Next training

Next Training Session, Friday, 30th August 2019, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The objective of this training program is to enable you and your crew to build successfully with Nudura ICF, Fastfoot, Fast-Tube and Helix Micro Rebar.

This four hour training session (plus one 30 min lunch break) is designed for builders and forming contractors and provides the knowledge and skills necessary to build proficiently with these sustainable products for the concrete forming industry. This course provides 4.0 points for Continuing Professional Development for those builders registered with BC Housing. Cost of the program is $100.00 including GST.

Guest speaker Derek Collins and James Young

Guest Speakers: Derek Collins, Principal, James Young, 3D Modeler, Nueltin Construction

On 7 May 2019, British Columbia's first complete ICF Passive House officially started construction in East Vancouver BC. The project is being built by Nueltin Construction who focus on high performance passive homes constructed using Logix ICFs from footing to roof. Nueltin believes passive homes can also be architecturally very attractive.

The journey to excavation began over 2 years earlier. Building in Vancouver had some advantages but some very costly "challenges" of conforming to the city's ever changing requirements along with their muted acceptance of ICFs.

Derek Collins PEng and James Young, CAD designer, are the driving force behind this unique project. They are excited to describe what is involved in designing and constructing an ICF Passive Home in the City of Vancouver.

The Nueltin ICF passive house features:

Program

BC Housing logo
Rick presenting

Attendees will listen to Joey describe the installation of the Nudura block. Then around 11:15 the quest speaker will present until lunch.

Syrian food

Syrian lunch is prepared by our warehouse manager Chauki and his wife Zeina. Many attendees come for the food alone!

Workship

After lunch the attendees build an ICF structure with two corners, a window opening and learn to brace the wall.

Vancouver ICF Training Program

Instructors

Joey Fearn, Training Manager, Vancouver ICF
Joey Fearn

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 many inventions related to concrete forms. He started Fab-Form Industries Ltd. in 1986 with the Fastfoot product. Since that time many other green products have been developed. See this LINK for more information.

Rick will discuss Helix and other Fab-Form products after the guest speaker.


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.