Building commercial projects with BuildBlock ICFs makes sense. Building owners see immediate benefits during construction through faster dry in times, less skilled labor, and fewer materials. In the long term ICF buildings deliver reduced utility bills & maintenance, added fire and disaster resilience, increased occupant comfort, and sustainability, all at once.
WHAT CAN I BUILD WITH ICFs?
ICFs can be used to build any structure and nearly any design.
ICFs are perfect to build your entire home. This provides the maximum energy efficiency and disaster resilience.
ICFs are the fastest way to build basements and foundations. Solid insulation, strong walls, and worry-free construction.
Building multifamily structures, hotels, motels, and other high-density housing is fast and safer than any other building method.
Freestanding office space, retail, and other structures all benefit from reduced life-cycle costs, maintenance, increased building safety and disaster resistance.
BuildBlock ICFs deliver safe, comfortable and disaster resilient environment for schools, churches, hospitals, warehouse, and industrial buildings all benefit from ICF construction.
Build faster, extend your pool season with an insulated pool without sacrificing design options.
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES(back to top)
BuildBlock provides a comprehensive set of CAD Details containing product information, connection details, and best practices.
BIM models for all BuildBlock products. From concept through completion, these tools help architects, designers, and owners create cost-effective, energy-efficient projects.
The BuildBlock Installation & Technical Manual provides a comprehensive resource for building any structure, anywhere.
BuildBlock provides comprehensive prescriptive engineering tables as a starting point for commercial engineering including tall wall engineering, above and below grade, and FEMA 361 community safe room design.
BuildBlock ICFs are fully tested and code compliant with the IRC/IBC. BuildBlock also maintains specialty approvals in Florida, Miami-Dade, Wisconsin, Los Angeles, New York City, and others.
FEATURED PROJECTS(back to top)
Hilldale Elementary Builds 11-Classroom Safe Room addition, which will be able to protect all of its students, teachers and staff during severe weather or a tornado.
The energy-efficient Bonobo Winery built with BuildBlock ICFs combines many systems and technologies to deliver a commercial success in Traverse City, Michigan.
The Brownstones at Maywood Park was early in the the rejuvenation and rebirth of housing in Oklahoma City’s urban core. This development of luxury multifamily housing using BuildBlock ICFs demonstrated unique design, energy-efficiency, and disaster resilience.
BuildBlock ICFs are the strongest and most energy-efficient building material available today. ICFs are used every day to build low to mid-rise multifamily residential, schools, churches, office buildings, retail space, and other commercial structures. Commercially, ICFs deliver proven energy efficiency, significantly reduced maintenance, lower cost of ownership, increased tenant comfort & satisfaction, faster construction, and disaster resilience.
At BuildBlock we are passionate about helping contractors, engineers, architects, and community planners build sustainable, energy-efficient, and disaster resistant structures.
-Mike Garrett, CEO
BuildBlock Building Systems
BUILDBLOCK VIDEO(back to top)
See educational videos, how to features, product information, and project tour videos
to help you better understand how to build your project and experience the possibilities with BuildBlock ICFs.
Introduction to BuildBlock ICFs
Learn more about building with Insulating Concrete Forms, BuildBlock ICF products, design options, and solutions for your entire ICF project.
ICF versus CMU Construction
Walk through the project pre-pour inspection and see how this ICF basement was built, how to stage materials, erect bracing, and more.
BuildLock Knockdown ICFs
The BuildLock Knockdown System is available in 4″-12″ cores or larger with the Bridge Clip Connector. These forms ship flat to save shipping costs and accommodate complex rebar placement.