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NRMCA and ICFMA Hold Joint Contractor Training

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Build With Strength has recently partnered with the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) to launch ICF contractor training to enhance the construction industry's ability to build with Insultated Concrete Forms (ICFs). ICFs are quickly becoming the method of choice for all forms of construction due to ICF attributes such as the speed and safety of construction, operational maintenance and energy savings, resilience, sound control and building insurance discounts. These benefits are creating ICF project demand and the ICF contractor training is delivering a knowledgeable workforce.

The two training sessions were held in Seattle and Meriden, CT. Each event was in collaboration with the respective NRMCA state affiliate, Washington Aggregate and Concrete Association and the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Each affiliate worked tirelessly to register general contractors and trades to augment their construction services with ICF assembly and installation practices. Additionally, architects, engineers, testing firms, concrete contractors and ready mix producers were in attendance.

 Above at left, Douglas Bennion of Quad-Lock discusses window bucks and floor attachments during the Seattle session. At right, Micah Garrett of BuildBlock demonstrates an ICF wall and brick ledge during the Connecticut event.

The training is driven locally by NRMCA state affiliates and is targeting concrete contractors, framers, masons and other trades who will learn the techniques to expand their construction services portfolio and be more competitive in today’s construction environment. The next event is planned for January 15, 2019 in Bloomington, MN. Click here for more details and to register. As part of the Build With Strength campaign, NRMCA promotes sustainable concrete solutions for buildings.

For more information, contact James Bogdan at or 412-420-4138.


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