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Tilt-Up Concrete and Insulating Concrete Forms

For top performance and value in commercial building under all types of challenging conditions, you can't beat concrete.

Concrete buildings resist fire, withstand the high winds of tornadoes and hurricanes, and take earthquakes in stride, providing maximum safety, security and comfort for the people in them. Concrete buildings also provide remarkable flexibility in design, exceptional aesthetic possibilities, strong environmental support, rapid construction and are the most economical for owners over time.

This site is devoted to two concrete building technologies in use for decades that are now finding broad adoption across North America.

Tilt-up Concrete and Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) have in common the basic concrete advantages noted above but each also has specific benefits addressing varying commercial building requirements.

We invite you to learn about these outstanding concrete technologies and to consider concrete construction for your next project.



NRMCA Specifier Webinars

Continuing Education for Architects, Engineers, Developers and Owners

bulletEarning LEED® Credits by Utilizing Ready Mixed Concrete
Take a detailed look at the growing role played by ready mixed concrete in green building design and construction, including an overview of the LEED Green Building Rating System.

These Webinars are AIA—registered and earn Professional Development Hours for participants.


arrowSee Green Building Technology in use at St Anne's Belfield Middle School, VA: Click on "Green Features"

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tilt up concrete building

The Highly Efficient, Practical Method of Construction.

Tilt-up concrete construction is not new; it has been in use since the turn of the century. Since the mid-1940s, it has developed into the preferred method of construction for many typed of buildings and structures.


icf building

The Cutting Edge in Commercial Building Wall Systems.

arrowLightweight polystyrene foam forms assemble easily and remain as insulation.

arrowThe integral form ties allow attachment of any interior wallboard while wiring paths are easily cut into the foam.

arrowA reinforced poured concrete core provides superior strength and durability.

arrowApply any exterior finish, from brick to acrylic finishes and more.