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Casting Foundation Concrete in Cold Weather

Expanded from Q&A Article seen in Concrete Contractor magazine. by James R. Baty II, CFA Managing Director   The Concrete Foundations Association explains how commonly and effectively residential concrete foundations are constructed during the winter.   Question: Our foundations scheduled for installation these next few months will be affected by projected temperatures in the mid […]

Oil on Rebar

by JAMES R. BATY II As published by Concrete Contractor Magazine. Created: August 21, 2013 The Concrete Foundations Association explains the code reference and common misconceptions regarding oil on rebar for residential concrete. Question: On several of our most recent residential projects, the inspector in our area has been complicating our pour schedule when finding form oil over-sprayed […]

Why Concrete Beats Wood

by JAMES R. BATY II As published by Concrete Contractor Magazine. Created: June 26, 2013 The Concrete Foundations Association explains why concrete foundations outperform wood in the majority of residential applications. The art, science and profession of residential concrete is centuries old, yet the farther we get from its origin the more complex the industry around us […]

Free Webinar on OSHA’s New Hazard Communication Requirements

The July 25 event is designed to answer some of the most common questions OSHA has received in the first year of Hazard Communication 2012 implementation The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals […]

2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference Co-Sponsorship Agreement

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) are co-sponsoring the upcoming 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference scheduled for May 6-8, 2013 in San Francisco at the Hotel Sofitel. The Conference is designed to bring researchers and practitioners together to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge, and tools to build the future of concrete construction as it relates […]

OSHA Revises Hazard Communication Standard

Employers will need to offer safety training for their workers on the new Globally Harmonized System pictograms and safety data sheet format by December 1, 2013.   To better protect workers from hazardous chemicals, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised its Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United […]

CFA Announces Availability of Alternate Fall Protection Plan for Members

CFA Announces Availability of Alternate Fall Protection Plan for Members Alternate Fall Protection Plan is a collaborative effort of CFA staff and key CFA member contractors Mt. Vernon, Iowa — The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) announced today that member companies now have access to a model or draft alternate fall protection plan conforming to the requirements […]

American Concrete Institute Announces New Publications

Farmington Hills, Michigan (July 9, 2008) — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of five new publications to educate and inform industry professionals on the newest concrete-related information and technology. As always, ACI members receive a special discount (up to 40 percent) on all publications. Publications can be ordered by calling 248-848-3800 or online […]

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