Fuente Cigar Warehouse

2018 Light Commercial Winner As the name suggests, this building is a warehousing and shipping facility for Arturo Fuente Cigars. The company was...

Transylvania University

  2018 Development 1st Runner Up   Project Statistics Location: Lexington, Kentucky Type: Three University Residence Halls Size: 135,935  sq. ft....

Newmarket Apartments

  2018 Multi-family 1st Runner-Up   Project Statistics Location: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Type: 212 Unit Apartment Building Size: 292,500 sq. ft....

Finnish Rest Home

  2018 Multi-Family Best in Class   Project Statistics Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada Type: 9-Story Apartment Building Size: 111,500...

17th South Apartments

  2018 Development Best In Class   Project Statistics Location: Charleston, South Carolina Type: Multi-Family Residential Size: 248,994 sq. ft....

Blumenfeld-Krone Residence

2018 Small Residential 1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Verdi, California Type: Private Residence Size:  2,150 sq. ft. (floor) ICF Use:...

The Toronto

  2018 Small Residential Best In Class   The Toronto sets a high bar for ICF construction. Built as a developer's first ICF project in difficult...

Otten House

2018 Large Residential 1st Runner Up The Otten House, located just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, appears to be an average family...

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.”

2018 Builder Award Winners

The winners of the 2018 ICF Builder Awards were announced January 24th 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at an evening award presentation held in conjunction with the World of Concrete trade show.


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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