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...

From the ICFMA: Six Ways ICFs Are Truly Green

An aerial view of 2021 Habitat for Humanity homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Two are ICFs and one is wood. Green building is one of those catch-all...

Roten Insurance Office

2023 Light Commercial Winner The Roten & Co. Insurance Office in San Antonio, Texas, is a 4,020-square-foot office with a 1,630-square-foot...

Fitz’s Fish Ponds

2nd Runner-Up

Kayden’s Place

1st Runner-Up

Sunshine Green Home

2023 Small ResidentialWinner(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics Location: Hurricane, UtahType: ResidenceSize: 2,805 sq. ft.ICF Use: 11,264...

Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont

2023 Heavy Commercial1st  Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Bromont, Quebec, CanadaType: Multisport athletic buildingSize: 70,000 sq. ft.ICF...

Crowther Home

2023 Unlimited Residential2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Page, ArizonaType: ResidenceSize: 6,300 sq. ft.ICF Use: 5,019 sq. ft.Cost:...

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:...

Palos Residence

2023 Small Residential2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Santa Clarita, CaliforniaType: ResidenceSize: 2,521 sq. ft.ICF Use: 4,795 sq....

A. Gary Walsingham Academy

2023 Education1st Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics  Location: Panama City Beach, Florida Type: Elementary school Size: 148,800...

ICF Tips & Tricks 324: Concrete’s Magic Number

Can you tell me again what is the concrete square feet per yard for a 12-inch core wall? If you’ve been distributing or installing ICF for a while,...

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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