BIM and ICFs: A winning combination

| by David Morris
BIM and ICFs: A winning combination

Designing and specifying a high-performance building has never been easier, thanks to BIM. 

Your favorite wall assembly, insulated concrete forms, is available in digital formats designed to work with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems. Building professionals use the intelligent 3D model-based process to plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.

Fox Blocks is dedicated to helping building professionals get Revit wall system family information quickly and easily. That’s why we have provided BIM content and Revit files for architects and designers to download and incorporate into their design projects.

Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) wall systems provide an energy efficient building envelope offering superior strength, sound, air quality, and well-insulated walls. 

BIM data is available for more than 20 product types. Each file includes a set of properties, which gives the user precise information for each product type. The project and template files also allow the user to transfer the Fox Block products into existing building projects.

Fox Blocks is a contributor to the free, web-based BIM wall system configurator named BIM Smith Forge from Anguleris. Building industry professionals can quickly create Revit wall system families with click-and-drag ease - no BIM experience is necessary. The BIM Smith Forge provides an intuitive way to create specific or generic wall systems with spec sheets, product details and .dwg resources.

Browse the Fox Blocks BIM library and compare and download the files you need for your project with just a few clicks. You may also view the entire Boral BIM library, complete with cut sheets, specs, and other data for each product on BIMsmith Market.

Designing a full wall assembly? Learn how to use Fox Blocks products in the BIMsmith Forge application, a free tool where you can assemble complete wall systems for Revit, complete with all the data, cut sheets, and specs for each layer.

Take a look at these resources, and let us know if there's anything we can add to help you design your next great ICF project.

This blog was developed by Fox Blocks. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.


Topics: Building Green, Insulated Concrete Forms - ICF

Companies: Fox Blocks



David Morris
A Detroit native, David T. Morris, LEED® Green Associate, used his drive for entrepreneurship, innovation & new product development to develop a patented product and later took a new building product to market. In 2012, he became U.S. East Regional Manager with Fox Blocks, a division of Airlite Plastics Company, managing ICF sales in seven states. Since 2006, David has delivered more than 140 IFA/ICF training seminars to contractors, plus another 120 presentations to architects and engineers. He is a featured speaker and SME on High-Performance Buildings, and his efforts have resulted in environmentally friendly construction being specified for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings throughout the country.

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