Leading about ICF technology

Archive of Training Session, Delta, Friday, 23th February 2018

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

To see other past shows, click HERE.

Brian Hubbs

Brian Hubbs, RDH Building Science Inc., guest speaker, discusses ICF performance under severe weather conditions and compares to high rise wall assemblies.

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.

Brian's lecture focused on above grade ICF walls, how they perform in our wet west coast climate, and optimum methods of ensuring openings can withstand our high levels of rain. He compared the performance of ICFs to the performance of building assemblies in high rise construction and showed that properly constructed ICFs can out perform typical high rise wall assemblies.

For his power point presentation, click HERE.

Discussing Nudura

Joey explaings the advantages of Nudura on the jobsite.

Beginning the build

The contractors getting ready to build the two houses.

Walls complete

Training walls now complete. Now how long would that have taken with plywood?

Zont bracing

Discussing Zont bracing


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.