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.
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Build with Strength Coalition Partners with Habitat for Humanity International Donated concrete will strengthen affordable housing, making it more resilient and sustainable The Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) is proud to partner with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) Build With Strength Program. Build with Strength 2.0 is…Read more
The “Sand Palace” a model of resilient architecture It was easily the most noticeable house on the oceanfront of Mexico Beach, Florida…simply because it was still standing. On October 10, 2018, Mexico Beach was flattened by Hurricane Michael and amongst the devastating destruction, one home stood upright on stilts above all the apocalyptic destruction, appearing…Read more
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 more