CFA Loses a Founding Father

Erwin “Buck” Sweet, a founder, long-time member, and past president of the Concrete Foundations Association passed away Sunday, November 10, 2002 at his residence in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. He was 75 years of age. Buck owned and operated Perma-Structo Inc. from 1965 until his retirement earlier this year. He gave of his time to his community […]

PCA 2002 Homeowner Survey

Impressive Increase in Consumer Awareness for Concrete Homes Awareness of concrete homebuilding returned to its high of 68% in 2002 after dipping in 1998 (52%) and in 2000 (55%). It also increased in all nine regions of the country and in all eight target states. Awareness increased of all above-grade systems between 2000 and 2002. […]

CFA Cold Weather Testing

A Progress report At the Summer Board meeting in Mt. Hood, the Board of Directors allocated funds from the Education and Research Fund for an in-depth study of cold weather and how it affects the concrete mixes our members typically use. Following a series of physical meetings and conference calls as well as idea refining […]

Spanish Foundation Fundamentals a Huge Success

The Foundation Fundamentals seminar held in Richmond, Virginia on October 19th was a huge success. What made this seminar unique was that it is the first time it has been offered in both Spanish and English. The CFA decided to offer the popular seminar in Spanish at the suggestion of area CFA board member Tim […]

Mobile Ready Mix Among New Techniques for Today’s Contractor

Imagine finding a way to capture a bit more control in your business, while at the same time reducing costs. Impossible? Not with the advent of mobile ready mix. Learn how one CFA member has implemented such a process change and the overwhelming results. The benefit is obvious – cost savings on concrete, no lost […]

CFA Board of Directors Update

The CFA Committees and Board of Directors met for a full day on October 17 in Richmond, Virginia. Below is a summary of some of the more important discussions and actions from the meetings. Structural Task Group The board authorized the establishment of a Structural Task Group to research, study, and review current trends toward […]

Basement Contractors Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Education and innovation the keys to success for building a market “Constantly strive to obtain more knowledge,” may be the mantra for Mike Hancock of Basement Contractors, but “willingness to take a chance” are certainly the words most would use to describe the firm that has successfully built a basement market from scratch in Oklahoma. […]

Coastal Homes with Staying Power Coming to the Carolina Coast

Uniquely Disaster-Resistant Cast-in-place concrete homes promise to be the home of the future Topsail Island, a prized vacation and living destination on North Carolina’s Treasure Coast, will now feature a cluster of innovative homes of the future built to endure the region’s hurricane season with unparalleled luxury and comfort. Security Building Group (SBG) has six […]

Bartley Receives Sawyer Award

Robert “Buck” Bartley of The Bartley Corporation was awarded the Robert D. Sawyer Distinguished Service Award at the CFA annual awards luncheon August 2 at The Resort at the Mountain in Welches, Oregon. Buck, co-founder of The Bartley Corporation of Ashton, Maryland, is recognized for his devotion to the industry over several decades. He and […]

CFA Announces Foundation Fundamentals Venues

The Concrete Foundations Association announced the venues for the next two Foundation Fundamentals Seminars. The fall seminar will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2002 at the Richmond Marriott West, located at 4240 Dominion Blvd. Glen Allen, Virginia. The seminar will have a slightly different twist than previous seminars in that the noon luncheon will […]

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