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World of Concrete Preview
2024 marks the 50th year for World of Concrete. Although “concrete” is in the name, the event represents all segments of the construction industry including ICF manufacturers and related concrete tools and accessories.

Trade Shows: Speed Dating for your Business
By Trevor Brown
It’s trade show season! Whether the trade show you’re attending is large or small, the concept and the object of the game stays the same. Both the exhibitor and the attendee want to leave feeling like they got a good return on the investment of time and money to be there.

How To:Benchmark Your Business Plan
By Tom Patton
The start of a new year is a great time to assess your business: where you are and where you want to be. As an experienced or new ICF contractor, one of the main planning functions for your business is to look at improving and growing your business, plus review the possibility to venture or expand into new territories.

The Advantages of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) in Climate-Controlled Self Storage Facilities
By Lottie Westfield
ICFs are an ideal choice for constructing climate-controlled self storage facilities, offering unparalleled protection for sensitive items like wine, antiques, photographs, electronics, or paper documents.

ICF Tips & Tricks
By Cameron Ware
Control lines and benchmarks should be part of the layout process for ICF installation. But many installers, even a few experienced ones, don’t bother to use them. Here’s why and how you should.

Project Profile:Chatham Mixed-Use
The Chatham Building in Fairhope, Alabama, is a mixed-use building with businesses offices and a residence on the first floor and a residence on the second floor. Built using Fox Blocks ICFs, the building features include a blend of classical Southern architecture along with Fortified Gold hurricane-resistant features.

Project Profile: Condor Infinity Edge Pool
The Condor Infinity-Edge Pool in Springfield, Missouri, was built with Fox Blocks ICFs. The 1,030-square-foot pool is 90 feet long and three-sided, with an ICF wet-edge spillover to create an infinity pool.

Project Profile: Mike White Project
The Mike White Project in Bowling Green, Kentucky is a 4,285-square-foot residence built by Doug Martens Construction using Nudura ICFs. It is the largest 1-story ICF home in the surrounding area. Martens estimates that using ICFs saved the construction team 8 weeks of work time.

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2024 World of Concrete Preview

2024 World of Concrete Preview

2024 marks the 50th year for World of Concrete. Although "concrete" is in the name, the event represents all segments of the construction industry including ICF manufacturers and related concrete tools and accessories. WOC is the place to get continuing education...

How To Benchmark Your Business Plan

How To Benchmark Your Business Plan

Use manufacturer banners on your job sites to draw attention from people on the street. Every project could be an advertisement for your business and the ICF product. Photo courtesy of Fox BlocksThe start of a new year is a great time to assess your business: where...

Layout: Control Lines and Benchmarks

Layout: Control Lines and Benchmarks

By Cameron Ware 3' Benchmark – Locate your elevations from here. Don't assume the slab is perfectly flat. Someone smart once said, “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.” When I first heard this years ago, it didn’t really make much sense to me....

Trade Shows . . .  Speed Dating for your Business

Trade Shows . . . Speed Dating for your Business

By Trevor BrownIt’s trade show season! The excitement of the first day of a big trade show coupled with the exhaustion of the last few hours on the last day is the very definition of the “love/hate” relationship most of us in the business have with these events. And...

January/February 2024 News

January/February 2024 News

This year marks the 19th annual ICF Builder Awards, which is the premier event for recognizing ICF construction. This year, the event ceremony will be held in-person on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at World of Concrete. Returning this year are the popular People's...

How-To: Develop a Commercial Estimate

How-To: Develop a Commercial Estimate

By Tom PattonConstructing the Showbiz Cinema building in Homestead, Florida. All theater walls and bowling alley walls were built with ICF. The theater walls are 62 feet tall. Photo courtesy of Fox BlocksThe most advantageous scenario at the start of any commercial...

Chatham Mixed Use Business-Residence

Chatham Mixed Use Business-Residence

2023 MultiFamily Low-Rise2nd Runner-Up(People's Choice Winner) The Chatham Building in Fairhope, Alabama, is a mixed-use building with businesses offices and a residence on the first floor and a residence on the second floor. Built using Fox Blocks ICFs, the building...

Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont

Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont

2023 Heavy Commercial1st  Runner-Up The Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont, or CNCB, is an eye-catching structure thanks to its elliptical shape and tall, curved walls. The name of this building translates from the French as a “national center for cycling,” based...

Mike White Project

Mike White Project

2023 Large Residential2nd Runner-Up The Mike White Project in Bowling Green, Kentucky is a 4,285-square-foot residence built by Doug Martens Construction using Nudura ICFs. It is the largest 1-story ICF home in the surrounding area. Martens estimates that using ICFs...

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