NRMCA Hosts Upcoming ICF Contractor Training Seminars

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Insulated concrete forms are hollow foam blocks used to construct the exterior walls of a building, which are reinforced with rebar and then filled with concrete. Building with insulated concrete forms is lighter, faster, more resilient and often more cost effective than most other forms of building. This building material is rising in popularity for all forms of residential and commercial building, including hospitals, schools, office buildings and private homes for exactly these reasons. As a contractor, have you considered delving into insulated concrete form (ICF) building construction, but don’t know where to start?

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has some upcoming trainings that can help you get started with this new material and technique. The NRMCA is a membership organization for the concrete industry and is a leading industry advocate that provides information and updates to its members about the latest techniques, materials and technologies. This includes professional development courses and trainings.

Professional development is important for any contractor as everyone in the professions needs to stay up to date to keep their crews and worksites safe, efficient and cost effective. The NRMCA is a great resource for trainings on the latest in the concrete industry. Often, these courses also include continuing education credits to count toward receiving professional certifications.

For those interested in ICF construction, including concrete contractors, masonry contractors and wood and steel framers, a coalition within NRMCA called Build with Strength is hosting four ICF contractor training courses across the country to give you an introduction to this growing building material. Attendees can expect an overview of building with ICFs to give them a competitive advantage in today’s construction landscape. The registration fee of each event includes a meal, an ICF training manual, hands-on instruction and a certificate of completion. This particular course also offers four AIA-CES Learning Units and 4 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

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To plan your day, here is a sample itinerary for this half-day training, provided by the NRMCA:

  • 7:30 am: Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 12:00 noon: ICF Contractor Training

Demonstrate the specific characteristics of ICFs

  • Describe the benefits of ICF construction
  • Explain the construction advantages and efficiencies
  • Demonstrate the interaction between trades and ICF installation requirements and techniques
  • Recognize that ICF technology can expand your business opportunities.

The event details are below (click your desired date to be redirected and register with the NRMCA).

November 27, 2018 | Seattle 

  • Location: DoubleTree – Seattle Airport Southcenter
  • 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188
  • Registration Fee: $125 | PDF Flyer For questions, contact Bruce Chattin, [email protected], or Tonia Sorrell-Neal, [email protected].

December 5, 2018 | Boston

  • Location: Courtyard by Marriott
  • 342 Speen Street, Natick, MA 01760
  • Registration Fee: $125 | PDF Flyer
  • For questions, contact Dominic DiCenzo, [email protected].

December 6, 2018 | Hartford, CT

  • Location: Sheraton Four Points
  • 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450
  • Registration Fee: $125 | PDF Flyer
  • For questions, contact Dominic DiCenzo, [email protected].

January 15, 2019 | Minneapolis

  • Location: Braun Intertec Corporation
  • 11001 Hampshire Avenue S, Bloomington, MN 55438
  • Registration Fee: $45 | PDF Flyer
  • For questions, contact Margaret Mills, [email protected].

We encourage you to take advantage of these upcoming trainings to begin your knowledge and experience with insulated concrete form construction. This training will increase your competitiveness in the construction market to work with this growing building trend that is lighter, faster, more resilient and more cost effective than other building materials and methods.

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Register online for your local training date and contact the NRMCA for more information on what you can expect and if you have any questions about the training.