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BuildBlock Supports YouthBuild Boston Construction Workers of Tomorrow

2014 Construction Workers of Tomorrow, Energy Efficient Building Envelope Class 1

BuildBlock trains “Construction Workers of Tomorrow” Energy Efficient Building Envelope Class 1 using BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) technology during five day hands-on workshop. See photos from the event below. BuildBlock Building Systems joins with YouthBuild Boston (YBB), Madison Park Vocational Technical High School (MPVTHS) Carpentry Program, Roxbury Community College (RCC), and the New England Carpenters Training Fund (NECTF) in supporting their five day workshop on building Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). The goal of the course is to prepare students to construct the foundation walls of ICFs properly and safely under the supervision of a qualified ICF contractor. Marty Baron, BuildBlock Regional Manager

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BuildBlock’s Alfonso Nieves named to Governor’s International Team

Alfonso Nieves

BuildBlock is proud to announce Alfonso Nieves, our Latin American Sales Executive, has been named to the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. The Governor’s International Team, or GIT, is a select group of citizens with representation from private industry, government, education and non-profit organizations. Their mission is to create a stronger Oklahoma in the global economy through business development supported by a climate of international focus by the general public. Their activities are done in partnership with the Oklahoma Secretary of State and Oklahoma Department of Commerce. “I am very excited and fortunate to be working with such an important group of experienced

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Educare Childcare & After School Program Building 75+ Person Safe Room & Media Class Room in Perkins, OK

Perkins Safe Room Stacked Ready for Pour

Educare Childcare & After School Program Building 75+ Person Safe Room & Media Class Room in Perkins, OK Educare child care is using BuildBlock ICFs to build EF5 multi-purpose safe room tornado shelter for children and staff at First United Methodist Church in Perkins, OK. (Oklahoma City, OK, June 12, 2014) Educare child care and after school program located at the First United Methodist Church in Perkins, OK is building an EF5 FEMA compliant safe room and multi-purpose media room for their 75 students and 18 staff members using BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). The Educare Board decided build this

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Moore Family Rebuilds Tornado Resistant Home

Moore Family Rebuilds Tornado Resistant Home Davis family rebuilds home with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) after home destroyed in May 2013 tornado.   (Oklahoma City, OK, April 28, 2014)  The Davis family is currently rebuilding their home in Moore, Oklahoma after it was destroyed in the May 2013 tornado. Their home was located at 405 Stonebridge, south of Fourth Street, just west of Eastern in Moore, Oklahoma. Their entire neighborhood was wiped away in the F5 tornado. Brenda and Charles Davis decided to rebuild their home using ICFs, Insulating Concrete Forms, one of the strongest methods of disaster resistant construction

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BuildBlock IRC/IBC Code Approvals Updated to 2012

2012 IBC Builidng Codes Cover

BuildBlock Products 2012 IRC/IBC Code Approval Renewed BuildBlock ICFs received 2012 IRC/IBC code approval renewals through Intertek one of seventeen accredited Product Certification Agencies (PCA) providing product evaluation reports under the International Accreditation Service (IAS). (Oklahoma City, OK, April 16, 2014) BuildBlock Building Systems is proud to announce Intertek has updated code evaluation reports for all BuildBlock products bringing the 2009 compliance current to 2012. All BuildBlock products are now currently certified for the 2012 IRC (International Residential Code) and 2012 IBC (International Building Code). Intertek like the ICC is one of seventeen accredited organizations providing product evaluation reports under the

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Press Release: BuildBlock Launches All Foam ICF

For Immediate Release GlobalBlock: The All Foam Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) GlobalBlock puts the energy-efficiency and savings of ICFs in your hands for nearly the same cost as wood. Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks which are stacked to form the exterior walls of a building, reinforced with steel rebar, and then filled with concrete. The forms remain in place providing extreme energy efficiency. The three components of an ICF wall system: concrete thermal mass, low air filtration and high insulation value of the EPS foam perform as an R-50 compared to wood. They are covered with brick,

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BuildBlock® Introduces The New BuildDeckTM Floor and Roof Decking System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Michelle Spurlock, Marketing Executive BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 405-840-3386 Fax: 405-840-0625 Email: mspurlock@buildblock.com Web: www.BuildBlock.com   BuildBlock Introduces The New BuildDeckTM Floor and Roof Decking System (Oklahoma City, OK, September 24, 2009)   BuildBlock Building Systems, LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of its new BuildDeckTM Floor and Roof Decking System which will consist of 8”, 10”, and 12” Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). The BuildDeckTM System is a lightweight, stay-in-place Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) made of Expanded polystyrene (EPS) and used to construct a solid monolithic insulating concrete floor and/or roof decking system. BuildDeckTM

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BuildBlock Releases BIM 3D Models in Revit

For Immediate Release BuildBlock Releases BIM 3D Models in Revit Experience the Power of Building Information Modeling (BIM) with BuildBlock 3D Models  With the cutting edge technology of Building Information Modeling (BIM), architects and engineers are able to efficiently maintain their vision through collaborative design, efficient documentation and concise construction. Through the use of BIM and Autodesk Revit  Architecture software, sustainable design, clash detection, construction planning, and fabrication are made easy.   Times are changing. The Green Movement is in full swing and a dramatic change in the industry is taking place. Many architects are unfamiliar with the full benefits

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BuildBlock Adds Form-A-Drain, Lite-Deck, and Andersen to Product Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terrisa Singleton, Marketing Director BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 866-222-2575 x 146 Fax: 831-597-0792 Web: www.BuildBlock.com BuildBlock® Adds Form-A-Drain™, Lite-Deck®, and Andersen® to Product Line (Oklahoma City, OK, May 27, 2008) – BuildBlock® Building Systems LLC, the manufacturer of BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs), now offers customers the Form-A-Drain™ footing system, the Lite-Deck® ICF floor and roof system, and Andersen® windows and doors. “Our goal is to provide our customers with everything they need to create the total envelope of an energy-efficient structure,” said Jason Fisher, BuildBlock Business Development Manager. “These products are the perfect complement

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BuildBlock Announces Launch of 12th Manufacturing Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terrisa Singleton, Marketing Director BuildBlock Building Systems LLC Phone: 866-222-2575 x 146 Fax: 831-597-0792 Web: www.BuildBlock.com BuildBlock Announces Launch of 12th Manufacturing Facility (Oklahoma City, OK, May 9, 2008) – BuildBlock® Building Systems is pleased to announce its expansion into the state of Minnesota, bringing their total number of manufacturing facilities to an even dozen. BuildBlock now has more manufacturing facility locations than any other ICF manufacturer in North America. “From our inception, it’s been a part of our master plan to have local manufacturing facilities across the country” said BuildBlock CEO Mike Garrett. “Today’s unprecedented

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