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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, stucco, siding on the outside and drywall on the inside giving you a building that looks like any other, but is extremely energy efficient.

GlobalBlock is the first fully-reversible all foam ICF block of its kind. GlobalBlock increases R-value up to 43% and reduces concrete by as much as 35%. An evolution of the screen-grid ICF, GlobalBlock integrates seamlessly with any BuildBlock products allowing you to increase insulation value, save time, effort, and cost.

GlobalBlock is a lower-cost ICF designed without requiring integrated plastic webs. It reduces cost without losing the benefits of ICFs or affecting key structural points. Optional web inserts for attachment points or web clip for rebar placement are available depending on your needs.

GlobalBlock is the same size as standard BuildBlock ICF forms and uses the same fully-reversible interlocking system found on all BuildBlock forms. Forms can be used interchangeably, even within the same wall.

Additionally integrating standard BuildBlock ICF forms in a GlobalBlock wall makes longer lintel spans or carrying heavier loads simple. The GlobalBlock face is dovetailed for stucco and EIFS applications. Dedicated 90 degree corners make this block the ideal choice for entry-level housing, light commercial construction, and international development projects.

The GlobalBlock GB-600 block is designed to meet the IRC 2009 & IRC 2012 prescriptive code making use in your project simple in the North America or around the world. Learn more about the BuildBlock International Licensing Program and exporting BuildBlock products.

Visit BuildBlock in its World of Concrete Booth N1649. Su sistema completo de Encofrados Aislantes de Hormigón puesto N1649. Se habla español.

Company Information

BuildBlock® Building Systems LLC is the manufacturer of BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs), BuildDeck Floor and Decking, BuildLock Knockdown ICFs, and GlobalBlock the all foam ICF. BuildBlock ICFs are the most environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient and disaster resistant methods of residential and commercial construction. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, BuildBlock serves North America through its 13 facilities located in Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Idaho, Indiana, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Wisconsin, California, and Missouri.

This new product is available now. For more information about this product and to order please visit or call 866-222-2575. More information about BuildBlock® & GlobalBlock ICFs can be found at and in Spanish at



Contact: Brian Corder
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