Executive Director

James R. Baty II, F.ACI, F.TCA

[email protected] | 319-895-6940

James Baty is a partner at Sauter, Baty & Bloomquist, Inc. in Mount Vernon, Iowa and is the Executive Director for the Concrete Foundations Association. Combined with his degree (BARCH ’92) in Architecture from Iowa State University, James has added a career long emphasis on thermal design efficiency and concrete construction. From 1991-2001 he served Thermomass as Technical Services Manager where he was responsible for the integration of thermal efficiency with commercial construction through engineering, design consultation and construction supervision. Since 2001, he has served the global concrete industry as a manager and director within both the cast-in-place and tilt-up concrete construction industries.  His focus is providing guidance to both members and general industry for design, construction and performance aspects of buildings as well as company operation and workforce development.  He also serves as a primary educator to the concrete industry and a certification examiner for the ACI/CFA Residential Foundation Technician and ACI/TCA Certified Tilt-Up Supervisor programs.

James has developed software tools for the concrete industry and been part of industry research including full-scale thermal testing of insulated concrete sandwich panel constructions with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); full-scale blast resistance testing with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL); and the performance of residential concrete foundation placements during cold weather with the CFA.

The current list of industry participations and service positions include:

In addition to his active work above, James has also been involved in the following organizations during his career:

  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
  • Georgia/Carolina Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (GCPCI)
  • U.S. D.O.E. at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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