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Case Study: Park City Film Studios, Park City, Utah.
The 125,000-square-foot Miller 15-Plex Theater used almost a
quarter-million square feet of ICF for exterior and interior walls. The
megaplex provides an unparalleled movie-going experience with state
of the art building innovation. Plus, the ICFs offer the owners lower
operational cost due to heating cooling load reductions. The many accolades include LEED Silver certification, Associated General Contractors
"Retail Project of the Year" and an ENR Merit Award in 2013. Most
ICFs with a 6-inch concrete core achieve STC ratings of 55 and can be
easily adapted to achieve increased ratings of STC 70 or higher. The
project team, including FFKR Architects, also faced many challenges,
including ICF walls up to 57 feet tall, a congested jobsite due to existing
mall structure and an extremely tight deadline which the project team
was simultaneously able to meet by building several of the ICF walls.
The Park City Film Studios campus consists of multiple building
types on a 29-acre campus. AJC Architects designed the $23.5 million, 90,000-square-foot building as a full service, Hollywood-level
production studio highlighted by three enormous sound stages. Being
the first sound studio in the world to be built with ICFs, the project has
brought mainstream film and television to Park City and is receiving
national attention from the entertainment industry. Because of the
high altitude and cold winters in the Utah mountains, the project was
designed and built to LEED Silver standards. Additionally, the studio
is located right next to a busy intersection and near a four-lane highway.
Keeping this external noise out was a major design consideration.
The exterior walls topping 50 feet, the owner selected ICFs for cost
savings, speed of construction and superior acoustic properties. With
an ambitious construction schedule of just 10 months to complete the
entire building, the ICF installers put the entire ICF scope in place
in only 30 days, allowing the owner to have the building ready for
business one month earlier than planned.

Conclusion
ICF systems result in construction that is faster, easier and less labor
intensive than other construction methods such as wood or steel framing. ICFs are lightweight, durable and offer a system that requires less
skilled labor. The system combines the reinforced concrete structural
system along with the thermal, air and moisture barrier in one step
which reduces the number of trades required on site. Construction
can continue all year long since the forms provide an ideal curing
condition for concrete during the hottest and coldest weather.
Because the forms stay in place after concrete is poured there is no
need for labor intensive wood, aluminum and steel formwork that

requires large cranes and other expensive hauling equipment. ICFs
are user friendly which means that construction crews new to the
system can learn the method quickly. Many crews are familiar with
the running bond stacking method used in masonry construction,
but instead of stacking small, heavy blocks with wet mortar, they are
installing large blocks made with polystyrene, meaning crews can
install more wall area per day.
All this leads to a construction system that is ideal for today's
competitive construction environment. ICFs are a modern building
system that is easy to use, cost competitive and that meets modern
building codes for structural loading, fire, energy and noise. The best
place to find out more about ICF construction and concrete construction in general is www.BuildwithStrength.com and www.icf-ma.org.

Sponsor Information
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Concrete Association, educates the building and design communities and policymakers on the benefits of ready mixed concrete, and
encourages its use as the building material of choice. No other material
can replicate concrete's advantages in terms of strength, durability,
safety and ease of use.

Continuing Education
This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of Architect
Magazine in the Continuing Education section. The article is registered
with AIA continuing education credit of 1 learning unit (LU/HSW).
For those interested in obtaining credit for completing the course, visit
http://go.hw.net/AR042017-2 and complete the quiz for free.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Concrete inFocus - Fall 2017

From the President’s Desk
Corporate Suite
Enviroscene
2017 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Fleet Benchmarking and Costs Survey
The Root Causes of Poor Communication
Insulating Concrete Forms for Commercial Construction
Engineering: Specifying for Performance
View from Capitol Hill: State of Play of U.S. Infrastructure
2017 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide
2017 Products & Services Suppliers Guide
Index of Advertisers
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Concrete inFocus - Fall 2017 - From the President’s Desk
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Concrete inFocus - Fall 2017 - Enviroscene
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Concrete inFocus - Fall 2017 - 2017 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Fleet Benchmarking and Costs Survey
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Concrete inFocus - Fall 2017 - The Root Causes of Poor Communication
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Concrete inFocus - Fall 2017 - Insulating Concrete Forms for Commercial Construction
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Concrete inFocus - Fall 2017 - Engineering: Specifying for Performance
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Concrete inFocus - Fall 2017 - View from Capitol Hill: State of Play of U.S. Infrastructure
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Concrete inFocus - Fall 2017 - 2017 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide
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