Island Harbor Club Condos

2021 Multi-Family1st Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Gananoque, OntarioType: Multi-unit Residential and Commercial DevelopmentSize: 190,387...

Saugeen Police Headquarters

2020 Heavy Commercial 2nd Runner-Up
Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada

In Memoriam: Remembering Clark Ricks

An Industry Pioneer ICF Builder Editor Clark Ricks Clark N. Ricks, editor of ICF Builder magazine, passed away at his home in Sandpoint, Idaho, on...

Roy Junior High School

2021 Heavy CommercialWinner Project Statistics  Location: Roy, UtahType: Junior High SchoolSize: 173,393 sq. ft. ICF Use: 121,217 sq. ft. Cost:...

Granbury High School

2021 Heavy Commercial Project Statistics Location: Granbury, TexasType: High SchoolSize: 130,000 sq. ft. additionICF Use: 50,000 sq. ft. Cost:...

Marek Residence

2021 Unlimited Residential2nd Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics Location: Franklin, TennesseeType: Family HomeSize: 6,873 sq....

Carlyle Fire Hall

2021 Light Commercial2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Carlyle, SaskatchewanType: Fire Hall and Post-Disaster BuildingSize: 11,008 sq....

Habilitation

2021 Multi-Family2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Kitchener, OntarioType: Affordable ApartmentsSize: 5,000 sq. ft. ICF Use: 13,500 sq....

Krafthaus

2021 Large ResidentialWinner Project Statistics  Location: Colorado Springs, ColoradoType: Family HomeSize: 4,194 sq. ft. ICF Use: 5,336 sq....

Hell Roaring Ranch

2021 Light Commercial1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Stanley, IdahoType: Aircraft HangerSize: 4,500 sq. ft.ICF Use: 6,000 sq. ft.Cost:...

Carroll Pool

2021 Specialty Application1st Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Paris, KentuckyType: Swimming Pool Construction Team  General Contractor:...

Swaroop Residence

2021 Unlimited Residential1st Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Midlothian, VirginiaType: Family HomeSize: 8,000 sq. ft. ICF Use: 7,200 sq....

ICF Builder Magazine is the information source for contractors, architects, and others involved with the insulating concrete form industry.  It’s the only full-color trade magazine devoted to the industry, with project profiles, how-to articles, house plans, and product reviews.

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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2020 Builder Award Winners

The winners of the 2021 ICF Builder Awards were announced live, via Youtube,  on January 21, 2021.   If you would like to see the presentation CLICK HERE. 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.

ICF COMPARISON CHART

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.

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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