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BuildBlock Launches Online ICF Training Portal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19­, 2017 Contact: Brian Corder Phone: (405) 212-3131 9705 N. Broadway Extension, Suite 200 Oklahoma City, OK 73114 buildblock.com BuildBlock Launches Online ICF Training Portal The BuildBlock Online Training Portal will deliver world class ICF construction training to anyone at their own pace, from any device, anywhere. Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is excited to announce the BuildBlock ICF Training Portal (http://training.buildblock.com). This training portal delivers training to anyone who wants to learn how to build with ICFs. This portal is launching initially with the BuildBlock Basic ICF Installer Course. This course will take

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BuildBlock Expands Product Manufacturing

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BuildBlock is excited to announce the expansion of product manufacturing for BuildBlock, BuildBuck, and BuildDeck.  BuildBuck, introduced in 2016 has taken off dramatically. BuildBuck is designed to eliminate the use of wood bucking around door and window openings. This product maintains the thermal break between the outside and ensures insulation is continuous to the opening itself.   “We made BuildBuck for our 6″ and 8″ BuildBlock/BuildLock and GlobalBlock products first and we have now expanded it for 4″ products as well.” says Mike Garret, BuildBlock CEO & Founder. “The demand for our four-inch products continues to grow enough to sustain other accessory products in

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Press Release: ICFs Outperform Wood in Independent Scientific Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CLEB LABORATORIES THERMAL STUDY PROVES INSULATING CONCRETE FORM WALLS CAN ACHIEVE UP TO 60% ENERGY SAVINGS AND 58% GREATER R-VALUE FOR HOME AND BUILDING OWNERS Oklahoma City, OK –  According to a recent scientific study, commissioned by the ICF Manufacturers Association, an ICF wall produces a 58% better overall R-value/RSI than an insulated wood frame cavity wall. This is the first time an SCC and ISO accredited and internationally recognized testing facility has been commissioned to evaluate a realistic side-by-side comparison of these two types of wall assemblies within a single study.  How the Study Was Performed This is the first test

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildCrete Pool Plaster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildCrete Pool Plaster Oklahoma City, OK – Released at the 2016 International Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo, BuildCrete Pool Plaster by BuildBlock ICFs is a true one-coat plaster designed to adhere directly to EPS foam, concrete, or other pool building materials. BuildCrete has been used in ICF construction for its durability, strength, and ease of application. It allows pool builders to be green without complexity, saving time and money on the job site, and creating a finish that will outlast any other plasters or finishing materials. “We introduced BuildCrete Plaster & Stucco products more than three years ago

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BuildBlock ICFs Joins the Council of ICF Industries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Joins the Council of ICF Industries, the North American non-profit trade association for the insulated concrete forms industry. Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is excited to announce its new membership to the Council of ICF Industries (CICFI) as of May 1, 2016.  CICFI is the North American non-profit trade association for the insulated concrete forms industry. Founded in 2014, the association is dedicated to improving the quality and acceptance of ICF construction. “The mission of the CICFI is to promote and enhance the social, environmental and economic value of insulating concrete forms in

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases ICF Products & Safe Room Engineering Manual

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases ICF Products & Safe Room Engineering Manual Oklahoma City, OK – The BuildBlock ICF Products & Safe Room Engineering Manual increases the scope of prescriptive engineering for BuildBlock ICF products. This document is intended to be used in conjunction with the PCA 100 Prescriptive Design of Exterior Concrete Walls for One- and Two-Family Dwellings when determining reinforcement for residential walls and as a reference for commercial engineering. Below grade wall include 12ft heights for all products and 14ft in certain applications. Maximum above grade wall heights are engineered to 14ft for all products and 20ft in

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildRadius ICF Wall & Pool Radius Forms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildRadius ICF Wall & Pool Radius Forms Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is excited to introduce BuildRadius, a family of radius forms for use in ICF walls and pool construction. The BuildRadius forms create 2’, 4’, 8’, 12’, 16’, and 20’ arcs. Each of these blocks interlocks into any BuildBlock 6” product line and uses the standard BuildBlock webs. Available in 6” widths initially, these forms are designed to ease construction of energy-efficient ICF pools, southwest style homes, bay windows, circular staircases, and provide options when designing unique areas in ICF homes.

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBlock Hardwall Connector

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBlock HardWall Connector Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems has released an improvement to the BuildBlock Hardwall System used to create an insulated ICF wall on one side with a bare concrete face on the other. This system is used in commercial applications where no flammable material may be present such as emergency stairwells and elevator shafts as well as warehouses and industrial buildings where utility and impact resistance is required. The initial BuildBlock Hardwall solved this challenge by using BuildLock ICF panels combined with web bridges and the webs normally molded into

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite Protection

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite Protection Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is introducing BuildShield, a revolutionary solution for termite protection in an ICF wall. BuildShield combines an extruded vinyl membrane with an adhesive stainless steel material to form an impenetrable barrier to termites. When integrated into an ICF wall BuildShield solves a challenge to ICFs in termite prone areas. This product will be available in early January 2016. BuildShield combines an extruded PVC plastic track with an adhesive stainless steel material applied together between an above grade course when constructing an ICF wall. The track

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBuck ICF Door & Window Bucking

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildBuck ICF Door & Window Bucking Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is excited to announce the release of BuildBuck ICF Door & Window Bucking. BuildBuck is the ideal insulating bucking solution for door and window openings in a BuildBlock ICF project. BuildBuck is the longest EPS ICF buck on the market at 52-inches (132mm) and is designed to create a 4040 (4-ft x 4-ft) rough opening without any cutting. This product is available in 11-inch and 13-inch widths for 6-inch and 8-inch BuildBlock, BuildLock, and 6-inch GlobalBlock products and will be available

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