SPRINGHOUSE VILLAGE SENIOR CENTER
Springhouse Village is a licensed assisted-living healthcare building with stringent fire code and life safety requirements. The largest difficulties faced during construction were due to extreme weather. A total of 119 weather days impacted the project’s construction schedule. The use of ICF walls was crucial, as it allowed for pouring on nearly all scheduled days, even during cold weather, rain, snow, and ice. Fox Blocks’ insulation and ease of use made it simple to continue construction on weather days by covering the forms prior to pouring.
The building’s size and design also made for planning and completion challenges that most ICF projects may not face. Wall heights varied, with well over 200 window and door openings, a large number of wall insets and corners, and a large chimney at the main entrance. Fox Blocks ICF construction made it possible to execute all factors of the complex architecture in a very efficient manner.
An important consideration in building the assisted-living development was financial and environmental feasibility. Producing a home that makes the world a better place, reduces energy impact on the community, and provides for a sustainable future was the most important priority when developing Springhouse Village. The use of ICF construction was a significant tool used to combat energy costs, increase structure longevity, enjoyment and protection of life, and provide sustainable construction.
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Industry: Multifamily Assisted Living
Size: 96,500 sq. ft.
ICF Use: 55,260 sq. ft.
Total Construction: 73 Weeks
ICF Installation Time: 145 Days
Contractor: Zach Fischer, Foster Development
ICF Installer: Advanced Concrete Technologies (ACT)
Architect: Eddie Tims
Forms Used: 6-inch core forms