Archive of Training Session, Friday, 28th September, 2018

BC Stepcode and ICFs

In this one hour and 27 minute video, Murray discusses the new Stepcode and its introduction into the BC Building Code. For Murray's detailed investigation of ICF construction and how it fits into the Stepcode, go to time 38 minutes.

Murray Frank

Murray Frank, President, BUILDING IT RIGHT, provided a riveting presentation on the Stepcode program, how it integrates into the BC Building Code, and how it will affect the way you build going into the future. Murray also provided a solid endorsement of ICFs, especially given the more stringent energy conservation requirements of the latest building code and the Stepcode.

Syrian food

The lunch featured exceptional Syrian food prepared by our warehouse manager Chauki and his family. On the menu was Syrian green salad, mixed vegetable rice Pilaf, fresh green bean with tomato sauce, beef and lamb Kebab and Buba Ganouj (eggplant and garlic hummus)!

Joey presents Nudura

Joey presents the features and benefits of Nudura ICF.

Horizontal joint clips

Attendees install horizontal joint clips between the corner block and the straight block. This prevents the corner from blowing off during the concrete pour.


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.