About the Workshop:
Are you an architect, design professional, engineer, developer, policymaker, government official, contractor, or just have a general interest in the benefits of concrete? ICFs are quickly becoming a fundamental building technique for single-family homes, multi-family homes, schools, and commercial buildings. This is due to the resiliency, energy efficiency, and ease of use. Join us to find out what makes ICFs the best choice for your next building project.
Morning Workshop: 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM
The morning portion of the workshop will cover the business case for choosing Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) for 1) Residential Basements & Complete Homes, and 2) Commercial and Multi-Family Mid-Rise Buildings. This section is targeted to architects, engineers, developers, policymakers and government officials. Concrete contractors and product suppliers will also benefit.
Homes and Basements (90 minutes) – National and provincial building codes will change significantly over the next 12 to 15 years and builders will be challenged to adapt their construction practices to the quickly evolving requirements. They will be seeking the most cost-effective solutions while looking to avoid a myriad of costly, and risky, unintended consequences. As the national and provincial building codes evolve over the next decade, insulating concrete forms (ICFs) will play an increasing role in the construction of foundations and full height homes. This section will overview the business case for both residential applications.
Mid-Rise Multi-Family Buildings (75 minutes) – Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), combining the strength and durability of reinforced concrete with the versatility and energy efficiency of rigid insulation, provide an ideal solution for both commercial and mid-rise multi-family buildings. With a comparable first cost to wood, steel, and Concrete Masonry Unit construction, ICFs improve occupant safety, fire resistance and noise transmission for commercial and mid-rise multi-family buildings. This section will address how the thermal properties of ICFs, combining the high R-value of rigid insulation with the thermal mass of concrete, offer building owners significant energy savings over the long term. The session will also provide guidance on how to minimize the cost of ICF construction to take full advantage of these benefits, resulting in investments that are secure and generate long-term value.
Lunch 12 PM – 9 PM
Lunch Keynote Speaker – Douglas Bennion, Quad-Lock
Topic: Support for ICF Technology Adopters
Douglas Bennion will talk through the steps to become an ICF technology adopter and successfully move forward with an ICF construction project. He will also identify the support that is available through ICF providers for your residential and commercial projects, and how to access that support. The entire workshop team will be available at the close of the workshop to answer more specific questions that attendees may have about ICF construction.