Next training

Next Training Session, Friday, 26th April 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 Nick Bray

Guest Speaker: Nick Bray, Architect BSc[hons] BArch PgDip ARB RIBA AIB

Nick is a fully qualified Architect and has been practicing since 2001 after graduating from the Welsh School of Architecture. He gained a diverse background of international experience prior to moving to Vancouver in 2010.

Nick has been involved in many award-winning designs whilst working on high-profile projects at Jestico+Whiles Architects in London, England. These awards included the prestigious UK Housing Design Award [2008] for the design of a highly sustainable mid-rise residential building in East London.

Since moving to Canada, Nick has been lead designer for a number of award-winning buildings whilst working for Alfred Waugh Architects and Christopher Bozyk Architects. These projects include the O’Syiam Pavilion in Squamish, the Barrow Street light-industrial complex in North Vancouver, the mid-rise InGastown apartment building in downtown Vancouver, and the LightWorks commercial building in Mount Pleasant.

At the training program, Nick will be discussing the "Mint Project", a passive house in Vancouver (see below).

Mint Project


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Rick presenting
Syrian food
Vancouver ICF Training Program


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 Helix and other Fab-Form products.

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.