Benchmark Foam Supplies Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) to Buy American Project

Installing Benchmark Foam ICF Insulated Concrete FormsWhen the bid to build a new school in McLaughlin, S.D. came out, one of the highest priorities of officials was compliance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Benchmark Foam proudly provided its Certificate of Compliance in order to secure the bid to use Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) for the exterior walls.

The Buy American provisions under the ARRA may issue stimulus awards to qualifying projects using products manufactured in the United States. Benchmark Foam manufactures all of its brand name products in Watertown, S.D.

When finished, 22′ ICF walls will surround the new 20,000-square-foot high school/middle school. To accomplish the above-grade height, the contractor is installing the forms and pouring the concrete in three phases. The first phase is 8′ walls, half of which is under ground, followed by a 10′ section to secure the middle and finish the last 4′ as phase three.

Installing Benchmark Foam ICF Insulated Concrete FormsTo ensure a steady work schedule on site, the Benchmark Foam team kept in close contact with the contractor to schedule timely deliveries. Avoiding an overabundance of materials on site and keeping the crew productive were both accomplished with the help of the On-Time Guarantee from Benchmark Foam.

If you have a project that requires ARRA compliance, call the Benchmark Foam team to see how they can help. To learn more about above-grade ICF walls, call the team at 605-886-8084 or 800-658-3444. Using their years of expertise, they will work closely with you throughout all phases of your project.

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