The Florida Building Authority has approved the application submitted by Vinyl Technologies Inc. for statewide use of the V Buck vinyl block-out system for homes built with insulating concrete forms.

"With this approval, the process of getting the system approved for Florida building code has been greatly simplified," President of Vinyl Technologies Justin Anderson said. "Before the ... approval, the steps that contractors had to take to use the ... system were quite an undertaking."

In order for Vinyl Technologies Inc. to gain approval from the Florida Building Authority an evaluation from a Florida registered evaluation entity was submitted along with using Florida approved materials and meet the Florida requirements for quality assurance and load tests.