October 2009 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Floors, Slabs, Face, and More Editorial Comment Floors, Slabs, Face, and More

Concrete Construction was contacted recently by one of the most respected engineers in the construction industry. On the table was an opportunity for a monthly op-ed column specifically addressing what might be the concrete industry's most contentious and misunderstood topic: floor slabs on grade. Read more

FEATURES
Wolf Creek Dam Seepage Rehabilitation Project Enduring Mega Projects Wolf Creek Dam Seepage Rehabilitation Project

Originally constructed in 1941 and completed in 1950, the Wolf Creek Dam in southern Kentucky began leaking near its base in 1968. After repairs that included a concrete barrier wall, the dam held its own until 2005 when leaking again forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to embark on a massive repair effort. Read more

Pervious Concrete Enduring Mega Projects Pervious Concrete

The city of Shoreview, Minn., a suburb of St. Paul, was faced with the decision of how to replace the residential streets that ran alongside Lake Owasso. Read more

Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System Features Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System

New Orleans' Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System includes 23 miles of floodwall in St. Bernard Parish, and a surge barrier in the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal. Read more

Metro Transit Light Rail Project (Proposed) Enduring Mega Projects Metro Transit Light Rail Project (Proposed)

Can a floating concrete slab located beneath the tracks of a light rail system minimize vibration from the train to nearby buildings? Read more

Features Enduring Mega Projects

There was a time not long ago when large construction projects, or Mega Projects in this case, dotted skylines and the landscape around the globe. Times have changed and so has the construction industry, however, some Mega Projects are still moving forward even in this recessionary world. Read more

Future Engine Technology Features Future Engine Technology

Contractors are concerned about equipment operating costs—fuel, maintenance, tool efficiency (unit of work achieved per unit of time), and the useful life of the equipment. Read more

Cut the Noise Features Cut the Noise

Protecting your workers' hearing from excessive noise is not only required by OSHA but is the right thing to do. But what's excessive noise and how can you best take care of your workers? Read more

SPECIAL SECTION
Husqvarna Model DC 5500 & Model DC 3300 Industrial Vacuum Systems Tools for the Concrete Pro Husqvarna Model DC 5500 & Model DC 3300 Industrial Vacuum Systems

Husqvarna makes heavy-duty industrial vacuum systems with all-metal construction meant for constant hard use. Read more

Promote Jobsite Safety & Health Tools for the Concrete Pro Promote Jobsite Safety & Health

Cement and concrete can be hazardous to your health—if the proper precautions aren't taken. Read more

CONCRETE SURFACES
Concrete Surfaces - Product Selection Guide Product Selection Guide — Dust Collectors

Vacuums and dust collectors serve dual purposes. They not only keep a jobsite clear of dust and particulate matter. They also create a more comfortable workers who sometimes must jobsite for several hours a day. Read more

NEWS & EVENTS
News & Events Seeking Papers for 2010 Conventions

ACI, Farmington Hills, Mich., currently is seeking papers for sessions taking place during the ACI Spring 2010 Convention in Chicago and the ACI Fall 2010 Convention in Pittsburgh. Read more

News & Events Breaking $1 Million in Donations

Donations to the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program recently eclipsed $1 million, according to Douglas K. Guerrero, chairman of Chico State CIM Patrons, Chico, Calif. Read more

News & Events PCA Announces Sustainable Winners

The Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill., recently announced its 2009 Sustainable Leadership Award winners. Read more

ERLIN & HIME ON CONCRETE
The Rivulets Remain a Pain Hime & Erlin On Concrete The Rivulets Remain a Pain

This month's analytical development ties together all of the facts of the streak and etching problems. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
A House of Cards Slabs on Grade A House of Cards

For all its unpretentiousness, the lowly slab on grade is consistently the center of more disputes over alleged quality deficiencies than any other building element. It's been 40 years since Neil Armstrong confirmed man's engineering prowess. So why is it that the concrete flooring industry still finds it difficult to please its customers? Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
Concrete That Glows Decorative Concrete Concrete That Glows

Imagine walking up the front walkway to your house at night and seeing the path lit up, not due to flood lights, but because the concrete illuminates light. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Stone Construction Equipment Inc. Smooth Operator power trowels Jobsite Products Stone Construction Equipment Inc. Smooth Operator power trowels

Stone Smooth Operator power trowels are available in 24-, 36-, 46-, and 48-in. diameters and balanced with a cast-iron spider, rotating stabilizing ring, and variable blade adjustments. Read more

Allen Engineering Corp. HDX 740 Hydraulic-Powered Riding Trowel Jobsite Products Allen Engineering Corp. HDX 740 Hydraulic-Powered Riding Trowel

This hydraulic-powered riding trowel includes a 60-hp Cummins Turbo Diesel engine and low weight-to-horsepower ratio. Read more

Wacker Neuson Corp. CRT 48 Ride-On Trowel Jobsite Products Wacker Neuson Corp. CRT 48 Ride-On Trowel

The three models in the expanded CRT 48 ride-on trowel series feature improved steering and a torsion-assist steering system. Read more

Stens Corp. Trowel Blades Jobsite Products Stens Corp. Trowel Blades

Stens Corp's line of trowel blades meets a variety of project needs. Read more

Other Articles
Editorial Comment On a Roll

Ward Pedley Jr. might be the face of polished concrete. The head of Pedley Concrete in Owensboro, Ky., has been a concrete contractor for 28 years and has branched into polished concrete in just the last two years. Read more

A New Bridge Deck in 11 Hours A Closer Look A New Bridge Deck in 11 Hours

A bridge leading visitors to a Harley Davidson plant in Milwaukee had seen better days. A combination of heavy traffic and brutal winter weather had taken its toll on the concrete surface. Read more

As Sustainable as it is Gorgeous Showcase As Sustainable as it is Gorgeous

For clothing designer/retailer Eileen Fisher, sustainability and authenticity were the winning combination. Read more

Solomon Color Brickform Pro-Dye Products Solomon Color Brickform Pro-Dye

Brickform Pro-Dye is a translucent solvent dye that penetrates the surface of newly cured or existing concrete. Read more

Triple-S Chemical Products Inc. Reactive Concrete Acid Stains Products Triple-S Chemical Products Inc. Reactive Concrete Acid Stains

Reactive Concrete Acid Stains contain inorganic salts dissolved in water that penetrate deeply, creating a durable and permanent color. Read more

The Stamp Store Dye-namic Dyes Products The Stamp Store Dye-namic Dyes

Dye-namic dyes are manufactured with UV-resistant colorant designed to penetrate open concrete surfaces, including polished concrete. Read more

NewLook Concrete Stains Readers' Choice Award Winner NewLook Concrete Stains

NewLook’s water-based Concrete Stains allow you to perform much of the repairs, concrete preparation, and staining during off-peak times. Read more

Color-maker Floors Deso Dyes Products Color-maker Floors Deso Dyes

Deso Dyes are liquid-colored concentrates designed for use over regular concrete or concrete resurfacing products. Read more

Products Glaze ‘N Seal Wet Look Green

Wet Look Green is a high-performance, solvent-based sealer for concrete and masonry that meets even the strictest local VOC requirements. Read more

Powr-Flite Diamabrush Multi-Step Concrete Floor Polishing System Products Powr-Flite Diamabrush Multi-Step Concrete Floor Polishing System

The Diamabrush Multi-Step Concrete Floor Polishing System makes it easy for concrete floors to look their best. Read more

Tuscan Stoneworx Tuscan Cast Stone Mix Products Tuscan Stoneworx Tuscan Cast Stone Mix

Tuscan Stone and Tuscan Plaster hand-applied limestone coatings combine the convenience of field-applied finishes. Read more

Padco Floor Finishing Tools and Applicators Products Padco Floor Finishing Tools and Applicators

The installation of sealers and coatings requires application equipment designed to handle epoxies, urethanes, and acrylics. Read more

Bosch Tools 1803EVS Small Angle Grinder Products Bosch Tools 1803EVS Small Angle Grinder

The 1803EVS Small Angle Grinder has a sensitive variable speed control of 2800 to 11,000 rpm. Read more

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