The Next Step in Code Development

The approval and printing of the First Edition of the ACI 332 Residential Concrete Standard and the subsequent reference of the chapter on wall construction in the ICC (International Code Council) is just the beginning of what will be a long-term, ongoing effort to clarify codes as they relate to residential concrete construction. The next effort will […]

Providing Improved Product Availability and First Class Services

With over 90 years of experience in the steel industry, Armtec can attribute it’s success to a team of valued employees who provide innovative solutions through a diverse line of quality products, exceptional customer service and effective communication. Armtec is a manufacturer and distributor of steel and high density polyethylene (HDPE) construction products for use […]

A One-Stop Shop

Griffin Masonry truly is a one-stop shop for homebuilders. Customers can consolidate five calls into one. Griffin Masonry provides masonry (brick and block), concrete basement walls, concrete finishing, brick cleaning, and stone masonry. They also have other divisions that provide concrete pumping (Griffin Concrete Placement), concrete mixer trucks (Blue Dot readi-mix) and commercial masonry (Old […]

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast Region Starts With Education

The Concrete Home Building Council (CHBC) and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) met for a post Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita Strategy Summit on Oct. 12 at the NAHB’s National Housing Center in Washington to define how they can work together to educate builders, displaced skilled workers, displaced un-skilled workers and communicate with other industry […]

ASA Defeats Attempted Expansion Against Subcontractors in Ohio of Tort Claims

Alexandria, Va – Traditional limits on tort claims protect construction subcontractors from negligence leading to damages for delay, “lost profits” and other “economic losses” experienced by construction owners or others not in privity of contract with a subcontractor. In 2004, the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) asked the Ohio Supreme Court to strike down an appeals […]

It’s All in the Footings

Doug Reid began as a foundation contractor, so frustrated with traditional stake-and-wood footing forms that it drove him to develop and patent a new aluminum, panel-based footing system and form the company Fine Line Footing Forms. This forward thinking system eliminates the endless stream of wood, rebar, and nail purchases. Aluminum forms won’t bow or […]

LAFARGE INTRODUCES ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY NEWCEM® BRAND SLAG Cement to Atlanta Market

ATLANTA, GA– Lafarge North America announced at the 2005 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo the launch of NewCem® brand slag cement to the Atlanta construction market for the 2006 construction season. NewCem is a finely ground, hydraulic cement produced from blast furnace slag, a by-product of the iron-making process. NewCem’s unique properties offer environmental benefits […]

Making the Case for Poured Walls

When I began construction on my home in 1988, I couldn’t find a poured wall contractor in the Pittsburgh area to do my foundation. I reluctantly had to settle for block. In my first year of living in the home, the builder was called back several times because of moisture and cracks in the foundation. […]

Educate Your Builders — CFA Can Help

CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS COURSE How would you like the opportunity to spend a half-day with your builders instructing them on the best way to build foundation walls? The introduction of Cast-In-Place Foundations, a course developed by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) with the help of CFA, makes this a real possibility. Partnering with your local […]

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Membership is not just about paying your dues after the first of July, or when every your membership expires, and then waiting for the dues to come up the following year. And although this is a great publication, it’s not about just reading what’s between the covers of Concrete Facts. On a larger scale, membership […]

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