• Taking Control of Your Post-Injury Healthcare

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    by Levi Schrock, Custom Concrete Though COVID-19 has slowed customer traffic for many companies across America, most construction businesses and medical facilities are as busy as ever. For these construction companies, employees will always face some level of physical risk when on the job — and being pushed to extra fast-paced production usually results in […]

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  • Making Offices and Construction Sites Safer From the COVID-19 Virus

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    by Joseph Nasvik Epluribus unum—out of many, one. This is the Latin motto the United States adopted in 1776 to signify the joining of states to form one national government. At the time, it was a difficult concept for people to accept because it meant that states and individuals would have to give up some […]

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  • 2020 PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    A Crop of Excellence During a Time of Pandemic Each year, the Concrete Foundations Association offers to its members a chance to tout their accomplishments and reward their teams for jobs well done through the annual “Projects of the Year” awards. In addition to recognizing noteworthy projects, these awards expose people to the breadth of […]

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  • Chapin Concrete Anchors the Return of Certified Foundation Companies to South Carolina

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    Some of the concrete foundations constructed in the state of South Carolina will once again be produced by the state’s only CFA-certified foundation company, Chapin Concrete Contractors Inc., a company based out of Chapin, South Carolina. “Certified Residential Foundation Company” is a program rating that offers third-party quality assurance for professional concrete foundation companies. This […]

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  • Learning From Leading: Convention 2020 Wrapped Up

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    Each year, the Concrete Foundations Convention brings together concrete contractors, designers, and suppliers from across the country for three days of education, networking, awards, technology, and much, more! Although the global pandemic prevented gathering in-person in a normal fashion, that did not stop the Concrete Foundations Association from hosting a virtual event unlike any other. […]

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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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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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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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