January/February 2024 News

2024 ICF Builder Awards

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 Choice Awards, as well as the top picks of our judging panel. Awards will be given for the winning projects in the following categories:

Residential: Small (3,000 sq. ft. or less); Large (3,001 to 6,000 sq. ft.); Unlimited (Over 6,000 sq. ft.) MultiFamily: Duplexes, apartments, hotels
MultiFamily Low-Rise: Under 5 stories
Commercial: Light (less than $5 million); Heavy ($5 million+)
Education: K-12 educational buildings
Pools: Residential or commercial ICF pools

A record number of people voted for their favorite People’s Choice Awards projects in all of these categories. For more information regarding the ICF Builder and People’s Choice Awards visit www.icfmag.com/builder-awards. To RSVP to attend the awards ceremony on January 24, 2024, at World of Concrete, go to www.icfmag.com/builder-award-rsvp. Doors open at 5 pm and will be held in room N256 of the North Hall.


Platinum Sponsor: Plumwall ICF Bracing Systems
Gold Sponsors: Build With Strength, Metwood Building Solutions
Silver Sponsors: Oztec, Resisto, Prebuck, Hambro by Canam

Fox Blocks – ICF Employment Opportunity Training

Fox Blocks’ Integrated Learning Center has provided complimentary Primary ICF Installer training programs to thousands of candidates over the last three years. In a concerted effort to help address the nationwide labor shortage in the ICF construction industry, the ILC program has been updated. Fox Blocks is appealing to their experienced ICF contractor base, which may be looking for entry-level laborers, to host with a Fox Blocks Advisor, a free live classroom Primary ICF Installer training course, allowing them, at the end of the training session, to possibly interview any newly trained candidates for a potential entry-level employment opportunity. To register for this opportunity and training, go to the Fox Blocks ILC website and fill out the Live Training Request form or complete Primary ICF Installer Course – USA and complete the form indicating that you are open to an opportunity for employment with a hiring Fox Blocks Contractor.

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