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2005 ICF Builder Awards
Winning Projects Demonstrate Innovation, Efficiency

The winners of the 2005 ICF Builder Awards were honored at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla.  The winning projects represent the best in insulated concrete form construction.

The competition is an annual event designed to showcase the innovation, quality, and energy-efficiency of ICF construction, and promote them as a sustainable, durable and attractive building material.

This year’s contest attracted a large number of entries, ranging from a 120,000 sq. ft. development in Nova Scotia to a 3,500 sq. ft. custom home in Texas. “The variety and scale of projects being built with ICFs is truly astounding,” said Clark Ricks, organizer of the competition and owner of this magazine. “It’s time these outstanding projects receive industry-wide recognition, and we feel privileged to take a leading role in that.”

Winners were chosen in four categories: Light Commercial, Heavy Commercial, Custom Home, and Residential Development. A “Best Overall” Project of the Year was also selected.

Judging Criteria -
Projects were rated from 1 to 10 on the following criteria:

  1. Architecture (Creative and Aesthetic Appeal) 10%
  2. Complexity (sets new standards or advances the industry) 20%
  3. Quality of Craftsmanship10%
  4. Size of the project (Project cost and square footage of exterior walls) 20%
  5. Percentage of project built with ICFs 10%
  6. Maximizing the Advantages of ICF construction. 30%
        a. Floor Plan 10%
        b. Energy Efficiency 15%
        c. Sustainable Design 5%

2005 winners
» Judging Criteria
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Custom Home
  4. Residential Development.
  5. Best Overall

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Light Commercial

McGinnis Education Center: Sharpsburg, Penn.
: 12,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $1.8 million
Completed: April 2005

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heavy commercial & BEST OVERALL
Best Heavy Commercial Project & Best Overall

Conservatory Pond Retirement Residence:
Kingston, Ontario
Size: 84,000 sq. ft.
96,000 sq. ft. of ICF walls used.
Cost: $5 million
Completed: January 2005
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BEST residential development
Villas at Mt. Blanc:
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Size: 41 units, 120,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $7.5 million
Duration: 2 ½ years 
September 2005

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Strong, Sustainable, and Unique Design

Parade Home 2005:
Pueblo, Colorado
Size: 6,500 sq. ft., + 900 sq. ft. unfinished  
Cost $545,000
Duration: 8 months
July 2005

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Residential 1st runner up
O’Donnell Residence: Hanover, Penn.

Size: 15,000 sq. ft. 
Cost: $1,800,000
Duration: 15 months
Completed: Sept.  2005

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Residential 2nd runner up
M___ Residence: San Marcos, Texas

Size: 3,500 sq. ft.
(of ICF Walls) 
Cost: Not Disclosed
Duration: 8  months
Feb. 2004

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