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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is pleased to announce the release of BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection. BuildShield combines an extruded vinyl membrane with an adhesive stainless steel material to form an impenetrable barrier to termites and a terminal cap that prevents flames from reaching beyond the top of an ICF wall. One product using the same materials applied slightly differently in different areas of an ICF wall. “We initially created a cost effective solution for termites in an ICF wall.” says Mike Garrett, BuildBlock

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Press Release: BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Fire Stop Protection

BuildShield Termite & Fire Stop Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BuildBlock ICFs Releases BuildShield Fire Stop Protection Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is introducing BuildShield, a barrier for firestop protection in an ICF wall. BuildShield is a combination of two materials when combined offer fire stop protection providing additional protection in fire prone areas. This product will be available in early January 2016. BuildBlock built an ASTM 814E Fire Stop. BuildShield combines an extruded PVC plastic track with an adhesive stainless steel material applied together between near the top of the wall in an above grade course when constructing an ICF wall. The track supports

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Creating Bare ICF Concrete Walls for Stairwells, Elevator Shafts, Warehouses

BuildBlock’s Hardwall is used for creating Bare ICF Concrete Walls for Stairwells, Elevator Shafts, Warehouses. In commercial applications such as elevator shafts, warehouses, and stairwells a bare concrete wall may be required to meet fire codes. This can easily be accomplished using an ICF wall system and maintain insulation value. Even more insulation value can be retained by integrating the BuildBlock ThermalSert insulation insert into the wall. BuildBlock Knockdown ICF forms have multiple uses aside from the traditional ICF form. They have been used to build footing forms, pilasters and other custom structural and architectural pieces. One innovative way to use these forms,

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New ICF Ethylene Control Building Calvert City, KY

Westlake Chemical Plant - 02

Construction for a new Ethylene Control Building using 12″ BuildLock ( BuildBlock’s knockdown block system) is underway at Westlake Chemical Corporation in Calvert Kentucky. The building measures 55’-6” x 177’-6” and is 16’-10” high from top of footing to top of wall. This structure was designed to be explosion proof with a double mat of continuous reinforcing . Blast resistant windows and doors incorporate heavy steel bucks embedded into the 12” thick concrete walls. The unique web configuration of the BuildLock webs make it possible to construct the walls without the need to tie the reinforcing in place saving hundreds of

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60 Years of Tornadoes & Disasters Visualized

ICFs provide one of the best protections from all forms of disaster. That’s just one reason we’re so interested in seeing how those disasters affect all of us. Since we are based in Oklahoma we have always been fascinated with Tornadoes, wildfires, earthquakes, and more That’s why when we came across these really cool visualizations of tornadoes we couldn’t resist sharing it. View and enjoy! And remember, big bad Mother Nature can huff and puff, but she’s not going to blow your ICF house down. [youtube id=”eRDke7vreK8″] We are always looking at new ways to demonstrate the wrath of Mother

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Building Safer Homes & Schools with BuildBlock ICFs

There are many ways to design homes, schools, and buildings to safely survive many different types of disasters. One of the most innovating technologies developed is Insulating Concrete Forms. Insulating Concrete Forms are EPS foam blocks that stack together in the shape of the walls of your structure, are reinforced with steel rebar, and filled with concrete. They include high density plastic support webs that hold the block together and provide a place to attach drywall, brick or other fixtures. The form forms stay in place and combine high resistance wind and impacts from hail and other storm debris and

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