This contractor believes that industry involvement is the key to success. By Zack Zerndt:  As published by Concrete Construction Magazine. As a builder who had difficulty finding a concrete contractor who could install foundations when he needed them, Dennis Purinton took matters into his own hands. Purinton Builders Inc. opened in 1984 and his son, Michael, […]

“Build with Strength” to Provide Concrete Information and Resources for Seattle, WA Design / Build and Construction Markets

Seattle, WA – Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), will be launching new resources, training programs, and educational content in  Seattle, Washington as part of increased efforts to inform the design / build and construction communities about the advantages of concrete construction in the low- to mid-rise residential […]

Building Deep Foundations

Each year the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) based in Mt. Vernon, Iowa holds a contest to honor the best and most difficult foundation projects of the year. Over the years, contractors occasionally submitted projects that were complicated beyond one’s ability to foresee all the problems and therefore become financial losers. So Jim Baty, the executive […]

Hanley Wood Agrees to Sell Exhibitions Business to Informa

Parties to Enter Into Long-Term Partnership Agreement WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2014 – Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its Hanley Wood Exhibitions business to Informa PLC, a UK-based publishing and […]

Cygnus Business Media Sells Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc.

Cygnus Business Media Sells Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc. FORT ATKINSON, Wis. – Aug. 11, 2014 – Cygnus Business Media today announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The transaction was handled by Corporate Solutions, Inc., and […]

Resilient (Concrete) Homes by Bill Palmer

Concrete Construction editor Bill Palmer opens back up the discussion of the future of concrete homes that benefit the consumer with the most resilient of performances in his February 21 blog post. Excerpt We’ve been talking about concrete homes for many years, but they never seem to have really clicked with home buyers. Maybe that’s […]

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 […]

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