“The BuildBlock ICF Engineering Center puts all of the engineering resources you need for your projects in one location.”
Designing & engineering projects with ICFs is no different than a poured concrete wall. In practice ICFs deliver stronger cured concrete and more precise rebar placement.
BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) are the strongest and most energy-efficient building material available today. ICFs are used to build homes, schools, churches, and other commercial buildings. Choosing ICFs for your next construction project means saving money every month and feeling secure in your home.
BuildBlock provides a variety of engineering resources to make building with BuildBlock ICF products simple and straightforward.
BuildBlock ICFs are precision-manufactured foam panels with embedded insulated studs that form a double insulated reinforced structural concrete wall. The sandwich of dense foam insulation combined with reinforced concrete delivers the ultimate in disaster resilience, fire protection, and energy-efficiency. Below you will find several engineering resources including BuildBlock Prescriptive Engineering, BuildDeck Engineering, BuildBlock Swimming Pool Engineering, legacy US and Canadian Engineering Tables, and GlobalBlock Engineering Tables.
Engineering Quick Links
BuildBlock Engineering Manual
The BuildBlock Engineering Manual extends prescriptive and safe room engineering for greater wall heights above and below grade as well as design for FEMA 361 compliant safe rooms.
BuildDeck Floor & Roofing Decking System is a stay in place form used to construct a solid monolithic insulating concrete floors, pitched or flat roof decks, and safe rooms.
BuildBlock Pool Engineering
The BuildBlock ICF Swimming Pool Engineering provides prescriptive requirements for in-ground and above-ground reinforced ICF swimming pools.
HUD Prescriptive ICF Engineering
The Dept. of Housing an Urban Development Prescriptive Method contains universally accepted engineering for residential structures adopted into the IRC and IBC.
Legacy US & Canadian Tables
The legacy US & Canadian BuildBlock ICF engineering tables are provided. These tables have all been integrated into the BuildBlock Engineering Manual.
Legacy GlobalBlock Tables
The original GlobalBlock All Foam ICF engineering tables are provided. These tables have all been integrated into the BuildBlock Engineering Manual.
HOW TO BUILD WITH BUILDBLOCK ICFs?
Find Installation Manuals, Product Information, CAD Details, BIM Models, Engineering, Product Testing, Code Approvals, Specifications, Research, White Papers, and more!
BuildBlock Installation & Technical Manuals
The BuildBlock Installation & Technical Manual provides a detailed, easy to read guide to ICF construction. This manual is perfect for any ICF contractor or DIY.
BuildBlock provides hundreds of CAD details to show you the best way to build with ICFs. Connections, finishes, radius walls, embeds, waterproofing and more are all here.
BIM & REVIT Models
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a great tool to help design your project from the start. Find BuildBlock BIM Models in Autodesk Seek as well!
Code Approvals & Product Testing
All BuildBlock products are ICC code approved and tested. Access special approvals in Miami-Dade, Los Angeles, New York City, Florida, Wisconsin and more.
Research & Whitepapers
BuildBlock delivers original research, specialty guides, and white papers on a variety of topics to better educate and prepare you for ICF Construction.
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.
Foundations & Basements
ICFs are the fastest way to build basements and foundations. Solid insulation, strong walls, and worry-free construction.
Building multi-family 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 lifecycle costs, maintenance, increased building safety and disaster resistance.
Schools & Churches
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.