Alaska doesn’t have to be behind the building curve. Our building system offers complete design versatility so you can customize a dream home that’s supremely energy efficient, sustainable & safeguarded against natural disasters.
You imagine your dream home to be a beautiful, safe and comfortable place. With the steady rise in energy costs and the growing threat of weather-related natural disasters, it also needs to be energy-efficient and robustly built. Exterior ICF residential building systems provide superior energy efficiency, stellar sustainability and lower utility costs when compared to traditional building methods, such as wood. This equates to significant long-term savings and better value for your dollar. Homes built with our NUDURA ICF forms are also impressively disaster-resilient, offering strength, safety, and durability against extreme weather. You get all of these advantages, plus greater design flexibility, allowing your architect the freedom to build to your aesthetic specifications.
Our signature ICF exterior structural packages can included site prep, foundations, footers and ICF walls, while our partners at Alaska Concrete Solutions offer a complete array of ICF supply & concrete pumping for contractors.
Simplicity yields perfection. Our homes provide maximum comfort + energy performance values of upwards of R-50, resulting in energy savings of up to 70% when compared to traditional building methods, such as wood. Superior performance comes from a solid, steel-reinforced concrete core of up to 12”, creating stable thermal mass for the ultimate in home comfort. These features create profound advantages in terms of soundproofing as well, offering STC ratings of 50 and better.
ICF can accommodate nearly any architectural design aesthetic, and can run the full range of finish-level price points. Our Nudura ICF blocks can be used to create a variety of sizes, rounded walls or 45 degree angled sections for a truly custom project. Plus, our construction methods are 20-30% faster than conventional framing and 50-60% faster than CMU construction, so your project is completed on your schedule.
For centuries, concrete has stood the test of time for its durability & strength as a building material. With exceptional impact & seismic resistance, our steel-reinforced concrete wall systems are designed to take on Mother Nature’s worst. Capable of withstanding winds of up to 250mph, forest fires for 4 hours / 2,000 degrees, and with greater anchorage/flexibility to resist earthquakes, our system ensures that your family and home are safe for years to come. In fact, with ICF, some insurance premiums are discounted by up to 50% in areas prone to severe weather events.
From the use of recycled materials to our structures’ inherent longevity, the use of ICF for home construction is sustainable by design. Our homes are built to last 200+ years (compared to 30 years on average for wood-framed structures). Plus, we promote the construction of green homes by creating less waste, lowering energy bills and reducing residents’ exposure to mold & toxins. Learn more about our Green Building commitments here.
SUPERIOR ENERGY PERFORMANCE
Insulation Ratings Upwards Of R-50 & Energy Cost Savings Of Up To 70%
BUILT TO LAST
A 200+ Year Structure (Compared To A 30-Year Wood Structure)
UNSHAKABLE STRUCTURAL RESILIENCE
Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes & Harsh Winds (240 mph) Don’t Stand A Chance.
4-Hour/2,000-Degree Burn Ratings
HEALTHIER FOR YOU & YOUR CUSTOMERS
Better Indoor Air Quality + Inherent Mold-Resistance
With STC Ratings Of 50 And Better, ICF Buildings Can Be Virtually Soundproof.
BUILT ON TIME
Our Construction Methods Are 20-30% Faster Than Conventional Framing And 50-60% Faster Than CMU Construction.
Can Be Built To Maximize The Use Of On-Site Renewable Energy If Desired, Producing More Energy Than They Consume Over The Course Of A Year.
RAS is a certified ICF Installer utilizing the best & most technologically-advanced insulated concrete forms.
“The moment we met the owners of Remote Alaska Solutions and learned about the advantages of ICF construction, we knew this was the only way to build in Alaska. Not only was the entire crew professional and easy to work with, the construction process flew by faster than we ever could have imagined. Having now experienced our first Alaskan winter in the new ICF home (one of the coldest winters on record in the area for nearly two decades!), there's simply no comparison. As promised, our energy bills were a mere fraction of any of our previous wood-framed homes thanks to beautiful radiant concrete floors and the stellar thermal efficiency of the insulated concrete forms. Once you experience an ICF home's comfort, quietness and efficiency, we promise you'll never go back to a "regular" home again."
- Martin, Custom Home Built in 2019