December 2006 Table of Contents

A Passion for Concrete Editorial Comment A Passion for Concrete

Although they come from widely different backgrounds, even different countries, the Ten Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry share one defining characteristic: a great passion for life, for their jobs, and for the concrete industry. Read more

TFC is Software and More Features TFC is Software and More

If you're looking for software for construction applications, swing by the Technology For Construction area at World of Concrete. From integrated packages that will run your entire operation to highly focused special-purpose programs that solve very speci Read more

Selecting Construction Software Features Selecting Construction Software

The good news is that you probably already have the experience you need to change your company's success with IT; the same skills that make for effective construction estimating and project management can be applied to software selection. Read more

Materials Selection Guide: Water-Reducing Admixtures Features Materials Selection Guide: Water-Reducing Admixtures

Water-reducing and set-controlling admixtures represent one of the more important groups of chemical admixtures used in concrete. These admixtures reduce the water requirement of a concrete mixture for a given slump or increase the slump for a given water content. Read more

Paving the Way Features Paving the Way

The Federal highway program started in September 1956 with construction of an 8-mile section of U.S. Route 40 in Kansas. That same month Concrete Construction publishes its first issue. It's no small wonder that developments in concrete paving drew such considerable attention in the magazine's formative years. Read more

A Taste of WOC Features A Taste of WOC

Concrete contractors, industry professionals, and manufacturers are rolling into Las Vegas January 22-26 for an action-packed week of seminars, demonstrations, and tours. As the premier trade show in the industry, more than 1500 exhibitors are setting up booths, providing the more than 70,000 show-goers with enough to keep busy from dawn til dusk. Read more

Awards Honor Excellence in Concrete Paving 2006 ACPA Award Winners Awards Honor Excellence in Concrete Paving

The American Concrete Pavement Association and cosponsor Concrete Construction magazine are pleased to honor the 2006 winners of the 17th Annual National Excellence in Concrete Pavements Awards. Read more

The Ten Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry Features The Ten Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry

Concrete Construction runs down this year's most influential people in the concrete industry. Read more

News & Events Sustainable Design

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently released the results of a study that explored methods of achieving sustainable design objectives in its buildings. Read more

Awards Galore News & Events Awards Galore

The Concrete Council of St. Louis held its Annual Awards Dinner on November 9, 2006. Read more

News & Events Contractor Productivity

The latest survey from FMI Corp. indicated that 54% of respondents think that productivity has improved in the last few years, while only 47% saw any improvement when asked two years ago. Read more

News & Events Partnering With the U.S. Air Force

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are teaming up to conduct research to identify cost-effective, blast-resistant building systems for military construction. Read more

Comprehensive Design Wins Accolades News & Events Comprehensive Design Wins Accolades

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) recently announced its 2006 Design and Construction Excellence Awards. Read more

News & Events Concrete Contractors Get Schooled

The Rocky Geans Concrete Construction Business School offers two-day seminars designed to address the toughest issues faced by contractors. Read more

News & Events PCA Issues Cement Consumption Forecast

Worldwide portland cement consumption is expected to increase, according to a forecast by the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Read more

Chlorides and Concrete Hime & Erlin On Concrete Chlorides and Concrete

Once the king of admixtures, calcium chloride was dethroned decades ago because it initiated corrosion of steel in concrete. It has never risen to its former heights and today there is a lot of confusion about whether its character is good or bad. Its good character relates to countering the effects of cold weather. Read more

Safety Made Simple Safety Matters Safety Made Simple

Concrete contractors understand the importance of keeping good records, but few relish the thought of the additional paperwork this brings. Read more

Luxurious Finishes Products Luxurious Finishes

CCI Acid Stains transform an ordinary concrete slab into a luxurious floor resembling marble or glazed stone. Read more

Proline Concrete Tools Billy Banger Products Proline Concrete Tools Billy Banger

Featuring a non-slip grip, the Billy Banger is small, lightweight stamping tool, allowing it to fit into tight areas. Read more

Brickform Border Tools Products Brickform Border Tools

New border tools and texture mat patterns have feathered edges for easy blending. Read more

L.M. Scofield Co. Lithotex Pave-crafters Products L.M. Scofield Co. Lithotex Pave-crafters

Lithotex Pave-crafters professional grade imprinting tools are a system of matched tools to mimic patterns of other paving materials. Read more

Blue and Green Acid Stains Can Turn Black Decorative Concrete Blue and Green Acid Stains Can Turn Black

Blue and green chemical stains, while artistically beautiful, can darken a concrete surface, even turning it black. Read more

Crown Construction Equipment Heat King Mobile Glycol Heating System Jobsite Products Crown Construction Equipment Heat King Mobile Glycol Heating System

The Heat King Mobile Glycol Heating System provides a fast way to prepare foundation sites and cure concrete in cold weather. Read more

Ground Heaters Inc. E3000 Ground Heater Jobsite Products Ground Heaters Inc. E3000 Ground Heater

The E3000 Ground Heater boasts a 385,000 gross BTU/hour hydronic heater for ground thawing, concrete curing, or space heating applications. Read more

McTech Group Inc. UltraCure Jobsite Products McTech Group Inc. UltraCure

Designed for indoor and outdoor wet curing applications, UltraCure can absorb more than 41 gallons of curing water per roll. Read more

PowerBlanket LLC PowerBlanket Jobsite Products PowerBlanket LLC PowerBlanket

The PowerBlanket is a heated curing system that also can prevent ground freezing and maintain moisture in fresh concrete. Read more

Cantherm Distributors Jumbo Heaters Jobsite Products Cantherm Distributors Jumbo Heaters

The Cantherm Jumbo heaters are highly portable and offer many ducting options for almost any application. Read more

Heat Wagon Thaw Devil Jobsite Products Heat Wagon Thaw Devil

At 420,000 BTU/hour, the Thaw Devil ground-heating unit can thaw up to 6000 square feet, 1 foot deep per day. Read more

Reef Industries Transguard 4000 Jobsite Products Reef Industries Transguard 4000

The Transguard 4000 reusable wet-curing blankets are made from a naturally colored polypropylene fabric. Read more

PNA Construction Technologies HydraCure S16 Jobsite Products PNA Construction Technologies HydraCure S16

The HydraCure S16 single-use wet-curing cover evenly wicks water across the slab surface for a continuous supply of moisture. Read more

Insulation Solutions Inc. Topper Jobsite Products Insulation Solutions Inc. Topper

The Topper is a concrete blanket whose technology protects freshly poured concrete from weather. Read more

A Pioneer of Our Own Women in Concrete A Pioneer of Our Own

Concrete Construction profiles industry leader and contributor Mary Hurd. Read more

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