August/September 2010


Successful ICF Developments
Seismic Resistance of ICFs
Walker Residence
Low Cost Disaster-Resistant Housing
The Real Cost of ICF Construction


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Successful ICF Developments
By Pieter Vanderwerf
Considered the “Holy Grail” for ICF growth, entire neighborhoods built with foam forms have already been built—with mixed results. Industry expert Pieter Vanderwerf explains why some have been successful, and what it takes for big developers to seriously consider ICFs.

Seismic Resistance of ICFs
Laboratory tests and field results agree that ICFs are a solid choice for building in earthquake-prone areas.

Here are the facts that builders need to convince skeptical building officials that ICFs are an acceptable building material in seismic zones.

Walker Residence
Built atop a hill in windswept Alberta, Canada, this 13,000 sq. ft. palatial home can withstand wildfires, blizzards, and other natural disasters common to the area, while maintaining a light, airy inviting atmosphere inside.

Low Cost Disaster-Resistant Housing
By Joseph Warnes
Disaster-proof homes—built with ICF walls and a concrete roof—could be a cost-effective replacement for homes lost to hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. The key is educating decision-makers about their benefits and keeping construction costs down.

The Real Cost of ICF Construction
By Ian Giesler
Written by the best-known ICF installer in the industry, this comparison of ICF and stick-frame construction costs is remarkably candid and detailed item-by-item assessment.

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