn't even a consideration. "Concrete had been defined as a project requirement from the beginning. After extensive research, tilt-up and wood panel forms were dismissed as having greater safety liabilities, and were deemed more expensive. We chose Quad-Lock because it provided a safer alternative with light weight components, a one-side bracing system and an interior surface that did not require furring" stated the project manager Paul Lockwood of Tohbak Construction.
The design challenged the inexperienced installation crew. They had to master the learning curve of building with a new method quickly - through 19 angles and 2 corners. The crew used the first floor as their training ground. Once mastered, the remaining floors went up much quicker. They assembled 2000sqft of wall in a day and a half.
Recognized at the 2004 Annual Awards Banquet in Bellevue, WA, this project took
top honors for best Residential ICF construction. The Excellence in Concrete
Awards, administered through the Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association
(WACA), provides the concrete industry an opportunity to honor architects,
engineers, developers and contractors for their excellence in concrete
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