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Sloped or Pitched Concrete Roofs
By Vanessa Salvia
Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and insurance changes are driving the demand for increased roofing made out of concrete. This method is ideal for flat roofs, although pitched roofs and roofs with valleys or gables are possible.

Building Safer Schools With ICF
By Vanessa Salvia
Building schools from ICFs can make them “hardened spaces” that keep students and staff safer. Thankfully, ICF schools are becoming more common.

Subdivision Built to Withstand Wildfires
By Dave Gowers
Dave Gowers convinced a subdivision developer to switch to ICF from wood frame, to realize the benefits of speed of construction, disaster resistance, and lower maintenance.

How To: Get Advice on ICFs
By Tom Patton
In today’s world, access to the internet provides instant information to any question. But that doesn’t always mean the information is trustworthy or accurate, even if your browser search sends you to an “expert.” Here’s how to be sure you’re getting good info.

Project Profile: Small Residential 2nd Runner Up – Endymion Guesthouse
The Endymion Guesthouse in Ontario, Canada, is a large guesthouse that allows numerous configurations of visitor accommodations. The house was designed to passive house principles using Fox Blocks.

Project Profile: Large Residential 1st Runner Up – Shah Residence
The Shah Residence was built in Santa Rosa, California, an area that had been scoured by wildfires not long ago. IntegraSpec provided the blocks for this large residence of approximately 5,000 square feet.

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Sloped or Pitched Concrete Roofs

Sloped or Pitched Concrete Roofs

A curved concrete roof in Colorado. Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and insurance changes are driving the demand for increased roofing made out of ICFs. In this scenario, a concrete slab is poured that is used as a roof instead of for flooring. This method is ideal for...

Building Safer Schools With ICF

Building Safer Schools With ICF

West High School in West, Texas. Talk to any school-age child about Legos and they'll know what you're talking about. Tell them that you're building a school in a similar manner, and they just might understand. What they might not understand is how much safer and more...

Subdivision Built to Withstand Wildfires

Subdivision Built to Withstand Wildfires

Approximately three years ago, I became involved with the construction of a new residential subdivision in Cave Junction, in Southern Oregon, located in the Illinois Valley of Josephine County. Initially, the scope of work was to design a concrete deck to an access...

Building a Resilient ICF Industry

Building a Resilient ICF Industry

The Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association is the North American non-profit trade organization for the ICF industry. Founded in 2014 by a dedicated group of manufacturers, the ICFMA works to improve the quality and acceptance of Insulated Concrete Form...

Get Advice on ICFs

Get Advice on ICFs

In today's world, access to the internet provides instant information to any question. But that doesn't always mean the information is trustworthy or accurate, even if your browser search sends you to an "expert" on YouTube or a specialized site like ICF Builder...

Endymion Guesthouse

Endymion Guesthouse

2022 Large Residential2nd Runner-Up(People’s Choice Winner) The Endymion Guesthouse in Ontario, Canada, is a large guesthouse that is part of a country family estate that accommodates the owners’ visiting family, friends and guests, allowing numerous configurations of...

Shah Residence

Shah Residence

2022 Large Residential1st Runner-Up The Shah Residence was built in Santa Rosa, California, an area that had been scoured by wildfires not long ago. IntegraSpec provided the blocks for this large residence of approximately 5,000 square feet. The home was completed in...

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