Stick Built Method of Building Walls Was Once Considered a Good Way to Build

Concrete CIC construction is not concrete blocks.

The parts of the CIC wall are designed to include a Concrete Tie Beam formed inside the panel, has vertical concrete columns reinforced with steel, concrete on the exterior wall and the interior wall with foam in the middle. It does not require any more forming.

You can compare this CIC type method of construction with wood framing, commonly called stick built homes. The strength of this type of concrete wall is in the vicinity of 10 times stronger than 2 "x 6" stick built homes, even when the stick built home is designed for high wind resistance. The panels are connected together by the hardening of the concrete when it interlocks with the adhesive panel, making an unbreakable connection. At the top of the rebar in the column there is a bend within the tie beam area at the top of the panel, in engineering terms the load is uniformly transferred from the tie beam to the footers. This forms a tie column from the slab to the tie beam. An 8 ft tall wall of this type of construction easily resists over 2 tim times the force of 150 MPH winds. To recap CIC construction provides unequaled high wind resistance and energy efficiency while being non-flammable and non-combustible. The important part is to keep wood and drywall boards off the walls, which is easy to do with the right system.

The next important part of building with concrete is to make it so Entry Level Employees can install the panels. I will go so far as to tell you that the right system can be installed with 3 girls with zero construction experience faster than skilled carpenters can build stick built homes. Stick built homes are much weaker, the walls fuel a fire, house pests, and promotes mold growth.

There is much more information available that you need to know in regards to building the safest, healthiest, most sustainable house you can build for your family while costing you less money than building any other way.