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Discover the new sustainable construction system with polystyrene panels for concrete, offering superior thermal insulation and eliminating the need for air conditioning and heating

Written by Noel Budeguer
Published 22/05/2024 às 19:24
construction - concrete - thermal insulation - thermal insulation - air conditioning
Discover the new sustainable construction system consisting of expanded polystyrene foam panels that are assembled to form temporary molds for casting concrete that eliminates the need for air conditioning and heating, thanks to its high energy efficiency.

Discover the new sustainable construction system consisting of expanded polystyrene foam panels that are assembled to form temporary molds for casting concrete that eliminates the need for air conditioning and heating, thanks to its high energy efficiency.

Nudura's new system is a type of insulating concrete formwork that is used in construction to create solid structures and energy efficient. This system consists of expanded polystyrene foam panels that are assembled to form temporary molds for casting concrete. Nudura panels are left in place after the concrete sets, providing thermal and structural insulation to the building.

The world of construction is experiencing a transformation towards sustainability and energy efficiency. In this context, Nudura Insulated Concrete Forms from Nudura emerge as a promising solution for the construction of housing that does not require conventional heating or cooling systems.

New focus on construction

Features and Benefits

They stand out for their functional duality: they act both as mold elements for concrete and as insulation. These blocks are made up of two expanded polystyrene panels, joined by a system of patented articulated mechanisms. When stacked and fixed together, they are ready to receive the concrete, creating a monolithic structure that offers two main advantages:

  • High thermal storage capacity: This allows thermal energy to be retained efficiently, reducing the need for heating and cooling.
  • Low thermal conductivity: Minimizes heat transfer, resulting in lower energy consumption.

Integrated Technological Innovation

Nudura's ICF design incorporates four key technologies that simplify and strengthen construction:

  • DURAFOLD®: Articulated spacer system that facilitates the transport and handling of the blocks.
  • DURALOK®: With a three-pronged locking mechanism, it ensures a robust connection between the blocks, guaranteeing structural stability.
  • DURAMAX®: One of the largest insulating blocks on the market, it offers excellent thermal and acoustic insulation.
  • DURASENS: Symmetrical design that allows reversibility in four directions, increasing flexibility during construction.

Use Case: Construction in Taupont

Thomas Kerzerho, a prominent property investor, chose BCI Nudura for the construction of a 135 m² house in Taupont, highlighting the effectiveness of these blocks in terms of insulation and water resistance. The choice of BCI was strategic to comply with the demanding RE2020 regulations, aimed at improving the energy efficiency of new constructions. Thanks to BCI, the home maintains an optimal indoor temperature throughout the year without the need for additional heating or air conditioning.

They stand out for their functional duality: they act both as mold elements for concrete and as insulation. These blocks are made up of two expanded polystyrene panels, joined by a system of patented articulated mechanisms. Source: Nudura

Economic and Environmental Impact

The installation not only improves comfort and reduces the operating costs of homes, but also promises a quick amortization of the investment. For buildings with high energy demand, such as hotels, the return on investment it could be as quick as three years. Although these blocks still use concrete and polystyrene, materials with certain environmental challenges, they represent a significant step towards more sustainable and energy-efficient construction.

The Nudura system presents itself as an innovative and efficient alternative to face the modern challenges of sustainable construction. With benefits ranging from thermal efficiency to design flexibility, these blocks are set to revolutionize the construction industry, offering practical solutions that benefit both builders and the environment.

Source: Nudura

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Noel Budeguer

Of Argentine nationality, I am a news writer and specialist in the field. I cover topics such as science, oil, gas, technology, the automotive industry, renewable energy and all trends in the job market.

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