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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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Insulating Concrete Forms Installed Overnight for Extreme, “Green” Home

Insulating Concrete Forms Installed Overnight for Extreme, “Green” Home The challenge was to build an ADA-designed, five-star Energy Star rated green home with Insulating Concrete Forms in less than a week. It was an ambitious undertaking but the tradespeople, volunteers, and ICF forms were up to the task. BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) were literally installed overnight as the house superstructure for the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” project benefiting one very special family in Athens, Vermont. The finished home was presented to the Vitale family on September 12, 2007, and the family’s story and the construction project will be shown

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BuildBlock Adds Manufacturing Facility in Salt Lake City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terrisa Bruce, Marketing Director BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 866-222-2575 x 146 Fax: 405-840-0625 Email: tbruce@buildblock.com Web: www.BuildBlock.com BuildBlock Adds Manufacturing Facility in Salt Lake City (Oklahoma City, OK, March 8, 2007) – BuildBlock Building Systems, LLC, has partnered with Marko Foam to manufacture BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) in their Salt Lake City, Utah, facility. Marko Foam’s forty year track record and commitment to quality is what attracted BuildBlock, according to Justin Wallace, BuildBlock Production Manager. “We’re very excited about working with the Marko Foam network,” Wallace said. “The Salt Lake City facility broadens our

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BuildBlock Introduces New 4-inch Product Line and Double Taper Top Blocks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Terrisa Bruce, Marketing Director BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 866-222-2575 x 146 Fax: 405-840-0625 Email: tbruce@buildblock.com Web: www.BuildBlock.com BuildBlock Introduces New 4-inch Product Line and Double Taper Top Blocks (Oklahoma City, OK, February 20, 2007) – BuildBlock Building Systems, LLC, is pleased to announce the impending launch of its new 4-inch product line which will consist of straight, 90-degree and 45-degree Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). “In order to meet the needs of our Distributors and Dealers nationwide, BuildBlock will continue to broaden its product line with important new products every few months until we exceed all

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BuildBlock Joins US Green Building Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Terrisa Bruce, Marketing Director BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 866-222-2575 x 146 Fax: 405-840-0625 Email: tbruce@buildblock.com Web: www.BuildBlock.com BuildBlock Joins US Green Building Council (Oklahoma City, OK, February 19, 2007) – BuildBlock Building Systems, LLC, manufacturer of BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs), is now a proud member of the US Green Building Council. The USGBC is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. It is also the author of the LEED (Leadership in Energy

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