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» APEX President and CEO Dale Siens (left) and Operations Director Lynn Mortenson (right) on the set of “Designing Spaces.” The ‘It’ Block APEX IS READY TO PROVE THAT THE APEX BLOCK IS THE MOST VERSATILE BUILDING PRODUCT ON THE MARKET. BY KATHRYN JONES ‘W 106 ith the economy in the doldrums and the construction trades out of work, the time has never been better to intro- duce something new,” says Dale R. Siens, president and CEO of APEX Block Corp. The Roseburg, Ore.-based company is the creator and producer of the APEX Block, a revolutionary building product that will change the building industry for the better and “is now being discovered through our website, articles such as this and on the ‘Green Segment’ of the show ‘Designing Spaces,’ which will air on the Lifetime Movie Network,” Siens says. By combining 100 percent recycled expand- ed polystyrene (EPS) with the strength elements of cement, APEX has created a building material that is not only environmentally friendly, fire-resistant and energy-efficient, but also can sustain the wrath of a EF5 tornado, a CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 Category 4 hurricane or an earthquake with a seismic rating of 8.5 or higher. What’s more, the APEX Block’s unique interlocking keystone alignment requires less labor, fewer materials and fewer construction steps than the average insulated concrete form (ICF) system, making it the most economical and time-efficient ICF for any project, whether it’s residential, commercial, institutional or industrial, Siens says. “We did not want to obliterate standard building processes,” he stresses. “What we wanted to do was build a better product, providing builders and homeowners with a ‘Smarter Way to Build™.’” Endless Potential APEX Block was founded in 2003 with the intent to perfect the EPS cement blend block, which was invented in the Soviet Union more than 30 years ago. Siens was the original block at a time.” –Dale R. Siens, president and CEO “We’re making a difference one APEX Block Corp. • Headquarters: Roseburg, Ore. • Specialty: Insulated concrete forms investment banker who helped get the company off the ground because he believed in the product and the benefits it could offer to the construction industry, he says. In fact, Siens was so excited by APEX’s potential he bought the company two years ago and brought in several other key investors determined to bring it the global recognition it deserves. “I knew it was a great product,” Siens says. “So, I reinforced the company with new investors and a new vision, and began to put the block in the hands of all people in the construction industry, whether it’s for new con- Industrial | APEX BLOCK CORP. http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
Last Look

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