Date: June 1, 2020

News - Five Story ICF Microtel Opening Summer 2020

Five Story ICF Microtel Opening Summer 2020

The Microtel by Wyndham located in Gambrills, MD is an energy efficient hotel built with Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction. Located near the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre on Route 3, the hotel boasts five stories of usable space and 79 guest rooms. The non-combustible construction consists of ICF walls for the exterior, corridor, demising and fire walls, and precast hollow core plank for the floors and roof framing.

ICFs are insulated foam blocks that lock into place and are then filled with reinforced concrete. They provide protection against adverse weather and termite damage, are easy to install and maintain, and offer great value for money. The advantages of building the Microtel with ICF construction far outweigh the disadvantages, especially when considering the alternative of traditional wood building methods.

  • Very competitive on first cost: Minimal investment for all the added savings plus provides access to special financing (C-PACE)
  • Lower insurance costs: Reduced insurance costs of up to 20%
  • Provides a quiet environment: STC Wall ratings 55-70; STC & IIC ratings for floors 50+
  • Energy efficient: Energy consumption reduced by up to 40%
  • Easier to build: 6 construction steps in 1, build through winter, structure is unaffected by the elements, more comfortable work environment, requires fewer trades to complete the build
  • Safer construction: Up to 4-hour fire rating, protects against high winds, less indoor dust and allergens
  • Fast: ICF can be panelized off site, floor slabs can be placed just 3 days after a wall pour, finishes can be attached directly to the foam blocks

The Microtel project was achieved financially via the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. C-PACE is a public/private partnership that allows property owners to finance projects through voluntary assessments placed on the property by a state economic development agency. C-PACE programs may finance 100% of the energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, resiliency improvements and the related costs, covering retrofits to ground up construction. The C-PACE funding was in association with Revere/ Sandy Spring Bank.

The Microtel by Wyndham is expected to open in the summer of 2020.

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