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2010 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.

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Best Small Residential


Winner:
Selkirk Boathouse

Location: Near Peterborough, Ont., Canada
Type: Detached Boathouse with Guest Accommodations
Size: 2,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 2,300 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) plus 550 sq. ft. landscaping and extensive EPS decking
Cost: $1.2 million


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1st Runner Up:
Voitehovich Residence

Location: Bountiful, Utah
Type: Private Residence-Custom Home
Size: 2,980 sq. ft.
ICF Use: 6,660 sq. ft. (All exterior walls) plus 1,300 sq. ft. of interior wall and 2,200 retaining walls. Additional 3,000 sq. ft. of EPS decking.
Cost: $475,000

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2nd Runner Up:
Maertz Residence

Location
: Wabeno, Wisc.
Type: Private Residence—Seasonal Home
Size: 1,897 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 4,263 sq. ft. (All exterior walls) plus EPS decking
Cost: $250,000

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Best Large Residential


Winner:
Salero Residence

Location: Outside Tubac, Ariz.
Type: Private Residence-Custom Home
Size: 3,452 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 6,750 sq. ft. (95% exterior walls) plus 1,250 sq. ft. interior walls
Cost: $750,000

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1st Runner Up:
Park-Raines Residence

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Type: Private Residence-4-story single-family
Size: 4,100 sq. ft.
ICF Use: 5,500 sq. ft. (all exterior and interior walls)
Cost: Undisclosed

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2nd Runner Up:
Green Dream Home

Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Type: Private Residence—Spec Model Home
Size: 3,100 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 3,220 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) plus 585 sq. ft. interior walls
Cost: $750,000

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Best Unlimited Residential


Winner:
Wallace Residence

Project Name: Wallace Residence
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Type: Private Residence
Size: 21,391 sq. ft. (on three floors)
ICF Use: 19,645 sq. ft. (exterior walls) plus 30% of interior walls
Cost: $1.5 million

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1st Runner Up:
The Mothership

Location: Virginia Beach, Va.
Type: Private Residence-Custom Home
Size: 6,900 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 8,000 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) plus 915 sq. ft. ICF safe room with EPS decking
Cost: 1.5 million

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2nd Runner Up:
Huff Residence

Location: Bend, Oregon
Type: Residential—3 buildings: Home, Barn, and Garage
Size: 10,000 sq. ft. (residence) plus 5,000 sq. ft. ICF outbuildings
ICF Use: 15,000 sq. ft. (All exterior walls)
Cost $5 million plus

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Best Light Commercial


Winner:
Midvag Kindergarten

Location: Midvag, Faroe Islands
Type: Educational-Kindergarten, Public
Cost: $4.9 million
Size: 19,400 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 22,100 sq. ft. (all exterior walls)

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1st Runner Up:
Buchanan Science Center

Location: Clovis, Calif.
Type: Educational-High School Science Bldg., Public
Size: 9,500 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 22,000 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) plus 1,250 sq. ft. interior walls
Cost: $4.7 million

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2nd Runner Up:
St. Mary Magdaline Catholic Church

Location: Gilbert, Ariz.
Type: Religious-Worship Facility
Cost: $3.9 million
Size: 20,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 15,000 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) plus 3,000 sq. ft. interior
Height: ICF walls to 30 feet high with no intermediate floors

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Best Heavy Commercial


Winner:
Village Suites

Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Type: Student Dormitory
Cost: $35 Million
ICF Use: 176,000 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) plus 17,500 sq. ft. of interior ICF walls and 14,000 sq. ft. ICF parking garage.

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1st Runner Up:
Immaculate Conception Church

Location: Cottonwood, Ariz.
Type: Religious-Worship Facility
Size: 30,115 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 58,664 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) plus 19,000 sq. ft. of interior ICF walls and additional underslab insulation

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2nd Runner Up:
Alamosa K-5 School

Location: Alamosa, Colo.
Type: Educational-Elementary School, Public
Cost: $35 Million
Size: 145,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 51,400 sq. ft. walls (75% of exterior walls)

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Best Multi Family


Winner:
Villa Rose

Location: Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada
Type: MultiFamily-Condominiums w/ Retail Space
Cost: $11 million
Size: 64,500 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 42,300 (all exterior walls) plus 19,000 sq. ft. interior walls, and floor decking

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1st Runner Up:
Oak Haven Development

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:
Wolf Springs Resort

Location: Westport, Ont. Canada
Type: MultiFamily—Vacation resort condos
Size: 28,500 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 46,000 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) plus 11,000 interior walls

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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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