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2017 ICF Builder Award Winners

This year's contest was extremely popular. We received a flood of top-notch entries; every single one was noteworthy and impressive. So the projects on this page truly represent the best-of-the-best in the ICF industry.

Small Residential


 

Best In Class:
Howell Residence

Location: Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Type: Custom Home
Size: 2,898 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 7,250 sq. ft.
Cost: $642,382
Total Construction: 12 months
ICF Installation time: 22 days

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Runner Up:
Stone Creek

Location: Canton, Ohio
Type: Private Residence
Size: 2,570 sq. ft.(floor)
ICF Use: 4,098 sq. ft.
Cost: $390,000
Total Construction: 36 weeks
ICF Installation time: 7 days

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Large Residential


Best In Class:
Shelving Rock Home

Location: Glenville, NY
Type: Custom Home
Size: 4,280 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 8,170 sq. ft.
Cost: $840,000
Total Construction: 30 weeks
ICF Installation time: 60 days

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Runner Up:
Kuebitz Home

Location: Poway, Calif.
Type: Private Residence
Size: 5,060 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 8,231 sq. ft.
Cost: $1.8 million
Total Construction: 48 weeks
ICF Installation time: 30 days

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Unlimited Residential


Best In Class:
Carrell Group Estate Home

Location: Calabash, NC
Type: Private Residence
Size: 28,849 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 23,500 sq. ft. (walls)
Total Construction: 5 years
ICF Installation time: 250 days

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Runner Up:
Atlantic Beach House

Location: Atlantic Beach, Fla.
Size: 6,850 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 6,700sq. ft. (walls)
Total Construction: 104 weeks
ICF Installation time: 240 days

Construction Team
General Contractor: Aurora Custom Homes
Form Distributor: BuildBlock Direct
Architect: Content Architecture & Interiors
ICF System: BuildBlock & Lite-Deck

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Light Commercial


Best In Class:
Coca-Cola Pavilion

Location: Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Type: Theme Park Retail/Restaurant
Size: 18,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 8,000 sq. ft.
Total Construction: 40 weeks
ICF Installation time: 39 days

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Runner Up:
Optimum Medical

Location: Danbury, Conn.
Type: Medical Building
Size: 6,374 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 6,200 sq. ft.
Cost: $1.5 million
Total Construction: 46 weeks
ICF Installation time: 42 days

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Heavy Commercial


Best In Class:
Pierce County Readiness Center

Location: Tacoma, Wash.
Type: Military/Washington National Guard
Size: 80,700 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 46,108 sq. ft.
Cost: $30 million
Total Construction: 77 weeks
ICF Installation time: 115 days

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Runner Up
San Francisco de Asis Church

Location: Flagstaff, Ariz.
Type: Catholic Church and School
Size: 90,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 50,610 sq. ft.
Cost: $16 million
Total Construction: 2.5 years
ICF Installation time: 180 days

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Multi Family


Best In Class:
Graymoor Friary

Location: Garrison, NY
Type: Housing and Worship
Size: 25,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 34,100 sq. ft.
Cost: $13 million
Total Construction: 50 weeks
ICF Installation time: 80 days

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Runner Up:
Frost Street Apartments

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Type: 7-Story Apartment
Size: 45,129 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 26,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $15 million
Total Construction: 18 months
ICF Installation time: 150 days

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Hospitality


Best In Class:
Holiday Inn Express

Location: Louisville, Ky.
Type: 8-story Hotel
Size: 88,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 78,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $17 million
Total Construction: 40 weeks
ICF Installation time: 60 days

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Runner Up:
SpringHill Suites

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Type: 5-story Hotel
Size: 89,768 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 51,600 sq. ft.
Cost: $13.5 million
Total Construction: 15 months
ICF Installation time: 13 weeks

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EDUCATION


Best In Class:
South Warren High School

Location: Bowling Green, Ky.
Type: High School/Middle School
Size: 332,979 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 332,979 sq. ft.
Cost: $56.3 million
Total Construction: 128 weeks
ICF Installation time: 180 days

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Runner Up:
West High School

Location: West, Texas
Type: High School/Middle School
Size: 217,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 123,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $45 million
Total Construction: 72 weeks
ICF Installation time: 180 days

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Specialty APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Best In Class:
Fort Worth Waterfall

Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
Type: Retaining Wall and Water Feature
Size: 2,600 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 2,300 sq. ft.
Total Construction: “a month of Saturdays”
ICF Installation time: 30 days

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Best In Class:
The Village at Mountain Shadows

Location: Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Type: 40-home residential development
Size: 6,980 sq. ft. (floor.) per home
ICF Use: 9,500 sq. ft. average per home
Cost: $2.6 million per home
Total Project Revenue: $100 million+
Total Construction: 64 weeks (total development)
ICF Installation time: 20 days (per home)

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Judging Criteria -
The project will be rated on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest) in each of the following categories based on how well it meets the criteria.
  1. 1. Size of the project (Project cost and square footage of exterior walls) 20%
  2. Complexity (sets new standards or advances the industry) 15%
  3. Percentage of project built with ICFs 10%
  4. Sustainable Design (Structure and Landscaping) 15%
  5. Energy Efficiency 10%
  6. Architecture (Creative and Aesthetic Appeal) 10%
  7. Quality of Craftsmanship 10%
  8. Site and Construction Considerations
    (Overcame adverse site conditions or delays) 10%

Judging is based on a number of factors, weighted to favor projects whose size, complexity, and design set new standards or advanced the industry.
(See "Judging Criteria" below for details.)

 

2016 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Unlimited Residential
  4. Large Residential
  5. Small Residential
  6. Multi Family

2014 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Unlimited Residential
  4. Large Residential
  5. Small Residential
  6. Multi Family

2013 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Unlimited Residential
  4. Large Residential
  5. Small Residential
  6. Multi Family

2012 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Unlimited Residential
  4. Large Residential
  5. Small Residential
  6. Multi Family
  7. Development

2011 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Unlimited Residential
  4. Large Residential
  5. Small Residential
  6. Multi Family

2010 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Unlimited Residential
  4. Large Residential
  5. Small Residential
  6. Multi Family

2009 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Unlimited Residential
  4. Large Residential
  5. Small Residential
  6. Multi Family


2008 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Unlimited Residential
  4. Large Residential
  5. Small Residential
  6. Multi Family


2007 winners
» Winners

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

2006 winners
» Winners

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

2005 winners
» Winners

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


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