Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) offer many benefits relative to traditional home construction materials and methods, including structural stability, comfort, energy efficiency, and durability. This class is based on a guide that provides cost comparisons of ICF construction to standard residential wood-frame construction, a comprehensive cost analysis of the monthly costs of homeownership for wood-frame and ICF homes, and a detailed discussion regarding many of the benefits gained through the use of ICFs.
This continuing education course includes a multiple-choice exam at the end, to test the student’s knowledge and comprehension of the topics. This course is 1.5 continuing education hours.
Course Number: PDH111
Learning Units: 1.5 LU (1.5 hours)
At completion of this course, you will:
- Be familiar with insulating concrete form construction.
- Be aware of many of the compelling benefits gained through the use of residential ICF construction
- Have a good understanding of both the construction costs and the ongoing costs of an ICF home as compared to wood-frame construction.
- Be able to offer sound advice and make rational decisions when considering whether to use ICFs, wood-frame, or another construction type for a new residence.