Graymoor Friary

Graymoor Friary is one of the most unique ICF projects completed recently. Built into the side of a substantial hill, the building...

Pierce County Readiness Center

The new Pierce County Readiness Center near Tacoma, Wa., is a benchmark ICF project demonstrating superior aesthetics, remarkable efficiency, and...

San Francisco de Asis Church

The San Francisco de Asis Church in Flagstaff, Arizona, is the latest ICF project completed for the Phoenix Archdiocese of the Catholic...

Shelving Rock Home

The Shelving Rock Home—located a few miles northwest of Albany, NY—is a landmark ICF project. The remarkably functional and beautiful design also...

Stone Creek

 2017 Small Residential Runner Up Charis Homes is a custom homebuilder located in Northeastern Ohio. Founded by Todd Scott and Glenna Wilson in...

Frost Street Apartments

 2017 Multi-Family 1st Runner Up This seven-story apartment complex is located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The...

Fort Worth Waterfall

2017 SPECIALTY PROJECT BEST IN CLASS Winner of the "Best Specialty Application" at last year's ICF Builder Awards, this backyard water feature in...

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....

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.

2018 Builder Awards

January 24th 2018

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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.”

2017 Builder Award Winners

The winners of the 2017 ICF Builder Awards were announced last month in Las Vegas, Nev., 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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