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Recent ICF Awards Shine Spotlight on Build with Strength Campaign

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The Build with Strength campaign is in full swing and making a major impact on mid-rise projects across the country, reports NRMCA Senior Director, Building Innovations, Michael Wymant. Through consulting and design assistance programs, NRMCA’s building team is working with developers, designers and installers. There is a great deal of momentum around resilient construction. A great example of the growth and high quality of these buildings are those constructed with insulated concrete forms. Last week, the ICF Builder Awards winners were announced at the Insulated Concrete Form Symposium in Las Vegas. In its 12th year, the awards recognize the amazing attributes of concrete buildings. The awards recognize small residential, large residential, multi family, hospitality, education, light commercial, heavy commercial and specialty projects. This was a record breaking year for the awards with more than 100 applicants.
The finalist were evaluated based on ICF use, construction factors, design factors and significance to the industry. The projects represented developments from across the U.S. and recognized the various manufacturing partners of NRMCA, including Fox Blocks, Nudura, Logix, Quad-lock, Build Block and AMVIC and others. The projects were presented by the newly established and renamed ICF Manufacturers Association and ICF Builder Group. While all the projects were exceptional, each shared the same consistent benefits: significant savings on labor, scheduling and insurance, and a superior delivered product comprised of ready mix concrete. All ICF buildings  provide a stronger, safer, quieter and more energy efficient building. A list of winners can be found here.

Build with Strength is a first-of-its-kind program for the concrete industry, designed not only to support our members, their businesses, and the hard-working men and women of the concrete industry, but also to change the way people think about concrete construction versus direct competitors like soft-wood lumber.
For more information please contact Michael Wymant at

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