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Build With Strength to Promote ICFs Before California Audience

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Build With Strength, in combination with the CNCA and CalCIMA, will host a developer roundtable and site tour event in Escondido, CA, on December 9 and 10. The event will take place at a tall wall theater and senior living facility. The program will demonstrate the benefits of concrete construction through the use of insulated concrete forms (ICFs) in commercial, residential and multifamily markets. With collaborative discussion from the owner and design team on these projects, it is a great learning opportunity for developers and the architecture, engineering and contracting community that is looking to build fire safe, resilient and energy efficient structures.

ICF’s have seen a surge in interest and usage as elevated lumber costs have made them a true first-cost competitive concrete structure when compared to traditional wood frame and podium construction. ICF structures have the added benefit of providing a concrete envelope with superior resiliency and energy savings that ultimately help our industry work toward its net zero and sustainability goals. The simplicity of usage and construction can also benefit a project’s schedule and speed to market.

Build With Strength is a coalition led by NRMCA that promotes concrete building systems through communications, project promotion, education and advocacy. To learn more, contact Brandon Wray at or 408- 806-0453 or Patrick Matsche at, 415-672-5275.


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