June 2002 Table of Contents

Features Being Creative with Tilt-Up

Tilt-up has long been regarded as one of the least expensive ways to construct buildings. At first, its primary market was warehouse construction—large, flat panels of concrete cast on the floor slab, lifted into position, and finished on the outside with a waterproofing application of paint or other material. Read more

Features High-Performance Concrete Today: Nothing Routine

High-performance concrete (HPC) is not one product but includes a range of materials with special properties beyond conventional concrete and routine construction methods. Read more

Decorative Concrete Patterning Concrete with Paper Stencils

Once considered an orphan child of stamped concrete, patterning fresh concrete with paper stencils has come into its own and is currently in heavy demand. Originally, workers cut shapes from tar paper and wood strips and used them to make patterns in concrete. Read more

Concrete Basics To Improve Placement, Understanding Vibration Is Key

During the 1990s we saw concrete design strengths increasing in pavements, precast products, and throughout the construction industry. Greater strength, however, does not eliminate placement problems, and often makes them worse. Read more

Problem Clinic Placing Near Final Position, Redux

In June 2001, a Problem Clinic question was posed about the advisability of depositing concrete near the top of a 2:1 slope for a manure pit lining and letting it flow to the bottom. Read more

Problem Clinic Bubbled Slab Surface

Last year I had a job converting a garage into a living space. Read more

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