By: Mike Sheehan, Secretary WCCSI
On Tuesday, Oct 16th, Joe Harnois, from Atlantic Builders Supply, gave our group a hands-on ICF demonstration at the Sterling Concrete Plant in North Oxford, followed by a presentation at J Anthonys Restaurant. At the concrete plant, we were able to examine and handle ICF Blocks and then see how they are joined together. Sterling Concrete provided a mixer truck and concrete to simulate the delivery of mix into the form to a group of about 26 people.
With Joe’s almost 30 years of experience as a contractor and an end user of ICF, his presentation was informative and very interesting. He blamed the ICF Industry itself for not promoting the benefits of ICF as a better alternative for a building envelope. The material acts as a concrete form, which once the concrete is in place, now provides an insulated wall that is ready to receive exterior and interior finishes. Additionally he covered key items such as fire resistance, sound attenuation and thermal insulation.
It’s interesting to see, once a program has ended, how quickly people tend to leave. In this case, I noticed many people remained to talk about the topic and to chat with the many people they met that evening. At J Anthony’s the Italian buffet did not disappoint and complimented a very good program.
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