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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 the North American marketplace,” says Andy Lennox, Vice President of CICFI. “Our industry has a great story to tell and we look forward to representing and growing the ICF industry in an energetic and professional manner. We’ve held a number of very productive meetings over the last few months during which we’ve identified our priorities and developed our initial action plans. Now that our association is officially up and going the implementation and execution begins. This association is long overdue, we are excited to get started and we look forward to additional ICF manufacturers joining us as we move forward.”
BuildBlock hopes to enhance the conversation about this building technology and its versatility in construction. The other companies may be considered competitors within the industry, but that doesn’t stop them from coming together to help achieve a more energy-efficient world.
Mike Garrett, CEO of BuildBlock Building Systems, has always believed in contributing to the greater good by becoming part of industry associations like CICFI.
“We are proud to join the Council of ICF Industries and work with other manufacturers and suppliers in the market to collectively promote disaster resistant, energy-efficient, and sustainable housing and buildings that will last for centuries,” says Garrett. “ICF construction is the future in not only residential, but multifamily, and other mid-rise construction to meet the safety, environmental, and longevity requirements of new buildings with reduced operating costs and maintenance.”
BuildBlock believes we are all touched by where we live and we must all live somewhere. That passion drives us toward continuous improvement. BuildBlock continues to refine existing products and introduce new products into the market to build the most energy-efficient, cost-effective, and disaster resistant homes, buildings and structures.
BuildBlock® Building Systems is the manufacturer of BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) the most environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient and disaster resistant method of residential and commercial construction. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, BuildBlock serves North America through 14 manufacturing facilities including locations in Mexico and Canada.
The Council of ICF Industries is the North American non-profit trade association for the Insulating Concrete Form industry and was founded in 2014 by a dedicated group of manufacturers with the shared interest of promoting and enhancing the social, environmental and economic value of insulating concrete forms in the North American marketplace.
Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks which are stacked into the shape of the exterior walls of a building, reinforced with steel rebar, and then filled with concrete. Insulated concrete forms combine one of the finest insulating materials, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), with one of the strongest structural building materials, steel reinforced concrete. The result is a wall system of unmatched comfort, energy efficiency, strength, and noise reduction.
More information about BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms can be found online at buildblock.com or by calling 866-222-2575.