Insul-Deck ICF Concrete Deck Forming System for Floors, Roofs, Elevated Buildings and Tilt-Up Construction for GA
A Faster, Better Way to Build Insulated Concrete Structures
Insul-Deck is an extremely fast and versatile construction system for building Floors, Roofs, Tilt-Up Walls and Elevated Buildings. The stay-in-place insulating concrete forms (ICF) are made of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), a superior insulation material for many decades. Integrated steel beams are molded into each Insul-Deck panel creating formwork for the support of concrete, reinforcement, and construction loads with minimal shoring. The forms are lightweight so that two people can handle each panel with ease. Insul-Deck also reduces the floors’ weight, producing a T-beam shape instead of a conventional flat slab. Ceiling finishes, such as drywall, can be attached directly to the Insul-Deck forms. Using a patented continuous molding process, Insul-Deck concrete forms are made-to-order in whatever lengths required to speed up on-site installation. The Insul-Deck Concrete Decking system is the result of years of research, design, and practical, relevant field experience.
Insul-Deck Has You 'Covered' in Georgia
Each Insul-Deck panel is supported and reinforced with two integral steel beams molded into the product from end to end. The result is a self-supporting joist and deck forming system that provides the maximum strength of a reinforced concrete deck with a minimum of materials and installation labor. Insul-Deck is also produced and manufactured right here in Georgia!
Energy efficient, insulated concrete floors provide comfort and safety for the building occupants
Reinforced Concrete roofs can be designed to withstand winds up to 250mph
Elevated slab construction is ideal to reduce or eliminate flood damage
Designed to be the fastest method available for building a concrete tilt-up structure
Why Homeowners & Building Operators Build with Insul-Deck
Quiet & Comfortable Interior
- Minimized air infiltration, no drafts or cold spots
- High Sound Transmission Class ratings reduce the noise
- Perfect for in-floor radiant heating
Protection Against Disasters
- Built to withstand tornado-level winds & impact of flying debris
- Fire-resistant Ratings of 1-4 hours
- Elevated buildings minimize or eliminate flood damage
Lower Utility & Insurance Costs
- Reduced HVAC sizing requirements and energy bills
- Lower insurance costs - significant savings in at-risk regions
Durable & Low Maintenance
- Long-term durability and inherent safety of buildings constructed with reinforced concrete
- Does not support the growth of mold or mildew.
- Reduced risk of water damage
Why Construction Professionals Build with Insul-Deck
Fast & Easy Builds
- Lightweight panels, pre-cut to your specifications
- Built-In Utility chases and steel furring strips
- Self-reinforced forms require temporary shoring only every 6 ft.
The System is Extremely Flexible
- Available in thicknesses of 7" to 12½"
- Up to 33' clear spans are possible (with typical residential live-loads)
- Designed to integrate easily with any ICF or non-ICF wall system
- Saves on labor and adds less incremental mass to the structure
- Uses up to 50% less concrete & 33% less steel compared to traditional concrete slabs
- Insulating, thermal mass, and low air-infiltration properties
- Easily meets most energy-efficiency program requirements
- Ideal for Green Roofs, Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB), LEED and Passive House designs
Installation is Fast and Easy
Reducing the construction schedule and supplier lead times are only some of the important advantages of combining Insul-Deck floors and roofs with CMU, concrete or ICF walls. This allows the builder to use one crew to construct the entire shell, from foundation to roof, without having to rely on many separate sub-contractors and suppliers. In the process they also install the insulation, which can be partially removed after the concrete pour for some utility runs, eliminating separate furring and insulation crews. And there's no need for cranes and other heavy equipment besides a concrete pump for the pour. The assembly is ready to accept finishes, at the bottom typically stucco/plaster or drywall screwed to Insul-Deck's furring strips, and on the top any type of finishes needed or desired.
There are Only Three Construction Steps with Insul-Deck
Install Insul-Deck and Setup Shoring
Install Rebar and Pour Concrete
Remove Shoring and Finish Concrete
Additional Benefits of Building with Insul-Deck
Wide Range of Spans and R-Values
Insul-Deck is available in 7 different thicknesses (7″, 8″, 9″, 10″, 11″, 12″ and 12.5″), creating concrete joist depths of 5″ to 10.5″. The R-values range from R-16 to R-33. The 2′ wide Insul-Deck panels are custom-made at the factory to the lengths required for your construction project, eliminating waste in labor and materials. You can achieve up to 33 foot clear spans with residential live-loads and regular construction methods. For longer spans or higher loads, special techniques or secondary structural support may be required, see Technical Summary.
Reduced Shoring during Construction
Insul-Deck needs to be supported underneath with typical shoring,
usually about 6 feet apart. The structural engineer or shoring engineer
(often provided for free with shoring rentals) is responsible for the
correct layout and specifications. Insul-Deck acts as its own formwork
so no falsework/ plywood is required which makes Insul-Deck quick to
install – saving on installation and stripping labour.
Safely Carry Loads and Maintain Structural Integrity
Insul-Deck forms one-way suspended CIP concrete slabs, where the “joists” only run in one direction, not two like a conventional concrete slab. This eliminates up to nearly half of the reinforcing steel, because the load is transferred mainly to two supporting elements (e.g. walls), not four. It also eliminates up to 40 percent of the weight of the floor or roof. This means that supporting elements can be smaller as well. You still get a structure with clear spans of over 30 feet supporting normal residential floor loads.
Easily Increase Spans
Intermediate supporting beams can be positioned perpendicularly to the T-Beams to carry loads across clear spanned areas. These beams can be either separate from the slab structure, but usually are cast-in-place as part of the slab structure like the diagram here. Longer spans can be created by using EPS Top Hats or with post-tensioning in the bottom of the T-Beams instead of conventional rebar. Span tables for both conventional and post-tensioned reinforcing are available for your use in estimating your project. However, a licensed engineer will need to stamp the drawings prior to submission to the building department.
Technical Information and Additional Resources
Insul-Deck Concrete Deck Forming System for Floors, Roofs & Elevated Buildings - Technical Summary
Insul-Deck Concrete Deck Forming System for Floors, Roofs & Elevated Buildings - Technical Field Manual
Insul-Deck Concrete Deck Forming System for Floors, Roofs & Elevated Buildings - Technical Details & CAD Drawings
For Additional Technical Information, including the Insul-Deck Installation Manual and Design Guide, the Insul-Deck Post-Tension Guide and the Tilt-Deck Technical Guide, contact us directly here.
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