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 […]

CFA Undertakes Industry Survey on Cold Weather Practices

ACI Committee 306 and the Concrete Foundations Association are committed to improving the conditions for directing and implementing state-of-the-art technology for better performance in cold weather concreting.  The combination of professional contractor experience and this technology is proving the production of quality concrete at a broad range of placement and curing temperatures and conditions. A […]

Asking the Cold Weather Question

Recently, a staff member in our office was sent out to chronicle the stages of a typical residential foundation installation.  We’re always looking for new images and new ways to look at perhaps the most important part of any home before it all gets covered up.  While we’ve had this interest for several weeks, the […]

Cold Questions (by Concrete Construction)

Cold weather research by CFA member being covered by Concrete Construction Read the full article at Concrete Construction Online. Between 2002 and 2004, the CFA conducted research on the affects of cold and freezing weather on concrete maturity.  Great revelations for the industry were uncovered and some very sensible solutions to winter preparation and protection. […]

Thomas Bradley (Brad) Barnes – (1951-2014)

The CFA loses a strong friend and ally. Thomas Bradley (Brad) Barnes, 63, of Medina passed away suddenly, following complications from surgery on Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born May 29, 1951 in Fairmont, W.Va. to Ed and Dean Barnes. Brad graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1969 and received a B.S. and Masters […]

Casting Foundation Concrete in Cold Weather

Expanded from Q&A Article seen in Concrete Contractor magazine. by James R. Baty II, CFA Managing Director   The Concrete Foundations Association explains how commonly and effectively residential concrete foundations are constructed during the winter.   Question: Our foundations scheduled for installation these next few months will be affected by projected temperatures in the mid […]

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