Archive of Training Session, Friday, 25th January 2019

Luke Dolan

Luke Dolan, President, Capital Home Energy, provides Home Energy Audits and EnerGuide Ratings for both existing and new homes. As well, his company provides Built Green Canada Ratings, Blower Door air tightness test, Infrared Camera Thermal building diagnostics, ENERGY STAR® for New Home Initiative as well as Advanced Energy Design services.

Using this experience, Luke demonstrated to the attendees how energy modeling software enables him to run multiple scenario’s for energy efficient building methods and systems, including; insulation levels and types, windows and doors, heating systems, ventilation, domestic hot water. All this maximized the EnerGuide Rating and minimizes your Energy consumption.

Lukes practical experience in working with builders to achieve the different levels of the new STEP code was well received by the audience.

Joey and Nudura

Joey discussed the feature of the Nudura ICF. After the lunch break he supervised the building of the ICF structure which included a window and Zont bracing.

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, Syrian bean sauce, oven roasted chicken and garlic hummus!

Beginning the build

Attendees begin the construction of an ICF wall and two corners. There is nothing better to help understand ICF construction than to build with the blocks themselves.

Finishing the wall

Attendees completed the wall to six levels of block and installed a window using Gorilla insulated bucks.


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 Zont™ 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.