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2008 ICF Builder Award Competition
Projects Demonstrate Innovation, Efficiency

The Builder Awards competition is an annual event designed to showcase the innovation, quality, and energy-efficiency of ICF construction, and promote them as a sustainable, durable and attractive building material.

Winners were chosen in six categories: Light Commercial, Heavy Commercial, Unlimited Residential, Large Residential, Small Residential and Multi Family.

Best Small Residential


Winner:
Vitale Residence

Location: Athens, Vermont
Type: Custom Home, built for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Size: 2,700 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 95% exterior walls


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1st Runner Up:
Belvedere Bernova

Location: Iasi, Moldova, Romania
Type: Private Residence
Size: 2,224 sq. ft. (finished) plus 550 sq. ft. garage
ICF Use: 2,400 sq. ft. (100% exterior walls), plus EPS roof decking and interior walls
Cost: Undisclosed

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2nd Runner Up:
Forest Studio

Location:
Outside Santa Fe, New Mexico
Type:
Private home/Art studio
Size:
1,100 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use:
5,140 sq ft. (100% of exterior walls plus courtyard, workshop, and roof insulation)
Cost:
$180 per sq. ft.

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Best Large Residential


Winner:
Onekama Hybrid Home

Location: Onekama, Michigan
Type: Zero Energy Custom Home
Size: 4,100 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 90% of exterior walls, plus Lite-Deck flooring
Cost: Undisclosed

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1st Runner Up:
Cooper Residence

Location: Litchfield Park, Ariz.
Type: Custom Home
Size: 3,850 sq. ft. (finished)
Cost: $145 per sq. ft
ICF Use: 3,920 sq. ft. (100% exterior walls)

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2nd Runner Up:
Webster Residence

Project Name:
Webster Residence
Location:
Bakersfield, Calif.
Type: Owner/Builder Custom Home
Size:
3,250 sq. ft. (finished) plus 1,100 sq. ft. ICF garage
ICF Use:
5,430 sq. ft. (99% exterior walls, plus retaining walls)

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Best Unlimited Residential


Winner:
Chelster Hall

Location: Oakville, Ontario
Type: Private Residence
Size: 60,000 sq. ft. (15,000 sq. ft. unfinished)
ICF Use: 100% of Exterior walls, plus additional outbuildings and ICF Pool
Height: Approx. 35 feet high (intermediate floor)

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1st Runner Up:
The New American Home

Location:
Las Vegas, Nev.
Type: Show Home/Single Family Residence
Size: 9,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 12,733 sq. ft. (90% of exterior)
Cost: $388 per sq. ft.

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2nd Runner Up:
Ashok Chadha

Location:
Frontenac, Ontario
Type:
Private Residence
Size:
8,290 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use:
5,500 sq. ft. (walls) plus EPS deckng
Cost:
$241 per sq. ft.

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Best Light Commercial


Winner:
Los Paseos Joint Use Project

Location: San Jose, Calif.
Type: Combined city recreation and elementary school gymnasium
Size: 12,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 6,000 sq. ft. (exterior) plus 2,500 sq. ft. (interior)
Height: 24 ft. with ICF gables to 35 ft.

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1st Runner Up:
Taylorsville Crossing

Location: Taylorsville, Utah
Type:
Retail Business Complex
Size:
15,700 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use:
14,750 sq. ft. (exterior walls) plus 400 sq. ft interior
Height:
ICF walls to 36’ feet high (intermediate floors)

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2nd Runner Up:
East City Gold Plaza

Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Type: Retail Complex/Offices
Size: 18,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 12,000 sq. ft. (walls) plus floors and roof
Height: Approx. 25 ft.

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Best Heavy Commercial


Winner:
Frieze Harley-Davidson

Location: O’Fallon, Ill.
Type: Harley Davidson Dealership and Retail Store.
Size: 33,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 24,800 sq. ft. (walls), All exterior walls plus one interior wall and elevator shaft
Height: 17 to 33 feet
Cost: Approx. $150 per sq. ft.

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Runner Up:
CineMagic Atlantis

Location: Burnsville, Minn.
Type:
15-screen Movie Theater
Size:
60,290 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 83,000 sq. ft. (walls), All exterior walls plus all demising walls between theaters
Height:
ICF walls to 54 feet high

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Runner Up:
Sun Valley Community Church

Location:
Gilbert, Ariz.
Type:
Church, mezzanine, and classrooms
Size:
84,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use:
52,000 sq. ft. (walls)
Height:
34 feet, reaching 50’ high on mezzanine
ICF System:
8” core, Arxx

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Best Multi Family


Winner:
West Village

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Type: 107-Unit Student Dormitory
Size: 98,000 sq. ft. (walls)
ICF Use:, All exterior walls plus all demising walls between units
Height: About 86 feet (with intermediate floors)
Cost: $20 million

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1st Runner Up:
Brownstones at Maywood Park

Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Type: Multi-Story Residential Condominium
Size: 60,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 90,000 sq. ft (walls) including 25,000 sq. ft of interior walls

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2nd Runner Up:
Trinity Heights

Location: Sioux City, Iowa
Type:
Retirement Homes
Size:
20,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use:
40,000 sq. ft. (walls) plus EPS underslab decking
Cost:
$125 per sq. ft.

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Judging Criteria -
The project will be rated on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest) in each of the following categories based on how well it meets the criteria.
  1. 1. Size of the project (Project cost and square footage of exterior walls) 20%
  2. Complexity (sets new standards or advances the industry) 15%
  3. Percentage of project built with ICFs 10%
  4. Sustainable Design (Structure and Landscaping) 15%
  5. Energy Efficiency 10%
  6. Architecture (Creative and Aesthetic Appeal) 10%
  7. Quality of Craftsmanship 10%
  8. Site and Construction Considerations
    (Overcame adverse site conditions or delays) 10%

Judging is based on a number of factors, weighted to favor projects whose size, complexity, and design set new standards or advanced the industry.
(See "Judging Criteria" below for details.)

 

2009 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Unlimited Residential
  4. Large Residential
  5. Small Residential
  6. Multi Family


2008 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Unlimited Residential
  4. Large Residential
  5. Small Residential
  6. Multi Family

2007 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Custom Home
  4. Residential Development.
  5. Best Overall

2006 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Custom Home
  4. Residential Development.
  5. Best Overall

2005 winners
» Winners

  1. Light Commercial
  2. Heavy Commercial
  3. Custom Home
  4. Residential Development.
  5. Best Overall


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