EKU Martin Hall Recognized as Best Multi-Family ICF project in the Country
The Martin Hall replacement project at Eastern Kentucky University was recently recognized as Best Multi-Family ICF project in the Country.
The floors of Martin Hall are constructed with precast prestressed hollow core concrete planks spanning to the exterior ICF bearing walls with an upset steel beam and column system providing interior support at the corridor. The use of the bottom plated steel beam to support the planks allowed for a total structure depth, including concrete topping, to be less than 12 inches.
The structural system was selected after carefully comparing to other systems such as concrete masonry, steel frame and cold-formed metal. ICF was chosen over the other systems for several reasons:
- Construction Costs
- Speed of Construction
- Robustness of Structure
- Long Term Durability
- Sound Attenuation
- Energy Efficiency
- Reduced Story Heights
- No Column Conflicts With Floor Plan
For more information about the Insulating Concrete Forms Award visit: https://www.icfmag.com/2019/01/martin-hall/