Hurricane Dorian’s catastrophe last hurricane season has left most riveting and compelling experience on Abaco that the Bahamas has ever seen.
Hurricanes have now taken a foreboding position for many of us residing in the path of the North Atlantic.
Ferocious hurricanes are no anomaly, according to a National Climate Association report, North Atlantic hurricanes are going to become even more powerful.
The intensification of hurricanes has caused attention to be given to the way construction is carried out in the Bahamas in particular, and Caribbean in general.
The Bahamas has 340 days of sunshine with an average temperature of 92 degrees, and 180 days of hurricane season.
Green Capital Construction, a proponent of green and eco-construction, advocated for many years the amalgamation of ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) to code, making foam and insulation obligatory.
ICF was created for seismic environment, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
A structure built from ICF is more fortified than regular structures built from CMU (concrete masonry unit) or Cinder Block.
ICF is also energy efficient and has the highest R-Value, further, it retards mold and mildew, and provide a 4 hour delay in the event of a fire.
ICF is soundproof and provides sustained temperature and comfort throughout.
Let’s do things Green & Eco-Friendly!