Develop your skills and knowledge related to Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs). ICFs are increasing in popularity because they help reduce heating costs and are easy to build with. This course is intended for workers who must work with ICFs and homeowners who choose to build with ICFs. You will learn about the many practical applications of ICFs, including their use in foundations and exterior walls of residential and commercial structures. In a shop setting, you will learn how to use ICFs to build a foundation, so it is ready for concrete pouring.
Students will also review ICF systems as related to the Alberta Building Code. Emphasis is placed on the key principles and practices of ICF construction, including footings and layout, ICF block installation, reinforcement and waterproofing. Additional study topics include:
• local ICF manufacturers/distributors/engineering
• rough openings and roughed-in services
• bracing/scaffolding/form alignment
• interior/exterior finishes
• special considerations
Required: Safety glasses and tape measure. Safety boots and rubber backed gloves are recommended.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a wallet certificate.
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