Custom Beach House

2024 Unlimited Residential Winner

Rich Pond Elementary School

2024 Education Winner

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2024 Large Residential 1st Runner Up

How To: Build ICF Additions

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The Lanterns

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Ellis Elementary School

2024 Education 1st Runner Up & People’s Choice

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Shilakis Residence

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Carmi Home Project

2024 Large Residential Winner & Peoples Choice

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2024 MultiFamily 2nd Runner Up & Peoples Choice

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.

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.

ICF PRODUCT DIRECTORY

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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The May/June 2024 issue of ICF Builder Magazine is out now! Visit buff.ly/3bMU34B for a preview of the issue. ... See MoreSee Less
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While insulated concrete forms are an ideal solution for foundations and basements, there is a misnomer that they are only utilized for those below-grade conditions. In fact, ICFs can be used above-grade all the way to the roof to enhance their insulation and durability benefits to the end-user. www.icfmag.com/.../from-the-icfma-icfs-for.../ ... See MoreSee Less
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The MAC Federal Credit Union in Wasilla, Alaska, is a prime example of how insulated concrete forms can be used to create a beautiful, energy-efficient, and resilient building. Completed in July 2021, the project was the Light Commercial 2nd runner up and People’s Choice Winner in the 2023 ICF Builder Awards. Read more here: www.icfmag.com/2023/01/mac-federal-credit-union/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Roughly estimating, well over 30 million square feet of ICF walls are filled with concrete annually. Voids are rare, and with proper procedures and training, can be eliminated altogether. Read more here: buff.ly/3Vwv4L0 ... See MoreSee Less
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