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How Natural Materials Are Revolutionizing Construction

10 Jun 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

A breakthrough in research by biochemists at the University of Colorado may change the way buildings are made forever. We know construction projects require forms and concrete formwork ties, but what about using living, biological materials? Read on below to learn how bacteria is joining…

Why Are Schools Today So Expensive to Build?

03 Jun 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

There has been a significant upward trend in recent years related to building costs for schools. Rising costs are being impacted most by the construction industry, economy, labor force, and price of materials for things like concrete wall forms. By comparing square foot averages over…

How Cell Phones Are Negatively Impacting Job Sites

22 May 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Remember back to simpler times when you didn’t have to worry about social media, notifications, and texting? Long gone are the days where job sites were free of distractions. Rather than just worrying about what concrete forms to use, or finishing a job on time,…

4 Ways to Speed Up Payment from Contractors

15 May 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

It can be detrimental to your business if your payment is delayed by a general contractor. But did you know there are ways to protect yourself and get paid sooner? Whether you need plywood for sale for a project or need to pay wages to…

3 Things Workers Need After Witnessing a Construction Accident

08 May 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Not all construction accidents can be avoided due to the risk associated with this type of work. However, even though they’re fairly common, it seems that workers who witness these incidents often go neglected and without care. Forming America, who specializes in concrete forms for…

Recruit and Retain Women for Construction Jobs with These 4 Tips

20 Apr 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

While half of the U.S. work force consists of women, the construction industry is made up of mostly men. But with so many construction job openings today, firms should begin prioritizing hiring women to fulfill these roles. Whether you need to hire a project manager…

A Look at the New ACI 562-19 Concrete Repair Code

13 Apr 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

If you’re in the concrete industry, you’ve definitely heard of the new code, “ACI 562-19: Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary”. Because of it, concrete crews will likely see new changes being implemented across the industry. The ACI…

Why Should I Network With Construction Contractors?

01 Apr 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Developing relationships and networking with other contractors is vital to the growth of your business. With many different trades in the construction industry, you will need to build a list of trusted contractors. In building this list, there are plenty of do’s and don’ts when…

Improve Your RFIs with These 5 Ideas

23 Mar 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Sometimes, the thing holding up your latest construction project isn’t the weather, or the lack of crew, or the need for more materials such as concrete formwork ties. Instead, it’s information. Sending out a request for information (RFI) is necessary when you find your crew…

How to Reduce Building Information Modeling (BIM) Sharing Risks

16 Mar 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a type of software tool that lets construction crews create digital blueprints and models of a project. It lets them see exactly what the final product will look like, estimate the amount of materials—such as concrete wall forms—you’ll need, and…