Maryland Hosts ICF Installation Training Session
The Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association (MRMCA) and the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) 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 ICF attributes such as speed and safe 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 which can augment its portfolio of construction services. Additionally, architects, engineers, concrete contractors and ready mix producers were in attendance.
MRMCA and ICFMA successfully promoted the event and met the capacity of the training space. In fact, interest exceeded the capacity, which provides MRMCA and ICFMA a future opportunity for another event, said NRMCA Project Manger, Concrete Promotion, Derek Torres. (Shown here is Brian Medford of ICFMA/Fox Blocks discussing the benefits and advantages of ICF construction.)
Build With Strength has recently partnered with ICFMA and launched 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.