Monthly archive for August 2015

NBC Bank Utilizes BuildBlocks ICF Disaster Resistance Capabilities

NBC Bank Utilizes BuildBlock ICF’s Disaster Resistance Capabilities for security of important documents and equipment.  As far as banks go, this is one of the most energy-efficient banks in Oklahoma. Banks are high traffic, and considerations for foot traffic must be accounted for in the design. ICFs coupled with the spray foam roof insulation lower the utility costs by more than 40%. This project was designed to blend into the surrounding residential area. The owners chose ICF because this branch was outfitted with a data center housing networking and computing infrastructure utilized by the bank.  This room had to be protected from the


DIY Plowman Home using BuildBlock ICFs

The DIY Plowman Home using BuildBlock ICFs is a true do-it-yourself project from start to finish. Science Teacher, Phillip Plowman and his father are sharing their BuildBlock ICF project. They have been building an entire home themselves from top to bottom for the last year, using much of summer break and weekends as peak working hours.    Phillip is a science teacher in Virginia and has been working on this home for the past year with his father. Phillip mentions he is fortunate to have weekends and summers off to work on building his own home. Phillip and his father


Getting to Know Ramona Kinney

In this edition of Getting to Know, we meet Ramona Kinney. Ramona Kinney returned to BuildBlock in January as the Administrative Assistant. We asked Ramona a few questions about her role on the BuildBlock team. BuildBlock: Why did you want to work at BuildBlock? Ramona: I have many  many strengths to contribute to the team. More importantly, I have a love for people, an ability to anticipate the needs of others, and have great organizational skills. BuildBlock: What did you do before you worked at BuildBlock? Ramona: I have 30 years of retail management experience and several years as an administrative assistant for the