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Engineer’s Corner
By Dave Gowers
After coming to the US from Europe in 1983, Dave Gowers was surprised by the extent of wood frame construction in both residential and commercial construction. He discovered ICF in 2003, and made that the focus of his engineering career ever since.

Teaching The Next Generation Of ICF Builders
By Vanessa Salvia
In the Associate of Applied Science Construction program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, students are learning about the advantages of ICF construction and are actually building a complete home as part of their coursework.

How To: Make a Residential Window Opening
By Tom Patton
Every house or building design requires numerous rough openings for doors and windows. Incorporating these openings into an ICF wall assembly requires a number of fundamentals to be established in the pre-design.

Project Profile: St. Martin de Porres
St. Martin de Porres in Prosper, Texas, is home to this church school that was built using ICFs. Architectural features include towering gables and ceiling, numerous poured arches, and stained glass circles.

Project Profile: Pinnacle Peak
Pinnacle Peak is a large home with multiple levels and grade changes that cut into the mountain along with a swimming pool, retaining wall, and multi-height sliding window systems.

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How To: Make a Residential Window Opening

How To: Make a Residential Window Opening

Every house or building design requires numerous rough openings for doors and windows. Incorporating these openings into an ICF wall assembly requires a number of fundamentals to be established in the pre-design. Don’t try to layout the block coursing to suit the...

Teaching The Next Generation Of ICF Builders

Teaching The Next Generation Of ICF Builders

Nick Samuelson and Cale Neuendorf install ICF panels during the setting of the top of the basement walls. Benjamin Strickert and Craig Clark are doing great things with the Associate of Applied Science Construction program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo,...

January/February 2023 News

January/February 2023 News

The Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) announced the addition of a new primary member, Amvic Inc. Amvic brings more than 25 years of experience and innovation in the Insulating Concrete Formwork industry, and a commitment to excellence by...

Pinnacle Peak

Pinnacle Peak

2022 Unlimited Residential2nd Runner-Up(People’s Choice Winner) Scottsdale, Arizona, is a part of the country with stunning mountain views, and this 8,500-square-foot custom home at the bottom of Pinnacle Peak takes full advantage of the scenery and site. Built using...

St. Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres

2022 Heavy Commercial1st Runner-Up St. Martin de Porres is a Roman Catholic Church in Prosper, Texas, which is just about 30 miles north of Dallas. Cameron Ware, Nudura's sales representative and ICF trainer, submitted this project to ICF Builder's ICF Builder Awards,...

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