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Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Market - By Material (Polystyrene Foam, Polyurethane Foam, Cement-bonded Wood Fiber, Cement-bonded Polystyrene Beads, Cellular Concrete), By Application (Commercial, Industrial, Infrastructure, Residential) & Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI725
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Industry Analysis

Insulated Concrete Form Market size is anticipated to witness more than 6.4% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, driven by the rising number of energy efficient buildings worldwide.

The surging consumer awareness regarding environmental issues have made way for a large number of government regulations as well as advancements in building technologies. Energy-efficient buildings have thus garnered popularity as they help in minimizing energy consumption and their environmental impact to offer comfortable and healthy living and working spaces. Several governments worldwide are also implementing regulations to provide incentives for promoting energy efficiency in buildings. The influx of green building certifications along with the rising advancements in construction techniques, building materials, and energy-efficient technologies will also anchor the market growth.

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Insulated Concrete Form Market Growth Drivers & Restraints

The rising prominence of durable as well as advanced building insulation amongst builders and contractors to meet the energy-saving and energy conservation norms will influence the market growth. However, the higher prices of ICF products in comparison to other substitutes will limit the product preference to some extent.  The production of ICF necessitates specialized construction techniques and expertise which leads to additional training and skill, further increasing the labor costs. The additional prices associated with the customization of the ICF systems to fit specific architectural designs may also restrain the industry development.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had negative impact on the ICF market given the delays and interruptions in multiple construction projects propelled by the influx of labor shortages, lockdown measures, and social distancing requirements. As the construction industry, particularly ICF construction, relies on skilled workforce, the outbreak slowed down a large number of projects while increasing the labor costs. The redirection of resources towards healthcare infrastructure among other urgent needs also limited the product demand during the pandemic.

Insulated Concrete Form Market Trends

Rising government support to promote sustainable building measures for greener and more sustainable future will boost the market expansion. This can be attributed to the growing importance on addressing environmental challenges, reducing energy consumption, and mitigating climate changes. The increasing transition towards environmentally friendly as well as energy-efficient construction practices has compelled numerous governments to provide regulations, incentives, education, and research funding. The surge in construction of passive houses will further accelerate the industry development.  

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Material Segmentation

With respect to material, the ICF market size from the polystyrene foam material segment is estimated to register over 6.7% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The increasing adoption of polystyrene foams in production of several consumer products and foams for walls & roofs of buildings can be attributed their insulating and cushioning properties. On account of their durability and strength, ICFs made from polystyrene foam are preferred in areas that are prone to natural disasters, including hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Increasing adoption to offer enhanced resistance against high wind loads, impact, and fire will also drive the segment expansion.

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Application Segmentation

Based on application, the residential segment accounts for nearly 50% of the insulated concrete form market share and is expected to record notable CAGR from 2023 to 2032 led by the rising number of nuclear families worldwide. ICF is increasingly used in residential building to offer improved energy efficiency, sound insulation, strength, design flexibility, durability and indoor air quality. In comparison to traditional methods, ICF construction saves time and labor costs as it eliminates the need for separate framing as well as insulating processes. The rise in public-private partnerships in new residential construction will also influence the market revenue.

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Regional Analysis

North America is dominated around 43% of the insulated concrete form industry revenue share by 2032. The growth can be attributed to the influx of favorable government policies for supporting the adoption of energy-efficient materials in buildings. For instance, numerous government projects, including Affordable Housing Initiative and the New Building Canada Plan (NBCP) have been introduced in Canada. The rising number of residential and commercial buildings in the region have made way for several sustainable construction methods, contributing to the market development.

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Industry Leaders

Some of the major participants in the ICF market include Airlite (Fox Blocks), Buildblock Building System, Amvic Inc., Polycrete, Apex Block, Beco Products Ltd., Logix Insulated Concrete Forms Ltd., Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd., ICF Tech, Integraspec, Durisol, Nudura Corporation, Liteform Technologies, Mikey Block, PFB Corporation, Rastra Holding LLC, Superform Products Ltd., Polysteel Warmer Wall, Sunbloc, Onsite ICF, and Standard ICF Corp.

Insulated Concrete Form Industry News

  • In November 2022, Foam Holdings, a leading foam products company, acquired Amvic and Concrete Block Insulating Systems, Inc. (“CBIS”) in a bid to add more complementary products and locations to its portfolio to better service its customers in North America.
  • In April 2032, Onsite ICF, partnered with BASF East Africa, a major supplier of chemicals, to build affordable housing in Kenya. The partnership leveraged the former’s innovative building technology using the latter’s construction materials for providing quality and affordable housing to Kenyans.

This insulated concrete form market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in million square feet & revenue in USD million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Material

  • Polystyrene Foam
  • Polyurethane Foam
  • Cement-bonded Wood Fiber
  • Cement-bonded Polystyrene Beads
  • Cellular Concrete

Market, By Application

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure
  • Residential

Market, By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Poland
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Indonesia
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hiralkumar Patel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of insulated concrete form is anticipated to witness over 6.4% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, driven by the rising number of energy efficient buildings worldwide.

The residential application segment accounts for nearly 50% of the insulated concrete form market share and is expected to record notable CAGR from 2023 to 2032 driven by the rising number of nuclear families worldwide.

North America is estimated to record more than 43% share of the ICF market by 2032 due to the influx of favorable government policies for supporting the adoption of energy-efficient materials in buildings.

Some of the major participants in the ICF market include Airlite (Fox Blocks), Amvic Inc., Polycrete, Buildblock Building System, Apex Block, Beco Products Ltd., Durisol, ICF Tech, Quad-Lock Building Systems Ltd., Integraspec, Liteform Technologies, Mikey Block, and Nudura Corporation.

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