Leading about ICF technology

Archive of Training Session, Delta, Friday, 24th March 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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Sean Wharton

Sean Wharton, Lafarge Holcim, guest speaker, discussed the properties of concrete and what you as a builder need to know to improve your concrete pour.

Syrian food

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

Beginning the build

Installing the first row of blocks is critical to getting the foundation right.

Walls complete

Most walls are not a standard block dimension - therefore marriage lines are critical in achieving exact wall lengths. Here Joey explains the method.

Gorilla buck

Vancouver ICF recommends the use of the Gorilla buck to ensure proper thermal performance around the window.


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.