The Business Case for Building with Insulating Concrete Forms

Contact: NAHB ELearning

The Business Case for Building with Insulating Concrete Forms
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 1–2 p.m. ET

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The spike in lumber prices have increased the cost of an average new single-family home by more than $24,000, threatening your business and the ability to build affordably. At the same time however, the cost of concrete has remained stable, with one particular building system — insulating concrete forms (ICFs) — becoming a highly popular alternative to wood framing. ICFs are polystyrene forms that are stacked in place and then filled with concrete to form a solid wall. This webinar — sponsored by Build With Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association — provides builders with the business case for building high-quality, disaster-resilient, super energy-efficient homes with concrete.

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Sponsored by Build With Strength, a Coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.



What You'll Learn:

  • Understand how the cost of wood framing is affecting your business.
  • Understand the economic benefits of building with insulating concrete forms (ICFs)
  • Learn how builders are building with ICFs to offer their customers high-quality, disaster-resilient, super-energy efficient homes.
  • Determine how you can build more profitably and reduce risk by building with concrete.


  • Alan Hoffman – President, Hoffman Homes
  • Lionel Lemay, PE, SE, LEED AP – EVP, Structures and Sustainability, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Tony Penna – Managing Partner, PHNX Development

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