Training and Education Available for ICFs
Change is never easy, especially in the building industry. Building code requirements are increasing to reflect more energy efficient, resilient and sustainable building envelopes, builders must learn and adopt additional building technologies.
For builders who want to know more about building with insulated concrete form construction, there are numerous resources -- often free -- available to you. They don't have to tackle it alone.
ICF manufacturers like Fox Blocks and the industry groups including the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA), the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) have training and education available for builders and contractor who want to add ICF construction to their service offerings.
Builders and contactors can add a new product to their repertoire for projects where ICF fits the customer's requirements. They can offer an energy-efficient, resilient building that also offers huge advantages in comfort and indoor air quality. ICF technology has come a long way in the last 20 years, so if a builder looked at it 20 years ago or has heard some horror stories, it's time to take another look.
Interest in ICFs varies in some communities. In some regions, masons and poured wall contractors are leading the way, while in other cities carpenters show the most interest. Homebuilders and general contractors can benefit from learning as well.
As building codes become stricter, ICFs offer builders a new way to meet codes and deliver a better product. You don't have to re-invent the wheel.
We offer training, site visits, videos, and all kinds of information to help builders and contractors get started. You might be pleasantly surprised as you research different wall assemblies and find out what ICF can provide to meet and exceed codes.
Check out the list of Fox Blocks regional representatives and find the contact for your state. We would be happy to help you learn more about ICF construction and how it can help you build a better business.
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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.