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As I See It: Excitement for the Future

From the ICFMA: Future Schools Summit
By D.C. Mangimelli
The ICFMA and several member companies participated in the recent Future Schools Summit, a resilient and high-performance schools symposium held to share experiences about the holistic approach of Net Zero Energy (NZE) or near NZE school buildings.

2022 ICF Builder & People’s Choice Award Winners
These award-winning projects highlight the very best in ICF construction across a range of sectors.

Specialty Applications & People’s Choice:
The Condor Infinity Edge Pool
Small Residential & People’s Choice:
Sunshine Green Home
Large Residential:
Mayura Manor
Large Residential People’s Choice:
Driftwood
Unlimited Residential & People’s Choice:
Garnet Way
Light Commercial:
Roten Insurance Office
Light Commercial People’s Choice:
MAC Federal Credit Union
MultiFamily Low-Rise:
Zero Place
MultiFamily Low-Rise People’s Choice: 
Chatham Mixed-Use Business & Residence
MultiFamily:
The University of Louisville Belknap Village South
MultiFamily People’s Choice:
Springhouse Village
Heavy Commercial:
St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
Heavy Commercial People’s Choice:
MHA Interpretive Center
Education:
Frisco ISD Panther Creek High School
Education People’s Choice:
A. Gary Walsingham Academy

How To: Find the Value Proposition in ICFs
By Tom Patton
In the competitive sales and marketing of ICFs, there is a wide assortment of ICF benefits influencing why to use it. But not all of these benefits are applicable to each customer, builder, or designer. Here’s how to find the value proposition specifically for you, or your market.

Engineer’s Corner: How I Coach A Homeowner Towards ICF Construction
By Dave Gowers
Although he is focused on ICF engineering, Gowers still frequently receives inquiries for wood frame construction. Here he provides some of the questions, and how he addresses them.

Project Profile: Boulder Farms Townhomes
This project of 36 fourplex townhomes is a clear indicator that concrete construction can be achieved faster and cheaper than wood construction. The success of this project convinced the owner to move away from wood construction completely.

Project Profile: Delta Terra Campus
Delta Terra Campus is a high-end gym in San Antonio, Texas. This project had some complexities, and also showed how much creativity is possible with ICFs thanks to an aviation-inspired curved wall and roof design.

IN THIS ISSUE

Engineer’s Corner: How I Coach A Homeowner Towards ICF Construction

Engineer’s Corner: How I Coach A Homeowner Towards ICF Construction

Although my engineering practice is mostly focused on ICF engineering — 170 projects processed to date — I still frequently receive engineering inquiries for wood frame construction. The complexity and scope of the project will normally dictate whether the additional...

Find the Value Proposition in ICFs

Find the Value Proposition in ICFs

This magazine reviews submittals for recognition awards in various categories of ICF projects every year. Each year the project submissions are more outstanding, which makes it harder to get into the top three for voting, but it also makes the judges’ jobs more...

March/April 2023 News

March/April 2023 News

The winners of the 2023 ICF Builder Awards were announced in person at an awards ceremony on January 18 at World of Concrete. We appreciate everyone who attended and voted in the People's Choice Awards. The ICF Builder Awards are the most prestigious awards to be...

Delta Terra Campus

Delta Terra Campus

2022 Light CommercialWinner(People’s Choice Winner) Delta Terra Campus is a high-end gym in San Antonio, Texas. This project had some complexities, and also showed how much creative design work is possible with ICFs. The building is 2,170 square feet with a 640 square...

Boulder Farms Townhomes

Boulder Farms Townhomes

2022 MultiFamily Low-RiseWinner These townhomes in Johnston, Rhode Island, outperform an identical wood prototype in energy consumption by 50%. That's just one of the benefits that the builders found by using ICFs on this $22 million project. The builders estimate...

The winners of the 2023 ICF Builder Awards were announced at the World of Concrete on January 18, 2023.  The annual project-of-the-year competition is widely regarded as the biggest event in the ICF industry, and the best opportunity to celebrate the advances that have been made in recent years.

Winners and two Runners-up were chosen in the following categories:  Small Residential, Large Residential, Unlimited Residential, Specialty Applications,  MultiFamily, MultiFamily Low-Rise, Education, Light Commercial and Heavy Commercial. This year’s event also featured a new addition to the contest the People’s Choice Awards, which was extremely popular receiving more than 9,000 votes.

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

Specialty Application Winners

Kayden’s Place

Kayden’s Place

2023 Specialty Application1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaType: Landscape with water feature, cave, retaining wallSize: 600 sq. ft.ICF Use: 1,200 sq. ft.Cost: $80,000Total Construction: 8 weeksICF Installation Time: 7 days ...

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Small Residential Winners

Sunshine Green Home

Sunshine Green Home

2023 Small ResidentialWinner(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics Location: Hurricane, UtahType: ResidenceSize: 2,805 sq. ft.ICF Use: 11,264 sq. ft.Cost: $1,900,000Total Construction: 20 weeksICF Installation Time: 70 days Construction Team Owner: Zitting Family...

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Palos Residence

Palos Residence

2023 Small Residential2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Santa Clarita, CaliforniaType: ResidenceSize: 2,521 sq. ft.ICF Use: 4,795 sq. ft.Cost: $1,000,000Total Construction: 44 weeksICF Installation Time: 50 days Construction Team Owner: Ryan and Ann...

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Zarillo Residence

Zarillo Residence

2023 Small Residential1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Watertown, ConnecticutType: ResidenceSize: 2,508 sq. ft.eICF Use: 9,623 sq. ft.Cost: $700,000Total Construction: 100 weeksICF Installation Time: 28 days Construction Team Owner: Zarillo Building...

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Large Residential Winners

Mayura Manor

Mayura Manor

2023 Large ResidentialWinner Project Statistics Location: Winter Park, FloridaType: ResidenceSize: 4,330 sq. ft.ICF Use: 3,563 sq. ft.Cost: $1,483,000Total Construction: 50 weeksICF Installation Time: 16 days Construction Team Owner: Kiran TipirneniGeneral Contractor:...

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Driftwood

Driftwood

2023 Large Residential1st Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics Location: Salcombe, Devon, EnglandType: ResidenceSize: 5,000 sq. ft.ICF Use: 5,052 sq. ft.Cost: $1,000,000Total Construction: 68 weeksICF Installation Time: 20 days Construction...

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Mike White Project

Mike White Project

2023 Large Residential2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Bowling Green, KentuckyType: ResidenceSize: 4,285 sq. ft.ICF Use: 6,061 sq. ft.Cost: $1,200,000Total Construction: 65 weeksICF Installation Time: 15 days Construction Team Owner: Mike WhiteGeneral...

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Unlimited Residential Winners

Garnet Way

Garnet Way

2023 Unlimited ResidentialWinner(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics Location: Penticton, British Columbia, CanadaType: ResidenceSize: 7,072 sq. ft.ICF Use: 16,330 sq. ft.Cost: $5,100,000Total Construction: 82 weeksICF Installation Time: 91 days Construction...

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Crowther Home

Crowther Home

2023 Unlimited Residential2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Page, ArizonaType: ResidenceSize: 6,300 sq. ft.ICF Use: 5,019 sq. ft.Cost: $1,800,000Total Construction: 88 weeksICF Installation Time: 35 days Construction Team Owner: Crowther Contracting...

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Woods Residence

Woods Residence

2023 Unlimited Residential1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Rising Fawn, GeorgiaType: ResidenceSize: 8,405 sq. ft.ICF Use: 17,454 sq. ft.Cost: $1,580,000Total Construction: 52 weeksICF Installation Time: 60 days Construction Team Owner: Bob and Nadine...

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Light Commercial Winners

Roten Insurance Office

Roten Insurance Office

2023 Light Commercial Winner Project Statistics Location: San Antonio, TexasType: Office buildingSize: 5,650 sq. ft.ICF Use: 4,687 sq. ft.Cost: $1,150,000Total Construction: 30 weeksICF Installation Time: 6 days of stacking Construction Team Owner: Robert RotenGeneral...

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Hudson Studios

Hudson Studios

2023 Light Commercial1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Bellingham, WashingtonType: Commercial art spaces, 2 offices, cafeSize: 9,000 sq. ft.ICF Use: 14,684 sq. ft.Cost: $2,500,000Total Construction: 130 weeksICF Installation Time: 60 days Construction...

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MultiFamily Low-Rise Winners

The Tom

The Tom

2023 MultiFamily Low-Rise1st Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Huntsville, Ontario, CanadaType: CondominiumSize: 41,979 sq. ft.ICF Use: 43,565 sq. ft.Cost: $9,200,000Total Construction: 65.7 weeksICF Installation Time: 95 days Construction Team Owner:...

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Zero Place

Zero Place

2023 MultiFamily-Low RiseWinner Project Statistics Location: New Paltz, New YorkType: Mixed-use retail & apartmentsSize: 62,800 sq. ft.ICF Use: 29,000 sq. ft.Cost: $11,000,000Total Construction: 102 weeksICF Installation Time: 70 days Construction Team Owner: Zero...

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MultiFamily Winners

Olâk

Olâk

2023 MultiFamily2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Granby, Quebec, CanadaType: ApartmentsSize: 37,945 sq. ft.ICF Use: 40,473 sq. ft.Cost: $5,100,000Total Construction: 42 weeksICF Installation Time: 40 days Construction Team Owner: 9365-7872 Quebec Inc.,...

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Springhouse Village

Springhouse Village

2023 MultiFamily1st Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics  Location: Springfield, Missouri Type: Assisted living & memory care Size: 96,500 sq. ft. ICF Use: 55,260 sq. ft. Cost: $31,216,000  Total Construction: 73 weeks ICF Installation Time: 145...

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Heavy Commercial Winners

MHA Interpretive Center

MHA Interpretive Center

2023 Heavy Commercial2nd Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics Location: New Town, North DakotaType: MuseumSize: 47,831 sq. ft.ICF Use: 16,500 sq. ft.Cost: $32,000,000Total Construction: 104 weeksICF Installation Time: 60 days Construction Team Owner:...

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Education Winners

Dune Lakes Elementary School

Dune Lakes Elementary School

2023 Education2nd Runner-Up Project Statistics Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FloridaType: Elementary schoolSize: 150,000 sq. ft.ICF Use: 68,000 sq. ft.Cost: $36,100,000Total Construction: 70 weeksICF Installation Time: 120 days Construction Team Owner: Walton County...

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A. Gary Walsingham Academy

A. Gary Walsingham Academy

2023 Education1st Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) Project Statistics  Location: Panama City Beach, Florida Type: Elementary school Size: 148,800 sq. ft. ICF Use: 130,407 sq. ft. Cost: $37,860,000 Total Construction: 108 weeks ICF Installation Time: 190 days...

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