June 2007 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Any Summer “working Vacation” Plans Yet? Editorial Comment Any Summer “working Vacation” Plans Yet?

Later this month, hundreds of concrete professionals will gather in Norfolk, Va. to help review the standard of C-09, our industry's main specification. Read more

FEATURES
Extended Reach for Pumps Features Extended Reach for Pumps

For high-rise construction, beyond the reach of a truck-mounted pump, placing booms offer speedy and accurate concrete delivery. Read more

Successful High-Rise Repair Features Successful High-Rise Repair

One of the biggest challenges to any high-rise repair project is securing access to work areas. Swing stages are generally the best option, as they allow you to concentrate access only on the areas that need repair. Read more

Reaching New Heights in Chicago Features Reaching New Heights in Chicago

On the site of the old Chicago Sun-Times building at the edge of the Chicago River sits the new Trump International Hotel and Tower. Presently workers are constructing “belt walls” on the 28th floor, making their way to topping out at 1134 feet above ground. When completed in 2008, it will stand as the tallest structurally reinforced concrete building in the United States. Read more

NEWS & EVENTS
Students Put to the Test News & Events Students Put to the Test

Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students were challenged to present a "toolbox talk" for this year's Concrete Construction Competition at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Spring Convention in Atlanta. Read more

Let the Awards Begin News & Events Let the Awards Begin

Concrete Construction contributors Bernard Erlin and William Hime received accolades at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Spring Convention in Atlanta. Read more

ASCC elects president, Board News & Events ASCC elects president, Board

Donald M. Marks, president of Form Works Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was elected president of American Society of Concrete Contractors. Read more

TOLERANCES
Looking at the World in a New, Improved Way Tolerances Looking at the World in a New, Improved Way

If you have not looked at American Concrete Institute's (ACI) new tolerance standard, you could be missing a good opportunity to begin simplifying how you look at and resolve design and construction issues related to tolerances. Read more

TILT-UP
Tilt-Up Engineering A to Z, Part 2

After diligent planning of the project—accounting for wall assembly, cranes, choosing the casting surface, panelization of the walls, panel dimensions and weights, and layout and erection sequencing—it's time to take a good look at the final details and s Read more

SAFETY MATTERS
Fall Prevention & Protection Safety Matters Fall Prevention & Protection

For the construction industry, falls are the No. 1 cause of workplace death and account for more than 20% of the total cost of occupational injuries. Falls also ranked fourth in workers' compensation expenses, totaling $4.6 billion, or, for another perspe Read more

MARKETING
Reinventing a Company Marketing Reinventing a Company

Constructive Communication Inc. (CCI)–a specialist in marketing communications and public relations for the design and construction industry–partnered with Concrete Construction magazine to offer marketing scholarships to eligible readers. The first recip Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
Precision Stamped Concrete Tools Reflections Pattern Products Precision Stamped Concrete Tools Reflections Pattern

The Reflections pattern is a series of hourglass-shaped bull's-eyes that creates a unique modern look in stamped concrete. Read more

Proline Concrete Tools Concrete Stamps Products Proline Concrete Tools Concrete Stamps

Proline has added several decorative concrete stamps to its existing line. Read more

Bayra-mix America Decorative Coating System Products Bayra-mix America Decorative Coating System

Bayramix is an environmentally safe, durable decorative coating system composed of natural marble and granite grains. Read more

Products Innovatech I-Shine Polishing Pads

I-Shine polishing pads can polish concrete up to three times faster and last longer than traditional phenolic resin pads. Read more

Sonoma Cast Stone Zinfandel VesselSink Products Sonoma Cast Stone Zinfandel VesselSink

Inspired by old English washbasins, the Zinfandel VesselSink combines strength, durability, and mottled, earthy colors. Read more

Modello Designs Mediterranean Designs Products Modello Designs Mediterranean Designs

Mediterranean designs simulate luxurious images for residential or commercial decorative concrete projects. Read more

Angle Grinders for Decorative Concrete Work Decorative Concrete Angle Grinders for Decorative Concrete Work

Angle grinders can be used for a number of tasks including touch up work on slabs to improve the quality of the appearance of stamped concrete, to engrave pattern lines, to diamond polish small areas such as countertops or their vertical edges, to grind o Read more

Decorative Concrete About Tools

The decorative column this month is written about angle grinders. When I talked to contractors about what they thought was important, there were a lot of different answers. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Mikrofyn Positioning Products ML 10-15 Lasers Jobsite Products Mikrofyn Positioning Products ML 10-15 Lasers

The Mikrofyn ML 10-15 lasers can be used for just about any need. Read more

Topcon Positioning Systems RT-5SW Laser Jobsite Products Topcon Positioning Systems RT-5SW Laser

The RT-5SW is a new long-range, dual-slope laser for large-scale earthmoving operations. Read more

Trimble Navigation MS990 Smart Antenna Jobsite Products Trimble Navigation MS990 Smart Antenna

The MS990 Smart Antenna for satellite positioning tracks next generation GPS L2C and L5 signals, as well as GLONASS. Read more

Stabila LAR100 Rotating Laser Kit Jobsite Products Stabila LAR100 Rotating Laser Kit

The LAR100 is a fully automatic self-leveling, rotating laser kit with receiver for indoor and outdoor applications. Read more

Leica Geosystems Sprinter 100M Electronic Level Jobsite Products Leica Geosystems Sprinter 100M Electronic Level

The Sprinter 100M electronic level now features new line-leveling capabilities covering most of the common field leveling procedures. Read more

Laser Reference Pro Shot AS2 and AS2 Magnum Lasers Jobsite Products Laser Reference Pro Shot AS2 and AS2 Magnum Lasers

The new Pro Shot AS2 and AS2 Magnum lasers are designed for grading and excavation contractors. Read more

Irwin Industrial Tools Strait-Line X3 Laser Level Jobsite Products Irwin Industrial Tools Strait-Line X3 Laser Level

The Strait-Line X3 laser level sticks easily and cleanly to virtually any surface. Read more

Hilti PR 25 Rotating Laser Jobsite Products Hilti PR 25 Rotating Laser

The Hilti PR 25 rotating laser features an all-in-one remote control/receiver and components to reduce errors. Read more

Form Panels Jobsite Products Form Panels

Reviewing the choices available to you in the form panel market can help you minimize labor costs and speed up construction. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Problem Clinic On the Questionable, and Perhaps Lost, Art of Curing Concrete

I have a project specification that requires fog spraying, followed by curing compound, followed by wet cure with burlap and soaker hoses. Why the complicated curing requirements? Isn't this a case of specification-overkill? Read more

MANUFACTURER TO WATCH
Brothers Paving & Concrete Corp. Manufacturer to Watch Brothers Paving & Concrete Corp.

In 1998 I started Brothers Paving and Concrete Corporation. In our first year, we did a little over $1 million in volume. Read more

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