Product Focus on ICFs/ SIPs
All purpose/climate SIPs
Premier structural insulated panels can be used in all types of climates—including wet, rainy, humid and/or cold regions—to create high-performance building envelopes. U.S. Dept. of Energy research shows SIPs are 15 times more airtight than stick framing, with 47 percent higher whole wall R-values. Premier SIPs are used in single family homes, multi-family, schools and other institutional and commercial buildings. Notable recent installations include the multi-family Puyallup Tribal Longhouse, recipient of the USGBC 2012 Project of the Year Award, and the Portland Community College Newberg Center, an AIA Committee On The Environment (COTE) Top Ten Green Project of 2012.
Eco-friendly ICF system
The company’s forms provide eco-friendly, energy efficient building envelopes that offer strong performance benefits to minimize energy costs, maximize value, create a healthy indoor environment, and offer greater strength, storm, sound, and fire resistance. Manufactured with patented technologies and available in a variety of shapes and sizes, the wall system provides maximum strength to withstand 250 mph winds and maximum energy performance to reduce a buildings carbon footprint, contributing significantly to LEED and Net-Zero specified projects.
Environmentally friendly ICFs
BuildBlock Building Systems
The company produces BuildBlock, BuildDeck, BuildLock and GlobalBlock ICF wall and flooring systems. The forms are available in a variety of sizes with accessories for every application. Its key advantages include a molded-in “tape measure.” Numbered, vertical cut lines on every inch help eliminate the need for using a tape measure. Its extra heavy-duty attachment points are located every 8 inch vertically and every 6 inch horizontally, allowing for secure attachment of bracing or heavy cabinetry. The forms have molded-in markings that identify attachment points. Straight and corner forms are fully reversible. The industry standard 16-inch high forms produce less waste when cutting around doors and windows.
Foundation insulation system
T-Roc is a composite panel comprising GlasRoc paperless gypsum boards permanently laminated to high R-value expanded polystyrene foam. The product is easily installed within conventional concrete wall forms at the time the foundation wall is poured, eliminating the need for stud frame out, batt insulation and drywall. The combination of GlasRoc and EPS delivers superior moisture resistance and provides no food source for mold growth, minimizing mold and mildew concerns. Once installed, T-Roc can be left as installed, painted as is, or can be finished using mesh tape and setting compound, followed by painting. The system enables building professionals to bypass several costly, time-intensive tasks required to turn foundation walls into finished walls as part of a livable basement space.
Flexible design ICF wall system
The company’s ICFs provide the highest insulation values and exceptional design flexibility. With only 4 main components, 12 R-values and wall configurations for any desired wall width, the ICFs are extremely versatile. All building elements can be created on-site with no special order parts required. The ICFs are an ideal system for extra insulation, radius walls and pre-tied rebar, and seamless integration of walls and floors. All products are manufactured under the ISO:9001 standard and the environmental standard for manufacturers, ISO:14001.