July 2008 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Sustainability Momentum Increasing Editorial Comment Sustainability Momentum Increasing

Recently, I wrote about sustainability and the concrete industry in our e-newsletter, the Concrete Construction Business Update. Since then, the buzz surrounding sustainability and the impact it can, and will, have on the concrete industry has continued t Read more

FEATURES
Choosing to be Green Sustainability Choosing to be Green

With all that's been written about being “green,” one would think there must be some definitive guideline out there. Isn't there some process, some simple list enlightened 21st-century contractors can follow to ensure they're making the greenest decisions Read more

Admixtures and SCC Features Admixtures and SCC

It's always interesting to know what the changes are in the admixture industry because they have so much impact on the properties of concrete as well as how it places and finishes. Admixtures also have a profound impact on how contractors do their work an Read more

GREENSITE PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Best Institutional Project Sustainability Best Institutional Project

When owner Prime Outlet Malls began planning the Williamsburg Prime Outlets Expansion in Williamsburg, Va., it sought a sustainable design that would meet the parking demands of a shopping facility while creating an eco-friendly solution for the space. Read more

Best Residential Project Sustainability Best Residential Project

Contractor AMT Enterprises, Rocky Hill, Conn., wanted this 6000-square-foot model home in Middletown, Conn., to be special. With energy-efficient features, energy-star rated appliances, and luxury home amenities, such as a home fitness center, home theate Read more

Best Commercial Project Sustainability Best Commercial Project

When owner Prime Outlet Malls began planning the Williamsburg Prime Outlets Expansion in Williamsburg, Va., it sought a sustainable design that would meet the parking demands of a shopping facility while creating an eco-friendly solution for the space. Read more

CC's Greensite Projects of the Year GreenSite Project of the Year - Winners CC's Greensite Projects of the Year

Sustainable projects that push the limit of construction practices have been getting a lot of recognition lately. Read more

SPECIAL SECTION
The 2008 CC100: Promise Still There Features The 2008 CC100: Promise Still There

Last year's CC100 report started with a quote from the National Association of Home Builders that a “dramatic downward correction in housing production still is underway.” Little did we know then that the drama was only just beginning. Read more

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

Later this month, the first of a number of concrete construction trade shows are scheduled to commence in the effort to help you stay competitive and knowledgeable in this ever-changing industry. Here are just a few of the critical shows relevant to the concrete contractor you won't want to miss. Read more

ERLIN & HIME ON CONCRETE
Back to Lesser Known Evils of the Concrete World Hime & Erlin On Concrete Back to Lesser Known Evils of the Concrete World

Because of space limitations, some things were not included in 'Lesser Known Evils of the Concrete World'; (March 2008 issue). This column includes sources of some of the culprits and more on some of their behavioral problems. Part of our goal has been to Read more

TOLERANCES
Going Fishing Tolerances Going Fishing

For more than a year now, we've been reporting on the development of the “Standard Measuring Protocol for Evaluation of Concrete Elements for Conformance to Specified Tolerances.” Colin Milberg of San Diego State University has been developing the plan an Read more

TILT-UP
Shaky Ground Tilt-Up Shaky Ground

As tilt-up construction continues to grow in popularity around the country, it's only natural the impact made by changes to design standards be balanced by general economics and constructability concerns. This clearly is evident with the issue of the desi Read more

SAFETY MATTERS
Working Around Cranes Safety Matters Working Around Cranes

In recent months, crane collapse stories splashed the headlines in a number of major cities. These high-profile examples provide a sobering reminder that powerful and potentially dangerous equipment is required on many jobsites. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
Concrete Coatings Inc. Acid Stains Products Concrete Coatings Inc. Acid Stains

This line of chemical stains—available in a range of shades—creates a variegated appearance on concrete substrates. Read more

TK Products TK-1572 Sealer Products TK Products TK-1572 Sealer

Water-base TK-1572 provides better protection against chemicals and abrasion than acrylic finishes. Read more

Restoring a Chemically Stained Floor at the Lautner House Decorative Concrete Restoring a Chemically Stained Floor at the Lautner House

Architect John Lautner spent six years under the apprenticeship of Frank Lloyd Wright at both Taliesin East in Wisconsin and Taliesin West in Arizona. During that time, he worked on drawings for Wright's Fallingwater house—Wright's most famous work—and th Read more

Marketing Decorative In Hard Times Decorative Concrete Marketing Decorative In Hard Times

It would be nice if there was a magic marketing bullet you could use to ensure that your company would have work when the construction market is declining. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Let's Talk Jobsite Products Let's Talk

For a business to be successful, communication is key in the construction industry. There are many factors in making a profitable decision on the jobsite; information on the field needs to be provided to the contractor by the foreman, workers, designers, Read more

PRODUCTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Hydrodemolition Clean Up Products Solving Problems Hydrodemolition Clean Up

When a massive fire erupted in a major tunnel in the Newhall Pass on Interstate 5 near Santa Clarita, Calif., the heat from the flames reached temperatures up to 1400° C (2550° F), causing the concrete in the tunnel to split. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Problem Clinic A Question on Tremie Cost Data

I am hoping you can advise me on a source for tremie concrete costs. I can't find anything on this topic in my usual cost data guides. Thank you for your time and consideration. Read more

Problem Clinic What Caused This Scaling?

I have an issue with a customer about her sidewalk surface spalling. She called me in February saying it was popping off in pieces. The sidewalk was placed about seven months earlier in June of the previous year. I am sure she is salting the sidewalk and Read more

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