Construction Foto Friday - Lubbock Police Department Headquarters

Category: Architecture

Written By: Luke Quebe, AIA

Date: July 13, 2022


Ryan Wilkens, AIA, took Design Professional Willie Hood and I through a walk-through of the current construction on the centralized Lubbock Police Department Headquarters building in Downtown Lubbock.

We wanted to see the application of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) and how they tie into diverse construction systems. ICF are modular forms of dense 'Styrofoam' insulation that stack together like Lego. Once assembled, the cavity between the form gets filled with concrete and once it sets, you have a structure.

Some benefits to using ICF are how quickly they allow construction to go up and because the blocks fit together virtually seamlessly, there is very little air infiltration resulting in an energy efficient building envelope. 

Hoo-boy, this building is going to be an icon in Downtown Lubbock. Nothing like learning with a view! 

Construction Foto Friday - Lubbock Police Department Headquarters cover image
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Benefits of ICF include how quickly they allow construction to progress and overall energy efficiency.

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The cavity between forms is filled concrete, and once it sets, you have a structure.

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ICF are Styrofoam concrete forms that stack together like Legos.