Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.
Builders in Canada are turning to insulated concrete forms to meet updates in the National Building Code.
The tiny house craze is going strong, and insulated concrete forms are becoming a popular way to build them.
While poured walls are still the most common system basement walls, insulated concrete forms are gaining ground in many areas.
One of the questions we always hear is, how much does an ICF home cost?
Home buyers aren't satisfied with the same old house anymore. They want something a little extra for their investment. Builders can set themselves apart by building a better home with insulated concrete forms.
There is plenty of free or low-cost training available for architects and contractors to learn how to design and build ICF structures.
Homebuyers tend to look at using ICF construction for energy efficiency and strength.
Designing and specifying a high-performance building has never been easier, thanks to BIM.
Blocks used to help structures endure Mother Nature's fury while still promoting appealing aesthetics
A basement shouldn't be a damp, scary place to store your household junk. But if it's built out of block or poured walls, it might be.
Projects prove sustainable construction achievable on multiple levels
For builders time is money. A builder that can take days or weeks out of the construction cycle will be more profitable in the long run.
If you're thinking about building a log home, or other pre-fab or systems-built home, start with a strong foundation.
Solid foundation improves home's function
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 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 project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.
The home’s finishes, features and functionality address a need for a bold new blend of form and function to inspire families.