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Why Building With Concrete Is Better
By Vanessa Salvia
Concrete gets a bad environmental rap. The challenge for concrete is that its key ingredient, cement, is responsible for most of the emissions from concrete. But there are many reasons why building with concrete is better, and also many ways that building with concrete can be better.

How To: Evaluate ICFs Versus Wood or CMU
By Tom Patton
The major question everyone is posting regarding building materials and wall assemblies is related to cost, specifically the initial capital costs for the options of building with ICFs versus traditional wood framing or concrete block.

Cemstone and ACPA Participate in Nationwide Habitat for Humanity Efforts
By Vanessa Salvia, ACPA, and Cemstone
ICF homes need less maintenance; cost less to heat and cool; are more durable in the event of a natural disaster such as a fire, tornado, hurricane, or earthquake; are more resistant to pests and molds; and are quiet and comfortable. Habitat For Humanity is increasing its number of ICF new home builds, including this single-family home in Northfield, Minnesota.

Renewing BYU Hawaii With ICFs
By Vanessa Salvia
The introduction of ICF to the Brigham Young University Hawaii campus represents a significant milestone for the industry for a number of reasons related to flood plain, overall sustainability and maintenance cost, and the corrosive salt air of the island environment.

Project Profile: Cumberland Trace Elementary School
Cumberland Trace Elementary School in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is one of many recent schools built with ICFs. It was the 1st Runner Up in our 2022 ICF Builder Awards.

Project Profile: Te Toka
Once in a while, a home comes along that has a remarkable set of qualities and characteristics. Te Toka, our Unlimited Residential winner, is one of those homes for a variety of reasons including its stunning location and equally appealing design.

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Renewing BYU Hawaii With ICF

Renewing BYU Hawaii With ICF

The introduction of ICF to the Brigham Young University Hawaii campus represents a significant milestone for the industry for a number of reasons. First, it represents a major step forward in sustainability for the buildings on the island of Oahu. Due to the...

Cemstone Participates in Nationwide Habitat for Humanity Efforts

Cemstone Participates in Nationwide Habitat for Humanity Efforts

ICF homes need less maintenance; cost less to heat and cool; are more durable in the event of a natural disaster such as a fire, tornado, hurricane, or earthquake; are more resistant to pests and molds; and are quiet and comfortable. In this issue devoted to green...

Evaluate ICFs Versus Wood or CMU

Evaluate ICFs Versus Wood or CMU

The major question everyone is posting regarding building materials and wall assemblies is related to cost, specifically the initial capital costs for the options of building with ICFs versus traditional wood framing or concrete block. This is not a simple question...

Why Building With Concrete Is Better

Why Building With Concrete Is Better

The Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building at the University of Texas, Dallas, uses a partially exposed concrete structure to take advantage of concrete’s thermal mass properties which trap heat during cold months and keep structures cooler during warmer...

May/June 2022 News

May/June 2022 News

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association members have lowered their carbon footprint by 21% in 7 years according to a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) report and Industry Wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) published in March. NRMCA has been tracking its...

Te Toka

Te Toka

2022 Unlimited ResidentialWinner Once in a while, a home comes along that has a remarkable set of qualities and characteristics. Te Toka is one of those homes. From its stunning location to its equally appealing design, to the many "firsts" and remarkable achievements...

Cumberland Trace Elementary School

Cumberland Trace Elementary School

2022 Education1st Runner-Up(People’s Choice Winner) Cumberland Trace Elementary School in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is one of many recent schools built with ICFs. It was the 1st Runner Up in the 2022 ICF Builder Awards and also received the People's Choice Award in the...

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