RSVP - 2021 ICF Builder Awards

Awarding the Industries Finest

Wednesday January 20th, 2021 5:00-7:30pm
North Hall Room N256

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The biggest ICF event of the year is taking place January 20th, 2021.  The 16th annual ICF Builder Awards will be announced at an evening dinner presentation held Wednesday, February 5th at the Las Vegas Convention Center in conjunction with the World of Concrete trade show. The event honors the best ICF installers and builders as well as recognizes the milestone projects that have advanced the industry. 

This year, a winning project and one or two runners-up were chosen in a number of categories from a crowded field of outstanding entries.  Categories this year included Light Commercial, Heavy Commercial, MultiFamily, Development, Specialty Applications, and several residential divisions.

This is the “can’t miss” event of the industry, and an unrivaled opportunity for networking. Nearly all of the key players in the industry, at all levels of the supply chain, gather from literally across the globe to come together, unwind, and learn about what’s new in ICF construction.”

The award presentation will be held at the same location as last year: Room N256 on the second floor just outside the north exhibit hall.

Recognizing the busy schedule most show attendees have, the presentation will begin immediately after the show floor closes Wednesday.  (The VIP reception begins at 4:30; doors open to guests at 5 p.m.)  Complimentary drinks and hor d’oevers will be served.  The award ceremony, which includes details and photos of all the winning projects, will begin at 5:20 and will wrap up by 6:15.

Duplicate Builder Award Plaques Available

Plaque orders available online until Friday, December 28th.

ICF Builder Award winners will receive a granite plaque similar to the one at right.  Additional plaques can be ordered for other members of the construction and design team. These can be customized with a logo and/or company name at no additional cost.

If you will be attending the awards presentation, and would like to receive your plaque as part of the award presentation, orders must be placed no later than Friday, Dec. 22nd. The cost is $125 per plaque. An additional $25 shipping fee will be charged if you will not be picking up the plaque at the event.

What are the ICF Builder Awards?
The ICF Builder Awards are an annual project-of-the-year competition for the insulated concrete form (ICF) industry. This construction method uses stackable rigid foam blocks filled with reinforced concrete to create buildings that are beautiful, durable, energy efficient, and disaster resistant
Winners were selected in nine categories (including Light Commercial, Heavy Commercial, MultiFamily, and three residential divisions).and represent the best-of-the-best. This year’s contest attracted entries across the globe, including theaters, schools, condos, and residential projects of every shape, size and style.

Where will the event take place?

The Award presentation event is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, on Paradise Blvd. in Las Vegas. The Convention Center is a huge place, with three cavernous exhibit halls, and numerous ballrooms for events, educational seminars, etc. (The World of Concrete anticipates 50,000 attendees that week.) Our event is held in Room N256, one of the ballrooms just outside the NORTH exhibit hall. Arriving by taxi, simple enter the building and take the escalator upstairs. There is no cost or admission fee to the Award Presentation.

Is there an fee for admission?
There is no cost or admission fee to the Award Presentation. The World of Concrete trade show does require registration, however. So if you are considering attending any of the educational seminars or visiting the exhibit halls, please continue reading for information about reduced admission fees.

What if I want to also attend World of Concrete?
If you would like to enter the exhibit hall or attend the education seminars on the days surrounding the Award Presentation, World of Concrete requires an admission fee and registration. HOWEVER, I can give a limited number of guests GREATLY REDUCED registration. Again, our event is separate from World of Concrete, and if you are only attending the award presentation, registration for World of Concrete is unnecessary. If you would like to take advantage of the discount, register on this web page. and use Source Code A23.

What is the Award Presentation like?
The room is set with round tables for about 350 people at 8-10 chairs per table. A VIP reception (for you!) begins at 4:30 p.m. This gives you and your guests a chance to get a drink, some light refreshments and find a seat before the doors open for general admission at 5 pm.

A full-color, 40-page program at each seat outlines the finalists in each category, with basic construction statistics and a handful of photographs. Doors open for general admission at 5 p.m., and the actual presentation gets underway at about 5:20. The PowerPoint presentation takes about 40 minutes, and spends a few minutes detailing each of the award-winning projects.

At the end of each project profile, the winning construction team will be invited to come to the front, and the individual who submitted the project will be presented with a black granite plaque laser-etched with the project details, including a photo of the project. Duplicate plaques will also be handed out at this time. A professional photographer and videographer will be on hand to document the presentation. Teams are invited to move to the back of the hall immediately following their plaque presentation for a group photo.

Am I expected to make a speech?
Of course not.

Did I see something about a press kit?

Winning an ICF Builder Award is a significant accomplishment, and we want to help you maximize the positive attention this award can bring. To help you to publicize this accomplishment, a downloadable press kit is available after the award presentation to help you spread the news to your local media.. It contains:

  • Project photographs
  • Project “Fast Facts”
  • Full-length project profile as printed in the award program
  • Information about the Award selection process
  • ICF Builder Award logo
  • Photos of the award presentation

In addition to the presentation ceremony, winning projects are featured in the March 2017 issue of ICF Builder magazine and a complete project profile and photo gallery for each winning project can be viewed online at the Award program’s website If your company has a web presence, please consider adding a link to direct traffic to the profile of the project you worked on. The press kit includes an easy “cut-and-paste” HTML link.

Additional resources, such as video of the awards presentation, are available upon request. If you need to set up an interview with me, just let me know.
We appreciate your participation in the ICF Builder Awards, and hopefully, the publicity you receive makes your efforts worthwhile. Our ultimate goal is the growth and success of the ICF industry, and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Can you assist with travel and accommodations?
Las Vegas has literally thousands of hotel rooms available at virtually every price point. We don’t reserve blocks of rooms at a specific place. However, the internet is your friend, and there are lots of options I find that the best deals are usually found at “off-the-strip” hotels.