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 •  December 27, 2017

ICF Pool Construction Made Easy As part of our ongoing to commitment to ICF education, BuildBlock is proud to present this abbreviated walkthrough of the ICF pool building process. Many of the principles and techniques of traditional ICF construction apply to pool construction. Think of an ICF pool in the same way that you would an ICF basement,...

BuildBlock Building Systems

 •  December 22, 2017

The first ICF home in Duncan, Oklahoma is recognized as a top project at the 2018 ICF Builder Awards Max Daughtrey wanted to build a home for himself that performed exceptionally well but looked like “a normal house”. To accomplish this goal, he chose to build with ICFs. Daughtry was familiar with the many benefits of building with ICFs and a...

BuildBlock Building Systems

 •  December 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Corder Phone: (405) 212-3131 Oklahoma City, OK 73114 buildblock.com BuildBlock ICFs will soon be manufactured at Benchmark Foam in Watertown, South Dakota. With the loss of Plymouth Foam as an EPS molder, BuildBlock is excited for the opportunity to partner with Benchmark Foam, a company with over 40 years of...

BuildBlock Building Systems

 •  December 6, 2017

The 2018 Trade Show Season is Here! BuildBlock is excited to once again be represented at these 2018 trade shows; the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida, and World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nevada. We will have samples of our extensive product line on display, as well as informational literature and demonstrations. Members of the...

BuildBlock Building Systems

 •  November 14, 2017

Controlling Indoor Air Quality BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) are used in all types of residential and commercial structures. BuildBlock walls provide unparalleled energy efficiency, safety, durability, comfort, and air quality. The Importance of Good Air Quality Indoor air quality is often something that people don’t think about until...

BuildBlock Building Systems

 •  November 10, 2017

BuildBlock is a proud member of the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) and is excited to participate in the upcoming ICF Summit. The ICF Summit spans 3 days with engaging seminars conducted by industry-leading ICF professionals. Whether you currently operate an ICF business or are someone looking to break into the growing...

BuildBlock Building Systems

 •  October 30, 2017

You may be aware that earlier this year, BuildBlock launched the first ever online training site for ICF construction. If you didn’t know that, now you do! Welcome to the party! BuildBlock.com/Training takes a revolutionary approach to ICF education. Users receive an in-depth level of training through interactive lessons, videos, and quizzes all...

BuildBlock Building Systems

 •  October 17, 2017

Now let’s take a look at the wizard behind the curtain, the secret sauce, the ICF MVP… concrete. Concrete doesn’t really add any R-Value, but what it does is resist changing temperature. It requires a lot of energy to change the temperature of concrete. Think about a concrete sidewalk after a hot summer day. That concrete will radiate heat and is still warm...

BuildBlock Building Systems

 •  October 3, 2017

In the last article, we mentioned that BuildBlock ICFs and most others use about 2.5” of EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam on each side of a concrete core. The concrete core provides the strength and is designed to generally match the construction of standard reinforced concrete wall thicknesses (ACI 318 to be exact). So...

BuildBlock Building Systems

 •  September 21, 2017

In the first part of this article, we learned that ICFs are a superior form of construction (click for part 1) through simplicity of construction, fewer materials, disaster resilience, and insulation performance. So let’s talk a bit more about actual R-value versus performance R-value. All types of building insulation have two levels of...