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 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 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 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 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 more