St. Matthew Catholic Church

2022 Heavy Commercial2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Bellevue, NebraskaType: ChurchSize: 37,000 sq. ft. ICF Use: 22,700 sq. ft. Cost: $9...

Hanninen Pool

2022 Pools2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, CanadaType: Residential poolSize: 648 sq. ft. ICF Use: 648 sq....

Te Toka

2022 Unlimited ResidentialWinner Once in a while, a home comes along that has a remarkable set of qualities and characteristics. Te Toka is one of...

Shop Building & Garage

2022 Specialty Project1st Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Clarkesville, GeorgiaType: Wood shop, storage, truck garageSize: 1,200 sq. ft. ICF...

Future Xpress Car Wash

2022 Light Commercial2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Rohnert Park, CaliforniaType: Car washSize: 6,389 sq. ft. ICF Use: 19,827 sq....

Two On 1st Terraced Townhomes

2022 MultiFamily Low-Rise2nd Runner-Up(People’s Choice Winner) Project Statistics  Location: Scottsdale, ArizonaType: Duplex custom homesSize:...

Bracebridge Pool

2022 Pools Winner(People’s Choice Winner)Project Statistics  Location: Bracebridge, Ontario, CanadaType: Residential poolSize: 648 sq. ft. ICF Use:...

Georgetown & Liberty Hill Independent School Districts

2022 EducationWinner Everette Williams Elementary School Wolf Ranch Elementary School Santa Rita Elementary School Project Statistics  Location:...

Cumberland Trace Elementary School

2022 Education1st Runner-Up(People’s Choice Winner) Cumberland Trace Elementary School in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is one of many recent schools...

Baydo Developments Parkade

2022 Specialty ProjectWinnerProject Statistics  Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaType: Below-ground parkadeSize: 45,000 sq. ft. ICF Use:...

State Renaissance Townhomes

2022 MultiFamily Low-Rise1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Brooklyn, New YorkType: TownhomesSize: 37,727 sq. ft.ICF Use: 81,410 sq....

Pinnacle Peak

2022 Unlimited Residential2nd Runner-Up(People’s Choice Winner)Project Statistics  Location: Scottsdale, ArizonaType: ResidenceSize: 8,500 sq....

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Insulating Concrete Forms are the future of the building industry.  Popular for both residential and commercial ICF construction, ICFs create homes and businesses that are energy-efficient, fire-resistant, sound-proof, and durable.  Properly constructed, they are tornado and hurricane-proof, and stand up to earthquake, fire, and other natural disasters equally well.  Many homes conserve energy so well that heating and cooling costs are reduced by 50-70 percent.

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“If you manufacture or market a product for the insulating concrete forms industry, you simply will not find a more efficient, effective way to reach your audience.”

2022 Builder Award Winners

The winners of the 2022 ICF Builder Awards were announced at the World of Concrete  on January 19, 2022.  The annual project-of-the-year competition is widely regarded as the biggest event in the ICF industry, and the best opportunity to celebrate the advances that have been made in recent years.


Every year, ICF Builder publishes an ICF comparison chart in the January/February issue. As in past years, this will also include comparisons of EPS decking systems and non-traditional stay-in-place forming systems.


Anyone in the profession of construction who works with ICFs or who wants to know more about ICFs will want to hold on to this annual ICF Product Directory.

ICFs are made from lightweight EPS foam, commonly called Styrofoam.  The hollow blocks are stacked like Legos to form the exterior walls of a structure.  When complete, the interior of the wall is filled with steel-reinforced concrete to create an incredibly strong and energy efficient home or commercial building.
Insulated concrete forms are growing an estimated 20% a year, and are considered a Green Building material that can contribute significant points to LEED accreditation.

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