February 2003 Table of Contents

Features Getting Good Grades

The advantages gained from using lasers for grade control depend partly on the extent to which the operation is automated. Read more

Features Dortmund Concert Hall: Westphalia Germany

In September, on a budget of 48.3 million Euro, a 40-cm-thick concrete shell emerged in the middle of a tightly developed area in Germany—the Konzerthaus Dortmund–Philharmonie für Westfalen (Dortmund Concert Hall–Philharmonic for Westphalia). Read more

Features Site Layout with Robotic Total Stations

For many years, the optical transit was the surveyor’s tool of choice to lay out property lines and building sites. Read more

Features Dome Schooling

Schools are all about learning, and a number of school districts are getting educated about a type of concrete building that is proving to have distinct advantages over conventional structures. Read more

Decorative Concrete Decorative Epoxy Flooring

Decorative epoxy flooring systems have a proven record of longevity spanning several decades. Read more

Problem Clinic Various Thickness Overlay

Should I put a bonding agent down for both the concrete-to-concrete pour and the concrete-to-plywood pour? Is it feasible to pour on a plywood deck? This project is going to be an art gallery and I don’t want any problems after the fact. Read more

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