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VRMCA members and industry partners had a chance to learn more about insulated concrete forms (ICFs) at the new Slavic Christian Church being build in Rockingham County via the VRMCA Hard Hat Tour that took place on Thursday, November 21, 2019. The event – which was a coordinated effort between Superior Concrete, Inc., the church, representatives of the construction team, and VRMCA – provided a “show and tell” opportunity for interested parties to gain insight into working with ICFs and the overall project.

Attendees heard from Frank Gordon, NRMCA Senior Director of Building Innovations (Mid-Atlantic Region) who spoke about the benefits and advantages of ICFs including energy efficiency, sustainability and ease of use. Frank also dispelled some of the myths about ICFs, talking about how cost-competitive it is to build with this material.

The group also heard from Steve Hostetter and Glen Stoltzfus, both of whom are actively involved in the project, and have years of experience working with and promoting insuated concrete forms. The afternoon wrapped up with attendees getting a tour of the building, hearing about various elements of the project, challenges faced, and successes along the way.

If you weren’t able to join us for the November Hard Hat Tour but are interested in learning more – or have industry partners who would benefit from this information – we encourage you to reach out to VRMCA Promotions Director Hessam Nabavi. He is eager to meet with architects, engineers, developers and owners in your area to schedule lunch & learns or one-on-one meetings to discuss all things concrete-related.

And of course, keep an eye out for future VRMCA Hard Hat Tours throughout the state!