• Responding to an OSHA Inspection (Part 2)

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    By Mark A. Lies, II & Elizabeth Leifel Ash INTRODUCTION In Part One of “Responding to an OSHA Inspection,” the focus was determining whether OSHA (the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration) had the right to conduct the inspection and, if it did, the proper scope it should have. As anyone who has ever experienced […]

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  • 6 Mistakes Concrete Contractors Make When Hiring People

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    By Doug Herbert As spring arrives, so do the opportunities for concrete contractors to do more work. We emerge from our winter slumber to finally see more bidding activity and orders from customers. Before we know it, we will be sweating it out in June, wondering how to find enough laborers to get all the […]

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  • Finding a Concrete Housing Authority

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    By David Pfanmiller, CONCRETE HOUSING INSIGHT It does not take long in any conversation around the concrete industry for the focus to turn toward the concrete house. Invariably, someone will ask the question, “Why is it that we aren’t building houses out of concrete here in the U.S.? I mean, look at Europe – they’ve […]

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  • My Key to Success -Tim Upton

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR, 2018 By Lindsey Bloomquist The Contractor of the Year, presented annually by the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), demonstrates the service, technology and knowledge needed to advance the use of poured wall construction. The recipient is acknowledged for unselfish commitment to peers, to the association and to the industry, both at their […]

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  • Mark Lentzkow Becomes Content and Brand Manager for the Concrete Foundations Association

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Mount Vernon, Iowa— The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), the voice and recognized authority for the cast-in-place concrete industry, is managed by the firm Sauter, Baty & Bloomquist, Inc. (SB2). SB2 was established by the former executive director for the CFA, Ed Sauter, along with his partner, James Baty, the current executive director. SB2 has added […]

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Magazine Issues

Jul
16

Women In Construction

This issue of Concrete Facts focuses on a growing trend in the building industry – the increasing role of women in the operation and management of construction businesses. While the trend may be on the increase in other construction businesses, no where is it as prevalent as it is in the residential foundation contractor business. […]

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Jun
6

Bilco’s ScapeVIEW™ Series 6000 Completes the ScapeWEL Window Well System

The Bilco Company, manufacturers of specialty access products for the residential and architectural building markets, is completing its ScapeWEL® Window Well System by introducing the ScapeVIEW™ Series 6000 Foundation Window System. Constructed of vinyl for durability and corrosion resistance, the window assembly is a two-piece system consisting of a pour-in-place buck and a snap-in window […]

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Jun
6

New 10” Size for Form-A-Drain®

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – CertainTeed Corporation is expanding its popular Form-A-Drain® foundation product line into the light commercial construction market via a new, larger 10” x 12’ lineal. Form-A-Drain, which until now was used mostly for residential foundations, can now be used in the construction of office buildings, apartment complexes, stores and more. Form-A-Drain is […]

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Jun
6

Thermally Efficient Walls

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – CertainTeed Corporation is pleased to enter the insulated concrete wall market with the patented ThermaEZE® Thermal Insulation System. ThermaEZE is an innovative technology that provides a cost-effective means for building thermally efficient above-and below-grade poured concrete walls. ThermaEZE insulation panels, which consist of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, are set within the […]

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Jun
6

LIFELINES™ EGRESS WINDOW WELLS

Many homeowners who use their basements as furnished, livable space are unaware of the importance of a secondary escape route in the event of a fire, tornado or other life-threatening emergency. Every year people lose their lives simply because there is no way for them to get out. These are the facts that led Mar-fl […]

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Jun
6

SCHWING ANNOUNCES THE LONGEST BOOM ON THREE AXLES

Schwing America, Inc announces the longest concrete placing boom available on a three-axle truck – the S 41 SX truck-mounted concrete pump with placing boom. With a horizontal reach of 120 feet, vertical reach of over 134 feet and 740 degree boom rotation, the S 41 SX was designed with operators and owners in mind. […]

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Sep
25

Record Attendance at Summer Meeting

Summer in Niagara Falls, Ontario is not nearly as warm as summer in southern Missouri. Just ask the record crowd that attended the annual CFA summer meeting held from July 26th through the 28th at the Sheraton Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ontario. There were no complaints about the heat. The hotel offered some magnificent views […]

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Nov
20

CFA Elects Smith Treasurer

Mount Vernon, Iowa–The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), at its annual meeting in Portland, Maine, elected William Scott Smith, LaGrange, Ohio, treasurer. Other officers elected were Gary Bromley, president; Dave Clark, vice president and Barry Herbert, secretary. Joe Carr, immediate past president, becomes chairman of the board. Elected to the board were Bruce Neale, Kirby Justesen […]

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Oct
30

CFA Elects Van Wyk to Board

Mount Vernon, Iowa–The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), at its annual meeting in Portland, Maine, elected Arie Van Wyk, Waldo, Wis., to its board of directors. Others elected to the board were Kirby Justesen and Bruce Neale; Dave Clark and John Skotzke were reelected. Officers elected were Gary Bromley, president; Dave Clark, vice president; Barry Herbert, […]

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