BuildBlock Blog: News, Projects & Information

BuildBlock Blog: News, Projects & Information. Discover the latest tips, answers to technical questions, educational videos, BuildBlock ICF projects, and more. 

Designing Spaces: Building One ‘Block’ at a Time…

Designing Spaces goes on site in Arizona with Correspondent David Crow to get a look at ICF construction. Athena Davis from BuildBlock Building Systems takes us on a tour of a home under construction and to visit a new home to show the advantages of using ICF; Insulating Concrete Forms. We also see how ICF is more resistant to the forces of nature, provides superior thermal insulation and contributes to a betterment of lifestyle. Building One ‘Block’ at a Time… Click here to see the Designing Spaces feature on BuildBlock Building Systems. At Designing Spaces we know how important it

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BuildBlock featured on Designing Spaces

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OKLAHOMA CITY – BuildBlock Building Systems, an Oklahoma City based manufacturer of insulating concrete forms, was featured recently on the nationally-syndicated show Designing Spaces. The segment highlights benefits of BuildBlock insulating concrete form construction including resistance to tornados, hurricanes, fires, and earthquakes. Other highlighted benefits include safety, energy efficiency, value of the structure and increased comfort. Projects currently under construction, as well as completed homes, were featured during the segment. Arizona resident Gary Fetters discussed his experience of living in a BuildBlock insulating concrete form home and the advantages he’s seen as a result. BuildBlock insulating concrete forms are hollow

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Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) vs Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU)

What are insulated concrete forms? Whether you’re building a concrete home or a multi-level commercial structure, you can’t beat the rewards of building with BuildBlock® Insulated Concrete Forms. Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks which are stacked into the shape of the exterior and load bearing walls of a building, reinforced with steel rebar, and then filled with concrete. BuildBlock® insulating concrete forms technology combines the proven strength and endurance of concrete and steel with the superior insulating properties of expanded polystyrene (EPS) resulting in structures engineered to be more energy efficient, comfortable, durable, disaster resistant, and safer than conventional construction methods.

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River Escape Net Zero 2011 GreenBuilder Home of the Year

We are proud to announce that our “River Escape” project was named GreenBuilder Magazine’s 2011 Home of the Year. This is very prestigious national award from one of the industries most respected green building magazines. This compact 1,267-sq.-ft. home does everything right, from its frost-protected shallow foundation to its ICF walls to its SIP roof. But it’s not just the shell that’s well above average. The home is zero energy and scored 32.5 points above LEED for Homes Platinum certification. Other key features include high performance windows, radiant floor heating provided by a high-efficiency boiler (supplementing passive solar). A wood

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BuildBlock® Introduces The New BuildDeckTM Floor and Roof Decking System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Michelle Spurlock, Marketing Executive BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 405-840-3386 Fax: 405-840-0625 Email: mspurlock@buildblock.com Web: www.BuildBlock.com   BuildBlock Introduces The New BuildDeckTM Floor and Roof Decking System (Oklahoma City, OK, September 24, 2009)   BuildBlock Building Systems, LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of its new BuildDeckTM Floor and Roof Decking System which will consist of 8”, 10”, and 12” Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). The BuildDeckTM System is a lightweight, stay-in-place Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) made of Expanded polystyrene (EPS) and used to construct a solid monolithic insulating concrete floor and/or roof decking system. BuildDeckTM

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BuildBlock Releases BIM 3D Models in Revit

For Immediate Release BuildBlock Releases BIM 3D Models in Revit Experience the Power of Building Information Modeling (BIM) with BuildBlock 3D Models  With the cutting edge technology of Building Information Modeling (BIM), architects and  engineers are able to efficiently maintain their vision through collaborative design, efficient  documentation and concise construction. Through the use of BIM and Autodesk Revit  Architecture software, sustainable design, clash detection, construction planning, and fabrication  are made easy.   Times are changing. The Green Movement is in full swing and a dramatic change in the industry  is taking place. Many architects are unfamiliar with the full benefits

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BuildBlock Adds Form-A-Drain, Lite-Deck, and Andersen to Product Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terrisa Singleton, Marketing Director BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 866-222-2575 x 146 Fax: 831-597-0792Web: www.BuildBlock.com BuildBlock® Adds Form-A-Drain™, Lite-Deck®, and Andersen® to Product Line (Oklahoma City, OK, May 27, 2008) – BuildBlock® Building Systems LLC, manufacturer of BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs), now offers customers the Form-A-Drain™ footing system, the Lite-Deck® ICF floor and roof system, and Andersen® windows and doors. “Our goal is provide our customers with everything they need to create the total envelop of an energy-efficient structure,” said Jason Fisher, BuildBlock Business Development Manager. “These products are the perfect complement to our ICFs

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BuildBlock Announces Launch of 12th Manufacturing Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terrisa Singleton, Marketing Director BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 866-222-2575 x 146 Fax: 831-597-0792Web: www.BuildBlock.com BuildBlock Announces Launch of 12th Manufacturing Facility (Oklahoma City, OK, May 9, 2008) – BuildBlock® Building Systems is pleased to announce its expansion into the state of Minnesota, bringing their total number of manufacturing facilities to an even dozen. BuildBlock now has more manufacturing facility locations than any other ICF manufacturer in North America. “From our inception it’s been a part of our master plan to have local manufacturing facilities across the country,” said BuildBlock CEO Mike Garrett. “Today’s unprecedented fuel

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BuildBlock ICF Training Offered in June 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terrisa Singleton, Marketing Director BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 866-222-2575 x 146 Fax: 831-597-0792Web: www.BuildBlock.com BuildBlock® ICF Training Offered in June (Oklahoma City, OK, March 20, 2008) – BuildBlock® Building Systems LLC, manufacturer of BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs), is conducting BuildBlock Certified Builder Training June 12-13 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The intensive 2-day course covers all aspects of building with BuildBlock ICFs and includes a jobsite visit. The course is open to the public and is ideal for contractors, installers, and owner-builders. More information can be found on the company’s website at www.buildblock.com/training. BuildBlock Building

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BuildBlock Adds California Manufacturing Facility, Relocates in Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terrisa Singleton, Marketing Director BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 866-222-2575 x 146 Fax: 831-597-0792Web: www.BuildBlock.com BuildBlock® Adds California Manufacturing Facility, Relocates in Florida (Oklahoma City, OK, March 20, 2008) – BuildBlock® Building Systems LLC is partnering with APTCO, LLC, to begin manufacturing their BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) in McFarland, California, beginning in second quarter. “We’re excited to bring our eleventh manufacturing facility online,” said BuildBlock CEO Mike Garrett. “This new location will make our product more cost-effective and convenient for the California market.” APTCO is centrally located in California 20 miles north of Bakersfield and

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