GlobalBlock All Foam ICF

GlobalBlock R-30

GlobalBlock – a web optional all-foam ICF GlobalBlock is the first fully-reversible all foam ICF block of its kind. An evolution of the screen-grid ICF, it integrates seamlessly with any BuildBlock form allowing you to save time, effort, and money. GlobalBlock is a lower-cost ICF, designed without requiring an integrated plastic web. It reduces cost without losing the benefits of ICFs or affecting key structural points.

GlobalBlock Dovetail for  application of EFIS or stucco coating such as BuildCrete Plaster or Stucco.

GlobalBlock Dovetail for
application of EFIS or stucco coating such as BuildCrete Plaster or Stucco.

An optional web insert for attachment points or web clip for rebar placement are available depending on your needs. Using the same fully-reversible interlocking system found on all BuildBlock forms, GlobalBlock has the same overall dimensions allowing the forms to be used interchangeably, even within the same wall.

GlobalBlock also includes benefits such as the molded-in tape measure and vertical cut lines making installation easier, faster, and more cost effective. GlobalBlock is available in 4-inch and 6-inch core widths.

Designed to be a more cost effective product for both domestic and international markets, GlobalBlock increases insulation value, decreases concrete and provides exceptional strength and support. The 12-inch on center design was chosen for its strength and reslience in the field. Attachment points using the optional web insert will align with BuildBlock forms and provide for easy drywall installation, brick ties, or other finish.

The dovetail on the face of the block provides a secure surface to apply EFIS, Stucco or Plaster. BuildBlock recommends using BuildCrete Stucco or BuildCrete Plaster to finish your walls giving you extreme impact resistance and the ability to apply the covering in one coat directly to the foam. Learn more about BuildCrete here.

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GlobalBlock Benefits

  • 16-in (406.1 mm) x 48-in (1219.2 mm) industry standard size.
  • 35% reduction in concrete.
  • Up to 43% greater R-Value depending on block size.
  • Best Value – Lower-Cost ICF
  • Designed for entry-level residential, international, and light commercial projects.
  • Ready to stack, no assembly required.
  • Symmetrical design and completely reversible in all directions.
  • 3 methods of rebar placement: Optional web insert with attachment points, cut rebar pins, and steel rebar saddles.
  • Interlocks & fully integrates with all BuildBlock forms for specialty blocks and lintels.
  • Optional high-density plastic web provides attachment points and rebar placement every 12 inches (304.8 mm)
  • 1-inch (25.4 mm) repeating cut pattern & molded-in tape measure for easy cutting and sizing.
  • Dovetailed block face for direct stucco and EIFS bonding.
  • 4-inch (101.6 mm) & 6-inch (152.4 mm) sizes with dedicated 90° corners.

GlobalBlock Straight Block Technical Details

Block Length Width Height R-Value Concrete
Volume
Surface
Area
(Face)
GB300 48 in
1219.2 mm
7 in
177.8 mm
16 in
404.6 mm
20.28 0.030660 yd3
.023441 m3
5.33 ft.2
.4951 m2
GB400 48 in
1219.2 mm
9 in
228.6 mm
16 in
404.6 mm
26.23 0.043906 yd3
.033568 m3
5.33 ft.2
.4951 m2
GB600 48 in
1219.2 mm
11 in
279.4 mm
16 in
404.6 mm
29.76 0.062947 yd3
.048126 m3
5.33 ft.2
.4951 m2
GB800 48 in
1219.2 mm
13 in
330.2 mm
16 in
404.6 mm
31.57 0.088959 yd3
.068014 m3
5.33 ft.2
.4951 m2
Please note GlobalBlock is only currently available in 4″ & 6″ sizes.
GlobalBlock integrates fully will all BuildBlock products.

GlobalBlock 90° Block Technical Details

Block Width Height R-Value Concrete
Volume
Length
Ext – Int
Return
Ext – Int
Surface
Area
(Face)
GB390 7 in
177.8 mm
16 in
404.6 mm
20.28 0.040423 yd3
. 030905 m3
38 in – 31 in

965.2 mm – 787.4 mm

26 in – 19 in
660.4 mm – 482.6 mm
7.11 ft2
.6605 m2
GB490 9 in
228.6 mm
16 in
404.6 mm
26.23 0.050831 yd3
.038863 m3
40 in – 31 in
1016 mm – 787.4 mm
28 in – 19 in
711.2 mm – 482.6 mm
7.55 ft2
.7014 m2
GB690 11 in
279.4 mm
16 in
404.6 mm
29.76 0.084626 yd3
.064701 m3
42 in – 31 in
1066.8 mm – 787.4 mm
30 in – 19 in
762 mm – 482.6 mm
8.00 ft2
.7432 m2
GB890 13 in
330.2 mm
16 in
404.6 mm
31.57 0.128151 yd3
.097978 m3
44 in – 31in
1117.6 mm – 787.4 mm
32 in – 19 in
812.8 mm – 482.6 mm
8.44 ft.2
.7841 m2
Please note GlobalBlock is only currently available in 4″ & 6″ sizes. GlobalBlock integrates fully will all BuildBlock products.

GlobalBlock Product Information

GlobalBlock Installation

Installation Notes

  • Installation of GlobalBlock is similar to installing flat wall BuildBlock forms.
  • Begin by stacking block from each corner. Remember to reverse corners each course to ensure the proper offset.
  •  GlobalBlock cores are designed on 12-inch centers. All other BuildBlock ICFs are designed on 6-inch centers. Keep this in mind when laying out the walls and rebar pins.
  •  GlobalBlock connections align with BuildBlock forms to create a seamless transition between different products.
  • BuildBlock recommends 3000psi concrete poured at a 5 to 5-1/2 inch (127mm-140mm) slump. Note: As concrete is being pumped under pressure, it loses approximately 1/2-inch of slump. Pour the wall in 4-foot lifts (1219mm) working your way around the structure several times until you reach the full wall height. Vibrate wall shortly after pour to ensure no voids.
  •  Brace the wall appropriately.
  • GB600 is designed to meet the IRC 2009 & IRC 2012 prescriptive code.