FormTilt - Insulated Concrete Tilt Panels

FormTilt - Insulated Concrete Tilt Panels from Formcraft

By: Formcraft  31-Mar-2014
Keywords: Builder, New Homes, Building Design

The FormTilt insulated tilt-up panel system forms a ribbed concrete structure that provides a reduction in concrete weight while maintaining strength and superior thermal performance. FormTilt consists of a layer of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) formwork that acts as insulation integrated with concrete to create a strong insulated tilt-up panel which can be utilised either on the inside or outside surface of the erected wall. A pre-shaped EPS panel, similar in profile to FormDeck, is used to mould the concrete tilt-up panel with a series of ribs that lock the EPS insulation to the surface of the concrete tilt-up panel. The EPS layer can be supplied with embedded steel purlins that act as furring strips for screw fixing of cladding materials if required. Utility channels precut into the EPS formwork for the tilt-up panel during manufacture enable easy insertion of plumbing pipes and electrical conduits prior to attaching surface finishing materials. Lifting lugs incorporated into the beams of the concrete during the casting process enable lifting chains to be connected for craning the tilt-up panels into position on site. These ICF tilt panels provide insulated wall solutions more cost-effectively than battened-out tilt panels with post-installed insulation. The advantages of using ICF tilt-up panels over non-insulated or post-insulated tilt panels can be summarized as follows: Fast Pre-cut, edge forms incorporated in tilt panel formwork profile. Faster tilt panel construction times and hence earlier occupancy of building. Cost effective 30% Less concrete is used for the tilt panel due to the ribbed concrete design. Lighter weight/m2, hence smaller cranes for tilt panels, greater reach, lower cranage costs in construction. Versatile Can be incorporated into any precast or tilt panel construction project. ICF formwork panels can be manufactured in customized lengths and rib profiles for required tilt panel heights. Option of insulation layer on inside or outside of tilt panel wall. Ability to hide services within the permanent EPS formwork. Lighter weight - Smaller cranes - Greater reach for tilt panel placement. Energy efficient Higher energy-efficiency star rating for tilt panel building – A cost-effective wall insulation with an average R value > 6.

Keywords: Builder, Building Design, Commercial Property Construction, New Home Construction, New Homes, Property Constructions

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