As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.
Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.
When it comes to improving the outside of the home, personalizing with color and design tops the charts on buyers’ most-wanted lists.
An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.
One of the keys to a successful insulated concrete form project is to end up with straight and true walls, and one manufacturer has addressed that problem.
With severe storms becoming more common in many parts of the country, an easy-to-build concrete form storm shelter can provide peace of mind - and safety.
As damaging storms and power outages become more common, more homeowners are looking for a standby power solution.
Homeowners want to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, but large sliding doors have not always been the most energy-efficient option.
The economic downturn has changed the nature of residential building and the market for residential and commercial HVAC systems.
For home that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living, folding glass walls create an easy-to-use solution that can fit into any style.
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis will host an open house with separate events for building professionals and consumers on Feb. 20 and 21, 2015 at the home outside of St. Louis.
Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.
As part of its green building approach, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction to reduce construction waste and provide better performance.
The building envelope of a home, especially one made of brick and stone, will likely last the life of the house without replacement, unlike other aspects of the home that might be replaced or upgraded.
In the latest version of the LEED rating system, there's a major emphasis on building product disclosure, and more companies are providing the information for their products to be eligible for LEED points.
Most homes don't have enough insulation in the attic near the eaves, but a new truss design can make that problem go away. As this video with green building consultant Matt Belcher, principal with Verdatek Solutions and director of the...
Builder Kim Hibbs, president of Hibbs Homes, reviews the role that insulation from Dow Building Solutions will play in the energy-efficiency of the home.
Although homeowners might be intrigued by high-tech devices, they're ultimately looking for daylighting solutions that bring more comfort to their home.
Does building a high performance home pay off?
Recent studies indicate that buildings with a high level of wood content have a positive physiological impact on the human nervous system.