• GENE H. WALDENBERGER

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of CFA member Gene Waldenberger. Gene H. Waldenberger, 67, of Holmen passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, surrounded by his family at home. He was born June 9, 1951, in La Crosse, to Leo and Jeanette Waldenberger. He married Sue Ammerman Aug. 21, […]

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  • Membership Resources: Experience the CFA Hotline

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Ninety-three people, representing seventy-five different member companies, currently participate in one of the major resources developed by the Concrete Foundations Association. This resource, known as the “Hotline,” brings together two of the primary reasons this association was initially developed: sharing experiences and providing support from qualified sources of information. “When passionate and interested minds come […]

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  • Succession Planning for Contractors

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    David Whitlock will be speaking in Denver at the 2019 Concrete Foundations Convention on drug policies and practices in the workplace. One of the frequently visited topics at CFA Headquarters, through various communication methods, pertains to business owners nearing the point of retirement. The concern stems from an apparent uncertainty and a lack of planning […]

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  • To a Dedicated Leader, with Gratitude

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    For over 40 years, the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) has been the #1 resource for concrete foundation professionals across the country. Members of the association have turned to the CFA daily for questions about code issues, on-site technical problems, OSHA regulations, managerial challenges and much, much more. Through the past leadership of Ed Sauter, and […]

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  • CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS CONVENTION

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    The CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS CONVENTION, proudly presented by Schwing, is the largest annual gathering dedicated to the cast-in-place concrete industry. This event brings together concrete foundation professionals from across the country for 3 days of education, networking, awards, exhibits, certification and much more… “Schwing is proud to sponsor this event,” said Timothy Goodroad, marketing and advertising […]

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Magazine Issues

Jan
27

CFA Management Exchange Network

Networking with other CFA members, in particular within small groups of non-competitors, is one of the biggest benefits of belonging to a trade association. Networking takes place at our summer meetings, at the World of Concrete, at our board meetings – just about anywhere two or three contractors can get together. This concept has been carried to a higher level by board […]

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Jan
27

NEW AND BETTER PRODUCTS FOR WATERPROOFING

Dry Dog Barriers has quickly built a reputation as the cutting-edge “go-to” manufacturer in the Below Grade Waterproofing Industry. While other manufacturers are resting on old technology and past accomplishments, we are constantly challenging the status-quo to develop new and better products for the waterproofing world. Our latest innovation involves what many consider as the most exciting change to the industry in years. THERMAL DRAIN …. […]

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Jan
27

Trimble Sets Date for International User Conference in Las Vegas

TRIMBLE DIMENSIONS 2009 FOR SURVEYING, ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION, GEOSPATIAL AND MOBILE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS Trimble will hold its International User Conference February 23-25, 2009 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The theme of Trimble Dimensions 2009—Positioning for Success Today. And Tomorrow—provides insight into how surveying, engineering, construction, mapping, GIS, geospatial and mobile resource management professionals worldwide can harness the power of today’s technology to help face […]

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Jan
27

IMPROVING YOUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Listen To Your Customers

Ernie Jessop of Concrete Form Services wrote in to say “we listen to our customers, to take their ideas and bring them to fruition. One of our long time customers, Danny Johnson, owner of Horizon Concrete out of Syracuse UT. Is the inventor of our “DJ” Jogger. Over the years he has brought flaws in the system to our attention, and helped the concept of EZ […]

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Jan
27

FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN POURED WALL MARKET NEW K40L BY CIFA

CIFA USA is “pumped up” and excited to announce the latest addition to its line of concrete boom pumps, the K40L-meter. Taking over 80 years of experience in the production of concrete manufacturing and placing equipment CIFA has designed, built and tested an entirely new placing machine for the North American poured wall market. The K40L is a 40-meter boom based on a 36-meter chassis (and price) […]

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Jan
27

CERTAINTEED OFFERS SYSTEMS TO MAKE YOUR JOBS Easier, Greener, and More Profi table

In tough times like these, with housing starts continuing to fall, forward-looking concrete contractors are searching for ways to differentiate themselves by selling added value to their Builder customers with a more complete package of Foundation products and services. CertainTeed understands the needs of concrete contractors, and offers systems to make your jobs easier, greener and more profitable. CertainTeed’s Form-ADrain™ concrete footing form system, ThermaEZE™ foam insulation panels […]

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Dec
6

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 […]

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Dec
6

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 […]

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Dec
6

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 […]

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Dec
6

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 […]

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Dec
6

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 […]

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Dec
6

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. […]

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Dec
6

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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Dec
6

Being A Member…

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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Dec
5

Your CFA Membership Benefits

Are you taking full advantage of your membership in the CFA? Hopefully you are. But just in case, I thought I would highlight a few of the relatively new member benefits, as well as remind you of some the old standbys. First, let’s talk about the CFA cold weather effort. Now that winter is upon […]

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Oct
15

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 […]

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Oct
15

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 […]

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Oct
15

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 […]

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