Learning about ICF technology

Archive of Training Session, Delta, Friday, 27th April 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.

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Jeff Langford

Jeff Langford, guest speaker, discussed his experiences when building with Nudura and other green products. He fielded many questions from the attendees.

Syrian food

The lunch feature exceptional Syrian food prepared by our employee Chauki and his family. On the menu was barbecued chicken, delicious Syrian soup, mixed vegetable rice, humis and a Syrian green salad.

Steve Mara

Steve Mara, technical rep from Plastifab, discussed the many types of insulation that they now manufacture for increasing the R-value of slabs and walls.

Beginning the build

Installing the first row of blocks is critical to getting the foundation right. Joey demonstrates the need for a marriage line between each set of corners.

Attentive audience

An attentive audience listens to the tricks of the trade when building with Nudura ICF.

How do we fill in this space?

"Now just how do we fill in this space?", asks one of the attendees.


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.