CFA News and Member Press Releases
The CFA maintains an archive of news articles and press releases published by the Concrete Foundations Association and its member organizations.
The CFA is excited to see the amount of media coverage concrete foundation technology has received recently. Follow the link below to read articles from other organizations and industry magazines.
Recent CFA news and press releases:
The Concrete Foundations Association has announced the call for entries for the “2010 Projects of the Year” Award.
The DET-2 is a rugged, cost-effective digital electronic theodolite that provides accurate horizontal and vertical angle measurements for general construction applications. The versatile instrument is easy-to-use when turning angles and setting elevations and lines.
The versatile lasers are rugged, cost-effective and can perform three types of jobs for the construction contractors—level, grade, and vertical alignment with plumb.
The CFA recently presented its highest honor, the Robert D. Sawyer Distinguished Service Award to Barry Herbert at the CFA Annual Summer Convention held July 30-August 1.
Concrete Contractor, the leading business information resource for concrete contractors, announced today the Concrete Contractor’s Top Products of 2009. Top winners are recognized by readers based on interest and inquiries over the past year.
Designed specifically for the construction contractor, the Trimble Digital Pen Solutions provide the simplicity of working with pen and paper with easy conversion to digital data by using a dockable digital pen.
Designed for compact equipment including backhoes, mini-excavators and smaller excavators, the new DDS300 system provides dynamic depth display to improve the accuracy and productivity of trenching, excavating and grading operations.
With accurate tracking information about asset usage, contractors can increase their efficiency while confidently managing acquisition, maintenance, and eventual retirement of their tools, equipment, and other portable assets.
Using Trimble construction layout solutions, contractors can increase point layout productivity and accuracy while reducing rework and project expenses.
For distributors, providing home builders, remodelers and contractors with products that can increase the value of their projects is always a good business strategy.
The new model can place concrete at distances of more than 118-feet vertically and 104-feet horizontally.
The Concrete Pump Manufacturers Association will stop publishing its Safety Standard CPMA 27-2000 as of June 10, 2009.
The automatic, self-leveling HV301G laser offers exceptional versatility and superior green beam visibility for increased productivity in a wide variety of horizontal, vertical and plumb applications.
The Bilco Company has enhanced its stakWEL® Window Well System, a modular system of units that are stacked together to accommodate virtually any foundation depth
Pulte Homes Inc. has agreed to buy Centex Corporation in a deal that will create the nation's largest homebuilder.
Trimble has announced the new Spectra Precision® Laser LL100 Laser Level. The laser is a rugged, cost-effective horizontal laser used for a variety of general construction elevation control applications.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its new president, vice president, and four board members last week during the ACI Spring 2009 Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
The Bilco Company, manufacturer of specialty access products for commercial and residential markets, has named Kent Nichols to the position of International Sales and Marketing Manager.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce the release of the 2009 edition of one of its best-selling publications, the Manual of Concrete Practice (MCP).
Proposed guidelines would require contractors, developers, and others conducting land-disturbing activities to implement specific minimum best management practices for erosion control, sediment control, and pollution prevention.
With the launch of CertainTeed Corporation’s redesigned website building professionals are only a click away from a vast array of product information, technical resources and continuing education programs, as well as new tools to drive new business leads.
Trimble announced today the keynote speakers for its International User Conference—Trimble Dimensions 2009.
Trimble announced today that it will hold its International User Conference February 23-25, 2009 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
The Bilco Company, a manufacturer of basement access and improvement products, has announced the availability of its 2008 Residential Products Catalog.
The CFA has announced the newest terms for its Board of Directors as well as a new President to direct its next two-year period.
The Concrete Foundation Association has announced the call for entries for the “2009 Projects of the Year” Award, formerly known as the “Basement of the Year”.
The Concrete Foundation Association recently presented its 2008 Contractor of the Year Award to Rich and Patty Kubica of K-Wall Poured Walls of Traverse City, Michigan & Asheville, North Carolina.
GE Money today announced a multi-year agreement with CertainTeed, North America’s leading manufacturer of interior and exterior building products, to provide consumer financing through select contractors nationwide.
Concrete Brackets, LLC announces the introduction of their new CCB-1600 Concrete Footing Bracket. The CCB-1600 bracket was developed for heavy duty applications and designed to save more then 50% savings in time, labor, and, material during the setup and stripping of foundation forms.
Concrete Brackets, LLC announces the introduction of their new CCB-2000 Footing Bracket. The CCB-2000 was developed for single faced sidewalk/ slab applications and designed to save more then 50% savings in time, labor, and, material during the setup and stripping of foundation forms.
Putzmeister America, Inc.’s new Telebelt® TB 600 truck-mounted telescopic belt conveyor was designed with civil contractors in mind and meets high volume demands.
It is with great sadness that the CFA informs you that John Skotzke, founder and owner of John Skotzke Concrete Construction Inc., passed away on July 5, 2008, with his family by his side.
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.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce the recent partnership between its ACI Foundation and the Charles Pankow Foundation with the purpose of delivering innovative, commercially viable applications for the design and construction of concrete buildings.
CertainTeed Corporation joins building industry professionals across the United States in support of Habitat for Humanity’s second national Home Builders Blitz
Western Forms and Mercedes Homes are pleased to announce Western Forms acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Solid Wall Systems.
The Concrete Foundations Association has announced the availability of Concrete Facts as an e-magazine online. As part of CFA’s green and sustainable initiatives, the online version of the magazine is free.
The Board of Directors of Durand Forms has appointed Mark Markovich as
Vice President / General Manager effective April 1, 2008.
Composite Technologies Corporation has announced the promotion of Brad Nesset to the position of National Sales Manager.
This spring’s convention, with the theme “Design and Construction Compatibility,” is sure to please all ACI attendees with countless opportunities to view exhibits, attend meetings and sessions, network with concrete professionals from all over the world, participate in competitions, and of course, see the sights of beautiful Los Angeles.
The solution incorporates a new controller and office software for real-time two-way data transfer between the project design team in the office and the general and concrete contractors at the job site to increase efficiency and productivity.
A tough, durable, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) air gap membrane, marketed as CertainTeed Platon in the U.S., the product provides superior wall, flooring, and underslab moisture control protection for all types of foundations, and isolates living spaces from damp concrete walls and floors.
CertainTeed(R) building products reached toward the sky last year in a unique renovation of two silos on Carlton Island in the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York.
Western Forms Inc has created a new partnership with B.E.P. Forming Systems Inc, previously headquartered in Fayetteville, Georgia. The newly formed entity, B.E.P. Forming Systems, L.L.C. will be headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Monarch Manufacturing, Waukee, IA, announces the appointment of Dan Summers to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Summers has over thirty years of experience in the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors of the building products industry.
Ward R. Malisch, Senior Managing Director of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), will be awarded the 2008 Richard D. Gaynor Award, presented by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).
The Concrete Foundation Association has announced the call for entries for the 2008 Basement of the Year Award.