• Airlite Plastics Co. – Fox Blocks ICF Acquires TRUEGRID

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    Paves way for accelerated growth in sustainable construction products    Omaha, Neb. (April 17, 2019) – Airlite Plastics acquired TRUEGRID on April 15, 2019, adding the permeable paving grid system to its line of environmentally sustainable construction products.  TRUEGRID high-performance pavers control runoff, create less thermal pollution and reduce waste for landfills, among other ecological benefits. […]

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  • 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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Magazine Issues

Feb
5

Winter Meeting Breaks Attendance Record

Once again the World of Concrete and our Winter Meeting has come and gone, and we all prepare for a busy spring season. We all returned home from Vegas with pictures of the newest tools, thoughts from a seminar or two, and ideas gleaned from conversations with fellow members, rolling around in our heads. Seeing […]

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Feb
5

To Certify or Not to Certify

The CFA Board of Directors had an in-depth discussion over the merits and need for certification prior to its board meeting in Las Vegas. There is a movement in some building jurisdictions for all contractors and subcontractors to be certified. If we don’t take action, it could boil down to someone outside the industry dictating […]

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Feb
5

CFA/CHC Exhibit at Builder’s Show

The Concrete Foundations Association and the Concrete Homes Council exhibited at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida from January 11-14. The CFA/CHC booth was part of the concrete pavilion at the annual show. This year’s show was the biggest ever with over 105,000 attendees. Sixteen hundred exhibitors covered over 1.5 million square feet of […]

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Feb
5

WOC 2006 A RECORD OF RECORDS

Once again we see the throws of winter upon us and that can only mean one thing, another World of Concrete has come and gone. Perhaps most of you have noticed the difference in this winter season. Most companies are reporting schedules, busier than ever before, during the months of December, January and now February. […]

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Feb
5

Removable Concrete Forms for Concrete HomesGaining Popularity Among More CFA Members

Every year, concrete professionals from around the country convene in Las Vegas for the industry’s premier trade show, World of Concrete. World of Concrete 2006 featured over 1,800 exhibitors, crowds in excess of 80,000 and over 800,000 square feet of exhibition space, arguably the most successful turnout in the show’s history. Never ones to miss […]

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Feb
5

Contractor of the Year

One of CFA’s top awards ‘The Contractor of the Year’, selected by the Board of Directors, is given to a CFA member who demonstrates the service, technology and knowledge needed to advance the use of poured wall construction. ——————– A 27-year CFA member known as an innovator in the poured wall industry, Arie Van Wyk, […]

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