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ICF BIM Data Available for Building Pros

ICF BIM Data Available for Building Pros

Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is sweeping the commercial building industry. BIM is a 3-D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the tools to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure more efficiently. Fox Blocks...

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

A Look Back: Best of 2017 Green Building Trends

Here's a look back at some of the top trends of the past year, based on our conversations with builders, architects, manufacturers and other professionals in the industry.

Build with ICFs for Fire Safety

Build with ICFs for Fire Safety

In addition to energy savings and quiet comfort, another reason to build insulated concrete forms is resistance to fire.

Build with ICFs in Cold Climates

Build with ICFs in Cold Climates

Using insulated concrete forms for walls and/or foundations can help builders extend their building season, and deliver energy-efficient buildings as well.

Interest in ICFs Growing as Builders Look for High Performance Options

Interest in ICFs Growing as Builders Look for High Performance Options

As energy codes and consumer interest drive growth in high-performance home buildings, insulated concrete forms provide an attractive alternative to wood-frame construction.

ICFs Turning Up in Award Winning Homes

ICFs Turning Up in Award Winning Homes

For builders looking for ways to create high-performance homes efficiently, insulated concrete forms may be the answer. As the name implies, ICFs are EPS foam forms filled with concrete to form walls and foundations for home residential and commercial buildings....

Small to Medium Builders Adopt ICFs for Basements

Small to Medium Builders Adopt ICFs for Basements

We've been talking with builders who are moving toward ICFs for foundations and basements, away from poured concrete or block walls. There are a couple of reasons that builders are making the switch.

ICF Education & Training for Builders

ICF Education & Training for Builders

For many builders, building with insulated concrete forms (ICFs) is still a new technology. Builders can take advantage of free education and training programs that ICF manufacturers offer to the trades.

ICF Homes Stand the Test of Time

ICF Homes Stand the Test of Time

At nearly 2,000 years old, the Colosseum in Rome is one of the oldest standing structures in the world. What is it made of? Concrete.

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes

This white paper reviews the benefits of ICF construction and how they protect homes from severe weather and environmental events.

Training and Education Available for ICFs

Training and Education Available for ICFs

For builders who want to know more about building with insulated concrete form construction, there are numerous resources -- often free -- available. They don't have to tackle it alone.

Coastal Builders Looking for Resilient Homes

Coastal Builders Looking for Resilient Homes

Home buyers in coastal areas are discovering the benefits of ICF construction on their own and want to work with contractors who can help them build their dream home.

ICFs Deliver a 5-in-1 Wall Assembly

ICFs Deliver a 5-in-1 Wall Assembly

An ICF walls delivers a continuous air and heat barrier with no cracks and crevices other than what's supposed to be there, such as utility penetrations.

Builders: Listen to Your Buyers

Builders: Listen to Your Buyers

Many knowledgeable homebuyers would like to build an ICF home, but their favorite builder may not be familiar with the technology. Builders need listen to their educated buyers and get up to speed on ICF construction to provide a better product to their customers who want a better built home.

Lower Your Cost of Living with an ICF Home

Lower Your Cost of Living with an ICF Home

Studies show that construction costs are relatively small compared to the operating cost of a home over a 30-year mortgage. Insulated concrete form (ICF) homes reduce those costs through energy efficiency and low maintenance living.

High Performance Homes Don't Have to Cost More

High Performance Homes Don't Have to Cost More

Smart builders can make trade offs to offer resilient, energy efficient ICF homes that don't have to cost more than a comparable stick built home.

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Battle the Elements with Resilient Homes Built with Insulated Concrete Forms

Insurance companies, state regulators and government agencies are providing significant insurance discounts for homes built to new, more resilient standards like the FORTIFIED Home standard. This white paper covers one popular approach to building a storm-resilient home — using insulated concrete forms (ICFs) for the wall assembly and foundation.

Young Builders Deliver Personalized Attention

Young Builders Deliver Personalized Attention

Millennial buyers crave authenticity and quality, and a new generation of homebuilders is adopting the personalized approach that younger buyers crave.

High Performance Home Cost Shifting

High Performance Home Cost Shifting

Creating a high-performance building envelope with insulated concrete forms allows other costs to be shifted elsewhere.

Home Energy Use Will Be Part of the Mortgage Process

Home Energy Use Will Be Part of the Mortgage Process

Industry experts tell me it won't be long until energy use for a home will be part of the mortgage approval process.

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