In an effort to preserve our environment, going “Green” is becoming more popular then ever. This translates into the way we design and build homes and buildings. Recently, concrete wall system company, Fox Blocks, held a Lunch and Learn at our office. Fox Blocks is a leading producer of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). ICF’s are proven energy efficient products that significantly reduce heating and cooling loads in buildings.
Fox Blocks Wall Systems is a division of Airlite Plastics and was formed in 2005. Fox Blocks ICF Wall Systems provide an energy efficient building foundation offering superior strength, sound, air quality, and well insulated walls. About 1.6 million units are produced a year and used in commercial and residential designs. What’s great about the wall systems are they’re recyclable! Click here to read how they molds are made!
Airlite Plastics was one of the earliest molders to design and manufacture ICF blocks. Fox Blocks in numbers to date comes out to over 15 million ICF units, more than 125 million tie/webs and over 78 million square feet of wall surface.
Fox Blocks held an informative Lunch and Learn at the PHX office to demonstrate the use of their products in home building. PHX Architecture’s Stuart Jon Traynor and Joanna McBride incorporated the ICF system into the exterior walls in their Desert Fairways design spec seen here.
To view learn more about Fox Blocks and to see their products, visit www.foxblocks.com.
Our fearless leader has been all over lately! Erik recently attended a CMAA Convention in San Fran, visited San Antonio to participate in the Pella Design Council, and visited Los Angeles to pop in to our new office and to check out the Pacific Design Center’s WestWeek events. First, Erik
PHX’s Maurita Harris attended the first meeting of the inaugural chapter of NOMA, National Organization of Minority Architects. Maurita is one of 18 founding members to the Arizona Chapter which looks to inspire and empower under-served communities. To kick-off the chapter, the first meeting included a March Madness job search