November 2006 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Taking a Hard-Eyed Look Editorial Comment Taking a Hard-Eyed Look

Sustainability seems to be on everyone's mind these days. In our September issue, when we asked industry leaders for their vision of the future, several mentioned the impact that environmental concerns will bring. Read more

FEATURES
Advances in Admixtures Features Advances in Admixtures

A history of the use of concrete admixtures. Read more

Temperature Management of Mass Concrete Structures Features Temperature Management of Mass Concrete Structures

Free software allows accurate prediction of maximum temperature and temperature differential. Read more

The Key to Success: Trusted Partners Features The Key to Success: Trusted Partners

Each year, CC sponsors a gathering of a group of industry leaders to explore the issues that are inhibiting progress, that are preventing concrete from becoming a more dominant building material and contractors from making more money. Read more

Gazing into a Concrete Ball Features Gazing into a Concrete Ball

Capturing a snapshot of the concrete construction industry that most people would agree is accurate is no small challenge. The industry's inherent complexity combined with ever-changing external forces make coming up with numbers to define the concrete construction industry a nearly impossible task. And yet, we try. Read more

NEWS & EVENTS
An Industry Web Resource News & Events An Industry Web Resource

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has introduced a new Web site to arm engineers, architects, developers, and builders with a central resource hub for ready-mixed concrete inquiries. Read more

News & Events TCA Annual Meeting at WOC

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) will hold its Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast at this year's World of Concrete on Jan. 25 from 8-11 a.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton. Read more

PCA Selects Research Fellows News & Events PCA Selects Research Fellows

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Education Foundation awarded six graduate students with educational fellowships at the association's recent fall meeting in Chicago. Read more

News & Events New OSHA VPP Star

Garber Bros. Precision Concrete, Inc., a Greenville, Ohio, concrete contractor, recently was awarded OSHA's Voluntary Pilot Program star status. Read more

Portland Cement Association Awards Announced News & Events Portland Cement Association Awards Announced

The winners of the 10th biennial Portland Cement Association's (PCA) Bridge Awards Competition were presented during the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fall Convention in Denver. Read more

ERLIN & HIME ON CONCRETE
The Miracle of Portland Cement Hydration Hime & Erlin On Concrete The Miracle of Portland Cement Hydration

William Hime and Bernard Erlin discuss the rudiments of portland cement hydration. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
Troubleshooting Slab Problems Slabs on Grade Troubleshooting Slab Problems

Many common slab problems are simple to diagnose if you know what to look for. Read more

SAFETY MATTERS
Zero Tolerance Drug Policy Safety Matters Zero Tolerance Drug Policy

The construction industry struggles with higher than average employee drug use. While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 10% of American workers abuse drugs, in the construction industry that figure may be as high as 25%. The benefits of a zero-tolerance policy are discussed. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
Americrete A-700 Stamp Crete Products Americrete A-700 Stamp Crete

A-700 Stamp Crete is a proprietary mixture of specially modified acrylic co-polymer resins and various sized aggregates. Read more

GoldenLook International Inc. GL Epoxy Stone System Products GoldenLook International Inc. GL Epoxy Stone System

The GL Epoxy Stone system produces a uniquely textured design that is easy to install for indoor or outdoor applications. Read more

Alabama Pigments Co. Precision-Pac Color for Concrete Products Alabama Pigments Co. Precision-Pac Color for Concrete

Precision-Pac Color for Concrete comes in repulpable paper for easy addition to ready mix concrete. Read more

Border Tools Products Border Tools

Brickform border tools create colorful, textured bands and borders for a high degree of finish on any textured hard-scape. Read more

Triangle Coatings Inc. TrafficCoat Products Triangle Coatings Inc. TrafficCoat

TrafficCoat is a buffable acrylic floor polish for concrete, masonry, and tile surfaces. Read more

L.M. Scofield Co. Lithochrome Tintura Stain Products L.M. Scofield Co. Lithochrome Tintura Stain

Lithochrome Tintura Stain transforms aged concrete floors into works of art. Read more

Nox-Crete Products Group Nox-Carb Products Nox-Crete Products Group Nox-Carb

Nox-Carb is a penetrating, high-performance sealer and stain that beautifies and protects exterior vertical concrete and masonry surfaces. Read more

Decorative Concrete Decorative Problem Clinic

We answer questions on self-consolidating concrete and concrete stamping. Read more

Using SCC for Decorative Concrete Work Products Using SCC for Decorative Concrete Work

Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is one of the newer concrete products in the marketplace. It has enjoyed wide acceptance in the precast concrete industry and is beginning to be used by cast-in-place contractors, especially wall contractors. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Rhin-O-Tuff Power Trowels R36H5, R36H8, and R46H9 Jobsite Products Rhin-O-Tuff Power Trowels R36H5, R36H8, and R46H9

The R36H5, R36H8, and R46H9 walk-behind power trowels combine enhanced comfort and increased durability Read more

Wacker Corp. CT 36-8A-V, CT 36-9-V, and CT 48-13A-V Jobsite Products Wacker Corp. CT 36-8A-V, CT 36-9-V, and CT 48-13A-V

These variable speed walk-behind trowels feature a balanced design that reduces operator force by 50%. Read more

Terex Light Construction Bartell B424 and B430 Jobsite Products Terex Light Construction Bartell B424 and B430

The Terex Bartell B424 and B430 power trowels are designed for finishing concrete close to edges. Read more

EDCO Power Trowels Jobsite Products EDCO Power Trowels

Designed for installing concrete or epoxy mortar floors, EDCO power trowels are available in 24-, 30-, 36-, and 46-inch models. Read more

Ingersoll Rand WT-Series Jobsite Products Ingersoll Rand WT-Series

Available in five trowel models, the WT-Series of walk-behind trowels features quick-change blades for efficiency and precision. Read more

Stow Construction Equipment SCT36H55 and SCT36H80 Jobsite Products Stow Construction Equipment SCT36H55 and SCT36H80

The SCT36H55 and SCT36H80 36-inch ring diameter trowels are powered by a 5.5- and 8-hp gasoline-powered engine, respectively. Read more

LR Tools Inc. Power Pole Finisher Jobsite Products LR Tools Inc. Power Pole Finisher

The Power Pole Finisher lets workers finish concrete slabs from outside the formed area. Read more

Arrow-Master Inc. F-series Jobsite Products Arrow-Master Inc. F-series

Featuring a direct drive, the F-series walk-behind power trowels deliver more power to the blades. Read more

Hover Trowel Inc. Hover Trowel Jobsite Products Hover Trowel Inc. Hover Trowel

The Hover Trowel is a lightweight, pneumatic power trowel for concrete, plaster, terrazzo, and polyurea applications. Read more

Lightweight Trowel Jobsite Products Lightweight Trowel

Weighing 23 pounds less than its predecessor, the CF36L Smooth Operator power trowel has a 36-inch working width. Read more

Jobsite Products Walk-behind Power Trowels

When buying a power trowel, the foremost factor is how much area are you trying to cover. Read more

PRODUCTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Repair Agent Stabilizes Concrete Structures Products Solving Problems Repair Agent Stabilizes Concrete Structures

Innovative Engineering Technologies (IET), a Stuart, Fla.-based engineering company, developed Perma Treat, a patented product that eliminates the need to conduct excessive demolition on reinforced concrete structures to remove rust from embedded reinforc Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Problem Clinic Tilt-Up Sticking

We have a problem with tilt-up wall panels sticking to the floor slab. Is there a test that can be performed to check the porosity of the floor surface? I think there may be a problem with the finish on the slab as a result of hot weather conditions. If t Read more

Problem Clinic Steel In Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete

We are going to place a slab using shrinkage-compensating concrete. Do we need to change the amount of steel used for “shrinkage” steel, the steel that is used for control of crack widths? Read more

CONTRACTOR TO WATCH
C-B Contractors Contractor to Watch C-B Contractors

We work mainly on retail big box stores—all commercial concrete, slabs, and tilt-up throughout all the northwestern states. We bring in all our help and seldom hire local people. Read more

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