Woods Residence

2023 Unlimited Residential1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Rising Fawn, GeorgiaType: ResidenceSize: 8,405 sq. ft.ICF Use: 17,454 sq....

The Condor Infinity Edge Pool

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MHA Interpretive Center

2023 Heavy Commercial2nd Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics Location: New Town, North DakotaType: MuseumSize: 47,831 sq. ft.ICF...

Zero Place

2023 MultiFamily-Low RiseWinner Project Statistics Location: New Paltz, New YorkType: Mixed-use retail & apartmentsSize: 62,800 sq. ft.ICF Use:...

Sunshine Green Home

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

Mayura Manor

2023 Large ResidentialWinner Project Statistics Location: Winter Park, FloridaType: ResidenceSize: 4,330 sq. ft.ICF Use: 3,563 sq. ft.Cost:...

How To: Make a Residential Window Opening

Every house or building design requires numerous rough openings for doors and windows. Incorporating these openings into an ICF wall assembly...


2023 Large Residential1st Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics Location: Salcombe, Devon, EnglandType: ResidenceSize: 5,000 sq....

January/February 2023 News

The Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) announced the addition of a new primary member, Amvic Inc. Amvic brings more than 25...

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....

Palos Residence

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

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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