Stid Hill House

2020 Small Residential 2nd Runner-Up
Naples, New York

Sooke Point

2020 Multi-Family Winner
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

What Homebuilders Won’t Tell You

Building a home is an exercise in patience as you navigate numerous decisions that will impact how you will live for many years to come. Many...

Afton Home

2020 Large Residential Winner
Afton, Virginia

Ranch House Pool

2020 Speciality Application Winner
Mathis, Texas

Design Perspectives By Heather Hering

“I know enough to be dangerous when it comes to standard framing,” is a phrase you will hear from me often in a first-time build appointment. A...

Benefits of Living in an ICF Home

When the heat or A/C goes out, ICF homes will maintain steady room temperature far longer than any other wall assembly. Insulated Concrete Forms...

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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“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.”

2020 Builder Award Winners

The winners of the 2020 ICF Builder Awards were announced February 5th 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at an evening award presentation held in conjunction with the World of Concrete trade show.

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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