• 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

Jan
29

Concrete Foundations Convention 2019 “It’s A Wrap!”

Every year, the Concrete Foundations Convention brings together cast-in-place contractors, design professionals, suppliers and manufactures for three days of education, networking, exhibitions, certification, awards, and much more. The event is the largest annual gathering dedicated to the cast-in-place concrete industry, and plays a vital role in the growth and development of companies, big and small, […]

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Jan
29

In Memory of Lawrence D. Clark

Larry Clark, 84, passed away November 8, 2019. He was born on December 10, 1934 to Newton and Elsie (Harper) Clark in Lansing, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Herb; two sisters, Hazel and Patricia; and great-grandson, Oliver. He is survived by his wife, Doris; two sons, David […]

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Jan
29

Hottmann Construction Becomes Newest Certified Foundation Company in Wisconsin

Residential concrete foundations constructed in the state of Wisconsin will now be produced by Wisconsin’s newest CFA Certified Foundation Company, Hottmann Construction Co. Inc. The Certified Foundation Company program was established by the Concrete Foundations Association, headquartered in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The program offers third-party rating and quality assurance for professional concrete foundation companies. The […]

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Jan
29

Are You Willing to Reach Into Your Stocking?

In seemingly a blink of an eye, we have gone from our Concrete Foundations Convention in July, through the ACI Fall Convention in Cincinnati, and promptly right through Christmas and New Year’s Eve. While I am writing this a couple of weeks before that actually happens, I realize you are reading this after it has […]

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Jan
29

Greetings to a New Year, Members and Associates!

Welcome to fresh beginnings and my sincere hope, all of you enjoyed the holidays and your families! World of Concrete 2020 is quickly upon us and with it, a special time to not only start a new year but also a decade. Times, technology, ways of conducting business, workforces and equipment are changing ever faster. […]

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Jun
20

GENE H. WALDENBERGER

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of CFA member Gene Waldenberger. Gene H. Waldenberger, 67, of Holmen passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, surrounded by his family at home. He was born June 9, 1951, in La Crosse, to Leo and Jeanette Waldenberger. He married Sue Ammerman Aug. 21, […]

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Jul
13

AOE Announces CIM Fellowship Through the ACIF in Honor of Wendy Ward

Monday, July 13, 2020, Detroit, MI Launched in conjunction with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation, AOE has announced the establishment of The Advancing Organizational Excellence Fellowship. The AOE Fellowship honors Wendy O. Ward, a member of the AOE team for more than 10 years. She passed away at the early age of 32 from breast […]

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Jul
7

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE TRANSITIONS ITS CONVENTION TO VIRTUAL EVENT

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (July 7, 2020) – Due to local, state, and federal regulations, and to protect the health and safety of attendees, the American Concrete Institute announces the transition of the ACI Concrete Convention from an in-person event in Raleigh, NC, USA, this October, to a 100% virtual event.  The ACI Virtual Concrete Convention will […]

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May
13

Brian McKendree Hired on as Director of Consultative Services for Evolution Safety Resources

Evolution Safety Resources, a safety consultation firm based in Raleigh, is pleased to announce it has hired Brian McKendree on as our Director of Consultative Services. Brian has more than 24 years of experience in the safety and health field, working in the construction and pharmaceutical industries. Brian obtained his Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety […]

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Apr
28

Innovator MAX USA Corp. Introduces a New Large Jaw Cordless Rebar Tying Tool

New York, NY, April 28, 2020- MAX USA Corp. launched its new large jaw cordless rebar tying tool, the TwinTier RB611T. This exciting new rebar tying tool is the world’s only battery powered rebar tying tool with the ability to tie #9 x #10 rebar. Powered by MAX proprietary TwinTier technology, the RB611T is faster […]

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Apr
14

CFA Members Urged to ‘Stand Down’ for Coronavirus Safety

CFA, in partnership with the NAHB, is urging our members, and all residential construction companies, to halt work for at least 10 minutes on Thursday, April 16, for a COVID-19 Job Site Safety Stand Down to educate workers on what they should do to keep themselves safe from coronavirus and to help “flatten the curve” […]

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Apr
14

U.S. Department of Labor Announces OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan to Protect Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced an interim enforcement response plan for the coronavirus pandemic. The response plan provides instructions and guidance to OSHA Area Offices and compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) for handling coronavirus-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports.  During the coronavirus outbreak, OSHA Area […]

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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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