The Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association (URMCA) and the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) recently hosted an Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) installation training event. With Utah quickly gaining momentum in the construction of concrete structures utilizing ICFs (see photo here), local ready mixed concrete producers see the need to increase the infrastructure capacity of local installation contractors. Developers, architects and design build teams have determined that Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are their 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 with the recent groundbreakings of multiple ICF buildings in and around Salt Lake City, this training is delivering a knowledgeable contractor workforce that can augment their portfolios of construction services. Additionally, owners’ representatives, architects, engineers, testing firms, concrete contractors and ready mix producers were in attendance, reports NRMCA Senior Director, Building Innovations, Patrick Matsche who also attended the event.
URMCA and the ICFMA successfully promoted the event to a standing room only capacity; interest exceeded the capacity (see training classroom here), so please look for a future E-NEWS item for information regarding a future training event.
Build With Strength has recently partnered with the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association to launch ICF contractor training. The training is driven locally by NRMCA state affiliates and targets 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 marketplace. As part of the Build With Strength campaign, NRMCA promotes sustainable concrete solutions for buildings.
Photos courtesy of Patrck Matsche. For more information, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-672-5275.