Diversity helps contractors tap into minority communities to attract new workers.
Jigsaw Puzzle Floor
A marketing firm turns to a client to transform his damaged studio floor into a...
Choosing Between EPS and XPS Rigid Insulation
For installation on concrete foundations and under floor slabs, the rigid foam...
Working with Form Manufacturers
Form requirements for some jobs are very complicated and involve a close working...
Crushed Concrete Aggregate
Made from demolished concrete or fresh concrete returned to the batch plant,...
Four Years and Counting
Little of the Stimulus Bill money was used to repair the nation's infrastructure.
Concrete House Featuring Decorative Concrete Work
A new house in Sun Valley, Idaho, features decorative concrete throughout.
Pumps Keep Arena Concrete Pours on Schedule
Even on a job with two tower cranes at work, pumping proved to be the most efficient concrete placing method for a basketball arena being built in Minneapolis. Concrete work for the 10-level structure was originally scheduled to be done with a tower crane and 3-yard bucket, with a smaller hydraulic crane helping out. But the general contractor called in the pumps when lower-level arena walls were placed, then opted to pump the decks and supporting beams too.
Old Silos Transformed into Luxurious Homes
Minneapolis' Calhoun Isles' stately, rounded condominium towers are actually 50-year old grain elevators converted into homes through renovation and new construction.