Eckland Residence

2019 Small Residential 1st Runner-Up This three-story, 2,700-sq.-ft. home in Southeast Alaska was designed and built to showcase the advantages of ICF construction. The owner, Doug Eckland, is an ICF distributor in the region, and built the home himself. It’s a...

Martin Hall

2019 Multifamily Winner  Project Statistics Location: Richmond, Kentucky Type: Five-Story Student Dormitory Size: 199,480 sq. ft. (floor) ICF Use: 90,850 sq. ft. Cost: $32 million Total Construction: 74 weeks ICF Installation Time: 75 days  Construction Team Owner:...

Pie Eyed Monk Brewery

2019 Specialty Application Winner  Project Statistics Location: Lindsay, Ontario, Canada Type: Addition to Micro-Brewery ICF Use: 4,800 sq. ft. Total Construction: 42 weeks ICF Installation Time: 10 days  Construction Team Owner: Pie Eyed Monk Brewery General...

Florida Beach House

2019 Large Residential 1st Runner-Up The ICF industry hangs its hat on a few defining benefits; energy efficiency, ease of construction, and disaster resistance. The Florida Beach House is a shining example of all of these attributes. In addition, the home has already...

Solomon Colors

2019 Specialty Application 1st Runner-Up  Project Statistics Location: Springfield, Illinois Type: Outdoor Entertainment Space ICF Use: 1,344 sq. ft.  Cost: $250,000 Total Construction: 10 weeks ICF Installation Time: 7 days  Construction Team Owner, General...

Karnavas Residence

2019 Large Residential Winner  A large residential project in Cedar Hill, Texas, took first in its class in the annual ICF Builder Awards. Completed last November, the home wowed the judges with the technical complexity of the build, dramatic energy efficiency and...

Orman Residence

2019 Unlimited Residential 1st Runner-Up  Project Statistics Location: Murrieta, California Type: Private Residence Size: 7,500 sq. ft. (floor) ICF Use: 13,000 sq. ft. Cost: $2.5 million Total Construction: 105 weeks ICF Installation Time: 200 days  Construction...

Picoso’s Mexican Kitchen

2019 Light Commercial 2nd Runner-Up  Project Statistics Location: Lubbock, Texas Type: Restaurant Size: 8,360 sq. ft. (floor) ICF Use: 7,300 sq. ft.  Cost: $2.3 million Total Construction: 36 weeks ICF Installation Time: 40 days   Construction Team Owner: Picoso’s...

Chateau Nectar

2019 Unlimited Residential Winner Project Statistics Location: Vaughan, Ontario, Canada Type: Private Residence Size: 18,240 sq. ft. (floor) ICF Use: 23,700 sq. ft.  Cost: $6 million Total Construction: 120 weeks ICF Installation Time: 12 weeks   Construction Team ...

Dominion Springs Plaza

2019 Heavy Commercial 1st Runner-Up Dominion Springs Plaza is a high-end retail development consisting of five separate buildings covering more than 53,000 sq. ft. Built in an affluent suburb of San Antonio, it's the first development of its kind in the region. It's...

Meadowbrook Village

2019 Multifamily 1st Runner-Up  Project Statistics Location: Escondido, California Type: 66-Unit Retirement Apartment Complex Size: 118,000 sq. ft. (floor) ICF Use: 83,000 sq. ft.  Cost: $10 million Total Construction: 70 weeks ICF Installation Time: 150 days ...

Living Stone Lodge House

2019 Small Residential Winner  Living Stone Lodge House is unique. Built on an Indian reservation in Twin Buttes, North Dakota, the polygonal house has sixteen wall segments, joined at 22.5 degree angles. Each block was custom cut onsite using a homemade jig, and...

Fort Screven Home

2019 Large Residential 2nd Runner-Up This private residence affectionately dubbed “The Battery,” literally sits atop a genuine piece of American history.The name is derived from the foundation portion of the structure, which a century ago was known as “Battery...

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 place of presidents and military heroes. But it is also a bustling bedroom community of the nation’s capital, and is one...

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 than 300 projects have been built in the area with ICF. The latest high-profile commercial project in the city is a...

Woodland Estate

2019 Unlimited Residential 2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Woodland, Utah Type: Private Residence Size: 7,640 sq. ft. (floor) ICF Use: 5,775 sq. ft. Cost:  $4.8 million Total Construction: 64 weeks ICF Installation Time: 70 days   Construction Team Owner:...

Country View Estates

2019 Development Winner Nestled against the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies about 30 miles east of Kamloops, British Columbia, is one of the largest ICF subdivisions to be built in recent years. The 53-home development of private custom homes demonstrates how...

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 southeast of Nashville. Skipper Smotherman, owner of the Hybrid Group, Inc, says, “This area has been among the top five...

Grand Odyssey 8 Theater

2019 Heavy Commercial 2nd Runner-Up  Project Statistics Location: Watertown, South Dakota Type: Cinema Size: 24,350 sq. ft. (floor) ICF Use: 44,000 sq. ft. Cost: $5 million Total Construction: 36 weeks ICF Installation Time: 38 days  Construction Team Owner: Odyssey...

Landry Residence

2019 Small Residential 2nd Runner-Up  Parks ICF in Knoxville has been building with ICF for more than 20 years. One of their latest projects is this 2,315-sq.-ft. home, built completely from ICF. It used 2,784 sq. ft. of forming. Total build time on the house was...

Castleton Rental Homes

2019 Development 1st Runner-Up Over the years, Tim Rainwater and David Grash of Insulated Concrete Buildings have built well over a hundred homes for developers and homeowners. Cameron Ware, the Nudura distributor for the area, says, "At some point they looked at each...

Homewood Suites

2019 Multifamily2nd Runner-Up Project StatisticsLocation: Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaType: Six-Story HotelSize: 95,000 sq. ft. (floor)ICF Use: 67,680 sq. ft. Total Construction: 58 weeksICF Installation Time: 118 days  Construction TeamOwner: Homewood SuitesGeneral...

Armed Forces Reserve Center

2007 Heavy Commercial1st Runner Up The Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla. was named First Runner Up in the Heavy Commercial category of the ICF Builder Awards.Judges cited the size and architecture of the building, as well as the fact that it...

The winners of the 2019 ICF Builder Awards were announced in Las Vegas, Nev., at an evening award presentation held in conjunction with the World of Concrete trade show in January.   The annual project-of-the-year competition is widely regarded as the biggest event in the ICF industry, and the best opportunity to come together, network,  and celebrate the advances that have been made.

Industry growth, combined with a flood of entries this year, led to the expansion of several categories.  In addition to the three residential categories, winners were chosen in the light commercial, specialty application and multifamily divisions. This year’s event also included a residential development category, and the heavy commercial winners were separated into education and religious divisions.

The top scoring projects, listed on the following pages, stood out in a worldwide competition where every entry was noteworthy and impressive.

The construction teams who built the winning projects were recognized in front of more than 200 of the most influential figures in the ICF industry, including designers, installers, manufacturers, distributors, owners, and representatives of auxiliary ICF products.

Complexity, creativity, site challenges and media exposure were all factored in determining which projects deserved top honors.

“These are milestone projects that have advanced the entire industry due to their significance and visibility,” says Clark Ricks, editorial director of this magazine and one of the contest judges. “The individuals who design and build these impressive structures are redefining what’s possible with ICF.”

The event was made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors, including ICF Builder Group, a trade association for ICF professionals and the other sponsors listed below.  Platinum sponsor Giraffe Bracing donated several valuable prizes, including an entire crate of Giraffe Bracing, which was awarded to Malcolm Matthews of ICF Texas..

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