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BuildBlock Launches Online ICF Training Portal


May 19­, 2017
Contact: Brian Corder
Phone: (405) 212-3131
9705 N. Broadway Extension, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73114

BuildBlock Launches Online ICF Training Portal

The BuildBlock Online Training Portal will deliver world class ICF construction training to anyone at their own pace, from any device, anywhere.

Oklahoma City, OK – BuildBlock Building Systems is excited to announce the BuildBlock ICF Training Portal ( This training portal delivers training to anyone who wants to learn how to build with ICFs. This portal is launching initially with the BuildBlock Basic ICF Installer Course. This course will take each participant through the entire ICF construction process. To access any course, users simply create a user profile, register for the course and take it at their own pace.

BuildBlock knows that teaching people how to understand the true benefits of ICF construction as well as demystifying the construction process turns skeptics into believers. As a manufacturer of premiere ICF construction products, BuildBlock strives to ensure all users of its products understand the best way to build any ICF project.

“I’ve always known we are in the education business, not just the manufacturing business. We work hard to provide the best installation and training manuals, engineering, installation videos and more 21st century resources for all of our users. This training site builds on the Installation Video Series we have been releasing for the past year and takes it to the next level through a full basic installer course.

-Mike Garrett, Founder/CEO

The BuildBlock ICF Training Portal is launching with a comprehensive Basic ICF Installer Training Course. This course covers basic ICF Installation including: Safety, Understanding Labor Needs, Recommended Tools, Basic Estimating, Footings, Foundations and Slabs, Door & Window Openings, Concrete Reinforcement, Stacking Block, ICF Bracing, Wall Penetrations, Pre & Post Pour Inspections, Waterproofing & Backfilling, Plumbing & Mechanical Installation, Finishing, and more.

Basic Course Goals:

  • List and understand the components and benefits of an ICF wall system.

  • Compare and contrast differences between ICF systems

  • How to estimate ICF projects

  • Understanding building site considerations

  • Laying out ICFs

  • Stacking ICFs

  • Working with Door & Window Openings and Penetrations

  • Pouring & Consolidating Concrete in ICFs

  • How electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems are installed.

  • How interior and exterior finishes are installed.

About BuildBlock

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 as well as foreign licensing partners throughout the world.

About ICFs

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 or by calling 866-222-2575.