If These Walls Could Talk

If These Walls Could Talk

Now that the insulated concrete form (ICF) walls are nearly up, it’s harder to see what’s going on at the Delta Middle School addition from the outside.  If these ICF walls could talk, they might give you an update like this: ICF  Walls: the blocks have been stacked...
Steel Yourself for Big Changes

Steel Yourself for Big Changes

Over the last couple of weeks, the Nudura ICF have continued going up at Delta Middle School, with many walls reaching an elevation of approximately 14 feet. Concrete is pumped into the ICF. With the walls up that far on the north, east, and west sides, Rocky Mountain...
Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale

Here’s a history lesson and a construction update for you. Academics befit a school building project, so here goes. Ever wonder where the idiom “beyond the pale” came from? Or what it means for that matter? And (cough cough) what it has to do with...
Going Vertical

Going Vertical

Last week, structural steel columns were placed, and the insulated concrete forms (ICF) started going up to demarcate walls. Now it’s much easier to visualize the layout of the middle school addition. In the image above, the architectural drawing overlays an...
Building Blocks for our Future

Building Blocks for our Future

ICF are Legos IRL. KGCI is using ICF, or insulated concrete forms, to build the walls of the Delta Middle School addition. The forms snap together somewhat like Legos. Once the forms are in place, concrete will be poured in order to create a solid concrete core. ...