January 2009 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Same Book, New Look, Same Mission Editorial comment Same Book, New Look, Same Mission

In the latter part of 2008, I spent a great deal of time perusing the Concrete Construction archives researching an article on the 35th anniversary of World of Concrete. Read more

FEATURES
35 Years and Still Gaining Strength World of Concrete 35 Years and Still Gaining Strength

“I'll believe it when I see it,” was the sentiment of one concrete contractor when informed about a new construction trade show called the World of Concrete (WOC). Read more

Don't Let a Reentrant Corner Crack Ruin your Image Features Don't Let a Reentrant Corner Crack Ruin your Image

Reentrant corner cracks can ruin an otherwise impressive slab, whether it be decorative concrete, an industrial slab, a high-end exposed retail floor, or your backyard patio. Read more

How Old is Concrete? Features How Old is Concrete?

There is much talk about green and sustainability these days. For concrete, the key word is sustainability, which has to do with constructing slabs and structures with low carbon footprints. Read more

Foundation for the Future Features Foundation for the Future

As sustainable development practices become increasingly common, everyone in the construction industry will have to become familiar with these practices to stay competitive and be successful. This is equally true for the concrete contractor. Read more

Construction Expertise on Ice? Features Construction Expertise on Ice?

With so many factors affecting project development, the amount of construction work available is always growing or decreasing. Read more

Building the Fontainebleau Features Building the Fontainebleau

At 68 stories tall, the new Fontainebleau Las Vegas hotel and casino ranks with the tallest buildings on the Las Vegas strip. The hotel is a structural concrete construction in a city that loves concrete. Read more

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

Chief economist of the Portland Cement Association believes if significant dollars are allotted for infrastructure improvements, jobs at both local and state levels could be created; the U.S. Green Building Council passed Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) 2009; construction scholarship accepting applications; registration opens for student design competition and more. Read more

News & Events Smart Investment in Infrastructure Would Produce Jobs throughout the Nation

According to Brian McCarthy, president and CEO of the Portland Cement Association, infrastructure investment can have a significant impact on job growth and the nation's recovery from the current economic recession. Read more

ERLIN & HIME ON CONCRETE
Erlin & Hime on Construction The Passion of Cement Hydration

We all have passions—portland cement's passion is water. With water, it becomes another material that possesses a myriad of physical and chemical properties. Read more

TOLERANCES
Surrounded by Data Tolerances Surrounded by Data

A large part of Colin Milberg's project that began in 2007 is simply collecting design and as-built data on concrete construction projects—and then figuring out exactly what and how to measure. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
Artistry Demos 2009 Decorative Concrete Artistry Demos 2009

For the seventh year, Concrete Construction magazine and the Decorative Concrete Council (DCC), a council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, is sponsoring the Artistry in Decorative Concrete demonstrations (Artistry Demos) at the World of Concrete (WOC) in Las Vegas. Read more

MIP
Column Form 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Column Form

Column Cast is a reusable sleeve and foam insert system that produces detailed columns inexpensively with little or no waste. Read more

Thermoplastic Sandwich-Panel Composite 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Thermoplastic Sandwich-Panel Composite

MultiQ Thermoplastic Sandwich-Panel Composite is designed to replace plywood in concrete shoring and formwork systems. Read more

Doka Table Lifting System 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Doka Table Lifting System

The Table Lifting System is an electric-powered lifting platform that allows pre-assembled table formwork to be cycled between floors. Read more

Peri Formwork Systems Maximo Panels 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Peri Formwork Systems Maximo Panels

Maximo panels incorporate a unique levering corner to ensure exact positioning of the panels with a standard pry bar. Read more

Borg Adjustable Joist Hanger Co. Modular Formwork System 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Borg Adjustable Joist Hanger Co. Modular Formwork System

This modular formwork system works with minimal nailing to form bridge decks, box culverts, parking ramps, elevated slabs, and more. Read more

Concrete Forms Services EZ Paving Form 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Concrete Forms Services EZ Paving Form

The EZ Paving Form system allows highway contractors to set, pour, and strip forms much faster than traditional wood or steel forms. Read more

Arxx Building Products Tall Wall System 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Arxx Building Products Tall Wall System

Arxx Tall Wall System allows building tall walls with Arxx ICFs to 125 ft. without requiring scaffolding engineering. Read more

Frontier Construction Supply Eco-Pier Plastic Concrete Forms 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Frontier Construction Supply Eco-Pier Plastic Concrete Forms

Eco-Pier plastic concrete forms can be adjusted to 56 different sizes. Read more

Bosch Power Tools 11250VSRD Dust Collection Rotary Hammer 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Bosch Power Tools 11250VSRD Dust Collection Rotary Hammer

Designed for interior or overhead drilling where dust exposure must be avoided, the 7.4-lb. 11250VSRD Dust Collection Rotary Hammer is a light and compact tool. Read more

Bosch Power Tools SG, DC and CG-Series 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Bosch Power Tools SG, DC and CG-Series

SG-Series attachments are designed for concrete surfacing applications where dust removal is a must. Read more

Bartell Morrison Titan TT208 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Bartell Morrison Titan TT208

The Titan TT208 ride-on trowel features patent-pending steering and drive train designs, power-assisted blade pitch controls that are operated electronically. Read more

Rascon Enterprises Rasbre 1214 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Rascon Enterprises Rasbre 1214

The Rasbre 1214 floating skid screed has a 14-ft. adjustable floating head that can be used high centered for driveways, straight for floors, or crowned down in the center. Read more

Ziplevel/Technidea Corp. Ziplevel Precision Altimeter 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Ziplevel/Technidea Corp. Ziplevel Precision Altimeter

The Ziplevel precision altimeter replaces a rotary laser so one person working alone can set up in seconds to level and measure precision elevations directly in digits. Read more

Sokkia Corp. Classic SET X 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Sokkia Corp. Classic SET X

The Sokkia Classic SET X total station is a rugged total station incorporating the latest technology with traditional surveying functionality. Read more

Power Team Predator Series 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Power Team Predator Series

Predator Series hydraulic pumps improve worksite productivity by decreasing the time needed to execute bolting and tensioning tasks. Read more

Hilti Inc. TE 80 ATC-AVR Combihammer 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Hilti Inc. TE 80 ATC-AVR Combihammer

The TE 80 ATC-AVR Combihammer features Active Torque Control and Active Vibration Reduction to protect both the user and the tool. Read more

Hilti Inc. WSR 36-A 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Hilti Inc. WSR 36-A

The WSR 36-A cordless reciprocating sawcuts through the same applications typically performed with a corded saw. Read more

Somero Enterprises Mini Screed C 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Somero Enterprises Mini Screed C

The Mini Screed C is a lightweight, maneuverable laser screed that reduces placement time and can be used for elevated metal decking, post tension, chaired wire mesh, and chaired rebar. Read more

Nox-Crete Products Group Duro-Nox LS 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Nox-Crete Products Group Duro-Nox LS

Duro-Nox LS is a lithium-based liquid floor hardener that provides abrasion and impact resistance. Read more

Quaker Chemical Corp. RapidShield 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Quaker Chemical Corp. RapidShield

RapidShield is a one-component, high-performance coating for protecting and maintaining concrete floors. Read more

Wireless Boom Extension Screeding Machine 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Wireless Boom Extension Screeding Machine

RapidShield is a one-component, high-performance coating for protecting and maintaining concrete floors. Read more

Lite-Form Technologies Lite-Deck II line 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Lite-Form Technologies Lite-Deck II line

The Lite-Deck II line uses 100% recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS) in various ICF components. Read more

Somero Matson Group SD7 Joint-Saver 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Somero Matson Group SD7 Joint-Saver

The SD7 Joint-Saver is a mechanical device that reestablishes load transfer across joints in concrete floors. Read more

Joe Due Blades and Equipment Dust Cobra 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Joe Due Blades and Equipment Dust Cobra

The patented Dust Cobra is a durable, long-lasting aftermarket vacuum attachment that converts a handheld saw into a dustless concrete saw. Read more

DynaPier's The DynaPier 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee DynaPier's The DynaPier

The DynaPier combines features of segmented concrete piers and hollow-piped pushed piers in a product. Read more

Zered Mikury Wire Saw 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Zered Mikury Wire Saw

The Mikury Wire Saw is made without diamond beads, which improves cutting speed and lengthens life compared with other wire saws. Read more

Roadware Inc. Microdoweling Concrete Repair System 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Roadware Inc. Microdoweling Concrete Repair System

The Roadware Microdoweling concrete repair system features needle tip injectable polyurethanes that penetrate deep into concrete surfaces. Read more

Coneqtec/Universal BG325 Berm Grinder 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Coneqtec/Universal BG325 Berm Grinder

The BG325 Berm Grinder's offset design and low-profile drum and housing allow it to remove the berm while leaving the guardrail intact. Read more

Peikko Canada Deltabeam 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Peikko Canada Deltabeam

Compatible with both concrete and steel frames, the Deltabeam customized composite steel beam permits slimmer floors to be designed. Read more

UltraTech International Inc. Ultra-ADA Pads 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee UltraTech International Inc. Ultra-ADA Pads

The durable construction of the Ultra-ADA Pads forms to fit dips, slopes, and inclines in sidewalks and walkways. Read more

Vexcon Chemicals Starseal EF Product Line 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Vexcon Chemicals Starseal EF Product Line

The new Starseal EF product line incorporates three decades of proprietary materials and technologies developed by Vexcon. Read more

Pacific Polymers Inc. Elasto-Mat D&G 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Pacific Polymers Inc. Elasto-Mat D&G

Elasto-Mat D&G is a single component, fluid-applied, high solids, polyurethane-based coating that is VOC-compliant. Read more

Halfen Group Pre-Assembled  Balcony Connection 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Halfen Group Pre-Assembled Balcony Connection

This pre-assembled insulated balcony connection helps eliminate thermal transfer between a concrete balcony and the internal floor slab. Read more

Erico Lenton Lock 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Erico Lenton Lock

The Lenton Lock in-place rebar splice requires no bar end preparation. Read more

Berntsen Concrete Markers Precision Leveling Markers and Measurement Targets 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Berntsen Concrete Markers Precision Leveling Markers and Measurement Targets

A new line of permanent, precision leveling markers and measurement targets ensures permanent documentation. Read more

Monkey Steel Pty Ltd. MonkeyBar 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Monkey Steel Pty Ltd. MonkeyBar

The MonkeyBar provides a unique “integral-to-the-bar” mechanical coupler that saves steel. Read more

2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee FMC Corp. LithMelt Liquid

LithMelt Liquid is an anti-icing/de-icing material comprised of potassium acetate modifiodified with lithium acetate. Read more

Jonas Software Document Management System 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Jonas Software Document Management System

This product is integrated with both Microsoft Office and Jonas Software to provide organization and unlimited storage. Read more

Foundation Software Executive Dashboard 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Foundation Software Executive Dashboard

Foundation Software's Executive Dashboard allows users to view and analyze high-level data, then drill down into additional reports. Read more

About Time Technologies Foreman Center module 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee About Time Technologies Foreman Center module

The Foreman Center module offers convenient access for field personnel to manage and track field labor, equipment use and maintenance. Read more

Construction Management Software ProEst Takeoff 2009 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Construction Management Software ProEst Takeoff 2009

ProEst Takeoff 2009 allows estimators to perform takeoffs using onscreen digital plans and a mouse instead of paper plans and a digitizer. Read more

Maxwell Systems American Contractor 8.0 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Maxwell Systems American Contractor 8.0

American Contractor 8.0 features a new user interface with the look of Microsoft Outlook. Read more

Exaktime Firecracker 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Exaktime Firecracker

The Firecracker stores up to 200 cost codes and works with the company's JobClock time and attendance system. Read more

Borg Adjustable Joist Hanger Co. Computer Document Holder 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Borg Adjustable Joist Hanger Co. Computer Document Holder

The Computer Document Holder puts your hands, keyboard, monitor, and documents all in one line of sight. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Problem Clinic The Relevance of Microcracking

What is microcracking? As a small concrete contractor, should I be concerned about it? Read more

WOMEN IN CONCRETE
A Secret Desire Women in Concrete A Secret Desire

While going through old scrap-books of her youth, Julie Babb Smith found that photos of bridges were sprinkled throughout—a foreshadowing of her future. Today, Smith is an engineer of project development at FIGG Engineering Group, Tallahassee, Fla., worki Read more

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