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The eight-screen Grand Odyssey Theater in Watertown, South Dakota used ICFs for all interior and exterior walls to reduce sound transmission between...

Homewood Suites

2019 Multifamily2nd Runner-Up Homewood Suites is a six-story hotel built near the airport of Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. It’s the third major ICF...

Martin Hall

2019 Multifamily Winner  Martin Hall is a student dormitory built on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. The state was...

Woodland Estate

2019 Unlimited Residential 2nd Runner-Up This luxury ranch house in the mountains of Utah matches the architecture of many of the surrounding...

Ward’s Ridge

2019 Heavy CommercialFinalist Ward’s Ridge is an office park in New Castle, Pennsylvania, midway between Pittsburg and Cleveland. Of the three...

World of Concrete Preview

The biggest ICF industry event of the year will take place Wednesday evening. The biggest trade show for the ICF industry is happening in just a few...

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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