Burton House

2022 Small Residential1st Runner-Up(People’s Choice Winner) The Burton House in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, maximized an addition to the existing...

Shop Building & Garage

2022 Specialty Project1st Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Clarkesville, GeorgiaType: Wood shop, storage, truck garageSize: 1,200 sq. ft. ICF...

University of Louisville Belknap Residence Hall

2022 MultiFamilyWinner Project Statistics  Location: Louisville, KentuckyType: Collegiate residence hallSize: 130,000 sq. ft. ICF Use: 65,552 sq....

Starting Right – Footings For ICFs

One of the most important parts of the structure of any building is footings or slab-on-grade support. The design and installation of these elements...

The Sanctuary

2022 Small Residential2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Canton, OhioType: ResidenceSize: 2,447 sq. ft. ICF Use: 4,921 sq. ft. Cost:...

Drew Rice Pool

2022 Pools1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Harrodsburg, KentuckyType: Residential poolSize: 576 sq. ft. pool floorICF Use: 1,150 sq....

Comparing a CIP vs. ICF Foundation

A cast-in-place basement (left) compared to a ICF basement (right). It was the spring of 2015 and we had just wrapped up our fourth ICF foundation...

Spinieo Residence

2022 Unlimited Residential1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Chalfont, PennsylvaniaType: ResidenceSize: 14,800 sq. ft. ICF Use: 24,000 sq....

Baydo Developments Parkade

2022 Specialty ProjectWinnerProject Statistics  Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaType: Below-ground parkadeSize: 45,000 sq. ft. ICF Use:...

Pinnacle Peak

2022 Unlimited Residential2nd Runner-Up(People’s Choice Winner)Project Statistics  Location: Scottsdale, ArizonaType: ResidenceSize: 8,500 sq....

Future Xpress Car Wash

2022 Light Commercial2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Rohnert Park, CaliforniaType: Car washSize: 6,389 sq. ft. ICF Use: 19,827 sq....

St. Matthew Catholic Church

2022 Heavy Commercial2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics  Location: Bellevue, NebraskaType: ChurchSize: 37,000 sq. ft. ICF Use: 22,700 sq. ft. Cost: $9...

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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.”

2022 Builder Award Winners

The winners of the 2022 ICF Builder Awards were announced at the World of Concrete  on January 19, 2022.  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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