Octaform began as a designed in Canada, stay-in-place concrete wall forming system that reduces energy consumption and extends the life of high-performance concrete structures. Octaform’s product line now includes high performance wall and ceiling panels.
Octaform began its life in 1997 as a novel alternative to conventional wall construction. In an industry not always known for embracing new ideas, the company growth was steady but slow. The advantages were clear, however, to those that used the product. It went up fast, looked great and offered a level of concrete protection that few had even thought to ask for.
Octaform’s team, led by Dave Richardson, continued to improve and tweak the concept, improving quality, versatility and performance. Bolstered by these innovations, improvements and a desire to help solve some of the problems facing the globe today, Octaform has been embraced by industries striving to affect positive change in the way we build, generate energy and even grow food.
What began simply as A better way to build
has evolved into A way to build for better
What is it?
Simply put, Octaform is a stay-in-place, concrete forming system. Its closest comparison is to an insulated concrete form (ICF). Long considered by contractors to be an effective, green building material, ICFs provide excellent climate control and energy efficiency. Octaform provides all of these benefits and more.
Because the forming system stays in place, the concrete wall is finished when formed – in one step. This eliminates the need for harsh coatings or cladding. Also, Octaform is extremely versatile. Unlike with traditional ICFs (that are similar in shape to Lego blocks), forming curved walls is a snap with Octaform. Add to this, a built-in, watertight, PVC lining and you have the world’s best solution for concrete tanks.
A new line of defense
With the introduction of Quick Liner in 2013, the company responded to its customers’ desire to bring the Octaform protection to existing walls and ceilings. This interlocking wall and ceiling panel fastens to your existing structure, instantly transforming your dark, dingy walls into a clean and bright environment that is resistant to corrosion and dirt.