ICF PROJECT SHOWCASE
Senior Living: Conservatory Pond
Text by SHERRY BOYD
Alert Care’s Conservatory Pond in Kingston, Ontario, is a 77,000 square foot, 3-story senior living residence built using IntegraSpec ICF, with IntegraBucks and IntegraHeaders.
According to IntegraSpec’s Senior Vice President, Jim Buttrey, “Succession Group specified insulating concrete forms (ICF) for the speed of construction, noise reduction, low maintenance costs and energy efficiency. The retirement community is in very close proximity to a major rail line, airport and a busy four-lane roadway. The IntegraSpec ICF technology provides a 56-decibel noise reduction benefit with a standard 6-inch concrete core. Since the residents of this retirement community have fixed incomes, it was very important to control both energy and maintenance costs.”
The speed of construction is not impacted by weather conditions. IntegraSpec provided a building method that does not require the stress and costs associated with damp insulation and costly measures to “weather protect” during the various construction processes. One step of construction with IntegraSpec ICF provides an engineered, reinforced, concrete wall, vapor barrier, air barrier, super insulated. The walls are ready for electrical, sheetrock/drywall, stucco, masonry and siding. The reinforced concrete exterior and corridor walls, load bearing for the hollow core floors and roof system, were quickly and accurately completed. The contractor reported that the building was opened 60 days sooner than the planned construction schedule. The ICF construction and the time saving methods offered using IntegraSpec shaved two months off what was estimated for traditional methods.
Thanks to the benefits of ICF construction, residents of the Conservatory Pond Complex enjoy a safe, quiet and affordable “Shelter From Life’s Storms” Photos courtesy IntegraSpec.
Developer & GC: Succession Development Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Architect: Fabian Architects, Ltd.
Engineer: SWS Engineering, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
ICF Installer: Insulated Concrete Solutions, Inverary, Ontario, Canada
Exterior Finishes: DuRock Duroscreen TAFS
ICF System: IntegraSpec, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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