Inspectors and Home Builders Invited to CFA Regional Conference

Builders and inspectors in Western Pennsylvania are invited to the Concrete Foundations Association’s (CFA) Regional Conference on Friday, September 16, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Pittsburgh International Airport in Coraopolis, PA. The regional conference, hosted by the CFA local chapter Western Pennsylvania Concrete Foundations Association, is a daylong event that offers seminars on such topics […]

CFA Members Working On Concrete Homes Progress

For more than 30 years, CFA members have been making it their priority to construct durable, superior basements, but recently many of these individuals have begun taking concrete construction to the next level— concrete homes. Sharing a mutual love and respect for concrete, CFA members want to stay on the cutting edge of their industry […]

CIFA USA, Inc. Appoints New Senior Vice President

CIFA SpA of Milan, Italy, a worldwide leader in concrete management equipment is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Matteo Rolla to Senior Vice President of CIFA USA, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Matteo Rolla has been in this position since October 2004 and is relocating to the United States in September 2005. Mr. […]

CFA Awards Gary Bromley of ABI Corporation

Gary Bromley of ABI Corporation was awarded the Robert D. Sawyer Distinguished Service Award at the CFA annual awards luncheon July 8, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. Bromley, founder of ABI Corporation, is recognized for his dedication to the industry for over three decades. Founded in 1968, ABI was […]

CFA Board of Directors Elected at 2005 Summer Meeting

The Concrete Foundations Association elected five new members to the Board of Directors, and re-elected three current directors, at the annual meeting held in conjunction with the Summer Meeting in San Francisco, July 6, 2005. New directors are Lance Jordan, Stephens & Smith Construction Company, Inc.; Kirby Justesen, Formco Foundations; and Jim Rowe, Fastrac Foundations. […]

Alaskans Learn About Cold From the CFA

Until April, Anchorage, Alaska’s building department required a contractor to tent and heat foundations for 72 hours after placement when night time temperatures were below 35 degrees. This usually meant between October 15th through April 15th. For an average 2,000 square-feet two story house, this would cost $2,500 – $3,500 for sheet plastic, heat, and […]

Technology: The Key To Successful Growth

I have the dubious task of authoring a substitute for the inspirational letters you have grown accustom to this past year from our current CFA President, Terry Lavy. I know you will look forward to his next letter in issue five, as he makes his way back from some health issues we are glad to […]

Guide Publications Improving

Barring any unforeseen challenges or last minute glitches, the walls chapter of the ACI 332 Standard will be incorporated, by reference, into the 2006 version of the International Building Code. The final step will occur at the ICC meeting this fall in Detroit. This is a milestone for ACI and the residential concrete business. Prior to […]

CFA Releases Lower Level Living Brochure

Turning a basement into lower level living holds tremendous potential for any home. It makes space below the house functional and liveable. It is cost effective, economical, safe, durable, and environmentally friendly. With lower level living space homeowners get more space for less, which can be used as a safe haven from nature or just […]

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