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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If you're thinking about building a log home, or other pre-fab or systems-built home, start with a strong foundation.
This is one of the first projects completed under Utah’s latest energy conservation codes that require a layer of exterior insulation.
High-performance homes are using high-tech solutions wall systems that are like a mountain climber's parka that keeps the energy inside even in the harshest conditions.
The home and insulation installer were recognized with a 2018 Industry Excellence Award, winning first prize in the Residential Wall category.
The precast concrete structure was installed in just two working days, allowing the house to be under roof in less than two weeks.
Tests have shown that ICFs are able to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour.
The 3D-printed home serves as a proof-of-concept for sustainable homebuilding that will allow for safer, more affordable homes for more families, faster than ever.
Each plank is carefully hand painted to display the patina of weather-worn boards.
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.
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