St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church

2023 Heavy CommercialWinner Project Statistics Location: Flower Mound, TexasType: ChurchSize: 26,241 sq. ft.ICF Use: 41,000 sq. ft.Cost:...

Garnet Way

2023 Unlimited ResidentialWinner(People's Choice Winner) Amvic, now called Alleguard, was the ICF block of choice for this Penticton, British...

The Tom

2023 MultiFamily Low-Rise1st Runner-Up The Tom in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, is a condominium built using the Amvic Building System, now known as...

Sunshine Green Home

2023 Small ResidentialWinner(People's Choice Winner) The Sunshine Green Home in Hurricane, Utah, may be small but it is packed with a lot of...

Fitz’s Fish Ponds

2nd Runner-Up

Why ICF Safe Rooms Provide the Best Protection During Dangerous Wind Events

Contributed by Fox BlocksSafe rooms or shelters, built according to FEMA’s guidelines, provide the best protection for the occupants of residential,...

University of Louisville Belknap Village South

2023 MultiFamilyWinner Project Statistics Location: Louisville, Kentucky Type: Collegiate residence hallSize: 130,000 sq. ft.ICF Use: 65,552 sq....

MAC Federal Credit Union

2023 Light Commercial2nd Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics  Location: Wasilla, Alaska Type: Commercial banking facility Size: 2...

Kayden’s Place

1st Runner-Up

From the ICFMA: Still Standing After Disasters

Natural disasters, which are becoming more frequent every year due to the drastic changes in climate, are no match for homes and buildings...

Zero Place

2023 MultiFamily-Low RiseWinner Zero Place in New Paltz, New York, is a mixed-use building consisting of retail, apartments, and amenities, built...

Mayura Manor

2023 Large ResidentialWinner Mayura Manor in Winter Park, Florida, is a custom home built using Fox Blocks by Airlite Plastics Co. Completed in June...

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.”

2023 Builder Award Winners

The winners of the 2023 ICF Builder Awards were announced at the World of Concrete  on January 18, 2023.  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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