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....
High performance design incorporates fresh air flow for comfort, indoor air quality, and efficiency.
To ensure the Proud Green Home of Louisville performs according to plan, it's being wrapped in insulation. The foundation incorporates foam forms, and most of the walls are insulated concrete forms as well. Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces &...
Insulating the foundation is one of the first steps to creating a quiet, comfortable, efficient home.
The latest Proud Green Home will rise in Louisville as part of the sustainable Norton Commons community.
Builder Tony Penna shows how to install Fox Buck, designed to replace lumber and vinyl bucks, on his job site in Malibu, California.
The Fox Buck is a fully integrated, continuous insulation window and door buck for residential and commercial applications. When installed properly, the concrete barrier protection is continuous around the entire opening.
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.
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.
A new line of ductless HVAC systems offers flexibility and high efficiency options for renovations and new construction.
Fox Blocks is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of insulated concrete forms (ICFs). Randy Daniels, Regional Sales Manager for Fox Blocks, shows us some of the new ways that their insulated concrete forms are increasing the r-value (thermal resistance) of high performance homes.
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