CFA Releases 2006 Standard

The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) has released a 2006 version of the CFA Standard. The Standard presents a wide variety of foundation construction information and minimum standards in a code format. It establishes a baseline for construction, and follows the layout of current and proposed building codes, enhanced by real life experiences. “The Standard includes […]

All Concrete Passive Solar Home Stores Energy in Walls

CFA National Associate Dow recently held an open house for a passive solar all concrete high performance home designed to get the maximum benefit of state of the art insulated wall technologies. The Greene/ Cassidy Home just north of the Perry Park Golf Course in Larkspur, Co., is sited to make the most of the […]

The Concrete Chateau: High Style Meets High Strength

One of the newest concrete residences on the North Carolina scene has been described as “Quiet Elegance.” The Chateau, a French-country-style home built by Jon Rufty, and designed by Davenport Architecture + Design, Inc. (current CHC member) achieves exquisite style, superior class and enough resilience to withstand the most threatening elements. An experienced custom home […]

Fine Line Footings

FINE LINE FOOTING FORMS OFFERS NEW ADJUSTABLE SLIP FORM Eagle Mountain, Utah—Fine Line Footing Forms, Inc., manufacturer of the Fine Line Footing Forms stake-free aluminum footing form system, released its new adjustable Slip Form™. With the Slip Form™, contractors have another option available for their footing form needs. Doug Reid, president of Fine Line, states, […]

NAHB RESEARCH CENTER UNVEILS REDESIGNED PATH TECHNOLOGY INVENTORY

REVAMPED TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE FOR BUILDING PROFESSIONALS OFFERS ENHANCED USABILITY AND DESIGN September 27, 2005, Upper Marlboro, Md.—The NAHB Research Center today announced the launch of the newly redesigned PATH Technology Inventory, the building industry’s online resource for practical information on innovative construction products and practices that can improve housing performance. Redesigned to include enhanced search […]

CFA Regional Conference A Success in Pennsylvania

The Western Pennsylvania Concrete Foundations Association (WPCFA) hosted the second Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) Regional Conference on Saturday, September 17, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Pittsburgh International Airport in Coraopolis, PA. The daylong event was compact with concurrent tracks for management/owners and construction employees in the morning.Then attendees for the construction track went outside for […]

CFA Introduces Marketing Presentation

Have you ever had the need to make a sales pitch to a builder, but didn’t have a prepared presentation? If so, CFA may be able to help. The Association has introduced a new tool called “Why Poured Walls” “Why Poured Walls”is a multifaceted Power Point presentation that addresses a wide variety of issues that […]

CFA Enters New Dimension of Education

Yes, the Internet can be a rather intimidating arena for people looking for information and services to improve their businesses. Fortunately, there are opportunities that exist to help break down the many barriers and intimidating factors. This issue, we would like to introduce you to one of the newest ways we at CFA are working […]

CFA Online Educational Opportunities

The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) now offers educational courses online. Jim Baty, CFA’s Technical Director, will instruct registrants on the features and benefits of the basement wall and retaining wall software packages available on the CFA website, www.cfawalls.org. Registrants will be able to view the step-by-step instructions online from their own computers while they ask […]

Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

Technology, wow, what’s next? It is hard to comprehend how the life of the concrete contractor has changed in recent years. I remember when very simple (by today’s standards) Boman Instruments pocket calculators went on sale for about $120 each. If I recall correctly, it took three AA batteries. Now a solar powered -1/16 the […]

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