Pinegrove Church

2007 Light Commercial 2nd Runner Up Faced with a growing congregation and an aging chapel, Pinegrove Church in Kingston, Ontario, decided to build a...

Casa Bella Verde

  2012 Unlimited Residential Winner (Tie)   Situated on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California, Casa Bella Verde is a...

Huff Residence

  2010 Unlimited Residential 2nd Runner-Up   This was a very complex and ambitious project: A 10,000 sq. ft. home with nearby garage and a...

Taylorsville Crossing Retail Complex

2008 Light Commercial 1st Runner Up “This is truly a case where lemons were turned into lemonade,” says Dan McCullough, ICF distributor for this...

How-To: ICF Saferooms

This saferoom built for an Oklahoma high school, uses ICF for the walls and roof.Safe rooms can be a highly profitable niche for ICF builders and...

Forest Studio

2008 Small Residential 2nd Runner Up...

Finnish Rest Home

Multifamily — Winner Finnish Rest Home is a state-of-the-art senior living complex, overlooking a heavily wooded nature park nearby and virtually...

2009 Industry Forecast

“Next year will be a tough one across the board. That said, most executives were fairly confident next year won’t be any worse than the 12 months...

Tuscan Place

  2018 Large Residential 2nd runner-Up   Tuscan Place is the latest addition to an exclusive neighborhood that already features eight ICF...

Carrell Residence

Carrell Residence - Best In Class This estate-class home, built by the Carrell Group, is one of the most remarkable ICF homes in North America....

Richmond Street Apartments

2014 Multifamily Winner London, Ontario—located midway between Toronto and Detroit—is the largest city in the southwestern part of the province and...

Fortune Residence

  2013 Unlimited Residential Winner    This stately dream home is the result of close cooperation between the owners and a design/build...

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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2019 Builder Award Winners

The winners of the 2019 ICF Builder Awards were announced January 23rd 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at an evening award presentation held in conjunction with the World of Concrete trade show.


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.

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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