March 2009 Table of Contents

Building is What We Do Editorial Comment Building is What We Do

Let's face it, hard times are spreading just like the flu. Everyday, you hear of someone who has lost their job, or a contractor that has gone out of business. Read more

Are You Shovel Ready? Features Are You Shovel Ready?

Recently the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure outlining the current condition of America's roads, bridges, water systems, and other public works. Read more

Concrete Superstructures Features Concrete Superstructures

"Composite structures" combine the two using structural steel columns and beams for floor construction, concrete on metal deck floors, and a concrete core structure that contains elevators and emergency stairwells. Read more

Why Is SCC MIA? Features Why Is SCC MIA?

Concrete that flows into rebar-congested forms under its own weight, with no vibration and no segregation, is the dream of every contractor. Read more

The New American Home 2009 Residential Concrete - Features The New American Home 2009

There is nothing else like it in Las Vegas, but if Tyler Johns, president of Blue Heron Builders, Las Vegas, has his way, this house will be the first of many concrete homes that blur the line between indoor and outdoor living. Read more

Residential Foundation Contractor Certification Residential Concrete - Below The Grade Residential Foundation Contractor Certification

The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) recently unveiled its Residential Foundation Contractor Certification program. Read more

Builders Look to Concrete Solutions Residential Concrete - At Home With Concrete Builders Look to Concrete Solutions

More than 100 traditional stick builders took a detour from an enticing trade show floor to gather in the far corners of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2009 International Builders' Show (IBS). Read more

News & Events News & Events News & Events

The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program raised $300,000 at its fourth annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete (WOC) on Thursday, Feb. 5. Read more

Corrosion of All Kinds Hime & Erlin On Concrete Corrosion of All Kinds

Some metals usually get along fine in portland cement mortar and concrete. Some do not, for some it depends. Iron and steel are among the first kind. Read more

The Most Recycled Concrete Content Tilt-Up The Most Recycled Concrete Content

Recycling concrete content has become an important issue for the tilt-up industry. Stapleton Enterprise Park, Denver, Colo., which currently tops the list as the greatest use of recycled aggregates for a tilt-up structure, used 2305 tons of recycled conte Read more

Decorative Concrete Marketing in a Challenging Economy

What can decorative concrete contractors do, with very limited resources, to market their businesses in this tough economic climate? I put the question to Hanley Wood Marketing (HWM)—a marketing consulting and communications firm in Minneapolis and a sist Read more

Considering BIM? Jobsite Products Considering BIM?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is more than a fancy 3-D CAD program. Typically it is described as real-time, dynamic building modeling software that increases productivity in building design and construction. Read more

Lincoln Memorial Plaza Renovations Products Solving Problems Lincoln Memorial Plaza Renovations

More than 3.6 million people visit the Lincoln Memorial every year. That adds up to at least 7.2 million feet walking on the monument's East Plaza. A recent renovation project is making sure these feet have a smooth place to tread. Read more

Problem Clinic Fixing a Curling Floor

The contractor says it is a workmanship problem between me and the excavator. What are your thoughts on this and how should I go about repairing it? The contractor suggested pumping grout under the floor at the joints, but I don't think that is a good ide Read more

Multitasking the Industry Women in Concrete Multitasking the Industry

Running a company on any given day is not easy. But just imagine running multiple companies with the everyday challenges this economy brings. That takes energy, imagination, and a lot of guts. Read more

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