Understanding ICF bracingn

Next Training Session, Delta, Friday, 23rd February 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


The objective of the training program is to show you and your crew how to build successfully with Nudura, Fastfoot, Fast-Tube, Helix and Prefab Monopour.

This four and one half hour training session is designed for framers and forming contractors and provides the knowledge and skills necessary to build proficiently with these sustainable products for the concrete forming industry. This course provides 4.0 points for Continuing Professional Development for those builders registered with BC Housing.

Register at our booth at Buildex (14th and 15th of February) and we'll discount your training fee by 25%.

Guest Speaker: Brian Hubbs, Managing Principal, Brian Hubbs RDH Building Science Inc.

With over 23 years experience as a consultant practicing exclusively in the field of building science, Brian is recognized by his peers as being a practical building science engineer and researcher who consistently delivers innovative solutions.

He has a unique blend of theoretical and hands-on knowledge gained from completing hundreds of building enclosure forensic investigations and rehabilitation projects as well as from design consulting and construction review of building enclosures for new buildings.

Brian has extensive experience with a variety of building enclosure systems, components, and materials including windows, glazing, glass/metal curtain walls and skylights, precast concrete, wall cladding systems of all types, water proofing and roofing systems.

If you want to understand ICFs and the building envelope, you must hear Brian's talk. In particular, he will discuss the correct method of applying finishes to the outside of ICFs and whether rain screens are required.

To see past shows, click HERE.


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Vancouver ICF Training Program


Joey Fearn
Joey Fearn, Training Manager, Vancouver ICF

Joey received his education from the University of British Columbia in 2006. He has been working with Vancouver ICF since that time and has been instrumental in the development of the Zontâ„¢ bracing system as well as the ICF Monopour System.

Joey produces all videos on the Vancouver ICF website and looks after on-site training of contractors for all of Vancouver ICF products.

Rick Fearn, President, Fab-Form Industries Ltd.
Rick Fearn

Rick is an inventor and entrepreneur with various inventions related to concrete forms.

He will discuss products that Fab-Form manufactures and distributes.

Stephen Gabbott, CAD Manager, Vancouver ICF
Stephen Gabbott

After graduating from the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, Stephen Gabbott qualified as an architect in the United Kingdom. He worked for architectural firms in St Albans and Central London, ending up as a partner in a Facilities Management CAD Bureau.

Emigrating to his wife's homeland of Canada in 1989, Stephen has had a variety of experience including material handling engineering with Earl's Industries, producers of widely used container spreaders; custom house design with a well known lower mainland designer, and 3D photo rendering.

At Vancouver ICF, Stephen is responsible for the computer aided drafting of all projects. This entails detailing the manufacturing drawings for ICF (insulated concrete form) components and creating the installation layouts for the building site. Stephen will explain ICFs and conformance to local bylaws.