Located in the extreme climate of beautiful Reno, Nevada, the Montreaux Golf and Country Club needed a building envelope system that was energy-efficient. They chose ARXX ICFs. ARXX ICFs are not only energy-efficient, but they allowed for the required stone and stucco exterior finishes that complement the idyllic wooded setting and enhance their prestige image.
Construction of the large clubhouse set many challenges with its tight schedule, tall walls and high seismic requirements. The 35,000 square foot, two story clubhouse was originally designed to be built of a combination of CMUs and poured-in-place concrete. When the developers learned of the strong, fast and easy ARXX ICF wall system they decided that ARXX was right for their complex job.
Bob Scarborough, Regional Superintendent for Robert L. Byrd Developments, had two crews of carpenters and laborers working simultaneously on this “rush” job – one ARXX ICFs and one poured-in-place concrete crew. “It’s been a learning curve, but we really enjoy working with ARXX ICFs,” Mr. Scarborough says. “With a crew that’s new to ICFs and so much reinforcing steel required because of the high seismic zone, we’ve had to depend on ARXX technical support. And that’s been excellent.” The fifty foot tall clubhouse walls will be finished in stone and stucco.
One of the beautiful custom homes designed by architects Richie and Associates was awarded the 1999 Northern California/ Western Nevada Chapter American Concrete Institute (ACI) structural award for exceptional use of framing.