Thermomass System CIP is a patented insulation system designed to create an integrally insulated cast-in-place concrete wall. The system is unique in that it allows a concrete contractor to integrate a layer of insulation into a vertically cast concrete wall using their traditional forming equipment and construction practices.
System CIP utilized TL series connectors which not only tie the two layers of concrete together, but also act as a positioning device for the insulation. This allows the designer the flexibility to have varying thicknesses of concrete, both inside and out.
When cast into a concrete wall, the insulation allows the layers of concrete to be left exposed or finished in a variety of methods. This is great for above, and below-grade construction, when the location and treatment of insulation is traditionally a challenge, especially when in contact with soil in exterior application.
System CIP was the first system developed by Thermomass in 1980, and the first project was a nine-story apartment building in Minnesota.