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Lumber Prices Rise

The price of lumber, from framing to structural panels, has increased in recent weeks with some prices rising more than 30%.


Concrete Home Takes Shape for Habitat

A summer building project is providing a first home for a young Antigo couple and teaching a new mix of skills to local volunteers.

One Of The Largest Homes In the US

Steve Huff's 72,000-square-foot home isn't only impressive for its size -- it's being built to last thousands of years.

Lessons From the Ultimate Safe House

Hard-core building owners are testing materials and technology that could change home building for the rest of us.

Latest Blog Posts

6 AIA Continuing Education Credits Offered

Our Annual ICF Training Seminar offers 6 AIA Continuing Education Credits.

TF Welcomes Rob Vogel - ICF Territory Sales Manager
TF Forming Systems proudly welcomes Rob Vogel as our newest ICF Territory Sales Manager.

The Insulated Concrete Market Size is Poised to Exceed 970 Million Dollars by the Year 2024

According to a research report by Global Market Insights, Inc., the Insulated Concrete Market size is poised to exceed 970 Million dollars by the year 2024. 


ICF Construction - Lighten the Load on Your Next Home Build

What’s the lightest of these three – steel, wood, or foam? Obviously foam is the answer and this makes TF Forming Systems Vertical Insulated Concrete Forms the answer when a person is ready to build a home without lugging around heavy steel forms or framing material. 


Insul-Deck compliments TF Forming Systems Insulated Concrete Forms

Insul-Deck is an insulated, pour-on-site solution to spanning concrete floors and/or roofs.  And just like TFs’ Vertical Insulated Concrete Forms, it has many great benefits. Coupling Insul-Deck with TF Forming Systems’ Vertical ICF is the perfect way to build smart and efficient.


Building with TF Forming Systems Insulated Concrete Forms - An Intern's Perspective

I’m an enrolled student in the college of Mechanical engineering at UW-Madison, WI. Starting out here in May, I didn’t really know what to expect.  I knew a little bit about ThermoForm ICF's, but not enough to fully give it my trust as a superior product. 


Building a Safe Room or a Safe House?

A safe room or panic room is a fortified room that is installed in a private residence or business to provide a safe shelter, or hiding place, for the inhabitants in the event of a break in, home invasion, tornado, terror attack, or other threat. Safe rooms usually contain communications equipment, so that law enforcement authorities can be contacted.

TF Forming Systems Experience in the Insulated Concrete Form Walls

TF Forming Systems started in February 1994 from an idea drawn on a napkin in a small café in Sturgeon Bay, WI.  In September of 1994, after months of design and testing, a horizontally-oriented Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) system was unveiled. It consisted of an insulated concreted forming system made up of expanded polystyrene planks and roll formed sheet metal rails. The first ICF construction project using this new design was an ICF basement foundation for a duplex that was intended to be finished off for additional living space.

The next several ICF construction projects were frost walls for condominiums and basements beneath modular homes where owners wanted to maximize useable living space.  After two years of experimentation and design modifications, a vertical version of ThermoForm ICF was tested and quickly determined to be far superior to the previous horizontal design. This new vertically-oriented design was immediately introduced to the marketplace.

While the vast majority of TF Forming Systems' early ICF construction projects were residential, a commercial building in Sturgeon Bay was erected entirely of Insulated Concrete Forms.  This building was converted from CMU construction to ICF because of the tight timeline required to reopen after the original building was destroyed by fire.

In addition, several commercial ICF construction projects were completed that used ThermoForm ICF for frostwalls because of the ability to complete projects faster or because of winter construction schedules.

In 1998, the first above grade residential ICF construction project was built using ThermoForm. Since that time, ThermoForm insulated concrete form houses have been built throughout North America. 

In 2005, TF Forming Systems decided to enter the commercial building segment of the construction industry. Since that time we have provided ICF materials to many different types of commercial structures, including retail, churches, hotels, cold storage, municipal, schools, offices, and government buildings.

We are very proud to offer unique forming systems, ICF, hybrids, and others, that easily conform to the desires of architects and/or designers for both residential and commercial construction.  We especially take pride in the fact that these buildings will perform well for generations, saving energy and the environment, benefiting all of society.

In 2009 new investors joined the company with a vision for a revolutionary step forward in concrete forming systems. This vision came to fruition in 2010 with TransForm

The first TransForm project is Pensmore ( A 70,000 sq ft+ residence in Missouri, it will be one of the top ten largest private houses in America. Standing five stories high and designed to withstand an F5 tornado, it is entirely made of concrete. The second project, now finished, is a commercial scale ICF church addition, standing two stories high and comprising some 8,000 sq ft. Since TransForm's introduction in late 2010, over a mile of 12" thick concrete walls have been poured, with varying height configurations, some as tall as 16' high, and without a single blowout or product failure; a success TF stands proudly behind.

Four years later, TransForm structures are being constructed across the country for both residential and commercial projects. 



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