Barnes & Nobel

Location: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Total Area of ICF Wall: 12,555 sq. ft.
Total Area of Building: 45,000 sq. ft.
Year Completed: March 2002
ICF system/materials used include: Arxx Building System

Interesting facts about the structure that are personalized to this location
and building:

- Winter Construction: Owner scheduled to move into building in June; was necessary to build through winter months. Steel construction with block curtain walls would have created added costs.
- Construction Efficiency: ICFs provided extra insulation for concrete pour during winter months.
- Cost Savings: ICFs were used as load-bearing walls resulting in the need for fewer steel columns. Labor costs were also reduced replacing three steps in construction.