• Concrete Foundations Association Responds to Pending Shortage of Form Ties:

    Thursday, March 11, 2021

    Shortage could create a temporary shutdown in residential construction (March 11, 2021 – Mt. Vernon, Iowa) — The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the leading organization serving as the voice of cast-in-place contractors – has announced an industry-wide effort to mitigate the pending shortage of steel form ties across the North American markets.  According to James […]

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  • Dan Durant Named VP of Sales Eastern North America as MAX USA Corp Continues to Expand

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    For the past five and a half years, Dan Durant has worked diligently to expand his skills and knowledge of how MAX USA Corp. can exceed and support the construction markets’ needs with its growing line of industrial tools and innovative solutions. Originally coming onboard as a Regional Sales Manager in 2015, Dan has continued […]

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  • Innovative Product Reshapes Concrete Use Forever

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    By SARAH WRIGHT | The Municipal In areas with harsh winter conditions, concrete takes a beating. Common deicers can result in calcium oxychloride growth that rots concrete joints, and freeze-and-thaw cycles cause surface delamination or scaling. Such deterioration proves frustrating when it occurs well before the concrete’s life expectancy is up. However, an innovative product […]

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  • A New Year Brings Forth New Leaders

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Introducing the New Board Members for the Concrete Foundations Association It is hard for many to believe how quickly the time flies, yet here we are in February with half the fiscal year already behind the Association and a race to the finish already in mind.  This race has more than one meaning and significant […]

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  • Comparing Innovative Concrete Material Options for a Residential Home

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    It’s no secret that the unparalleled COVID-19 pandemic has had some unpredictable impacts on industries worldwide. For the first time since 2010, the cost of construction has fallen. However, material costs are rising.  In June alone, raw material costs rose by 2.2%. The price of lumber jumped 16.5% in July and is up 19% overall. […]

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Magazine Issues

Apr
14

The Survey Says…

Reinforcement Trends Facing the Market by James Baty, Executive Director World of Concrete 2020 has come and gone. The Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada serves as the annual home for WOC, a show that draws an average of 60,000 people each year. It continues to prove itself to be the global concrete industry’s most […]

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Apr
13

Evaluating Safety’s Return on Investment

by Julia Kunlo, CSP, Tim Neubauer, MSOSH, CSP When discussing corporate safety, it is common to hear catchy taglines such as: “Safety is #1” “Safety is our top priority” “Safety above all else” “Safety first” As an occupational safety consultant at Evolution Safety Resources, I am thrilled to hear that organizations are placing a high […]

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Apr
13

Walk-Out Foundation Frost-Free Design

Recently, a CFA contractor contacted Association headquarters for assistance in a difficult conversation taking place. A project under construction was flagged to not proceed until corrective action was made. After a series of steps from permit approval through inspections, despite having a registered engineer involved to provide the design and remediation steps, the inspections department […]

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Apr
13

New Global Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Concrete

GCCA kicks off year-long outreach programme with campaign to tell ‘Concrete Stories’ ‘Concrete Stories’ a major new global communications campaign, which aims to increase awareness of the vital role concrete plays in everyday life, has been launched. The campaign, which is being directed by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and its member companies […]

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Apr
13

PCA Launches ‘Shaped by Concrete’ Educational Campaign

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today announced Shaped by Concrete, a new educational campaign to increase awareness of the sustainability, resiliency and durability of concrete made with cement. The campaign will feature stories based on these themes, exploring how these construction materials shape the world around us to make our communities, cities and country better. […]

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Apr
13

Mitch Mccaulley Named Nox-Crete VP of Business Development

Newest hire brings strong leadership, track record of growth to team Nox-Crete, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mitch McCaulley to their team.  As Vice President of Business Development, Mitch will provide best in class leadership to the strong Nox-Crete sales team and will lend his considerable talents to guide the company in […]

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Apr
20

Used Western Forms Inventory Available for Purchase

The Association was contacted by a company getting out of the business of concrete foundations, having a significant inventory of used forms with an 8-16 hole pattern. The forms include: Smooth-face: 51 – 36 x 108 (total of 99 with fillers), 85 – 36 x 96 (total of 160 with fillers), 63 – 36 x […]

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Apr
9

8-ft Aluminum Form Inventory Excess

A member of the Concrete Foundations Association has an inventory of aluminum forms they are ready to reduce. Forms are 8-ft x 36″ with an 8-16 hole pattern and are in excellent shape. Will sell with or without baskets. For more information and pricing contact Brock @ (316) 618-6089.

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Mar
11

Concrete Foundations Association Responds to Pending Shortage of Form Ties:

Shortage could create a temporary shutdown in residential construction (March 11, 2021 – Mt. Vernon, Iowa) — The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the leading organization serving as the voice of cast-in-place contractors – has announced an industry-wide effort to mitigate the pending shortage of steel form ties across the North American markets.  According to James […]

Read More
Mar
9

Dan Durant Named VP of Sales Eastern North America as MAX USA Corp Continues to Expand

For the past five and a half years, Dan Durant has worked diligently to expand his skills and knowledge of how MAX USA Corp. can exceed and support the construction markets’ needs with its growing line of industrial tools and innovative solutions. Originally coming onboard as a Regional Sales Manager in 2015, Dan has continued […]

Read More
Feb
24

Innovative Product Reshapes Concrete Use Forever

By SARAH WRIGHT | The Municipal In areas with harsh winter conditions, concrete takes a beating. Common deicers can result in calcium oxychloride growth that rots concrete joints, and freeze-and-thaw cycles cause surface delamination or scaling. Such deterioration proves frustrating when it occurs well before the concrete’s life expectancy is up. However, an innovative product […]

Read More
Feb
24

A New Year Brings Forth New Leaders

Introducing the New Board Members for the Concrete Foundations Association It is hard for many to believe how quickly the time flies, yet here we are in February with half the fiscal year already behind the Association and a race to the finish already in mind.  This race has more than one meaning and significant […]

Read More
Feb
24

Comparing Innovative Concrete Material Options for a Residential Home

It’s no secret that the unparalleled COVID-19 pandemic has had some unpredictable impacts on industries worldwide. For the first time since 2010, the cost of construction has fallen. However, material costs are rising.  In June alone, raw material costs rose by 2.2%. The price of lumber jumped 16.5% in July and is up 19% overall. […]

Read More
Feb
24

Bartley Corp – 50 Years in Business

A founding member of the Concrete Foundations Association, two generations of Board presidents and now Legacy Committee members, a Certified Residential Foundation Company and a host of awards, Bartley Corp is a celebrated CFA member.  It is their engagement and active involvement in this Association and all of the organizations they are committed to, sharing […]

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Feb
24

Celebrating Membership Anniversaries

Every year during Concrete Foundations Convention, members are recognized for the membership milestones they have achieved.  This year, with the event held in a virtual campus, the ceremonial Awards banquet was set-aside and the Projects of the Year competition held live during the week for viewing and voting.  Milestone anniversaries are celebrated for just about […]

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Feb
24

Congratulations…O’Risky Excavating Turns 25!

O’Risky Excavating has been a member of the Concrete Foundations Association since 2014.  President and owner, Jeff O’Risky, now serves as a member (2018) of the Board of Directors and has been an active participant in networking within the Association since joining. “Jeff has been one of those guys you just immediately feel energy from,” […]

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Feb
24

Joe Carr, Custom Concrete (1934-2021)

The Concrete Foundations Association owes considerable gratitude to Joe Carr of Custom Concrete (member since 1986) a true pioneer in this industry.  His passing leaves both a hole in the spirit that established this Association and a legacy of leadership to continue building the future.  “Joe had a very influential part in allowing me to […]

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Feb
24

Why Wait to Form Walls on Cold-Weather Footings?

by JAMES R. BATY II  As most contractors realize, it is quite normal for walls to still be formed on footings the next day (or two) during the colder months of December to March. While concrete does gain strength at a slower rate during this time of the year, the footing concrete placed with just […]

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