A Better House Inc. begins construction on first-ever ICF military barracks

Nashville-Based Green Builders Chosen To Build Landmark ICF Housing In Ft. Campbell

Better House ICFNashville, Tenn. – A Better House, Inc., Middle Tennessee’s most-established Insulating Concrete Form builder and integrator of energy-efficient, green building products, recently won the bid to construct the ICF exterior of the new barracks at Ft. Campbell, Ky. The plans consist of two buildings, one being three stories, 284 feet wide by 124 feet long and approximately 50 feet high, and the other being two stories, 265 feet wide by 122 feet long and approximately 35 feet high. Contracted through Archer Western Contractors Ltd., A Better House, Inc., began its portion of the project last 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 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.

Using ICF blocks that allow for an eight inch thickness of poured concrete between the 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, no mold, no rot or 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.

For more information, and to learn more about A Better House, Inc., which specializes in both residential and commercial construction, please call (615)833-9171, stop by the showroom at 5511 Edmondson Pike, Suite 202, Nashville, Tenn., or visit www.iwantabetterhouse.com.

Source: A Better House, Inc.

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