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Insulated concrete form (ICF) construction is rapidly gaining popularity as an efficient and easy way to construct not only foundation walls but also above-ground construction. Benefits of this type of construction compared to conventional building materials include faster erection and a longer (concrete) construction season because of the insulating value of the forms. This translates into a rapidly growing market for ready-mix producers.