Tall Wall Construction with ICF Blocks
The original building plans for the St. Margaret Mary Church in Bullhead City, AZ were for the structure to be built using masonry construction. After meeting Quad-Lock’s Worship Facility Team, the architect and Diocese were convinced that utilizing Quad-Lock’s ICF system was the smarter way to build - saving time, and the congregation’s money. The overall height of construction set new standards for unsupported ICF walls (over 68 feet tall) through the use of columns and curtain wall design standards typical in the high rise industry. The completed structure is an outstanding example of a complex building constructed with Quad-Lock ICFs, providing the desired architectural elements, energy savings, and sound attenuation. This 18,000sqft project used 52,000sqft of exterior Quad-Lock ICF walls and 7,000sqft for interior.
The church stands tall and magnificent above Bullhead City, and was selected as a Finalist in the 2014 ICF Builder Awards