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2009 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:
Casa Del Sol

Location: Leverett, Mass.
Type: Private Residence—Spec Home
Size: 2,200 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: All exterior walls, plus 80% interior walls and landscaping
Cost: $295,000


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1st Runner Up:
The Primrose at Landfall

Location: Wilmington, NC
Type: Private Residence-Spec Home
Size: 2,777 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 2,394 sq. ft. (exterior walls)
Cost: $470,000

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2nd Runner Up:
Rigby Residence

Location
: Tallahassee, Fla.
Type: Private Residence
Size: 2,873 sq. ft.
ICF Use: 2,204 sq. ft.
Cost: $450,000

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Best Large Residential


Winner:
Mare Haven Residence

Location: North Brunswick, NJ
Type: Private Residence
Size: 5,700 sq. ft. (finished) plus 600 sq. ft. unfinished
ICF Use: 11,800 sq. ft. (100% exterior walls, plus interior walls and landscaping)

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1st Runner Up:
2008 Home-A-Rama

Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Type: Private Residence-Spec
Size: 5,990 sq. ft. (finished) plus 1180 sq. ft. unfinished basement
ICF Use: 7,380 sq. ft. (95% exterior walls, plus garage walls and wine cellar)
Cost: $1.15 million

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2nd Runner Up:
Spring Haven

Location: Huntsville, Ala
Type: Private Residence
Size: 5,800 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 7,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $965,000

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Best Unlimited Residential


Winner:
Project Name: Carrell Home

Location: Florence, SC
Type: Private Residence
Size: 17,880 sq. ft. (footprint)
ICF Use: 20,000 sq. ft. (exterior walls)
Cost: $3 million plus

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1st Runner Up:
Hegdahl Home

Location: Jefferson City, Colorado
Type: Private Residence-Custom Home
Size: 8400 sq. ft. (ICF section only)
ICF Use: 6,748 sq. ft.
Cost: $1 million

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2nd Runner Up:
Kostatos Residence

Location: Marion, Mass.
Type: Private Residence
Size: 10,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 9,000 sq. ft. (exterior walls, plus interior walls)
Cost: undisclosed

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Best Light Commercial


Winner:
River Oaks Center

Location: Paso Robles, Calif.
Type: Office/Retail Space
Cost: $3.4 million
Size: 20,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 9,620 sq. ft. (exterior walls)

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1st Runner Up:
Bluegrass Eye Center

Location: Crestwood, Ky.
Type: Professional Office Building
Size: 19,500 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 10,000 sq. ft. (walls) plus 2,500 sq. ft. interior walls
Cost: $3.1 million

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2nd Runner Up:
Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton

Location: Binghamton, New York
Type: Community Recreation Center
Size: 20,500 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 12,200 sq. ft. (exterior walls)
Height: ICF walls to 30 feet high with no intermediate floors

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Best Heavy Commercial


Winner:
Ironwood Hall

Location: Chandler Ariz.
Type: Educational-Community College
Size: 71,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 58,000 sq. ft. (ext. walls) plus 1,788 sq. ft.. interior and landscaping

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Runner Up:
Crestwood Elementary School

Location: Crestwood, Ky.
Type: Educational-Elementary School
Size: 80,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 31,260 sq. ft. (walls)

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Runner Up:
Emma B. Ward Elementary School

Location: Lawrenceburg, Ky.
Type: Educational-Elementary School
Size: 76,900 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 37,750 sq. ft. (walls)
Cost: Undisclosed

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Best Multi Family


Winner:
Shershni Community

Location: Chelyabinsk, Siberia, Russia
Type: High-Density Residential development
Size: Approx. 1.5 million sq. ft.
ICF Use: 1,511,820 sq. ft. including some interior walls
ICF System: Amvic/Bracing by Plumwall

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1st Runner Up:
Carleton College Residence Halls

Location: Northfield, Minn.
Type: MultiFamily—Two Student Residence Halls
Size: 91,536 sq. ft. (floor) 52,150 + 39,376
ICF Use: 63,840 sq. ft. (walls)
Height: 4 stories plus gables
Cost: $26 million (budgeted)

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2nd Runner Up:
Central Avenue Villas

Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Type: MultiFamily-Condominiums
Size: 66,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 24,205 (ext. walls) plus 14,500 interior walls
Height: 3 stories
Cost: Undisclosed

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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.)

 

2014 winners
» Winners

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

 

2013 winners
» Winners

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

 

2012 winners
» Winners

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

 

2011 winners
» Winners

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

 

2010 winners
» Winners

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

 

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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