Construction Today - September/October 2012 - (Page 104)

President Dale Siens (left) »APEXOperations and CEOLynn Mortenson and Director (right) on the set of “Designing Spaces.” Industrial | APEX BLOCK CORP. The ‘It’ Block APEX Block Corp. • Headquarters: Roseburg, Ore. • Specialty: Insulated concrete form P APEX BLOCK IS PROVING TO BE THE MOST VERSATILE BUILDING PRODUCT ON THE MARKET. lastic explosives, hurricane-force winds, fire and extreme projectiles are just some of the abuse the team at APEX Block Corp. has subjected their building block to prove strength and durability. APEX Block™ is a revolutionary, recycled building product proudly manufactured in the United States that is being called “The Greenest Wall System In The World.” A modified version of an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF), APEX Block™ is made from recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS), cement and proprietary ingredients. The amount of recycled EPS used in the creation of the block keep 2,477 pounds of EPS out of landfill when an average home is built using APEX Block™. Saving waste from a landfill while saving homeowners money by reduced heating and cooling expenses of 50 to 60 percent a year over a home built with conventional wood materials is just the beginning. Everyone loves saving money. The benefits of building with APEX Block™ expand beyond financial savings to the very reason we live in houses: protection. We need protection from the elements of nature and the power it has to instantly turn our world, and our homes, to fragments of debris. With APEX Block™ comes the security of a building material that provides the ultimate protection. Witnessing first-hand the destruction left behind by a tornado, President and CEO of APEX Block™ Dale R. Siens was intent on developing a more protective way to build. “After seeing so much destruction, knowing so many families would spend the night without a roof over their head … I knew there had to be a better way to protect them,” Siens says. “Every year, people lose their “We’re making a difference one block at a time.” –Dale R. Siens, president and CEO homes and when that happens their lives are severely impacted. With APEX Block™, we can diminish that loss and hardship.” APEX Block™ is the right product at the perfect time. The costly damage of natural disasters is increasing in frequency and severity, and they are occurring in more areas of the U.S. and around the world. To test the strength of the APEX Block™ and its ability to resist extreme conditions, Siens invoked the power of a military-grade explosive called C-4 and the Portland Police Department Bomb Squad. For the test, seven 104 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - September/October 2012
Construction Law
Green Construction
Best Practices
Lighting Technology
HDC Development Cos.
NorthPoint Development
Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank – Moffett Towers
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Howard S. Wright – Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center
Rommel Cos.
NOW Specialties Inc.
NOW Specialties Inc.
Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.
Victor International
Starwood Land Ventures
LaValley Building Supply
Congress Construction
McCormack Baron Salazar Inc.
Related California – The Village at Santa Monica
Ricco Construction
Taisei Construction Corp.
WPM Construction
WPM Construction – WR Sage West Apartments
Flagger Force
Miami International Airport – North Terminal improvements
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Hydrema US Inc.
CARCON Industries
Dennis’ 7 Dees
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. Inc.
International Airport Development Co. Ltd. – Argyle International Airport
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
Morrison Hershfield – Newfoundland
APEX Block Corp.
Teqton Inc. U.S.
Dakota Transload
Empyrean Services
West Side Tractor Sales Co.
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI field building
Kohler Ronan LLC
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
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