David Morris
A Detroit native, David T. Morris, LEED® Green Associate, used his drive for entrepreneurship, innovation & new product development to develop a patented product and later took a new building product to market. In 2012, he became U.S. East Regional Manager with Fox Blocks, a division of Airlite Plastics Company, managing ICF sales in seven states. Since 2006, David has delivered more than 140 IFA/ICF training seminars to contractors, plus another 120 presentations to architects and engineers. He is a featured speaker and SME on High-Performance Buildings, and his efforts have resulted in environmentally friendly construction being specified for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings throughout the country.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

ICFs Support Fortified Homes Certification

ICFs Support Fortified Homes Certification

As severe weather events seem to become more common, homeowners are becoming more interested in storm resilient homes.

Builders Can Tap Into ICF Training

Builders Can Tap Into ICF Training

As building codes become stricter in many states, building pros can take advantage of free educational opportunities to keep pace.

Not Your Grandfather's ICF

Not Your Grandfather's ICF

Insulated concrete forms have been a proven wall assembly for decades now, but you wouldn't know it from listening to some builders.

Tackling Continuous Insulation Mandates with ICFs

Tackling Continuous Insulation Mandates with ICFs

One of the toughest challenges in home energy efficiency is eliminating thermal bridging.

Is ICF the Right Wall System for Your Project?

Is ICF the Right Wall System for Your Project?

There are many paths to reach a high performance home, and I want to take a look at two wall systems that are gaining in popularity.

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