Video: How To Build ICF Gables

Video Transcript In this video, we’re going to cover how to construct gables out of ICF block. In our example, we’re going to construct cathedral roof style cables on a 6/12 pitch, meaning every foot our gables will raise 6 inches. For a cathedral roof, the gable is constructed to align with the interior wall, but other styles will have different design requirements. You can construct your gables either as one complete piece, or in two halves. However, if a common seam is already present, then we recommend constructing your gables in two separate halves, and continuing your common seam

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Video: How To Build Pitched ICF Roofs

Video Transcript My name is Steve Carroll, I’m here in Lexington, Kentucky. This is my own house, give you a little quick background, so here we have a picture of our 3/12 pitch concrete roof. So the span is about 20 feet and then you’ve got two foot overhang everywhere. The different color of foam you see up there, which is about 12 inches wide by probably 12 inches deep, is in essence our our ridge beam, it’s just made out of concrete. And then what we did is we took the BuildDeck straight up to it on a 3/12

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Hands on Training and Education: Build With Strength 2.0, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hands-on Training and Education: Build With Strength 2.0, Santa Fe, New Mexico Event Description: Build with Strength is partnering with Habitat for Humanity International and the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association to fortify decent, affordable and sustainable housing across the U.S. This initiative will help to provide incredibly strong and sustainable homes for dozens of Habitat Partner Families over the course of several years. This build in Santa Fe, NM includes two houses being built side by side. Alongside construction, the NRMCA and partner ICF supplier BuildBlock will be hosting on-site training events and hard hat tours for anyone interested

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Video: Digital Product Catalog: BuildBrace ICF Bracing

Video Transcript: Welcome to BuildBlock’s Digital Product Catalog. BuildBlock provides a wide variety of insulating concrete form products and accessories. Our one-stop shopping experience helps to make every job simple, cohesive, and efficient. This video is part of our Digital Product Catalog, which is a series of videos that will cover our entire product line. In this video, we are going to take a look at the BuildBrace ICF bracing and alignment system. The BuildBrace system is designed to deliver superior bracing, alignment, and a working platform at wall height for any ICF project. BuildBlock offers two BuildBrace systems. The

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Video: Digital Product Catalog: BuildRadius

Video Transcript: Welcome to BuildBlock’s Digital Product Catalog. BuildBlock provides a wide variety of Insulating Concrete Form products and accessories. Our one-stop shopping experience helps to make every job simple, cohesive, and efficient. This video is part of our Digital Product Catalog, which is a series of videos that will cover our entire product line. In this video, we’ll cover BuildRadius, our family of radius forms for use in ICF walls and pool construction. The BuildRadius forms are a unique addition to the BuildBlock 6-inch concrete core product line. Available in 2, 4, 8, 12, 16, and 20-foot arcs. These

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Video: Strategies For Managing Pressure In ICF Walls While Pouring

  Video Transcript Strategies For Managing Pressure On ICF Walls While Pouring   Pressure occurs at areas in the wall where you disrupt the flow of concrete such as short corners or large openings next to corners. It also occurs when you vibrate the walls between lifts to ensure proper consolidation. Vibration helps to get rid of air pockets and ensure there is no honeycombing in the wall. It also causes the concrete to return to a semi-liquid state, temporarily increasing the pressure in that area. In this video, we’ll show you how to combat pressure in these situations.  

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Videos: How to Construct ICF Pilasters

  Video Transcript In this video, we’re going to cover how to form pilasters in ICF construction. pilasters or pilasters are rectangular columns that project from within a wall. They are typically present where a structural load must be carried that exceeds the capabilities of the wall. The wall thickens to accommodate the structural requirements of the pilaster. In our example, we’re building an 8-foot basement with BuildLock KD blocks. The yellow bridges are 8 inches and the red bridges are 12 inches. We are building a 12 by 20-inch pilaster.   For our first course, we’ll need to cut

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Video: Digital Product Catalog: BuildDeck ICF Decking

  Video Transcript Welcome to BuildBlock’s Digital Product Catalog. BuildBlock provides a wide variety of insulating concrete form products and accessories. Our one-stop shopping experience helps to make every job simple, cohesive, and efficient. This video is part of our Digital Product Catalog, which is a series of videos that will cover our entire product line.   In this video, we’ll cover BuildDeck. The BuildDeck floor and roof decking system is a lightweight, stay-in-place, insulating concrete form and is used to construct a solid, monolithic, and insulated concrete floor or roof. BuildDeck provides structural integrity through reinforced concrete while providing

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Video: Digital Product Catalog: BuildBuck ICF Bucking

  Video Transcript Welcome to BuildBlock’s Digital Product Catalog. BuildBlock provides a wide variety of insulating concrete form products and accessories. Our one-stop shopping experience helps to make every job simple, cohesive, and efficient. This video is part of our Digital Product Catalog, which is a series of videos that will cover our entire product line.   In this video, we will cover BuildBuck, our ICF bucking solution. When building with ICFs, it is important to buck any openings such as doors or windows. Proper bucking keeps the concrete inside the wall during the pour, and provides attachment points for

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Video: Digital Product Catalog: BuildLock KnockDown (KD)

Here’s a video from our Digital Product Catalog!   Video Transcript Video Transcript Welcome to BuildBlock’s Digital Product Catalog BuildBlock provides a wide variety of insulating concrete form products. Our one-stop shopping experience helps to make every job simple, cohesive, and efficient. This video is part of our Digital Product Catalog which is a series of videos that will cover our entire product line.   Today we’ll be taking a look at the BuildLock KnockDown, or KD, system. KnockDown systems are ICFs that are shipped as bundled panels and boxes of bridges based on the sizes needed for a project.

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