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Long Island Habitat for Humanity ICF Build

Learn how to build a home using BuildBlock ICFs!

Join us onsite at a residential ICF construction project for the Long Island Habitat for Humanity and NRMCA’s Build With Strength program on December 4-8th! BuildBlock is offering free, hands-on ICF training as well as an AIA accredited Intro to ICFs presentation.

At the jobsite, volunteers will learn the basics of building with ICFs, including cutting, stacking, bracing, alignment, and can participate in a concrete pour on Thursday 12/7. Meet BuildBlock technical staff who will be onsite to teach volunteers and lead this important project.

To register for the event, please contact Caroljean D’Aquila [email protected]


18 Oak Drive, Riverhead,11901
Town Of Riverhead Suffolk County, NY

Who Should Attend?

If you’re a contractor, designer, architect, material supplier, looking to build your home, or are just interested in learning about the benefits of building with Insulating Concrete Forms and concrete. Join us and learn more.


December 4 – Monday

8:00 AM – Hands-on Training

3:00 PM – End of Day

December 5 – Tuesday

8:00 AM – Hands-on Training & AIA Training Course

3:00 PM – End of Day

December 6 – Wednesday

8:00 AM – Hands-on Training | AIA Course: Intro to ICFs

3:00 PM – End of Day

December 7 – Thursday

8:00 AM – Hands-on Training

12:00 PM – Block Stacking Ceremony

1:00 PM – Concrete Pour

3:00 PM – End of Day

December 8 – Friday

8:00 AM – Site Clean Up

3:00 PM – End of Day

Event Partners

Long Island Habitat for Humanity

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

Our Rental Pumps

Rescom ICF

Nicolia Ready-Mix

Rosebery Architect

Event Description

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Build with Strength initiative is partnering with Habitat for Humanity International and the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) to construct decent, affordable and sustainable housing across the U.S. This initiative will help to provide incredibly strong insulated concrete form homes that are energy efficient for dozens of Habitat Partner Families over the course of several years.

This Build near Riverhead, NY will feature a single-family home designed by Roseberry Architectural Studio. The home showcases how insulated concrete forms can be used for both foundations and above grade walls. This home will provide a wall system that is rated for high winds, while also providing the owners an extremely energy efficient building envelope. This style of construction is perfect for coastal environments that can experience strong storms along with cold and hot temperatures throughout the year. The build will take roughly a week to construct, and throughout the construction process, anyone is welcome to come volunteer and get hands on experience with ICF construction. BuildBlock will have a trainer onsite leading this process, educating volunteers, and teaching ICF construction methods as the structure is built. We recommend that contractors, architects, and engineers all consider visiting this project and volunteering if able.

On December 7th, BuildBlock will host an AIA session for the A/E community and provide 1 AIA CEC credit for attendees. While this class is specifically targeted at architects and engineers, anyone is welcome to come learn more about ICF construction. Please come prepared to volunteer if you wish to gain hands on experience after the class.