Home after the CFA Conference

I'm back at my desk in good ol' Wisconsin after spending several days in Vermont for the Concrete Foundations Association summer conference. Foundation contractors from all over the country had the opportunity to learn about some of the latest technology in site prep and layout, GPS tracking for vehicle management, and green building. Green building was probably the topic that was on most people's minds, with poured wall contractors talking a lot about their experiences building concrete homes. Van Smith presented a seminar on VanDeck, a new removable concrete forming system for concrete decks offered by Western Forms. In the exhibit area, information was also available on the Thermomass product and Western Forms' Comfort Wall system. Contractors agree that green building is not a fad and an increasing number of customers are looking to take advantage of the energy efficiency that concrete offers.