Small Residential
1st Runner Up

Project Statistics 

Location: Iasi, Moldova, Romania
Type: Private Residence
Size: 2,224 sq. ft. (finished) plus 550 sq. ft. garage
ICF Use: 2,400 sq. ft. (100% exterior walls), plus EPS roof decking and interior walls 
Cost: Undisclosed
Total Construction: June ‘03 to Aug. ’04
ICF Installation Time: 21 days (walls) 7 days (roof)

Construction Team 

Owner: CPM Associates/Cloyd Warnes
Architect: Home Design Services/James Zirkel
General Contractor: TRIMEC, srl/Horst Hantelmann
ICF Installer: CPM Associates/Cloyd Warnes
ICF Distributor: Quad-Lock Building Systems
ICF System: Walls by Quad-Lock ICF/Roof by Plastbau

Fast Facts 

  • Goal was to introduce ICFs to post-communist Eastern Europe
  • Claimed to be first ICF home in Romania. (Built in 2003)
  • First-time crew of former truck mechanics
  • Presentation made to mayor, city council, government architect, engineer, and planning commission. Suppliers and community VIPs also attended
  • Built in half the time of traditional construction
  • All-concrete, disaster-proof shell
  • Misc. building supplies had to be purchased at muddy, open-air market
  • Geothermal heat pump reduces heating and cooling costs
  • Rainwater collection cistern
  • Handicap-accessible with single-level living and 1-meter-wide doorways


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