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Minnesota Hosts ICF Contractor Training

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The Minnesota Concrete Council (MCC) and the Aggregate & Ready-Mix Association of Minnesota (ARM-MN) recently hosted an insulated concrete forms (ICF) installation training event. The purpose of the training was to enhance the construction infrastructure to build with ICFs. ICFs are quickly becoming the method of choice for all forms of construction due to attributes such as safety and speed of construction, operation maintenance and energy savings, resilience, sound control and building insurance discounts. These benefits are creating ICF project demand and this training is delivering a knowledgeable contractor workforce that can augment its portfolio of construction services.

Additionally, architects, engineers, testing firms, concrete contractors and ready mix producers were in attendance, said NRMCA's James Bogdan who also was at the event. MCC and ARM successfully promoted the event and met the capacity of the training space. In fact, interest exceeded the capacity, which provides MCC and ARM a future opportunity for another event.

Conrad Hoeppner of AMC Foam/Logix addresses the audience and demonstrates installation techniques.

Build With Strength has recently partnered with the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) to launch ICF contractor training. 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.

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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