Monthly archive for December 2016

BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Basic Estimating

basic estimating

Basic Estimating Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series. This 20 part video series is intended to be an educational walk through of the ICF building process. From the early planning phases to pouring concrete and finishing walls, this series will provide the basic knowledge you need to have a successful BuildBlock ICF build. In the 5th video of the series we take a look at how to estimate the amount of blocks, rebar, and concrete needed for your ICF job. We walk through several basic formulas that will help you plan for a successful build. The videos in this series

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Basic Tools

basic tools

Basic Tools Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series. This 20 part video series is intended to be an educational walk through of the ICF building process. From the early planning phases to pouring concrete and finishing walls, this series will provide the basic knowledge you need to have a successful BuildBlock ICF build. This video explores the basic tools needed to build with BuildBlock ICFs. We also discuss some optional tools that add speed and efficiency to your project. The videos in this series are produced as a companion to the BuildBlock Installation and Technical Manuals available for free download on

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Understanding Labor

labor

Understanding Labor Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series. This 20 part video series is intended to be an educational walk through of the ICF building process. From the early planning phases to pouring concrete and finishing walls, this series will provide the basic knowledge you need to have a successful BuildBlock ICF build. This video covers the steps necessary to plan for and lead a successful team. We discuss basic labor calculations, crew leadership, skilled and non-skilled labor usage, and job site efficiency and planning. The videos in this series are produced as a companion to the BuildBlock Installation and

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Safety

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ICF Safety and Best Practices Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series. This is 20 part video series is intended to be an educational walk through of the ICF building process. From the early planning phases to pouring concrete and finishing walls, this series will provide the basic knowledge you need to have a successful BuildBlock ICF build. In part 2 of the series we discuss safety on an ICF job site. We take a look at safety  equipment, proper practices, and the importance of keeping a clean and organized job site.  The videos in this series are produced as a companion

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BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series: Introduction

Introduction

An Introduction to BuildBlock ICFs Welcome to the BuildBlock ICF Installer Training Series. This 20 part video series is intended to be an educational walk through of the ICF building process. From the early planning phases to pouring concrete and finishing walls, this series will provide the basic knowledge you need to have a successful BuildBlock ICF build. In this brief introduction we discuss the basic components of ICFs, possible design options, how ICFs are designed and made, and why ICFs are approved as a building material in North American building code.  The videos in this series are produced as a companion to

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