• 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

Apr
1

Letter From the Director

Spring Will Arrive! “I am done with winter!” I’ve heard this statement throughout my community, noticed it in most conversations with members and others that use us for our information resources, and seen it plastered across news and social media. Yet, I’m reminded that we have only had six weeks of it. While short, it […]

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Jan
17

Casting Residential Foundation Walls in Cold Weather

By James R Baty II, F.ACI, Executive Director During a recent CFA event, conversation took place regarding the research significance undertaken by the Association at the start of this new millennium – research that was, in most respects, the first of its kind. What plagued the industry at that time was scrutiny that concrete placed […]

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Jan
16

What Causes Concrete Build-up on Forms

Part 3 of a 4-Part Series By Destry Kenning, Forming Market Segment Manager, Nox-Crete Products Group Just about all concrete-forming contractors will tell you that one of the challenges they face on job sites is keeping their forms clean, or, more specifically, preventing concrete buildup on the working faces of their forms. Theoretically, if you […]

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Jan
16

Letter From the Director

Thoughts From My Desk… “You are simply not going to believe it.” This is the phrase I have been using regularly as I talk with many of you reading this magazine, whether you are a CFA member, or one of the many companies across this great country to whom I have the privilege of casting […]

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Jan
16

Letter from the President

Hello CFA Contractor and Associate Members! With the close of 2018 almost here, I view this as the perfect time to offer some thoughts regarding our businesses and our association. It seems that each year brings new challenges and that running our businesses takes more of our time and energy. Even in a good economy, […]

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Sep
6

Stephens & Smith Construction Company Revives Student-Learner Program

FEATURE ARTICLE: Stephens & Smith Construction Company Revives Student-Learner Program By Jereme Montgomery, Business Development   Many of you reading this article will testify that the skill gap is real. There is a shortage of skilled craftsmen in the construction industry, and it has continued (and will continue) to effect quantity and quality of structures built […]

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Jun
19

Letter From the Director

Code Provisions for Wisconsin – Raising Awareness One of the primary sources of visibility for this Association and for me as Executive Director is the participation and experience we have in the codes arena. Recently, I have been actively engaged with numerous professionals from the state of Wisconsin. I’ve had phone calls and emails from […]

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Jun
19

Letter from the President

Greetings Everyone, We are now officially into the Summer and I’m sure most of you are going all out pouring concrete. It is my hope that all of you are keeping your customers happy, working safely and profitable! The last meeting of our Board took place in Quebec City. Amongst many other things, we finalized […]

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Jun
19

To a Dedicated Leader, with Gratitude

For over 40 years, the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) has been the #1 resource for concrete foundation professionals across the country. Members of the association have turned to the CFA daily for questions about code issues, on-site technical problems, OSHA regulations, managerial challenges and much, much more. Through the past leadership of Ed Sauter, and […]

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Jun
19

CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS CONVENTION

The CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS CONVENTION, proudly presented by Schwing, is the largest annual gathering dedicated to the cast-in-place concrete industry. This event brings together concrete foundation professionals from across the country for 3 days of education, networking, awards, exhibits, certification and much more… “Schwing is proud to sponsor this event,” said Timothy Goodroad, marketing and advertising […]

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Jun
19

For Sale: Symons Silver Forming Panels

A CFA Member is looking to move 60 aluminum forms of the Symons Silver brand. They are 36″ x 96″ and have a smooth face with a 6-12 hole pattern. Asking price is $180.00 each. They are excellent condition. See photos below. For more information, contact John Harle at (317) 201-8229.

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Jun
19

For Sale: New Durand Aluminum Forms

A CFA Member is looking to move an inventory of 100, 36″ x 36″ aluminum forms. They are Durand Forms with a smooth face and a 6-12 hole pattern. See photos below. If you are interested in these forms, please contact John Harle at (317) 201-8229.

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Jun
19

For Sale: Wall-Ties & Forms (WTF) Lay-Down Forms

A CFA Member is looking to move an inventory of 160, 108″ x 24″ lay down forms produced by the manufacturer Wall-Ties & Forms. The location of the forms is Indianapolis, IN. Forms have two tie slots in the center of the form, are smooth faced and a 6-12 hole pattern. See photos below. If […]

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Apr
22

Airlite Plastics Co. – Fox Blocks ICF Acquires TRUEGRID

Paves way for accelerated growth in sustainable construction products    Omaha, Neb. (April 17, 2019) – Airlite Plastics acquired TRUEGRID on April 15, 2019, adding the permeable paving grid system to its line of environmentally sustainable construction products.  TRUEGRID high-performance pavers control runoff, create less thermal pollution and reduce waste for landfills, among other ecological benefits. […]

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Apr
1

Responding to an OSHA Inspection (Part 2)

By Mark A. Lies, II & Elizabeth Leifel Ash INTRODUCTION In Part One of “Responding to an OSHA Inspection,” the focus was determining whether OSHA (the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration) had the right to conduct the inspection and, if it did, the proper scope it should have. As anyone who has ever experienced […]

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Apr
1

6 Mistakes Concrete Contractors Make When Hiring People

By Doug Herbert As spring arrives, so do the opportunities for concrete contractors to do more work. We emerge from our winter slumber to finally see more bidding activity and orders from customers. Before we know it, we will be sweating it out in June, wondering how to find enough laborers to get all the […]

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Apr
1

Finding a Concrete Housing Authority

By David Pfanmiller, CONCRETE HOUSING INSIGHT It does not take long in any conversation around the concrete industry for the focus to turn toward the concrete house. Invariably, someone will ask the question, “Why is it that we aren’t building houses out of concrete here in the U.S.? I mean, look at Europe – they’ve […]

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Apr
1

My Key to Success -Tim Upton

CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR, 2018 By Lindsey Bloomquist The Contractor of the Year, presented annually by the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), demonstrates the service, technology and knowledge needed to advance the use of poured wall construction. The recipient is acknowledged for unselfish commitment to peers, to the association and to the industry, both at their […]

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