Join us at our 2020 Trade Shows!

2020 trade show

BuildBlock is excited to once again be represented at these 2020 trade shows; World of Concrete and the International Builders Show. Both will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. We will have samples of our extensive product line on display, as well as informational literature and demonstrations. Members of the BuildBlock team will be available to answer any questions and set you on the path to a successful build that is quicker, cleaner, stronger, and more efficient. Learn more about ICFs and see for yourself why BuildBlock is the premier building material for new construction. NAHB International Builder Show  

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Upcoming Fall 2019 ICF Training (Texas and California)

BuildBlock ICF Classroom Training

Fall 2019 ICF Training in Texas and California BuildBlock has 4 training opportunities coming up in Texas and California. These in-person classes are taught by BuildBlock’s industry professionals with decades of ICF experience. Each training includes an informational classroom-style discussion on the use of ICFs in construction as well as a hands-on portion with ICFs, bracing, and accessories. Each training is from 8 AM – 4 PM and includes breakfast and lunch. See below for dates and locations. Classes fill up quickly so register today!  Texas Class: This class is sold out Waxahachie, TX | Monday, September 30Hampton Inn 2010

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Hilltop Project – Footing Construction

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In this episode of the Hilltop Project, the builders have finished excavating the build site and are ready to start constructing the forms for the footings. Video TranscriptionThe Morse family, the owner/builder of the Hilltop Project, is moving along nicely prepping the site for their future home. The site has been fully excavated and leveled, the ground is marked to show where the footings will go, and the builder has started to dig out these areas. After some delays due to rain, the builder has completed the dig and is now ready to build the forms for the footings. Due

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How to Repair a Damaged ICF Wall Section

ICF repair

In this short video, DIY home-builder Chris shows you how he repaired a piece of ICF wall after it was damaged by wild animals. Video Transcription:  Here’s how to repair a rather fantastic hole that some wild dogs tore into the side of this building. Apparently, a small animal had gotten inside the wall and the dogs chewed this wall out to get to it. Now we’re lucky, you see, that the webs are in place. What I’ve done, we’ve cut another piece that matches it. I’ve chosen to take some that have webs in it so they embed in

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How to Create Stirrups for Lintels in an ICF Project

Stirrup wood

Creating the right type of stirrups to use in lintels above doors, windows, and other large openings is an essential step for success in your project. Join Chris, a DIY ICF owner/builder as he explains how to measure, cut, and bend rebar C stirrups. Video Transcription So today we’re making C stirrups for the lentils over the doors and windows. Now, I didn’t have a chance to get all my engineering done before I ordered them; I ordered all the C stirrups pre-bent for my decking on the floor but for all the windows and doors, it’s gonna vary a

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How to Install Electrical Wiring Into ICF Walls

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Join BuildBlock CTO Micah Garrett as he shows you a few quick and easy strategies for installing electrical wiring into ICF walls. Video Transcript: Hi, I’m Micah Garrett with BuildBlock Building Systems and today we’re going to show you how to mount electrical boxes. We’re going to go over some of the tools and show you some of the tips and tricks to make this a fast and easy install. First, you’re going to need some electrical boxes. You might want to use plastic boxes, one of the best styles to use is one with a flange on the side.

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BuildBlock ICF Training in Abilene, TX April 24th

icf training abilene

Texas Training (April 24) Take your career to the next level with this interactive, in-person training. Join us for a full day of interactive Insulating Concrete Form Training! This class will be led by Duane Holloway, an ICF professional with over 20 years experience as President of Red River BuildBlock and DJ Estes, BuildBlock Sales Executive for Texas. The first half of the day will be a classroom-style discussion of ICFs and their use in all types of construction. The second half of the day will include hands-on training at an active ICF jobsite, just minutes from the classroom.   This

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BuildBlock ICF Training in March

texas training

Michigan Training (March 22 and 23) You are invited to this day-long seminar in Wixom, MI! Lead by Jim Quain of Thermal Wall, this class discusses and presents how to build with BuildBlock ICFs. The class will be held on March 22nd and again on March 23rd. Seminar Topics Footing Preparation Demonstration of ICF Basics Above and Below Grade Applications Installation of Electrical and Plumbing Waterproofing Multi-Story Applications Interior and Exterior Wall Finishes Environment, Energy, Value, and Safety Training Information Time: March 22 or 23, 8:30am-4pmLocation: Out N Out Quality- 28003 Center Oaks Ct. Suite 108 Wixom, MI 48393Meals: Continental

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ICF Training at World of Concrete

ICF Training at World of Concrete

ICFWE – ICF BASICS FOR COMMERCIAL INSTALLERS BuildBlock is a proud member of the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA). The mission of the ICFMA is to promote and enhance the social, environmental, and economic value of insulating concrete forms in the North American marketplace. Each year at the World of Concrete Trade Show, the ICFMA takes the opportunity to educate the public on the many advantages of building with insulating concrete forms. Take a look below to learn more about this year’s exciting training. We would love to have you join us and the rest of the ICFMA. Also, don’t

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NRMCA Training Event

NRMCA Training

ICF Contractor Training Course  BuildBlock is a proud member of the Insulated Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA). The ICFMA is partnering with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) to sponsor several training events across the country. These events will give you the training you need to begin building with ICFs. The information for these training events is listed below. You can learn more and register via the links below or by visiting NRMCA.org. If you can’t attend a training in person, you can register for the free BuildBlock ICF Training courses here or watch our series of Basic ICF Training Videos. Locations

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