Lazarian Polystyrene Insulated Concrete Forms

Lazarian World Homes

Lazarian Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are interlocking blocks produced by Lazarian World Homes from either expanded polystyrene (EPS) or expanded polyurethane (EPU).

Product description Brand name and product description

Lazarian Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are blocks produced by Lazarian World Homes that are used in houses that are built by Lazarian World Homes. The blocks are formed from either expanded polystyrene (EPS) or expanded polyurethane (EPU).

A machine is used to produce the blocks on site so that only the chemicals and the machine need to be shipped over and the rest of the materials can be obtained locally. ICFs are interlocking and therefore fast to assemble and high insulating making them cost effective and appropriate for extreme temperature conditions.

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Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Lazarian World Homes has targeted projects on all continents.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Lazarian World Homes outlines that it costs about $269 USD/sq. m. ($25/sq. ft.) or $17,000 USD to build their fully equipped 62 sq. m. (670 sq. ft.), 2 bedroom – 1 bath Lazarian World Home. This cost is based on a home that includes electrical, plumbing, cabinets, appliances and flooring. The price of the 55 gallon drums of isocyanate and polyol from E-Z Flow cost $1,542.80 USD and $1,260.00 USD respectively.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Similar products are available in North America such as the NRG Insulated Block, and internationally such as Reinforced Expanded Polystyrene panels.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 1 and 11: Aims to provide affordable, durable housing.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Small communities looking to build small public infrastructure projects, such as schools and community centers.

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