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2013 Best In Class
Light Commercial
All Saints Catholic Newman Center

Project Statistics
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Type: Mixed Use Chapel and Classrooms
Size: 20,800 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 32,400 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) + 10,500 interior walls and 2,300 sq. ft. landscaping
Cost: $4.8 million
Total Construction Time: 14 months
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 105 days

Construction Team
Owner: Diocese of Phoenix
General Contractor: D.L. Withers
ICF Installer: ICF Specialist
ICF Distributor: BuildBlock Direct
Architect: Phoenix Design Group
Engineer: A.V. Schwan
ICF System: BuildBlock

Fast Facts

  • LED lighting, stormwater retention/irrigation cistern. Photovoltaics planned for 2014
  • Massive ICF arches supported by ICF columns
  • Tall walls, multiple angles, huge unusual window openings
  • LED lighting, low-flow water fixtures, geothermal heat pump
  • Every single one of the 960 embeds was set perfectly
  • Extremely tight site; three abutted the sidewalk
  • Pioneered new tall-wall bracing system
  • Extensive local publicity, including tour by ASU construction management and engineering students


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