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Nudura Training Session, Delta, Friday, 26th May 2017, SOLD OUT

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

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 Nudura ICF forms, Gorilla Buck, fabric forms and Insul-Deck. This course provides 4.0 points for Continuing Professional Development for those builders registered with BC Housing.

Rick Fearn discusses Helix

Rick describes how Helix functions and the advantages for the contractor.

Joey explains the advantages of Nudura

Joey shows how Nudura folds flat, lowering shipping costs.

The greatest food

The highlight of the day was the incredible Syrian food prepared by Chauki Yousef and his wife Ziene. Everyone went back for seconds (and thirds!).

The greatest food

Details of the BBQed chicken, stuffed zuchini and much much more.

Discussing marriage lines

The forty attendees broke up into two groups the build the two structures, including window bucks.

Discussing the vertical joint hook

Discussing the vertical joint hooks.

Second layer in place

Second layer in place.

Discussing the vertical joint hooks

Discussing marriage lines in order that accurate dimensions are achieved.

Discussing the vertical joint hooks

Two structures completed in no time! Congratulations to all attendees!


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.