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New ICF Ethylene Control Building Calvert City, KY

Construction for a new Ethylene Control Building using 12″ BuildLock ( BuildBlock’s knockdown block system) is underway at Westlake Chemical Corporation in Calvert Kentucky. The building measures 55’-6” x 177’-6” and is 16’-10” high from top of footing to top of wall.

This structure was designed to be explosion proof with a double mat of continuous reinforcing . Blast resistant windows and doors incorporate heavy steel bucks embedded into the 12” thick concrete walls. The unique web configuration of the BuildLock webs make it possible to construct the walls without the need to tie the reinforcing in place saving hundreds of hours in construction time.

BuildBlock’s line of ICF forms integrate throughout the different product lines providing design flexibility for most any structure. Large specialty commercial construction and residential homes or multifamily apartments are easily constructed using BuildBlock ICFs. ICFs are flexible for any design consideration.