West High School

The town of West was a typical small Texas town. Located about 70 miles south of Dallas, it has a population of a few thousand and a sizable...

Howell Residence

Built on a hilltop in a prestigious neighborhood overlooking Phoenix, Ariz., the Howell Residence is a masterpiece. The Southwest-style...

Kuebitz Residence

From the outside, the French-Mediterranean-styled Kuebitz Residence resembles many others in Southern California, with wide porches, tiled roofline,...

Graymoor Friary

Graymoor Friary is one of the most unique ICF projects completed recently. Built into the side of a substantial hill, the building...

Stone Creek

 2017 Small Residential Runner Up Charis Homes is a custom homebuilder located in Northeastern Ohio. Founded by Todd Scott and Glenna Wilson in...

Optimum Medical

2017 LIGHT COMMERCIAL RUNNER UP DETAILS COMING SOON Project Statistics Location: Danbury, Conn. Type: Medical Building Size: 6,374 sq. ft. (floor)...

Springhill Suites

2017 Hospitality — 1st Runner Up By now, the concept of using ICF for mid-rise hotel construction is well established. This five-story SpringHill...

South Warren High School & Middle School

Warren County, Ky., is growing rapidly; the school district averages 200 to 300 new students every year. To address that issue, Warren...

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.

2018 Builder Awards


January 24th 2018

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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.”

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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ICF 101

An Introduction to ICF Construction As Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) become more common, a...

ICF 101

An Introduction to ICF Construction As Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) become more common, a...

ICF Swimming Pools

Warren County, Ky., is growing rapidly; the school district averages 200 to 300 new students every...

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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.”

2017 Builder Award Winners

The winners of the 2017 ICF Builder Awards were announced last month in Las Vegas, Nev., 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.

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