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.
Concrete has been used for construction since the ancient Egyptians. After World War II, it was used as a staple material for rapid reconstruction. But in the 1980s, builders and architects grew tired of the concrete jungles and it simply went out of style. However, today, it’s making a comeback in an even better and…Read more