September/October 2021


Intro to ICFs and Alternative ICFs
ICF Product Directory
Diceman Modern Farmhouse Project Profile
Delta Terra Square Project Profile



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An ICF House Proves Its Strength
Terri Jean Smith’s house right on the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama has withstood three major hurricanes since it was built in 2003, with no damage.

ICF Construction Mitigates Building & Operating Costs
An engineer refutes the dominant narrative that ICF construction is expensive. With the current price levels and availability challenges, there is a strong argument that ICF construction is the less expensive building method.

A Case Study on How Insulated Concrete Forms Can Prevent Structure Loss During Wildfires
Charles Ackley wrote this paper in 2020 as a senior in Construction Management in California, to understand how ICFs’ thermal insulating and non-combustible properties work to protect structures from wildfires.

Adjusting to Increasing Natural Disasters
Building codes need to change. Money needs to be spent in a more organized way. And people need to build with less wood.

The Benefits of Panelization
Contractors have figured out that prefabbing an ICF wall through panelization instead of building onsite solves some problems and lets them build much faster.

Carlyle Fire Hall Project Profile
The city of Carlyle in far southeastern Saskatchewan has a new fire hall that is a training center and sets the standard for surrounding communities. They needed a new fire hall that was more modern, larger, and functional for years to come.

Cinépolis La Costa Town Center Project Profile
ICF construction proved to be the perfect building material for this movie theater built on a small lot with other architectural challenges. The owners were so happy with the results on this high-end cinema complex that they are planning for more ICF builds.

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While insulated concrete forms are an ideal solution for foundations and basements, there is a misnomer that they are only utilized for those below-grade conditions. In fact, ICFs can be used above-grade all the way to the roof to enhance their insulation and durability benefits to the end-user. ... See MoreSee Less
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The MAC Federal Credit Union in Wasilla, Alaska, is a prime example of how insulated concrete forms can be used to create a beautiful, energy-efficient, and resilient building. Completed in July 2021, the project was the Light Commercial 2nd runner up and People’s Choice Winner in the 2023 ICF Builder Awards. Read more here: ... See MoreSee Less
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Roughly estimating, well over 30 million square feet of ICF walls are filled with concrete annually. Voids are rare, and with proper procedures and training, can be eliminated altogether. Read more here: ... See MoreSee Less
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