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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 definitions, sections on limits of applicability, materials concrete performance, and production and placement of concrete, “ explains Ed Sauter, CFA Executive Director. “The emphasis is on footing and wall construction.”

Sections include excavation, forms and forming, placement, curing, cold weather, backfilling, damp proofing, and waterproofing to provide a complete guide for construction and specification of residential foundations. New and updated items in the 2006 addition include tolerances, better graphics, and new empirical wall tables.

The CFA Standard can be ordered by calling the CFA National Office at 319-895-6940 or at The member price for each publication is $14.95 (plus S&H) and non-member price is $29.95 (plus S&H).

The CFA is a voluntary, nonprofit association that brings together concrete contractors and professionals nationwide to improve the quality of cast-in-place concrete walls and foundations. The CFA provides promotional materials, educational seminars, and networking opportunities to its members and the industry. CFA also works on behalf of its members and the entire industry to develop, support, and influence code bodies. For more information about CFA or the 2006 CFA Standard, call 319-895-6940 or visit to order resources online.

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