Amvic Building System

Amvic Building System

February 16, 2011 08:01 ET

Amvic Building Technology Cuts Energy Costs AND Helps the Environment

BUFFALO, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2011) -

Attention Business, Technology, Green Building Construction

Area builders and architects will get a close-up look at a construction technology that dramatically reduces energy costs, improves indoor air quality, ensures maximum fire safety AND is more environmentally-friendly than conventional building techniques.

The Buffalo/WNY Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the New York Upstate Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council have invited Amvic Building System to demonstrate its insulated concrete forms (ICFs) which are being recognized as a superior alternative to traditional masonry block, especially given Buffalo's extreme weather conditions.

Amvic and a number of other green building technologies will be showcased at the event, and the media are invited to attend:

Where: Hyatt Regency Buffalo
  2 Fountain Plaza
  Buffalo, NY
When: Thursday, February 17, 2011
  starts 8:30 a.m.
  Amvic presentation at 10 a.m.

"Our insulated concrete forms result in about a 40% savings in energy bills for a typical home," says Paul Camozzi of Amvic Building System. "In spite of radical weather changes outside the building, it is not unusual for an Amvic structure to have a temperature variance of less than one degree throughout the entire building, regardless of the range of temperatures outside."

Amvic's technology produces walls that have a fire rating of 3+ hours and reduce sound transmission by two-thirds. As well, there are no hollow cavities with nothing to rot and no place for mould to grow, so the buildings are non-allergenic.

Construction time and labor costs are lower because Amvic's 5-in-1 system incorporates structure, insulation, vapor barrier, sound barrier, and studding.

"Builders tell us they like our insulated concrete forms because they can build a solid, dry building that can greatly contribute to LEED certification and that they can do this in a short period of time," Camozzi notes.

No CFCs, HCFCs, formaldehyde or any VOC are present in the ICF blocks, making them excellent for indoor air quality and for the environment.

Other environmental benefits include:

  • Amvic's technology eliminates the use of wood in exterior walls which reduces deforestation.
  • Construction waste is less than 1% compared to 6% with other ICFs.
  • Over 60% of the weight of an Amvic ICF block is comprised of recycled materials.

Media are welcome. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please confirm if you plan to attend.

Paul Camozzi from Amvic Building System is available for media interviews before or at the event.

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