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Why Specify Nudura

Changing economic, social and environmental factors means that the way buildings are designed and constructed is also changing. Projects today take positive steps towards specifying high quality, sustainable building materials that fit these agendas. The ICF Product line from Nudura meets the high demands for commercial, educational, medical, residential and a variety of other building types.


With Nudura insulated concrete wall systems you can be sure that your structure will withstand high winds, fire, the elements and the test of time. Nudura has been used for commercial and residential structures throughout North America and has saved building owners from having to rebuild their homes and businesses.


Nudura offers high-tech industry-leading insulated concrete forms that have proven technologies to make building easier and faster. The Nudura line of ICFs offers innovation that is exclusive to Nudura, allowing the ability to build and design structures with greater efficiency. Click here to learn more about the innovation Nudura has to offer.


Improving the thermal performance of the building envelope with the Nudura ICF wall system is the easiest, most immediate and cost-effective way to reduce energy costs.


ICFs provide greater energy solutions for any structure. Ongoing laboratory and site testing has proven a home or commercial building built with Nudura can reduce thermal transfer to as low as 1.9 BTU/ft2/hr (5.99 w/m2 k) even at temperatures as low as -11 deg F (-23 deg C). The energy performance that comes from a Nudura form is the combination of thermal mass, airtightness and two layers of continuous insulation. Building with Nudura reduces a building’s operational energy demands up to 60%* and as a result, the structure’s carbon footprint on the environment.


Nudura forms act as an effective sound barrier by dampening sound vibrations from unwanted outside noise, ideal for both residential and commercial construction, providing STC (Sound Transmission Class) ratings as high as STC 50 (Rw51)**. The strength of Nudura comes from the solid concrete core. Nudura walls are built with steel reinforced concrete and a non-toxic fire retardant expanded polystyrene foam, providing a fire protection rating of up to 4 hours. Nudura also provides greater impact resistance and will withstand winds of up to 250 mph (402 km/h) ensuring that the occupants of the building or home are safe and secure in almost any situation. Our concrete embedded multi-purpose roof/truss anchor system provides greater resistance to wind uplift forces than most other conventional hurricane strap anchor systems.

*As proven by third party testing conducted by CLEB Laboratories and the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA)

** STC 50 (Rw51) rating based on minimum 6” (152 mm) Nudura form and concrete core thickness or larger installed with code compliant finishes mounted both side of wall assembly in accordance with Nudura Installation procedures.

Nudura Design Library

Full BIM Object Models of each Nudura ICF system form unit for visual spatial reference. Imperial or Metric Defaults Options available.


This information is designed to rapidly and conveniently equate the engineer and architect alike with the product attributes of the NUDURA® Wall System.


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