Zarillo Residence

2023 Small Residential1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Watertown, ConnecticutType: ResidenceSize: 2,508 sq. ft.eICF Use: 9,623 sq....

St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church

2023 Heavy CommercialWinner Flower Mound, Texas, is the home of this 26,000-square-feet church, built using 41,000 square feet of Nudura ICFs. This...


2023 MultiFamily2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Granby, Quebec, CanadaType: ApartmentsSize: 37,945 sq. ft.ICF Use: 40,473 sq. ft.Cost:...

MAC Federal Credit Union

2023 Light Commercial2nd Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics  Location: Wasilla, Alaska Type: Commercial banking facility Size: 2...

University of Louisville Belknap Village South

2023 MultiFamilyWinner Project Statistics Location: Louisville, Kentucky Type: Collegiate residence hallSize: 130,000 sq. ft.ICF Use: 65,552 sq....

Garnet Way

2023 Unlimited ResidentialWinner(People's Choice Winner) Amvic, now called Alleguard, was the ICF block of choice for this Penticton, British...

Zero Place

2023 MultiFamily-Low RiseWinner Zero Place in New Paltz, New York, is a mixed-use building consisting of retail, apartments, and amenities, built...

How-To: Develop a Commercial Estimate

By Tom PattonConstructing the Showbiz Cinema building in Homestead, Florida. All theater walls and bowling alley walls were built with ICF. The...


2023 Large Residential1st Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) This million-dollar, 5,000-square-foot home, named The Driftwood, was the first...

Dune Lakes Elementary School

2023 Education2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FloridaType: Elementary schoolSize: 150,000 sq. ft.ICF Use: 68,000 sq....

Crowther Home

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

Palos Residence

2023 Small Residential2nd Runner-Up This million-dollar home is 2,521 square feet, with a 606 square foot garage built using Fox Blocks forms by...

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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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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