The Concrete Foundation Association (CFA) has issued a call for entries for its 2007 Basement of the Year Award program. The competition enables foundation
The Concrete Foundation Association (CFA) has issued a call for entries for its 2007 Basement of the Year Award program. The competition enables foundation contractors to display the wide range of current projects, CFA notes, as the technological advancements in poured wall applications provide more efficient completion of complex projects.
Each year the projects submitted to this competition get more complicated and demonstrate the diversity afforded through poured wall foundations, says CFA Executive Director Ed Sauter. Case in point is the winning structure from last year’s competition Û a 5,694-sq.-ft. basement with many garden walls and other features in Eastown Township, Pa. Balmer Brothers Concrete Work, of Akron, Pa. was the foundation contractor on the project.
This year marks the first where CFA is offering multiple categories for submittal:
- Single Family < 2,000 sq. ft.
- Single Family 2,000 to 5,000 sq. ft.
- Single Family > 5,000 sq. ft.
- Non-Wall Structural Element
- Above-Grade Home
Judging will be based upon many qualifications including the advancement of the use of concrete foundation technology. Attention to significant footing details, outstanding wall features, such as curved walls, columns, complex corners, etc., and the overcoming of any complexities or challenges along the way are all basis for consideration, CFA notes. Judges will also look for any special materials used or new and innovative advancements. Judging by industry professionals will take place at the CFA booth (N2027) during the 2007 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Jan. 23-27. The rules and categories for submission can be found on the CFA website, www.cfawalls.org/awards/basement/index.htm.