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Richard Szecsy describes a three-point strategy he used in the ICF Mix Design contest. First, work backwards from the answer. Second, use the best available technology. And finally, use a team approach to solve the problem. That strategy worked. Szecsy, vice president of new product development at Lattimore Materials Co., McKinney, Texas, won the Designing the Future—Mix Designs for ICFs competition to determine the best overall concrete mix design for use in ICF (insulating concrete form) construction.