Roy Jr. High–First ICF School in Utah

Construction is underway at Roy Jr. High School the first ICF school to be built in the state of Utah. Mike Schwab, a Fox Blocks ICF regional...

An Educational Legacy: ICFs in School Construction

By Brian CorderOur legacy will not only be in what we teach, but also the infrastructure we leave behind. You never know when the smallest decisions...

Kenwood Elementary Gymnasium

2019 Light Commercial Winner  Bend, Oregon is one of the first cities that really accepted ICF construction, and over the past few decades, more...

November/December 2019 News

BuildBlock Building Systems has expanded its manufacturing presence, molding its signature product at a plant in Waxahachie, Texas, just south of...

LCA Early Learning Center

2019 Light Commercial 1st Runner-Up  LCA Early Learning Center is a preschool and child care facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, about 30 miles...

Sector Spotlight: ICF Schools

The growth of ICFs in the education sector over the past decade has been astonishing. Independence High School near Dallas is one of hundreds of ICF...

Discovery Elementary

2019 Heavy Commercial Winner Located just across the Potomac from Washington D.C., Arlington, Virginia, is perhaps best known as the final resting...

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.”

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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