• WHAT LEADING CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ARE DOING IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    This article made possible by ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020 as part of industry participation by your Concrete Foundations Association. For more information on business practices by contractor members of the Concrete Foundations Association, reach out to CFA Executive Director, James Baty MILWAUKEE — As COVID-19 (coronavirus) brings countless businesses to a grinding halt, the construction industry remains resilient […]

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  • Residential Construction now labeled an “Essential Infrastructure Business” by DHS

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    Over the past couple of weeks, the Concrete Foundations Association, in combination with the North American Concrete Alliance (NACA), NAHB and many others in both the residential construction sector and other labor organizations have been working tirelessly to demonstrate the need to keep construction moving forward. We are proud to report that the Department of […]

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  • Congress Proposes Expansion to Paid Sick Time and Leave

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Coronavirus Relief Act to be signed by President March 19. Bigger direct aid package up next for week of March 23. New legislation, signed into law on March 18, places significant new responsibilities on small- and medium-sized employers, including a large portion of the remodeling and home improvement industry, as the nation copes with growing […]

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  • For Sale: Used Duraform Set Under $20k

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    A used, 9-ft Duraform set is being offered by a CFA Associate member for interested persons. The set consists of 80 24″ x 9-ft, 6-bar forming panels of the Duraform and a good assortment of fillers. It is priced under $20,000. Interested persons are encouraged to email efetze@verizon.net for the full list. The seller also wants […]

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  • For Sale: Western Vertex Brick Set

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    The grading for the forms is B+ and pricing is at 60% of standard new unit pricing. All forms to be sold as a single lot and no hardware is included. Asking price of $105,000 for the complete lot or as separated by size below. For more information, contact vcorrison@gmail.com. See the images and inventory […]

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Magazine Issues

Apr
1

Responding to an OSHA Inspection (Part 2)

By Mark A. Lies, II & Elizabeth Leifel Ash INTRODUCTION In Part One of “Responding to an OSHA Inspection,” the focus was determining whether OSHA (the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration) had the right to conduct the inspection and, if it did, the proper scope it should have. As anyone who has ever experienced […]

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Apr
1

6 Mistakes Concrete Contractors Make When Hiring People

By Doug Herbert As spring arrives, so do the opportunities for concrete contractors to do more work. We emerge from our winter slumber to finally see more bidding activity and orders from customers. Before we know it, we will be sweating it out in June, wondering how to find enough laborers to get all the […]

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Apr
1

Finding a Concrete Housing Authority

By David Pfanmiller, CONCRETE HOUSING INSIGHT It does not take long in any conversation around the concrete industry for the focus to turn toward the concrete house. Invariably, someone will ask the question, “Why is it that we aren’t building houses out of concrete here in the U.S.? I mean, look at Europe – they’ve […]

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Apr
1

My Key to Success -Tim Upton

CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR, 2018 By Lindsey Bloomquist The Contractor of the Year, presented annually by the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), demonstrates the service, technology and knowledge needed to advance the use of poured wall construction. The recipient is acknowledged for unselfish commitment to peers, to the association and to the industry, both at their […]

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Apr
1

Mark Lentzkow Becomes Content and Brand Manager for the Concrete Foundations Association

Mount Vernon, Iowa— The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), the voice and recognized authority for the cast-in-place concrete industry, is managed by the firm Sauter, Baty & Bloomquist, Inc. (SB2). SB2 was established by the former executive director for the CFA, Ed Sauter, along with his partner, James Baty, the current executive director. SB2 has added […]

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Apr
1

How to Remove Concrete Buildup

By Destry Kenning, Forming Market Segment Manager, Nox-Crete Products Group We have reached the end of this series, and this final article is timely, as this time of year many contractors are burdened with hardened concrete buildup on their forms. The hardened concrete makes forms heavier and can lead to more buildup. Stripping the forms […]

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Apr
2

For Sale: Used Smooth-faced Aluminum Form Set

CFA supplier member has a set of 8-ft used aluminum forms consisting of a combination of Tuff-N-Lite and Western. The forms are a 6-12 hole pattern and are described as rated Grade B condition. The set includes over 150 – 36in. x 8ft. with a good amount of fillers & corners. The forms are located […]

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Mar
30

WHAT LEADING CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ARE DOING IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

This article made possible by ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020 as part of industry participation by your Concrete Foundations Association. For more information on business practices by contractor members of the Concrete Foundations Association, reach out to CFA Executive Director, James Baty MILWAUKEE — As COVID-19 (coronavirus) brings countless businesses to a grinding halt, the construction industry remains resilient […]

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Mar
30

Residential Construction now labeled an “Essential Infrastructure Business” by DHS

Over the past couple of weeks, the Concrete Foundations Association, in combination with the North American Concrete Alliance (NACA), NAHB and many others in both the residential construction sector and other labor organizations have been working tirelessly to demonstrate the need to keep construction moving forward. We are proud to report that the Department of […]

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Mar
19

Congress Proposes Expansion to Paid Sick Time and Leave

Coronavirus Relief Act to be signed by President March 19. Bigger direct aid package up next for week of March 23. New legislation, signed into law on March 18, places significant new responsibilities on small- and medium-sized employers, including a large portion of the remodeling and home improvement industry, as the nation copes with growing […]

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Mar
18

For Sale: Used Steel-Ply Forming Panels

CFA supplier member has this new listing for Symons Steel-Ply form panels. The set is listed as Grade B and consists of used 8-ft and 4-ft steel-ply. Panels are bundled and ready to move. The inventory includes: 24 in. x 8-ft panels for only $78.00; and 24 in. x 4-ft. for only $48.00. Additionally, there […]

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Mar
17

For Sale: Used Duraform Set Under $20k

A used, 9-ft Duraform set is being offered by a CFA Associate member for interested persons. The set consists of 80 24″ x 9-ft, 6-bar forming panels of the Duraform and a good assortment of fillers. It is priced under $20,000. Interested persons are encouraged to email efetze@verizon.net for the full list. The seller also wants […]

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Feb
27

For Sale: Western Vertex Brick Set

The grading for the forms is B+ and pricing is at 60% of standard new unit pricing. All forms to be sold as a single lot and no hardware is included. Asking price of $105,000 for the complete lot or as separated by size below. For more information, contact vcorrison@gmail.com. See the images and inventory […]

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Feb
11

Hoses are not all the same

Concrete delivery hoses with two ends have different purposes than concrete delivery hoses with one end. See Figure 1. Double-ended concrete delivery hoses increase the potential for serious personal injury when used as an end hose. A double-ended concrete delivery hose has mass attached to the end of the hose, multiplies momentum, and has the […]

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Feb
11

2019 PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

A Good Ground Game Is a Sound Game Plan The recognitions for Projects of the Year were made during the Concrete Foundation Convention 2019 in Denver, Colorado this summer. Seen there was another crop of great projects constructed from some familiar CFA members who contribute annually to this competition, as well as some new and […]

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Feb
11

BIG BITES ARE NOT ALWAYS BIG PLATES

The 2019 Overall Grand Project of the Year | Lafond TALPEY CONSTRUCTION, WESTBROOK, CONNECTICUT CFA Contractor Member The top-scoring project submitted for the 2019 Projects of the Year is an example of the adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” With their second project of the year award, Talpey Construction constructed […]

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Feb
11

THE BIGGER SIDE OF CAST-IN-PLACE

Multi-Family Foundation Structure | Poplar Creek Apartments VAN WYKS INC., WALDO, WISCONSIN CFA Contractor Member A returning participant in the annual CFA Projects of the Year program, Van Wyks Inc., demonstrated the diversity of talent and proficiency found in CFA contractor members all across the country, including the sophistication of technology to create their story. […]

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Feb
11

CORNERED BUT NOT CONFINED

Commercial Foundation Structure | Carlson Landing TALPEY CONSTRUCTION, WESTBROOK, CONNECTICUT CFA Contractor Member  The winning entry for the Commercial Foundation Projects category comes from the Connecticut-based CFA member, Talpey Construction. Known as Carlson Landing, this commercial foundation presented the extreme challenge of tight spaces, excessive corners, and an extensive rebar schedule. The foundation is for […]

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