Styrostones (stones made of Styrofoam (EPS) or better: Neopor)
PIF (Permanent Insulating Formwork)
ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms)
EPS is expanded polystyrene, commonly known as styrofoam as in styrofoam cup

Many people are now becoming more and more aware of this construction system being used to build super energy efficient buildings, passive, active or intelligent houses.

However when first looking into the viability of using this method as their preferred construction route , people are often deterred by the minefield of information that they are faced with.

If an architect they are using is unfamiliar with this type of system,the architect may try to persuade the client to go for a more conventional system. This site explores the reasons why , what, where, who and which system to use.

Hopefully everything will become clear to the researcher. As a virgin to ICF/PIF/StyroStones this site should provide all the answers

ICF on this web-site refers to Insulated Concrete Forms, also known as PIF Permanent Insulating Formwork or Styrostones only

If you google ICF, a lot of different hits come up, such as:

International Coach Federation
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
International Christian Fellowship
International Canoe Federation.

These are valid hits, but have got nothing to do with construction.