December 2005 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Gambling Wisely Editorial Comment Gambling Wisely

From a contractor's viewpoint, self-consolidating concrete sounds like a panacea—a solution for many of the problems typically encountered on a jobsite. With no vibration, it can fill your forms to produce perfect, smooth surfaces. For flat-work, it can flow without segregation for 50 or 100 feet. So why aren't we using it everywhere? Read more

FEATURES
Interstate Highway 40 McIntosh County, Eufaula, Oklahoma 2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Interstate Highway 40 McIntosh County, Eufaula, Oklahoma

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: Overlays Read more

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Commercial Street, City of Neenah, Wisconsin

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: Municipal Streets & Intersections <30,000 SY Read more

East Washington Ave. Reconstruction Project, Madison, Wisconsin 2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards East Washington Ave. Reconstruction Project, Madison, Wisconsin

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: Urban Arterials & Collectors Read more

U.S.-93, Ashley Creek, Kalispell, Montana 2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards U.S.-93, Ashley Creek, Kalispell, Montana

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: State Roads Read more

Rickenbacker Airport, Columbus, Ohio 2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Rickenbacker Airport, Columbus, Ohio

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: Reliever & General Aviation Airports Read more

Hector International Airport, Fargo, North Dakota 2005 Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Hector International Airport, Fargo, North Dakota

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: Commecial Service & Military Airports Read more

I-95 Reconstruction, Darlington and Florence Counties, South Carolina 2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards I-95 Reconstruction, Darlington and Florence Counties, South Carolina

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: Divided Highways—Urban Read more

Sioux County—Hwy 60 Alton Bypass, Sioux County, Iowa 2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Sioux County—Hwy 60 Alton Bypass, Sioux County, Iowa

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: Divided Highways—Rural Read more

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner Walden Avenue and Union Road Reconstruction, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: Municipal Streets & Intersections >30,000 SY Read more

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Broadway Street and Bridge Reconstruction Project, Boulder, Colorado

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: Traffic Management Read more

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Lambert - St. Louis International Airport

2005 ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Winner: Concrete Pavement Restoration Read more

Material Selection Guide: QA/QC in dowel bar placement Features Material Selection Guide: QA/QC in dowel bar placement

Dowel bars are fairly inexpensive items, though the role they play in multi-million-dollar concrete pavement projects is critical. Improperly placed, they can compromise the integrity of the pavement. Read more

Rain Damage of Freshly Finished Concrete Features Rain Damage of Freshly Finished Concrete

The summer of 2004 saw what seemed like an abnormal number of sudden hailstorms and downpours in the Denver area while concrete was being placed. We investigated concrete from two different projects that were halted shortly before a rainstorm. The cores were sent to a lab by concerned contractors who wanted to know what performance to expect from the concrete. Read more

2006 World Of Concrete Features 2006 World Of Concrete

The 2006 version of World of Concrete will roar into Las Vegas on January 16 for a five-day stay. Read more

Testing Concrete Features Testing Concrete

It's hard to imagine the concrete industry without thinking about testing. Amid all this testing activity, a great deal of time and attention is justifiably focused on proper testing procedure. However, variations in operator technique, cleanliness of apparatus, temperature, and sampling method, to name only a few key factors, can make our standard tests nonstandard. Read more

Features The ACPA 2005 Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

Careful planning and attention to detail are common threads in this year's American Concrete Pavement Association winning projects. Read more

Features Taking the High Ground

To “take the higher ground” is to select a legal, moral, and ethical course of action. Most people know what is legally right or wrong. Where things get a little gray is when ethics comes in to play. Read more

NEWS & EVENTS
News & Events News & Events News & Events

News and events from the world of concrete construction. Read more

ERLIN & HIME ON CONCRETE
Hime & Erlin On Concrete A Closure

William Hime and Bernie Erlin's last monthly column for Concrete Construction. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
Decorative Concrete Products Products Decorative Concrete Products

Product spotlights on Tahoe Lighting, Trojan Color Sealer, Ardex SD-M and MasterPiece Granitech. Read more

Decorative Concrete Decorative Problem Clinic

I am patching and repairing some street curbs. The quick-mix products tend to be dark gray, which does not match the lighter sandy color of my curbs and sidewalks. The new concrete highways tend to be almost white. What do they add to get an almost white color? Read more

What Causes Efflorescence and How do You Remove it? Decorative Concrete What Causes Efflorescence and How do You Remove it?

Efflorescence occurs with all concrete and is the most frequent problem that concrete contractors face with colored concrete. Owners don't care about “plain” concrete, but colored concrete is another matter. Read more

CONCRETE BASICS
Setting String Lines for Concrete Paving Work Concrete Basics Setting String Lines for Concrete Paving Work

Constructing pavement that provides a smooth ride involves many factors, but the quest begins with setting string lines to guide both trimmers and paving equipment. Contracts for road pavement projects frequently include incentives/disincentives clauses for achieving smoothness within defined limits. Installing string lines properly makes possible the successful completion of the steps on the road to smooth pavement. Read more

Concrete Pavement Construction Basics Concrete Basics Concrete Pavement Construction Basics

Today's concrete pavements are being built smoother than ever before, providing an excellent riding surface while retaining good surface texture and skid resistance. And the advent of stringless paving and stringless trimming are making construction easier, thanks to laser or optical guidance systems. Well-graded concrete mixes have shown excellent properties, both in the fresh state, which helps constructability, and in the hardened state, which enhances durability and performance. Read more

PRODUCTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Waterproofing a Building Inside a Building Products Solving Problems Waterproofing a Building Inside a Building

Moisture is no stranger to the South. And as in many cities with humid climates, building owners in Baton Rouge, with its large-scale plans to improve the downtown business district, are taking a hard look at the need for quality waterproofing. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Problem Clinic High Volume Fly Ash

I have heard about the greater influence temperature has on strength development with high volume fly ash concrete, but I can find little in the way of quantifiable data. Is there a greater sensitivity to changes in ambient conditions with HVFA? And is th Read more

Problem Clinic Too Many Popouts

Are you aware of a concrete pavement “serviceability index” that deals specifically with the acceptable levels of popouts, particularly in residential or commercial flatwork. ASTM D 5340 “Airport Pavement Condition Index Surveys” refers to in excess of th Read more

CONTRACTOR TO WATCH
The Fricks Co. Contractor to Watch The Fricks Co.

We work all over North America and in the Caribbean, but we have just one home office in Ft. Worth, and we never hire any local people. Read more

Other Articles
Bunyan Industries Bunyan Striker Products Bunyan Industries Bunyan Striker

The Bunyan Striker features a hydraulically powered spinning tube that cuts down the surface grade quickly. Read more

Jlin Corp. Roller Screed Products Jlin Corp. Roller Screed

Roller screeds are like having a screed and paver rake rolled into one. Read more

MBW Inc. Screedemon Products MBW Inc. Screedemon

The Screedemon reduces wet screed hand/arm vibration by 50% to 90%. Read more

Multiquip Inc. WSH Series Vibratory Truss Screed Products Multiquip Inc. WSH Series Vibratory Truss Screed

The WSH series vibratory truss screed, which spans up to 65 feet, resists rough handling and allows operators to strike off slabs. Read more

Wacker Corp. Wet Screed Line Products Wacker Corp. Wet Screed Line

This wet screed line is perfect for contractors looking for a fast, economical way to strike off concrete. Read more

Arrow-Master Inc. AS60 Aluminum Screed Products Arrow-Master Inc. AS60 Aluminum Screed

The AS60 gas-powered aluminum screed features the Curl Edge runner, which eliminates concrete rollover. Read more

Kraft Tool Co. Magnesium Screeds Products Kraft Tool Co. Magnesium Screeds

Built for strength and rigidity, these lightweight magnesium screeds are available in various lengths and sizes—from 6 feet to 24 feet. Read more

Metal Forms Corp. Speed Screed Products Metal Forms Corp. Speed Screed

The Speed Screed vibratory strike-off machines feature reversible aluminum finishing tubes for all types of concrete paving. Read more

Spin Screed Inc. Spin Screed Products Spin Screed Inc. Spin Screed

The Spin Screed consists of an aluminum pipe, up to 22 feet in length, that rolls concrete in front of the screed, cutting off high spots. Read more

Products Kelly Screedmatic Mfg. Inc. STDXXX Screed

The STDXXX screed is perfect for doing small to intermediate size slabs, including irregular shapes and V-shaped waterways. Read more

Stone Construction Equipment VS400 and VS800 Power Screeds Products Stone Construction Equipment VS400 and VS800 Power Screeds

The VS400 and VS800 power screeds are perfect for rough finished floors. The tools strike off and consolidate concrete surfaces. Read more

Products Lindley Inc. Vibra Strike II

The Vibra Strike II is a versatile power screed with a four-stroke engine that delivers consistent performance. Read more

Novariant Inc. Logic7D Excavate System Products Novariant Inc. Logic7D Excavate System

The Logic7D Excavate system boosts the productivity of excavators, eliminates the need for survey stakes. Read more

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