Many companies and private residents are looking for more durable, storm-ready construction.
Castles dot the landscape across Europe. A new castle taking shape in Pennsylvania soon will be a symbol of sustainable building practices and home to 522 apartments. With more than 1.2 million square feet of space, Grand Castle is slated to open this spring.
For passive design to be effective, both thermal mass and insulation are required to be integrated into the build.
The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...
The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is encouraging green building construction.
Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...
Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle.
A new wood-based concrete form system delivers a carbon-neutral cement product.
On Sanibel Island, Florida, builder Jonathan Tongyai, president of Island Homes, has adopted insulated concrete forms for two homes. The Island Reporter newspaper talked with Tongyai about ICFs and the energy savings and other benefits that come from building with...
Fox Blocks, a leader in the insulated concrete forms industry, received nine top awards for innovation and efficiency at the recent 2017 International ICF Builder Awards in Las Vegas. “The variety and scale of projects being built with ICFs is...
Any type of construction project carries unique considerations that are driven by the location where the building will be built.
As severe weather events increase in both frequency and severity, more states are looking for ways to make their coastal communities more resilient.
Luckily, there are many different ways you can reduce your energy consumption to reduce the production of CO2 and do your bit for the environment.
ICF construction concrete boasts not only the traditional attributes of the product, but also speed and ease, which are particularly welcome in a region racked with natural threats.
Registration is underway for the 2017 AHR Expo. The event, predicted by officials to be the West Coast’s largest HVACR event ever, will be held Jan. 30-Feb.
North America currently dominates the market for insulated concrete forms followed by Europe and Asia Pacific.
As building codes demand homes with tighter building envelopes and continuous insulation, home builders and consumers are looking for building strategies that deliver that performance without paying a premium.
A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.
There's a new option for building homes to stand up to the worst that Mother Nature has to offer.
The Shore Road Project, built by Murphy Brothers Contracting, in Greenwich, Connecticut, recently was recognized as one of the most innovative projects in the country at the ICF Builder Awards.