3 best practices for constructing ICF buildings

3 best practices for constructing ICF buildings

Many companies and private residents are looking for more durable, storm-ready construction.

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

An office building in Ontario’s technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada, generating more energy than needed for annual operation. Developers of the new structure anticipates going beyond building industry standards like LEED...

ICFs to help drive green-building market

ICFs to help drive green-building market

The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...

New Hampton Maid Motel units receive sustainability honor

New Hampton Maid Motel units receive sustainability honor

Eight motel units recently completed at the Hampton Maid in Hampton Bays, Mass., have been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The award is the second highest rating available for...

Commercial, residential projects recognized with SIPA awards

Commercial, residential projects recognized with SIPA awards

Several commercial and residential projects were recognized last month at the 15th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards. Judges scored the projects on four criteria including how the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs) resulted in quantifiable...

Green cement market projected to grow

Green cement market projected to grow

The global green cement market is expected to more than double in the next several years, according to research. A Transparency Market Research report puts the industry’s value at $38.10 by the end of 2024, up from $14.8 billion in...

Fox Blocks collects nine awards for ICF projects

Fox Blocks collects nine awards for ICF projects

Fox Blocks, a leader in the insulated concrete forms industry, received nine top awards for innovation and efficiency at the recent 2017 International ICF Builder Awards in Las Vegas. “The variety and scale of projects being built with ICFs is...

Thermal insulation market projected to grow 4.2% annually

Thermal insulation market projected to grow 4.2% annually

The global thermal insulation materials market is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 4.2 percent through 2020, according to a new report. In total, the market will be valued at $53 billion in the next four yers,...

AHR 2017 registration underway

AHR 2017 registration underway

Registration is underway for the 2017 AHR Expo. The event, predicted by officials to be the West Coast’s largest HVACR event ever, will be held Jan. 30-Feb.

Four factors to consider when designing a green building

When it comes to designing a green building there are a host of factors planners should look at to help make their project as efficient and sustainable as possible. Here are five considerations planners ought to review up front, according to the website Standard Digital: 1.

Company launches Sustainable Living construction initiative

Atlantic Wind & Solar plans to use approach to build new communities and resorts.

Do you have a high-performance window that will stand up to these tests?

During a severe weather event, the most critical factor for increasing the chances of a building’s survival is protection of all the openings to the outside. Once the wind enters the structure, the pressure changes lead to disastrous results. Impact testing simulates windborne debris striking a window during a hurricane.

Latest in insulated concrete form technology and ICF design manufactured to lower labor and accessory costs

A reduced construction schedule will move you into your more energy-efficient building even sooner. · Reversible Industrial Strength interlock minimizes form movement during concrete placement. · Concerned about attachment? Fox Blocks ties extend the full height of the block and...

Architectural magazine names insulation technology 2015 product of the year

Architectural magazine names insulation technology 2015 product of the year

Architectural Record recognizes graphite polystyrene for innovation and usefulness in helping save energy.

Popularity of foam-building approach increasing

Popularity of foam-building approach increasing

ICF construction growing at nearly 30 percent a year in United States.

Insulated concrete forms market projected for considerable growth

Market expected to grow 27.5 percent each of the next four years.

Report: insulated concrete forms market to grow 27.5%

Report: insulated concrete forms market to grow 27.5%

North America currently dominates the market for insulated concrete forms followed by Europe and Asia Pacific.

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