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Rising Cost of Steel
By Vanessa Salvia
One factor that has influenced builders over the past year is the rising cost of lumber and steel. We’ll take a deep dive, and see what the future holds now that the massive spikes in prices appear to be over.

Growing the Industry Through Build With Strength
By Vanessa Salvia
For any contractors just getting into ICFs, or for those who are seeking to gain more clients, the Build With Strength program is one to know about. They provide free access to a plethora of resources for project support including case studies, educational materials, and articles.

Design Perspectives
By Ariel Petty
Ariel Petty, who designs ICF homes, dreams up a project with commercial on the ground floor and homes above, with additions to the design that take into consideration cold, snowy winters.

How To: Select An ICF Product
By Tom Patton
The decision has been made to build with ICFs. Now, how do you select which product to use?

Commercial Contractor Spotlight
By Vanessa Salvia
IMS Masonry, based in Utah, is one of the largest masonry contractors in the Western United States, and they include among their projects some of the largest ICF projects in the country.

Project Profile – Island Harbor Club Condos
Completed in October 2020, the Island Harbor Club Condos in Gananoque, Ontario, was a unique multifamily project that presented challenges from the ground up, literally. The brownfield site required a 2.5-year cleanup before construction could begin.

Project Profile – Parklands Manor
Parklands Manor Care Home is located in Chertsey, United Kingdom, just 18 miles southwest of London. This project won the hearts of our People’s Choice Award voters for its 
good looks and style.

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Commercial Contractor Spotlight

Commercial Contractor Spotlight

IMS Masonry built the 173,393-square-foot Roy Junior High School in Roy, Utah, with Fox Blocks. This was the first ICF school built in Utah.  IMS Masonry is one of the largest masonry contractors in the Western United States, and they include among their projects some...

How To Select An ICF Product

How To Select An ICF Product

The decision has been made to build with ICFs. Now, how do you select which product to use? Every ICF block or product line is unique in attributes and features which impact the installation speed and efficiency, the engineering requirements, and the overall energy...

Design Perspectives – A Foray Into a Work/Live Project

Design Perspectives – A Foray Into a Work/Live Project

Interior view of an imagined live / work project.  When I was first introduced to ICF’s a couple of years ago, the benefits seemed to be miles long when compared to stick framed construction. I quickly learned of the superior insulation value and the ease of install....

Growing the Industry Through Build With Strength

Growing the Industry Through Build With Strength

For any contractors just getting into ICFs, or for those who are seeking to gain more clients, the Build With Strength program is one to know about. Build With Strength (www.buildwithstrength) is a coalition of architects, builders, engineers, emergency services...

The Rising Cost of Steel

The Rising Cost of Steel

A photo of a grid of LiteBar suspended using LiteChair rebar chairs. The industry has been rocked by a few upheavals in the past year . . . a big one was the major increase in lumber prices (see "The Price of Lumber Skyrockets" in the January/February 2021 issue of...

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