This guide compares Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) with other forms used in above grade (walls) and below grade applications (foundations). Key factors in selecting the best system for your home are identified.
This white paper reviews the benefits of ICF construction and how they protect homes from severe weather and environmental events.
Type: White Paper
Modern builders are turning to insulating concrete forms (ICFs) for homes that are energy efficient, resilient and comfortable.
Type: White Paper
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Each plank is carefully hand painted to display the patina of weather-worn boards.
From 2006 through 2011, the construction industry lost 2.3 million jobs, and many of those people have since found other employment.
More than 80,000 building professionals from across the country gathered in Orlando for the 2018 International Builders' Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.
The home’s finishes, features and functionality address a need for a bold new blend of form and function to inspire families.
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.
As home energy codes drive performance, builders will have to find ways to build homes that meet those codes.
As energy codes and consumer interest drive growth in high-performance home buildings, insulated concrete forms provide an attractive alternative to wood-frame construction.
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....
Build tight and ventilate right is the mantra of high performance home building, but actually pulling that off can be challenging for builders.
With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.
There are many paths to creating an energy-efficient all assembly, and a new approach that relies on traditional techniques is gaining ground. The Extended Plate and Beam Wall offers a way to incorporate continuous insulation on the exterior of the home using standard wood framing.
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The demand for high-quality, high-performance building materials has increased tenfold.
Originating from a production home, the French Country architectural design was customized according to the homeowner’s desires.
Once the precast concrete foundations are in place, modular home components will be installed to increase the speed and efficiency of construction.
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