6" Globalblock

  • SKU:  00GB600

Sold in Units of 12

GlobalBlock is a web optional all-foam ICF and the first fully-reversible all foam ICF block of its kind.

An evolution of the screen-grid ICF, it integrates seamlessly with any BuildBlock form allowing you to save time, effort, and money. GlobalBlock is a lower-cost ICF, designed without requiring an integrated plastic web. It reduces cost without losing the benefits of ICFs or affecting key structural points.Learn more at http://buildblock.com/products/globalblock-all-foam-icf/

An optional web insert for attachment points or web clip for rebar placement are available depending on your needs. Using the same fully-reversible interlocking system found on all BuildBlock forms, GlobalBlock has the same overall dimensions allowing the forms to be used interchangeably, even within the same wall.

GlobalBlock also includes benefits such as the molded-in tape measure and vertical cut lines making installation easier, faster, and more cost effective. GlobalBlock is available in 4-inch and 6-inch core widths.

Designed to be a more cost effective product for both domestic and international markets, GlobalBlock increases insulation value, decreases concrete and provides exceptional strength and support. The 12-inch on center design was chosen for its strength and reslience in the field. Attachment points using the optional web insert will align with BuildBlock forms and provide for easy drywall installation, brick ties, or other finish.

The dovetail on the face of the block provides a secure surface to apply EFIS, Stucco or Plaster. BuildBlock recommends using BuildCrete Stucco or BuildCrete Plaster to finish your walls giving you extreme impact resistance and the ability to apply the covering in one coat directly to the foam. Learn more about BuildCrete here.

GlobalBlock Benefits

  • 16-in (406.1 mm) x 48-in (1219.2 mm) industry standard size.
  • 35% reduction in concrete.
  • Up to 43% greater R-Value depending on block size.
  • Best Value - Lower-Cost ICF
  • Designed for entry-level residential, international, and light commercial projects.
  • Ready to stack, no assembly required.
  • Symmetrical design and completely reversible in all directions.
  • 3 methods of rebar placement: Optional web insert with attachment points, cut rebar pins, and steel rebar saddles.
  • Interlocks & fully integrates with all BuildBlock forms for specialty blocks and lintels.
  • Optional high-density plastic web provides attachment points and rebar placement every 12 inches (304.8 mm)
  • 1-inch (25.4 mm) repeating cut pattern & molded-in tape measure for easy cutting and sizing.
  • Dovetailed block face for direct stucco and EIFS bonding.
  • 4-inch (101.6 mm) & 6-inch (152.4 mm) sizes with dedicated 90° corners.

GB-600 Specifications

Specification Imperial Metric

Product ID

GB-600 GB-600

Length

48” 1219mm

Width

11” (6” Core) 279mm (152mm Core)

Height

16” 406mm

Return

NA NA
Concrete Volume .062947 yd3 .048126 m3

Surface Area

5.33 ft2 .4951 m2

EPS Dimension

2½” each panel 63mm each panel

Quantity Per Bundle

12 12
R-Value 29.76 29.76
EPS Foam Density 1.5 lbs./cu.ft. 24.02769 kg/m3
EPS Foam Depth 2.5" / 5" Total 6.35 cm / 12.7 cm Total
EPS Foam Depth
(Connection)
11" 279.4 mm

Bundle Specifications

Specification Imperial Metric
Bundle Dimensions 44" x 48" x 49" 112 cm x 122 cm x 124 cm
Bundle Length 44" 112 cm
Bundle Width 48" 122 cm
Bundle Height 49" 124 cm
Bundle Weight 57 lbs 25.7 kg

Quantity Per Bundle

12 12

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 1 BuildBlock Installation & Technical Manual 10/2015 (8 MB)
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Section 2 GlobalBlock Installation & Technical Manual 9/2015 (13 MB)
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)
Section 9 BuildBlock ICF Products & Safe Room Engineering Manual 4/2016   (14 MB)
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)
Section 11B Prescriptive Method for Insulating Concrete Forms in Residential Construction, Second Edition Appendix 1/2002   (2 MB)
Section 12 Prescriptive Method for Connecting Structural Insulated Panel Roofs to Concrete Wall Systems 5/2008 (519 kB)
Section 13 BuildBlock 03 11 19 CSI Specifications 10/2015 (55 kB)
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Section 14 BuildBlock Code Approvals & Product Testing  7/2015 (5 MB)
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