Global Concrete Summit

Join the ICFMA for the first ever Global Concrete Summit conference and expo, online from 9am-12:30pm each day November 30 to December 10. The ICFMA is a proud Sponsor of the Global Concrete Summit and is offering a 40% discount on registration fees. Click here to learn more and to register! Use Discount Code ICFMA40 at checkout to…Read moreRead more

ICF Training Series: Basic Tools

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Basic Tools Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series. This 20 part video series is intended to be an educational walkthrough of the ICF building process. From the early planning phases to pouring concrete and finishing walls, this series will provide the basic knowledge you need to have a successful BuildBlock ICF build. This…Read moreRead more

ICF Training Series: Understanding Labor

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Understanding Labor Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series. This 20 part video series is intended to be an educational walkthrough of the ICF building process. From the early planning phases to pouring concrete and finishing walls, this series will provide the basic knowledge you need to have a successful BuildBlock ICF build. This…Read moreRead more

ICF Training Series: Safety

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ICF Safety and Best Practices Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series. This is 20 part video series is intended to be an educational walk-through of the ICF building process. From the early planning phases to pouring concrete and finishing walls, this series will provide the basic knowledge you need to have a successful…Read moreRead more

ICF Installer Training Series: Introduction

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Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series. This 20 part video series is intended to be an educational walkthrough of the ICF building process. From the early planning phases to pouring concrete and finishing walls, this series will provide the basic knowledge you need to have a successful BuildBlock ICF build. In this brief…Read moreRead more

ICFs and the Net Zero Design Push

The Building Science community continues to push for more stringent energy codes. Increases in insulation requirements and airtightness have become the primary mechanism to achieve higher performance. Buildings are required to use less overall energy, and where they require energy are asked to supply it themselves. Net-zero compliance is a hot topic in many North…Read moreRead more

ICF Foundations: Things to Know Before You Build

Are you planning on using ICF to build your concrete foundation? Great choice! Your new basement will outperform the building code and give your buyers a more comfortable living space. To help your ICF project succeed, we’ve jotted down a few helpful tips on planning, design, and installation. Read on to find out more! Space…Read moreRead more

Green homes in high demand ICF construction adding the most value in today’s growing market

It’s not the beautiful open-spaced chef’s kitchen equipped with the latest high-end appliances nor the opulent, lavish on-suite bathroom with luxurious finishes and fixtures.  The key feature of building a home with the highest potential to increase its long-term property value is none other than insulated concrete form construction.  According to Keven Rector at NUDURA,…Read moreRead more

Using Custom Forms to Meet Design Requirements

At NUDURA, we will still receive questions or comments about how ICFs, as shape-molded forms, can satisfy architects’ custom designs. We know that every building comes with many sets of circumstances and different conditions that may require a specialty block or two. We’ve developed our forms with that knowledge top-of-mind. Here’s a quick breakdown of…Read moreRead more

ICF Installation is Even Easier Than You Think

One main reason why ICF has become popular among builders is that there is virtually no learning curve. While we don’t want to give the impression that any homeowner can sign up for a Nudura one-day training course and become an expert with the system, professional contractors should generally understand how to install the systems…Read moreRead more