Nashville, TN (PressExposure) August 26, 2011 -- A Better House, Inc., Middle Tennessee's most-established insulating concrete form (ICF) builder and integrator of energy-efficient, green building products, recently obtained the contract to construct the ICF exterior of the new barracks at Ft. Campbell, KY. The plans consist of two buildings, one being three stories, 284'W by 124'L and approximately 50' High, and the other being two stories, 265'W by 122'L and approximately 35' High. Contracted through Archer Western Contractors Ltd., A Better House, Inc., began its portion of the project this week and is expected to finish in approximately four months, with the anticipated completion of the entire project set for Fall of 2012.
"This is the first building that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has ever designed utilizing ICF forms. We are excited to be working with them on this groundbreaking facility," says Tim Hawbaker, CEO/President of A Better House, Inc., established in 2001. Tim is LEED AP certified and a Certified Green Professional (CGP), as well as a licensed Industrial, Commercial and Residential General Contractor and a participating member of the Green Building Council and the Home Builder's Association.
Using ICF blocks that allow for eight inches of poured concrete between two inches of polystyrene, the new barracks will greatly improve the safety, health, and overall lifestyles of the soldiers they will house. A few of the benefits such construction has over traditional stick-frame buildings include tornado-, fire-, and sound-resistance, elimination of mold, rot and decay, and a healthier indoor-air quality. The environmental impact is also significantly less than wood structures as the new barracks will be extremely energy-efficient, far exceeding today's building standards.
A Better House, Inc. specializes in both residential and commercial ICF construction, incorporating energy-efficient products including efficient windows, spray foam insulation, tankless water heaters, raincatcher water systems, geothermal heating and cooling, LED lighting, and solar and wind power.