• Concrete Foundations Association Updates Market on Shortage of Form Ties: Shortage Estimated to Affect Residential Construction into 2022

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the leading organization serving as the voice of cast-in-place contractors – has provided an update related to the continued industry-wide effort to mitigate the current shortage of steel form ties across the North American markets.  According to James Baty, Executive Director of the CFA, while the shock of the […]

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  • How Google Might be Limiting Your Employment Exposure

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    By Chris Nastav, KC Web Specialists – A CFA Consulting Member As an active CFA consultant, we feel an obligation at times to point out the things in our specialty area that might be of importance to you.   If you are swimming in a sea of work right now and struggling to find employees, […]

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  • Destination Employers Promote Education

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    CFA Signs MOU with Columbia Southern University for Member Benefits #CFACON2021 takes place next month in Charleston, South Carolina.  In many ways, this event can be seen as focusing on a primary variable, risk and need in your company–workforce development.  Keynote speakers for the event, Mack and Ria Story, will lead you along a path […]

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  • YOU’VE RECEIVED AN OSHA CITATION – NOW WHAT?

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    The 4-Step Process Every Company Should Know  By Julia Kunlo, MSOSH, CSP The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) usually conducts around 32,000 inspections a year. For companies who are involved in an inspection and receive fines/citations, most are surprised by the hazards discovered and unsure of next steps to take. While avenues exist to […]

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  • INTERCONNECTIONS: Leveraging relationships built by common interest

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    During strategic planning this winter, the CFA Board of Directors strengthened its commitment that one of the primary benefits of this association membership is the network connections and the relatability of members across a broad range of demographics.  In the coming weeks, you will be introduced to a survey for information about your company, filling […]

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Magazine Issues

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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Jul
21

Used Western Forms 4 Sale – Retiring Contractor

A CFA member has engaged us to help liquidate an inventory of used Western Forms, mostly 9-ft Elite line with some 8-ft Flagship line. They are a vertex (B) pattern and the grade for the forms is B+. They have a 6-12 hole pattern. Asking price is $67,500 for the entire set with the attached […]

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Jul
13

Concrete Foundations Association Updates Market on Shortage of Form Ties: Shortage Estimated to Affect Residential Construction into 2022

The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) – the leading organization serving as the voice of cast-in-place contractors – has provided an update related to the continued industry-wide effort to mitigate the current shortage of steel form ties across the North American markets.  According to James Baty, Executive Director of the CFA, while the shock of the […]

Read More
Jul
13

How Google Might be Limiting Your Employment Exposure

By Chris Nastav, KC Web Specialists – A CFA Consulting Member As an active CFA consultant, we feel an obligation at times to point out the things in our specialty area that might be of importance to you.   If you are swimming in a sea of work right now and struggling to find employees, […]

Read More
Jul
13

Destination Employers Promote Education

CFA Signs MOU with Columbia Southern University for Member Benefits #CFACON2021 takes place next month in Charleston, South Carolina.  In many ways, this event can be seen as focusing on a primary variable, risk and need in your company–workforce development.  Keynote speakers for the event, Mack and Ria Story, will lead you along a path […]

Read More
Jul
13

YOU’VE RECEIVED AN OSHA CITATION – NOW WHAT?

The 4-Step Process Every Company Should Know  By Julia Kunlo, MSOSH, CSP The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) usually conducts around 32,000 inspections a year. For companies who are involved in an inspection and receive fines/citations, most are surprised by the hazards discovered and unsure of next steps to take. While avenues exist to […]

Read More
Jul
13

INTERCONNECTIONS: Leveraging relationships built by common interest

During strategic planning this winter, the CFA Board of Directors strengthened its commitment that one of the primary benefits of this association membership is the network connections and the relatability of members across a broad range of demographics.  In the coming weeks, you will be introduced to a survey for information about your company, filling […]

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Jul
13

Twenty Years! Where Does Time Go?

This spring marks the completion of twenty years serving as a staff member for the Concrete Foundations Association.  Having received an invitation in early 2000 to consider a change of career focus, I could never have imagined the diverse world that I would soon move into, one where every day is marked with a different […]

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Jul
13

Let’s Get Back Together Again

The annual CFA Convention is fast approaching. After going virtual in 2020, we are happy to announce that we’re getting back together for this year’s in-person event. The event will take place in beautiful Charleston, SC. Having been to the city on a few occasions, I can assure you that it lives up to its […]

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May
4

Used Western Forms Brick Textured Panels for sale

A CFA member organization has a lightly-used set of Western Forms panels having a brick texture and attached hardware. There are only 6-8 pours on the panels. Panels are 9-ft and 4-ft tall and 16-in. to 36-in. wide with fillers down to 4-in. and corners included. Hole pattern is 6-12. Included with the set are […]

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Apr
27

Wall Tie Shortage, and New Initiatives

As if dealing with COVID-19 and World of Concrete getting cancelled wasn’t enough, residential concrete contractors faced a severe wall tie shortage this Spring. As soon as the issue was brought to our attention by CFA member, Dan Bromley, the association mobilized and immediately began working on the problem. With terrific work by our Executive […]

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Apr
27

Turning the Page

When was the last time you read a really good book of the page-turner variety? Each page is turned more quickly than the previous one. An anticipating pace races you deeper into the plot, the action, the historical moment, or the truth you are seeking. With that picture in mind, consider the page turning taking […]

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Apr
27

Contraction Joints in Residential Slabs Using a New Method

By Harvey Haynes, Haynes & Associates LLC; Oakland, CA Introduction The cracking of concrete slabs is unsightly and has long been a frustration for concrete contractors who receive complaints and callbacks from homeowners. Concrete, by its nature, will contract due to thermal cooling and drying shrinkage. This material behavior causes concrete elements to decrease in […]

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