• October

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    Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Vs. Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)

    Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Vs. Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)

    Insulated concrete forms (ICF) and structural insulated panels (SIPs) are two common wall systems used to construct commercial buildings and homes. Both wall systems combine structure and insulation into one unit, which quickens construction and reduces labor costs. However, ICF wall systems have several benefits over SIP wall systems. ICFs, like Fox Blocks, are more

    • October

      18

      2018
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    The Ideal Design of a Fire-Resistant Building

    The Ideal Design of a Fire-Resistant Building

    To protect a building from fire and ensure the safety of its occupants, today’s contractor and architects aim to include fire-resistant components, like Fox Blocks insulated concrete forms (ICF), in their new construction projects. The growing focus in fire-resistant building design is highly due to a rise in wildfires and longer wildfire seasons. In 2017,

    • October

      11

      2018
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    ICF Tornado Safe Rooms or Shelters for Homes and Small Businesses

    ICF Tornado Safe Rooms or Shelters for Homes and Small Businesses

    To ensure a tornado safe house that best protects the occupants during a tornado event, the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) highly recommends a tornado safe room or shelter, built according to FEMA guidelines. A residential safe room built with Fox Blocks insulated concrete forms (ICF) meets and exceeds the criteria for a FEMA residential

    • October

      4

      2018
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    Designing a Modern Home with Insulated Concrete Form Construction

    Designing a Modern Home with Insulated Concrete Form Construction

    Modern insulated concrete form (ICF) homes create energy-efficient, disaster-resistant, and durable houses. ICF homes are also low maintenance, quiet, and healthy. Importantly, ICF accommodates all affordability levels, from modern luxury estates to stylish starter homes. Building a modern ICF home provides homeowners, of all income levels, an energy-efficient, disaster-resistant, durable and healthy house.   Why

    • September

      27

      2018
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    24 ICF Builders & Contractors to Consider for Your Construction Needs

    24 ICF Builders & Contractors to Consider for Your Construction Needs

    ICF and the concrete industry have been growing in leaps and bounds over the last several years. As more home and business owners become aware of the benefits of this unique form of building, more builders and contractors are beginning to meet demand. Below, you’ll find the top 24 builders and contractors who work with

    • September

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      2018
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    Insulated Concrete Form Foundations Vs. Poured Concrete Foundation

    Insulated Concrete Form Foundations Vs. Poured Concrete Foundation

    Contractors and architects striving to build durable, strong, and energy-efficient foundations should consider Fox Block insulated concrete form (ICF) over poured concrete foundations. ICF and poured concrete foundations both aim to support a building and resist lateral forces and buckling. However, a high-performing foundation must also seek to resist cracking, moisture intrusion, and heat flow.

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