EPS Geofoam Simplifies Building Construction

EPS Geofoam Simplifies Building Construction

Originally published in Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine

Engineering properties benefit applications requiring lightweight and strong fill.


With zero-imposed lateral load, EPS geofoam enables less robust retaining wall to save money and time.

Many engineers are familiar with using geosynthetics such as expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam in infrastructure projects, but might not have considered the applications and benefits of the material in building construction.  In the same way that geofoam’s light weight, strength, and consistency help simplify and improve construction of roadways and other infrastructure, those same benefits apply to building applications ranging from soft soil remediation to construction of stadium seating and landscaped roofs.

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