3 best practices for constructing ICF buildings

3 best practices for constructing ICF buildings

Many companies and private residents are looking for more durable, storm-ready construction.

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

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.

ICFs Help Green Builder Create a Passive Solar Home

ICFs Help Green Builder Create a Passive Solar Home

For passive design to be effective, both thermal mass and insulation are required to be integrated into the build.

ICFs to help drive green-building market

ICFs to help drive green-building market

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...

Global Insulated Concrete Form Market Predicted to Grow

Global Insulated Concrete Form Market Predicted to Grow

The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is encouraging green building construction.

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

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...

Building Greener by Lowering the Carbon in Concrete (Video)

Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle.

ICFs Turn Over a New Leaf With Wood Blocks

ICFs Turn Over a New Leaf With Wood Blocks

A new wood-based concrete form system delivers a carbon-neutral cement product.

Florida Luxury Homebuilder Adopts ICF Construction

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 collects nine awards for ICF projects

Fox Blocks collects nine awards for ICF projects

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...

What Your Location Can Mean For Home Construction Types

What Your Location Can Mean For Home Construction Types

Any type of construction project carries unique considerations that are driven by the location where the building will be built.

Alabama Leads the U.S. with Largest Number of FORTIFIED Homes

Alabama Leads the U.S. with Largest Number of FORTIFIED Homes

As severe weather events increase in both frequency and severity, more states are looking for ways to make their coastal communities more resilient.

Making a More Energy Efficient Home

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.

 Video: The Benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms Construction

Video: The Benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms Construction

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.

AHR 2017 registration underway

AHR 2017 registration underway

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.

Report: insulated concrete forms market to grow 27.5%

Report: insulated concrete forms market to grow 27.5%

North America currently dominates the market for insulated concrete forms followed by Europe and Asia Pacific.

 5 things you didn't know about insulated concrete form construction

5 things you didn't know about insulated concrete form construction

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.

My Green Kitchen: Where Style & Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand

My Green Kitchen: Where Style & Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand

A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.

Foam-cement block wall system passes hurricane testing

Foam-cement block wall system passes hurricane testing

There's a new option for building homes to stand up to the worst that Mother Nature has to offer.

Connecticut net zero ICF home wins another award

Connecticut net zero ICF home wins another award

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.

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