• OSHA Webinar Launches 7th Annual National Stand-Down To Prevent Falls on Sept. 14, 2020

    Friday, September 11, 2020

    U.S. Department of LaborOccupational Safety and Health AdministrationOffice of CommunicationsWashington, D.C.www.osha.gov For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 11, 2020Contact: Office of CommunicationsPhone: 202-693-1999 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today that it will host a webinar on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, to kick-off the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent […]

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  • National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020

    Again this year, the Concrete Foundations Association is participating as a promotion and awareness partner with OSHA to bring contractors resources to improve their communication and practices for keeping workers safe. The 7th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction next week (September 14-18, 2020), Doug Kalinowski, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs has provided a wealth […]

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  • Advancing the Value of Affinity Programs – Advancea LLC Acquires Minnesota Based Business AdvantEdge Inc, Expanding Affinity Program and Services

    Monday, July 27, 2020

    July 10, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advancea, LLC announced today the acquisition of Minnesota based Business AdvantEdge Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 1999, Business AdvantEdge was originally formed to serve trade associations and their members as a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). Today, Business AdvantEdge, along with its […]

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  • INTERCONNECTIONS: Leveraging relationships built by common interest

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

    A new-member awareness series A CFA Concrete Pro is a member of a our network, an employee working for an organization that chooses to be involved with this professional industry organization that represents its members’ interests. The Concrete Foundations Association continues to foster this sense of advanced relationship building and advocacy that cannot easily be […]

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  • WHAT LEADING CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ARE DOING IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

    As COVID-19 (coronavirus) brings countless businesses to a grinding halt, the construction industry remains resilient — even in the face of tremendous challenge. Unlike many industries where “working from home” and “drive-thru service” are feasible countermeasures, construction firms have jobsites to run. Chris Hopper, executive vice president and general manager of Skanska, told the Cincinnati […]

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Magazine Issues

Feb
11

BIG BITES ARE NOT ALWAYS BIG PLATES

The 2019 Overall Grand Project of the Year | Lafond TALPEY CONSTRUCTION, WESTBROOK, CONNECTICUT CFA Contractor Member The top-scoring project submitted for the 2019 Projects of the Year is an example of the adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” With their second project of the year award, Talpey Construction constructed […]

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Feb
11

THE BIGGER SIDE OF CAST-IN-PLACE

Multi-Family Foundation Structure | Poplar Creek Apartments VAN WYKS INC., WALDO, WISCONSIN CFA Contractor Member A returning participant in the annual CFA Projects of the Year program, Van Wyks Inc., demonstrated the diversity of talent and proficiency found in CFA contractor members all across the country, including the sophistication of technology to create their story. […]

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Feb
11

CORNERED BUT NOT CONFINED

Commercial Foundation Structure | Carlson Landing TALPEY CONSTRUCTION, WESTBROOK, CONNECTICUT CFA Contractor Member  The winning entry for the Commercial Foundation Projects category comes from the Connecticut-based CFA member, Talpey Construction. Known as Carlson Landing, this commercial foundation presented the extreme challenge of tight spaces, excessive corners, and an extensive rebar schedule. The foundation is for […]

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Feb
11

100% PURE GRAIN CHALLENGE

Agricultural Foundation Structure | Robert’s Grain Facility ATKINS BROTHERS CONCRETE, BEAVERCREEK, OHIO CFA Contractor Member  A CFA member new to the process of submitting for the Projects of the Year competition sought the opportunity to tell their story of taking on one of the most challenging projects they had encountered in recent years. Atkins Brothers […]

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Feb
11

“UN-BRIDLED” SIZE AND PLAN COMPLEXITY

Single-Family Foundation, Over 5,000 Square Feet | 26 Bridlebourne CUSTOM CONCRETE, WESTFIELD, INDIANA CFA Contractor Member Another regular participant in CFA’s annual Project of the Year competition, Custom Concrete of Westfield, Indiana, entered this year with one of the more complicated perimeter configurations for the behemoth residence category. There certainly have been bigger structures winning […]

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Feb
11

EXPOSED CONCRETE MASTERY

Single-Family Foundation, 2,000–5,000 Square FeetBrowning-Plunkett Ski Lodge SOLID CONCRETE WALLS, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH CFA Contractor Member The winning entry for the 2019 CFA Project of the Year award was Solid Concrete Walls of Salt Lake City, Utah. This medium-sized yet complex structure attests to the popularity of board form architectural concrete in that region. […]

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Apr
13

One of our #CFAConcretePros Receives Local Recognition

MUDco Ready-Mix Concrete  KRISTI EGENBACHER Current position: Chief Administrative Officer  Years in business: I started my career in the restaurant sector in the early 1990s, launched my own bookkeeping business in 1997 to begin my journey of a “working-from-home mom,” began my concrete/construction career in 2007, and most recently partnered to open MUDco in 2015. […]

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Apr
13

Letter From the Director

Fear vs Caution We are now gripped by the global news of COVID-19, and we are being asked to remain flexible and nimble in our reactions and expectations. This pandemic is reaching into every aspect of our worlds, and, no doubt, you can already list numerous disruptions to your businesses and personal lives. One of […]

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Apr
13

Letter from the President

Waging Battles Dear CFA Members and Associates, By the time you read this article, we will all have experienced something that has never before happened to any of us. On March 12, 2020, the world changed (seemingly overnight) both in business and socially. I assume we will be feeling the ramifications of this change for […]

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Apr
2

For Sale: Used Smooth-faced Aluminum Form Set

CFA supplier member has a set of 8-ft used aluminum forms consisting of a combination of Tuff-N-Lite and Western. The forms are a 6-12 hole pattern and are described as rated Grade B condition. The set includes over 150 – 36in. x 8ft. with a good amount of fillers & corners. The forms are located […]

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Apr
1

#CFAConcretePros Now Have Virtual Mixed Groups

Mt. Vernon, Iowa (April 1, 2020) — The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the voice and established authority for the residential concrete industry – has announced the availability of a new member resource instituted as part of the COVID-19 response. Virtual Mixed Groups (VMGs) have been started combining members at-large with Board members to combat […]

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Mar
30

WHAT LEADING CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ARE DOING IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

This article made possible by ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020 as part of industry participation by your Concrete Foundations Association. For more information on business practices by contractor members of the Concrete Foundations Association, reach out to CFA Executive Director, James Baty MILWAUKEE — As COVID-19 (coronavirus) brings countless businesses to a grinding halt, the construction industry remains resilient […]

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Mar
30

Residential Construction now labeled an “Essential Infrastructure Business” by DHS

Over the past couple of weeks, the Concrete Foundations Association, in combination with the North American Concrete Alliance (NACA), NAHB and many others in both the residential construction sector and other labor organizations have been working tirelessly to demonstrate the need to keep construction moving forward. We are proud to report that the Department of […]

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Mar
19

Congress Proposes Expansion to Paid Sick Time and Leave

Coronavirus Relief Act to be signed by President March 19. Bigger direct aid package up next for week of March 23. New legislation, signed into law on March 18, places significant new responsibilities on small- and medium-sized employers, including a large portion of the remodeling and home improvement industry, as the nation copes with growing […]

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Mar
18

For Sale: Used Steel-Ply Forming Panels

CFA supplier member has this new listing for Symons Steel-Ply form panels. The set is listed as Grade B and consists of used 8-ft and 4-ft steel-ply. Panels are bundled and ready to move. The inventory includes: 24 in. x 8-ft panels for only $78.00; and 24 in. x 4-ft. for only $48.00. Additionally, there […]

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Mar
17

For Sale: Used Duraform Set Under $20k

A used, 9-ft Duraform set is being offered by a CFA Associate member for interested persons. The set consists of 80 24″ x 9-ft, 6-bar forming panels of the Duraform and a good assortment of fillers. It is priced under $20,000. Interested persons are encouraged to email efetze@verizon.net for the full list. The seller also wants […]

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Feb
11

Hoses are not all the same

Concrete delivery hoses with two ends have different purposes than concrete delivery hoses with one end. See Figure 1. Double-ended concrete delivery hoses increase the potential for serious personal injury when used as an end hose. A double-ended concrete delivery hose has mass attached to the end of the hose, multiplies momentum, and has the […]

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Feb
11

2019 PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

A Good Ground Game Is a Sound Game Plan The recognitions for Projects of the Year were made during the Concrete Foundation Convention 2019 in Denver, Colorado this summer. Seen there was another crop of great projects constructed from some familiar CFA members who contribute annually to this competition, as well as some new and […]

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