Amvic goes Eco
New floor and roof system designed for modular construction
By Rob Blackstien
At the 2019 HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, North York, Ont.-based Amvic Building System also had something new to display with its Amdeck Eco floor and roof system for modular construction.
Vice President, Technical Services Gary Brown says this is a residential product consisting of lightweight 2 x 8″ x 8″ panels of in-place formwork built with Type II closed cell EPS.
It can be used to build one-way, reinforced concrete slabs that are perfect for low-rise residential or small building applications. Installed between industrial walls, Amdeck Eco features integrated slots for dimensional lumber wood joists that employ a shoring system to support temporary construction loads.
The insulated concrete form for floor systems is perfect for using underneath a garage in situations when a customer wants a bonus room, Brown says.
He says advantages for contractors include:
- Amdeck Eco accepts standard 2′ x 6′ lumber for framing and temporary support;
- 8″ high insulation;
- Interlocking is fast and easy; and
- The product sits directly on top of structural walls.
He says Amvic is also developing an insulated exterior panel that incorporates furring strips for a siding application. By combining insulation and firring, “you’re not doing two separate job,” he says.