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St. Patrick Church Kit

super insulated Ferrocement structure

Sept. 7, 2019

    am-cor created and supplied a unified steel and cement construction Kit to replace a burnt-down wooden church structure in Opal VA. The parish erected the DIY (do it yourslef) Kit and completed the building for about $75/sq.ft. (excluding site works). All structural elements of the building are made of prefabricated Ferrocement, from the footings to the roof.

    Foamed-in-place insulation to walls and roof, and rigid foam insulation to foundation panels isolates the interior spaces and the earth under the church from temperature changes.

    LED lighting and mini-split heat pumps were installed to save energy.  The power supply required to keep this building comfortable turned out to be half the normal size.