ICF Education & Training for Builders

Nov. 22, 2017 | by David Morris
ICF Education & Training for Builders

For many builders, building with insulated concrete forms (ICFs) is still a new technology. 

Builders can take advantage of free education and training programs that ICF manufacturers like Fox Blocks offer to the trades.

We offer training on the design, site preparation and installation for an ICF project for both residential and commercial buildings.

When possible, we can also take you on a site tour so you can see an ICF building under construction. You'll see what it takes to lay out and stack the forms, add the rebar and prepare for the concrete pour.

It doesn't take long to master ICF building but there are some basics you need to know before your first project. 

We've seen experienced homebuilding crews adopt ICF construction pretty quickly. After all, stacking blocks is something most of us learn as children. Standard carpentry skills are all that's required for cutting and leveling the forms. Electricians will need to learn how to cut channels in the foam to run wiring.

Check out the Fox Blocks Resource Center for continuing education information, technical bulletins and testing reports for our products. Also look at the Education & Training page on the EPS Industry Alliance for additional resources to get started or take your ICF building to the next level.

This blog was developed by Fox Blocks. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.


Topics: Building Green, Insulated Concrete Forms - ICF

Companies: Fox Blocks



David Morris
A Detroit native, David T. Morris, LEED® Green Associate, used his drive for entrepreneurship, innovation & new product development to develop a patented product and later took a new building product to market. In 2012, he became U.S. East Regional Manager with Fox Blocks, a division of Airlite Plastics Company, managing ICF sales in seven states. Since 2006, David has delivered more than 140 IFA/ICF training seminars to contractors, plus another 120 presentations to architects and engineers. He is a featured speaker and SME on High-Performance Buildings, and his efforts have resulted in environmentally friendly construction being specified for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings throughout the country.

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