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2013 ICF Builder Award Winners
This year's contest was extremely popular. We received a flood of top-notch entries; every single one was noteworthy and impressive. So the projects on this page truly represent the best-of-the-best in the ICF industry.

Small Residential


Best In Class:
Burnham Project

Location: Otonobee, Ontario, Canada
Type: Private Residence-Spec Home
Size: 2,930 sq. ft.
ICF Use: 7,224 sq. ft.
Cost: $630,000
Total Construction: 250 days
ICF Installation time: 30 days


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1st Runner Up:
Sedona Home

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Type: Private Net-Zero Residence
Size: 2,300 sq. ft.
ICF Use: 3,400 sq. ft. + retaining walls
Cost: Undisclosed
Total Construction: 5 months
ICF Installation time: 15 days

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2nd Runner Up:
Artist Studio

Location: Santa Rosa, Ca.
Type: Artist Gallery and Recording Studio
Size: 922 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 2,140 sq. ft.
Cost: $400,000
Total Construction: 16 Months
ICF Installation time: 30 days

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Large Residential


Best In Class:
Fort Worth Residence

Location: Forth Worth, Texas
Type: Custom Home
Size: 5,990 sq. ft. (conditioned)
ICF Use: 14,000 sq. ft.
Cost: Undisclosed
Total Construction: 360 days
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 45 days

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1st Runner Up:
Curley Home

Location: West Sussex, United Kingdom
Type: Private Residence
Size: 4,400 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 8,450 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) plus interior walls & EPS decking
Cost: Undisclosed
Total Construction: 365 days
ICF installation time: 90 days

 

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2nd Runner Up:
Vireo Home

Location: Boulder, Colo.
Type: Private Residence
Size: 5,160 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 6,400 sq. ft. (60% interior and exterior walls)
Cost: Undisclosed
Total Construction: 97 days
ICF Installation time: 77 days

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Unlimited Residential


Best In Class:
Fortune Residence

Location: Spotsylvania, Va.
Type: Private Residence
Size: 12,000+\ sq. ft.
ICF Use: 14,600 sq. ft. (All exterior and interior walls) + EPS decking
Cost: Undisclosed
Total Construction: 640 days
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 70 days

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1st Runner Up:
Hoffman Residence

Location: Orem, Utah
Type: Private Residence-Near Zero Energy Home
Size: 8,416 sq. ft.
ICF Use: 13,500 sq. ft. (All exterior and interior walls)
Cost: $1.6 Million
Total Construction: 660 Days
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 160 Days

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2nd Runner Up:
Owen White Home

Location: Ontario, Canada
Type: Private Residence/ Boathouse
Size: 6,100 sq. ft. (conditioned)
ICF Use: 6,000+ sq. ft. (all exterior walls, plus interior and landscaping and EPS flooring)
Cost: $2 million
Total Construction: 12 months
ICF installation time: 22 days

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Light Commercial


Best In Class:
All Saints Cathloic Newman Center

Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Type: Mixed Use Chapel and Classrooms
Size: 20,800 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 32,400 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) + 10,500 interior walls and 2,300 sq. ft. landscaping
Cost: $4.8 million
Total Construction Time: 14 mo
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 105 days

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1st Runner Up:
Willemstad Bank

Location: Curacao, Dutch Antilles
Type: Bank (two buildings)
Size: 10,300 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 9,200 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) + 10,300 sq. ft EPS decking
Cost: $3.75 Million (U.S.)
Total Construction: 255 days
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 70 days

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2nd Runner Up:
7th Day Adventist Church

Location: Redlands, Calif.
Type: Religious Worship/Multipurpose Center
Size: 16,700 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 24,000 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) + 2,500 sq. ft. interior walls
Cost: $2.6 million
Total Construction: 17 months
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 120 days

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Heavy Commercial


Best In Class: (tie)
Academy at Nola Dunn

Location: Burleson, Texas
Type: Public Elementary School
Size: 107,000 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 80,000 sq. ft. (all exterior walls)
+ interior walls
Cost: $19 Million
Total Construction: 24 months
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 100 days

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Best In Class: (tie)
Miller 15-Plex Theatre

Location: West Valley City, Utah
Type: 15-screen Movie Theater
Size: 125,600 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 240,000 sq. ft (142,000 sq. ft. exterior + 97,000 sq. ft interior)
Cost: $17 Million
Total Construction: 220 days
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 110 days

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1st Runner Up:
Agustus Plaza

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Type: 3-Story Office Complex
Size: 61,300 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 47,800 sq. ft. exterior
+ 14,000 sq. ft interior
Cost: Undisclosed
Total Construction: 410 days
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 110 days

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Multi Family


Best In Class:
Waterloo 22-Story

Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Type: 2-Story Student Dormitory
Size: 104,000 sq. ft.
ICF Use: approx. 100,000 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) + 26,000 sq. ft. interior wallls
Cost: $18 million
Total Construction: 13 months
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 8 months

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1st Runner Up:
Ricchi Condos

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Type: 5-Story Luxury Condominium
Size: 177,400 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 220,800 sq. ft. (all exterior walls) + 38,000 sq. ft. interior wallls
Cost: $18.5 million
Total Construction: 24 months
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 10 months

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2nd Runner Up:
Hotel Esterel

Location: Esterel, Quebec
Type: 4-Story Hotel
Size: 126,375 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 58,480 sq. ft. (all exterior walls)
Cost $15 million
Total Construction: 250 days
ICF Start-to-Finish Time: 120 days

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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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