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| Insulated Concrete Forms | July 15, 2013


The much anticipated and patiently waited for Fox Blocks dealer locator is here! This helpful tool will not only help you locate dealers for Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete Forms in your area, but will also let you know who your Fox Blocks Regional Manager is. Win win.

Fox Blocks and Habitat for Humanity – Partners in Sustainability

| Insulated Concrete Forms | May 13, 2013

Eco-Village in River Falls Wisconsin Uses ICF in Eighteen LEED® Platinum Homes


LAS VEGAS, NV. (April 11, 2013) – When Dr. Jim Farr, the Executive Director of St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity (SCVHFH) in River Falls, WI and the Board of Directors decided to embark on the development of an innovative, sustainable community and wanted to secure a LEED for Homes Platinum certification, he knew he needed construction products that would enable him to achieve his goals. Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) was one of the construction product partners that proved to have both the experience and commitment to sustainability needed to be a valuable asset to the Habitat for Humanity home construction in the Eco Village.

According to a statement on the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity website, “Eco-Village is based on a LEED for Homes Platinum, carbon negative, net zero energy approach to environmental, economic and social applications”. Fox Blocks (ICF) is assisting Eco-Village attain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building status and is a clear choice for building designers to maximize points in the LEED rating system because the Fox Blocks series wall systems provide an extremely energy efficient building envelope offering superior strength, sound, air quality, and well insulated walls. LEED designs set the goal of building energy efficient, durable homes built to be storm/tornado resistant. Fox Blocks ICF is a solid monolithic concrete wall and withstands the worst of rainstorms, fires, and high winds. In addition to the benefits defined in the USGBC LEED system, ICFs contribute to sustainable construction in many other ways. The sound dampening of the concrete and foam is ideal for protection from urban noise and it is also a barrier to insects, including termites.

“Fox Blocks and Habitat for Humanity have a growing relationship, built on our common interest in providing home owners with well-built homes that are energy efficient. Eco-Village brought us together to build a unique sustainable neighborhood that benefits families both economically and socially,” said Mike Kennaw, Vice President of Sales. “The eighteen homes we are contributing to, are built by the families who will live in the home and local volunteers. Fox Blocks is excited to teach Habitat for Humanity builders a new skill; ICF block installation.”

Eco-Village is situated on five acres in an existing, yet vibrant and progressive neighborhood. Close to parks, schools and other amenities, Eco-Village will provide 18 new families an innovative community that blends the energy efficiency of a home, with the sustainable environmental and social awareness of a lifestyle geared to the future.

Dr. Jim Farr added, “Fox Blocks is the kind of partner that provides our organization with value on several levels; their commitment to community engagement, the donation of an energy efficient product, expertise in construction, and valuable training and craftsmanship for our volunteers. Their participation and support in Eco-Village will hopefully result in the recognition needed to repeat this new sustainable community development model for other communities around the country.”

Fox Blocks Recognized at 2013 ICF Builder Awards Projects from Five States Receive Awards

| Insulated Concrete Forms | February 15, 2013

Charlotte-Mecklenburg PDCharlotte-Mecklenburg PDLAS VEGAS, NV. (February 13, 2013) – Projects from five states using the Fox Blocks ICF system were recognized at the ICF Builder Awards, recently held at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV.  Within seven total categories, five Fox Blocks projects received awards.  The annual awards competition showcases the most innovative projects from ICF companies around the globe and received fifty entries from the best in the industry.  The award winners exemplify the energy-efficiency, creative architecture, and speed of installation that can be achieved with ICF construction.

Fox Blocks, a leader in the development and manufacturing of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), was recognized with five awards: Fox Blocks took “Best in Class” honors in the light commercial category with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department: Steele Creek Division. Awards were also given in the heavy commercial category with Glasgow High School, in Glasgow, KY; light commercial category with the City of Las Vegas Fire Station 106, Las Vegas, NV;  the large residential category, A Better House, Inc., Nashville, TN, and in the heavy commercial category with New Meadows Long-term Care Facility, Las Vegas, NM.

The 2013 ICF Builder Magazine awards were announced during a ceremony on February 6th in Las Vegas at the World of Concrete. Finalists were scored on the complexity, visibility, size, and sustainability of the ICF project. A total of 50 total entries and 8 different brands of block were submitted for awards. The competition takes place as an annual event designed to recognize nominated projects that showcase the innovation, quality, and energy-efficiency of ICF construction, and promote ICF as a sustainable, durable and attractive building material.

Judging is based on a project’s complexity, architecture, and how well it serves to advance the industry and raise positive attention to ICF’s. Judging criteria was weighted 20% for complexity and creativity, 15% for percentage of ICF’s, 15% architecture, 15% construction and site considerations, 15% significance/visibility/advances the industry, 10% size, and 10% sustainability.

“We are honored to be recognized with these five ICF Builder Awards. Fox Blocks won five awards in three categories, with projects from five different states. This is important to us because it shows the broad usage of ICF and the wide variety of construction projects and climates that benefit from ICF construction,” said Mike Kennaw, Vice President of Sales.

Fox Blocks ICF materials used in these award winning projects:

“Reduction in overall energy usage and sustainable construction was the primary goal for each of these projects, and all the builders were seeking various levels of energy efficiency and LEED certification,” said Mike Kennaw, Vice President of Sales. “At Fox Blocks we are continually seeking to develop products and building systems that exceed the needs of our customers. Whether it is commercial or residential construction, the time savings realized in the construction phase coupled with the all-encompassing sustainable features, makes Fox Blocks the right choice”.

Fox Blocks new product lines include: Fox Blocks HV Clip, Fox Blocks Energy Stick, Fox Curb Block, and Fully Integrated Continuous Insulation Fox Buck.

The Fox Blocks Line-Up at a Glance

| Insulated Concrete Forms | November 15, 2012

With advice from leading contractors in the Insulated Concrete Form business, Fox Blocks has created an incredible group of blocks.

Fox Blocks Line-UpFox Block Line-Up Includes:

(Please note: Fox Block are reversible. As an example, each corner block is a left or a right)

A) Straight Blocks

Available in 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″

B) Straight Blocks

Available in 4”, 6”, 8”, 10” and 12”

C) Extended 90° Corners

Available in 4”, 6”, 8”, 10” and 12”

D) Extended 90° Corner 1/2 Block

Available in 4”, 6”, 8”, 10” and 12”

E) 45° Corner Blocks

Available for 4”, 6” and 8”

F) T-Blocks

Available in 6” and 8”

G) Corbel Ledge Blocks

Available in 6” and 8”

H) Radius Blocks

For 5’, 6’, 7’, 8’, 9’ and 10’ radius.
Only available in the 6” blocks.

I) Taper Top Block

Available in 6” and 8”.

J) Curb Block

Available in 8” Straight and 90°

K) 4″ High Extension

When you need extra height or to help with openings.

L) Energy Sticks

One size fits all

With all these fantastic products, we wonder why more people aren’t using them. Estimate your next Fox Blocks project or contact a sales rep in your area today!