Saferooms Secure Rooms And Community Shelters

Net Zero Energy at Conventional Cost

This presentation explained the goal for this house is to show that aggressive performance goals can be achieved cost-effectively and that design and sustainability can co-exist.

The Basics of ICFs for Commercial Installers and Projects

This presentation covers the basics of ICFs for Commercial Installers and Projects.


This presentation discusses creating Stronger Safer Homes using the #Hurricane Strong In Breezy Point

Resilient Construction Disaster Durable Solutions™ by BASF by Joel W. May

This presentation, Resilient Construction Disaster Durable Solutions™ by BASF was presented by Joel W. May at the ICF Summit at the 2018 World of Concrete in Las Vegas. It discusses the cost and type of disasters and provides suggestion for building materials, construction methods and and strategies for resilience.

Just Slap It Up Right?

This presentation, Just Slap It Up Right? was presented at the ICF Summit at the 2018 World of Concrete in Las Vegas. It discusses the matierials, design and construction of high performance and disaster resilient homes.

ICF Mid-Rise Design Guide

This guide has been compiled by the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) which is a membership organization of ICF manufacturers and other stakeholders in concrete construction. The information presented herein has been collected from a cross-section of industry professionals who are dedicated to the construction of high-performance buildings that employ insulating concrete form (ICF) technology. This effort is only intended to pass along a pool of general knowledge that can assist in the design of ICF/Concrete buildings without endorsing any one ICF brand.

Information presented here is advisory in nature only, and is not meant to (replace, supplant) provisions contained in national or local building codes. In the event that information in this manual conflicts with any building code, the building code provision shall govern.

This is an architectural material selection design guide for the design and construction of multi-storey buildings utilizing insulating concrete forms. The framework of factors in the review and selection of building material involves specific categories, each with defining elements that create the advantages/disadvantages characteristics for inclusion in a project design.

This guide addresses each of these major categories and explains the characteristics and benefits of insulating concrete forms for each. We hope you will realize and appreciate after a review of this guide that insulating concrete forms are basically a simple concrete forming system that overachieves in any category, both as a building product and one of the main components of the building envelope.

Independent Testing Reveals Thermal Mass Effect on Energy Efficiency

THERMAL STUDY PROVES AN INSULATING CONCRETE FORM WALL CAN ACHIEVE UP TO 60% ENERGY SAVINGS AND 58% GREATER R-VALUE/RSI FOR HOME AND BUILDING OWNERS The Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) recently commissioned CLEB Laboratories (formerly known as Air-Ins Inc.) to conduct the first in a series of accredited whole wall thermal studies. This installment…Read moreRead more

Build With Strength: Chesapeake Village Center, Stephensville, MD

An NRMCA Build With Strength Concrete Design Center Project The NRMCA Build With Strength Concrete Design Center provides information, expertise and resources for commercial mid-rise projects. Connecting architects, engineers, and material experts to create structures that are strong, resilient, extremely energy efficient and cost effective to construct.

Press Release: CLEB LABORATORIES Thermal wall study quantifies ICF Thermal Mass Effect In Ground Breaking Test

CLEB LABORATORIES Thermal wall study quantifies ICF Thermal Mass Effect In Ground Breaking Test Ottawa, ON., July 1st, 2017 – CLEB Laboratories recently conducted a comprehensive series of impartial studies comparing a traditional insulated wood frame cavity wall to standard 6 inch (150mm) core insulating concrete form (ICF) wall, which demonstrated and quantified the thermal mass…Read moreRead more