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Debris Impact Testing Using Nudura

The performance of a Nudura Insulated Concrete Wall System is designed to provide greater impact resistance and withstand winds of up to 402 kph (250 mph). The strength of the insulated concrete wall systems comes from the steel-reinforced solid concrete core. Nudura offers Insulated Concrete Forms in sizes ranging from 4 inches to 12 inches of concrete that stand between you and the elements.

When compared to traditional wood-frame walls, that offer only soft bat insulation and a wood frame, the strength and safety you get with Nudura insulated concrete wall systems is far superior. Insulated Concrete wall systems like Nudura have been used for both commercial and residential structures throughout North America and have saved building owners from having to rebuild.

  • Debris Impact Test using Nudura ICF - Conducted by ABC Domes and Wind Science & Engineering Research Center Debris Impact Test Facility at Texas Tech University. The test demonstrates the Nudura Insulated Concrete Form wall system against the impact of debris at tornado wind speeds.
  • All tests were conducted in strict accordance with the guidelines of FEMA 320/361 and ICC-500. The debris criteria required a 15 lb. wooden 2 x 4 to be propelled at 100 mph for a 250 mph ground speed tornado.
  • Test conducted in accordance with FEMA 320/P-361 Guidelines & Section 305 of Design Standard ICC/NSSA-500 (15 lb. 2x4 Missile @ 100 mph Vertical Surface Impact Speed = Design Wind Speed 250 mph).
  • Metric equivalents (if needed): (6.8 kg 38 x89 Missile @ 44.7 m/s Vertical Surface Impact Speed = Design Wind Speed  111.8 m/s).

Continuing Education

Nudura offers an Insulated Concrete Forms course in an easy to use online setting that allows Architects and design professionals to earn Continuing Education credits 24 hours a day.

Project Applications

Nudura is proud to be the insulated concrete form (ICF) of choice for hundreds of projects across North America in both residential and commercial settings.


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