Why ICF’s?

ICF Costs

Low energy costs, disaster resistance, and recyclability make this construction method one of the greenest building technologies on the planet.

Energy Efficiency

Perhaps the largest factor driving ICF growth is their superior energy efficiency. This is due to the R-value of the foam and the airtightness of the walls.

Disaster Resistance

In the last 12 months, severe storms have devastated the Atlantic coast and Midwest. ICF structures in the paths of these storms survived far better than their stick-framed counterparts.

Building a Green Future: Harnessing the Power of Resilient & Energy-Efficient Design

By Frank Gordon, Assoc. AIA, VP of Strategic Development, BuildBlock Building SystemsIn the face of increasing climate volatility and environmental concerns, the construction industry is undergoing a paradigm shift towards resilient and sustainable building practices....

From the ICFA: The Other ICF Advantages

Commercial and institutional markets have discovered the sustainable and innovative advantages of ICFs from thousands of proven projects over the last few decades.Commercial and institutional markets have discovered the sustainable and innovative advantages of ICFs...

From the ICFMA: Still Standing After Disasters

Natural disasters, which are becoming more frequent every year due to the drastic changes in climate, are no match for homes and buildings constructed with Insulated Concrete Form walls.Natural disasters have devastated hundreds of thousands of homes in just the last...

Engineers Corner: ICF Construction Is A Great Way To Achieve Green Building

The theme for this edition of ICF Builder is green building. This is a term we hear a lot of these days, but what exactly does it mean? Green Building Canada defines green building as “a resource-efficient method of construction that produces healthier buildings which...

Building Safer Schools With ICF

West High School in West, Texas. By Vanessa SalviaTalk to any school-age child about Legos and they'll know what you're talking about. Tell them that you're building a school in a similar manner, and they just might understand. What they might not understand is how...

Subdivision Built to Withstand Wildfires

Approximately three years ago, I became involved with the construction of a new residential subdivision in Cave Junction, in Southern Oregon, located in the Illinois Valley of Josephine County. Initially, the scope of work was to design a concrete deck to an access...

Adjusting to Increasing Natural Disasters

The increase in natural and climate-related disasters has caused a record number of expenditures related to repairs. In January 2021, NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) released a report that stated natural disasters cost the U.S. a record $22...

A Case Study on How Insulated Concrete Forms Can Prevent Structure Loss During Wildfires

Logix ICF Home on Cliffhanger Lane that Survived the Camp Fire (Lennox, 2019) Editor's Note: Charles Ackley wrote this paper in 2020 as a senior in the Construction Management program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. This...

ICF Construction Mitigates Building & Operating Costs

Example of non-combustible full building envelope with ICF walls and iSpan floors and roof. A typical ICF basement, already poured. Having been involved with ICF construction for around 17 years, and in that time having been involved with more than 130 ICF projects,...

An ICF House Proves Its Strength Over Decades

By Vanessa SalviaTerri Jean Smith, a resident of Fort Morgan, Alabama, on the top of a tiny peninsula in Mobile Bay, wrote me in early September 2020 seeking any advice I might have to aid in her quest to have her roof certified as a Fortified Roof. In Alabama and...

The Challenge

Studies show that very little of a building’s total environmental impact is related to construction. Rather, heating, cooling, and operating the building add up to more than 90% of a structure’s total environmental impact over its lifespan.

The Solution

Energy Savings of up to 40-50% on heating and cooling costs. Designed with a factory R-value of 24 and capable of reaching 40+ R-values following concrete embedment. Insulated Concrete Forms create a thermal barrier that naturally regulates the inside temperature. 


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