For architects who need to design energy-efficient structures without changing their typical design processes, insulated concrete forms (ICFs) offer the ideal combination of insulating power, design and aesthetic versatility, and ease of installation. An insulated concrete form is comprised of two layers of EPS filled with concrete and supported with rebar, and it is used…Read more
Erich Schaefer from Schaefer Custom Homes discusses his struggle with convincing architects to use ICF versus wood construction. The design and energy benefits of ICF outweigh wood construction. Watch full video here.
Kris Wudtke from Portal Construction talks about his experience working with insulated concrete forms (ICFs). Click here to watch the video.
Over the past several years, dramatic increases in lumber costs have left the construction industry looking to other building material alternatives, such as insulated concrete forms (ICFs), in place of traditional wood-frame construction. ICFs are a building system that uses Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam blocks that stack together to act as a hollow wall with…Read more
In Hartford, Connecticut, Habitat for Humanity worked with volunteers and partners, ICFMA, Nudura, Euclid Chemical, Tilcon, and more as part of the NRMCA Build With Strength initiative to build a new, long-lasting home using insulated concrete forms and fiber reinforced concrete. Watch video here.