This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. Look around and you’ll see many 5 to 7 story residential projects being built today with one or two floors of concrete, supporting up to 5 floors of steel or wood frame. These “pedestal” projects are assumed to be the cheapest way to build while longer term ownership implications of these designs are not well understood. This 1-hour presentation dispels the myths that are driving the popularity of pedestal construction and demonstrates the ownership value concrete provides including lower operating costs, less maintenance, and improved tenant retention.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to design with insulating concrete forms (ICFs), for low to mid-rise multi-family applications.
  • See how building ICFs has become the most cost-effective concrete alternative to conventional pedestal construction.
  • Identify various conventional floor and roof framing systems that are compatible with load bearing ICF wall systems.
  • Understand first cost and the long-term ownership benefits of building concrete multifamily projects.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of insulating concrete forms.