BuildRadius 6" - 16' Arc

  • SKU:  00AR616

Sold in Units of 24

The BuildRadius 16' form creates a full 90° corner in a 16-foot outside radius. This block is designed for southwest style homes, ICF pools, circular staircases, or other special design features.

BuildRadius Wall & Pool ICF Radius Blocks (Available August 2016)

BuildRadius is a family of radius forms for use in ICF walls and pool construction. The BuildRadius forms create 2’, 4’, 8’, 12’, 16’, and 20’ arcs. Each of these blocks interlocks into any BuildBlock 6” product line and uses the standard BuildBlock web.

Available in 6” widths initially, these forms are designed to ease construction of energy-efficient ICF pools, southwest style homes, bay windows, circular staircases, and provide options when designing unique areas in ICF homes.

BuildRadius Advantages

  • BuildRadius forms create seamless interlocking 90° radius arcs in 2’, 4’, 8’, 12’, 16’, or 20’ options.
  • BuildRaius 2-foot & 4-foot forms fully interlock with straight forms and are a full 90° corner.
  • Forms are perfect to add unique architectural details to any ICF structure including southwest style homes,  circular staircases, bay windows, swimming pools, and more!
  • Available in 6” core widths.
  • Fully reversible using standard BuildBlock webs every 6 inches on the exterior.
  • BuildRaidus blocks maintain 6-inch web spacing on outside of forms.
  • Larger arch radius blocks are longer with a full 12” overlap.
  • Uses standard BuildBlock 1-inch repeating interlock pattern.
  • Blocks labeled by size.
  • Standard vertical & horizontal cut lines on each block including centerlines.
  • Uses standard BuildBlock webs including 450lb. high-density attachment points.
  • Easily build residential and commercial pools with multiple curves quickly and efficiently.

BBR-616 Specifications

Specification Imperial Metric
Product ID BBR-616 BBR-616
90° Arc Length 16ft 4.8768m
Block Angle 11.25° 11.25°
Outer Arc Length 24in 60.96cm
Inner Arc Length 21.8125in 55.40375cm
Straight Section Length 0 0
Panel Height 16in 40.64cm
Outer Panel Surface Area 2.67ft² 0.2477m²
Inner Panel Surface Area 2.42ft² 0.2251m²
Core Footprint 137.49in² 2253.06cm²
Concrete Volume .04715yd³ 0.036048m³
Outer Diameter 20.37ft 6.208776m
Outer Diameter 244.46in 620.8776cm
Outer Radius 10.19ft 310.5912cm
Outer Radius 122.23in 122.23cm
Inner Diameter 18.54ft 565.1cm
Inner Radius 9.27ft 282.54cm
Circumference 64.ft 19.5072m
EPS Dimension 2½” each panel 63mm each panel
EPS Foam Density 1.5 lbs./cu.ft. 24.02769 kg/m3
EPS Foam Depth 2.5" / 5" Total 6.35cm / 12.7cm Total

Bundle Specifications

Specification Imperial Metric
Bundle Dimensions    
Bundle Length    
Bundle Width    
Bundle Height    
Bundle Weight    

Quantity Per Bundle

   

Energy Efficiency Specifications

Specification  
Actual R-Value 4.4 Per inch of EPS Foam
Effective R-Value R-24 to R-50
K-Factor .24 Per inch of EPS Foam
Steady State R-Value R-21 Foam Value
U-Value U-0.048
Water Absorption Less than 3% (ASTM C272)
Water Vapor 0.56 perms per 2.5"

Safety Specifications

Specification  
Concrete Compressive Strength (psi) 3,000
Concrete Pour Temperature Range Down to 0°F (-18°C)
Firewall Rating 5,000 to 12,000 lbs per lineal foot for 3 hours.
Sound Class 1-sided STC Sound Class rating of 51 with 1/2-inch sheetrock on one side.
Sound Class 2-sided STC Sound Class rating of 54 with 1/2-inch sheetrock on both sides.

 

General Specifications

SPECIFICATION Imperial Metric
Expanded Polystyrene density 1.5 lbs./cu.ft. 24.02769 kg/m3
Average thickness of EPS 2½” per panel (5” total) 12.7cm (6.35cm per panel)
Material R-value R-22 Foam Value R-22 Foam Value
Performance R-value
(concrete, form R-value, air infiltration reduction, and thermal mass)
R-30 to R-52 R-30 to R-52
U 0.33 to U 0.02
Actual R-value per inch of EPS Foam 4.2/inch  
Thermal Mass (form & concrete) 4” Core: 47.5 lbs./ft2
6” Core: 72 lbs/ft2
8” Core: 96 lbs/ft2
10” Core: 119 lbs/ft2
12” Core: 143 lbs/ ft2
4” Core: 231.9 kg/m2
6” Core: 351.5 kg/m2
8” Core: 468.7 kg/m2
10” Core: 581.0 kg/m2
12” Core: 698.2 kg/m2
K-Factor .24/inch  
Water absorption - 3% (ASMC272) - 3% (ASMC272)
Water vapor 0.56 perms per 2½” Panel 0.84 metric perms per 2½” Panel
Sound class 52 with ½” sheet rock on inside 52 with ½” sheet rock on inside
Fire wall 3 Hour Fire Rating on BB-600 Wall (Loading 5,000 lb. per lineal feet throughout test.)
(Post test loading 12,000 lbs. per lineal foot with no additional depletion.)
3 Hour Fire Rating on BB-600 Wall (Loading 7440.6 kg/m throughout test.)
(Post test loading 17857.9 kg/m with no additional depletion.)
Concrete compressive strength Recommended 3000 psi minimum Recommended 20 MPa minimum
Recommended concrete pouring temperature* 15°F to 120°F* (-9°C to 49°C)*
*Properly handled, specially formulated concrete can be poured at temperatures as low as -15ºF (-26ºC). Consult your ready mix company. Important: At temperatures below freezing, you must cover all exposed concrete with insulating material.

ASTM Standards Product Testing

BuildBlock ICFs are evaluated to ensure they meet or exceed a variety of industry standards tests. Visit http://buildblock.com/technical-support/product-testing/ for more information.

Properties ASTM TEST RANGE REQUIRED TEST VALUE
Density ASTM D1622 1.5lb/ft³ 1.69lb/ft²
Thermal Resistance ASTM C177 4.0F.ft².h/Btu/in 4.08F.ft².h/Btu/in
Compressive Strength ASTM D1621 15.0 psi 23.1 psi
Flexural Strength ASTM C203 40.0 psi 50.4 psi
Flame Spread ASTM E84 25 Maximum >25
Smoke Developed ASTM E84 450 Maximum >450
Fire Wall Rating ASTM E119   3hr
R-Value ASTM C518 R-22 R-22
STC Rating ASTM E413 STC 50 STC 50
Vapor Permanence ASTM E96 3.5 perms/inch Maximum 2.04 perms/inch

Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

Specification Reference: ASTM C 578-92 Type I Type VIII Type II Type IX
Property   Units ASTM Test        
Density, minimum   (pcf) D 303 or D 1622 0.90 1.15 1.35 1.80
Density Ranger   (pcf) C 177 or C 518 0.90-1.14 1.15-1.34 1.35-1.79 1.80-2.20
Thermal Conductivity           
K Factor                              

at 25 F
at 40 F
at 75 F

BTU/(hr.)
(sq.ft.)(F/in.)
  0.23
0.24
0.26
.22
.235
.255
.21
.22
.24
.20
.21
.23
Thermal Resistance at 25 F
at 40 F
at 75 F
at 1 inch thickness   4.35
4.17
3.85
4.54
4.25
3.92
4.76
4.55
4.17
5.00
4.76
4.35
Strength Properties
Compressive 10% Deformation
Flexural
Tensile
Shear
Shear Modulus
Modulus of Elasticity
  psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
psi
D 1621
C 203
D 1623
D 723
_____
_____
10-14
25-30
16-20
18-22
280-320
180-220
13-18
30-38
17-21
23-25
370-410
250-310
15-21
40-50
18-22
26-38
460-500
320-360
25-33
50-75
23-27
33-27
600-640
460-500
Moisture Resistance
WVT
Absorption (vol.)
Capillarity
  perm. in
%
––––
  2.0-5.0
less than 4.0
none
1.5-3.5
less than 3.0
none
1.0-3.5
less than 3.0
none
0.6-2.0
less than 3.0
none
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion   in./(in.)(F) D696 0.000035 0.000035 0.000035 0.000035
Maximum Service Temperature
Long-term Exposure
Intermittent Exposure
      167
180
167
180
167
180
167
180
Oxygen Index   % D 2863 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0

Please use the BuildBlock ICF installation resources mentioned below to build the safest and most successful ICF projects possible. More information can be found on our mail website at http://buildblock.com. Please also visit our Youtube Channel at https://youtube.com/buildblock for product videos, installation videos, project tours, howto videos and more.

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BuildBlock Product Installation Manuals

The table below provides a link to the BuildBlock Product Installation Manual. The manual is freely downloadable and a hard copy is available for purchase here in the store. Please read this manual to fully understand how to properly install BuildBlock ICFs. If you have any questions, more information can be found on our website at http://buildblock.com/technical-support or by contacting your sales representative or our technical department at 866-222-2575. Our goal is for you to build successful ICF projects that will last for generations. Our motto is Build it once, Build it for life.

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Section 3 BuildDeck Roof & Floor Decking System Design, Engineering, and Installation Manual 1/2011 (5 MB)
Section 4 BuildBlock Hardwall Installation Manual 12/2015 (11 MB)
Section 5 ThermalSert & ThermalSert KD Manual 7/2014 (4 MB)
Section 6 BuildBrace ICF Bracing & Alignment System Manual 8/2015 (7 MB)
Section 7 BuildBuck ICF Window & Door Bucking Product & Installation Manual 12/2015 (7 MB)
Section 8 BuildShield Termite & Firestop Protection Product & Installation Manual 12/2015 (4 MB)
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Section 10 BuildBlock CAD Details 10/2015 (17 MB)
Section 11A Prescriptive Method for Insulating Concrete Forms in Residential Construction, Second Edition 1/2002 (2 MB)
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