December 2010 Table of Contents

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Getting Warmed Up for Winter Web Exclusive Getting Warmed Up for Winter

Preparing equipment for cold weather saves time, money, and increases productivity. Read more

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Editorial Comment Prepare for WOC 2011

A brief overview of specific events related to the World of Concrete 2011. Read more

NEWS
News and Events Spending Up 0.7% in October

Total construction spending increased by 0.7 percent in October, driven largely by growing demand for power projects and public construction, the Associated General Contractors of America noted today in an analysis of new Census Bureau data. Read more

FEATURES
Considering Important Sustainability Factors with Concrete Pavements Features Considering Important Sustainability Factors with Concrete Pavements

Focusing on long-term operational sustainability benefits while making pavement selection and design decisions will yield enormous benefits. Read more

How to Build a Sustainable Floor Features How to Build a Sustainable Floor

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How ASTM Standards Affect the Contractor Features How ASTM Standards Affect the Contractor

Familiarizing yourself with the ASTM specifications and standards relevant to the concrete industry can improve how you do business. Read more

CONCRETE SURFACES
Concrete Surfaces - Editorial Concrete Polishers Turn to Basics

Concrete polishers must understand concrete basics. Read more

PCA: Construction Outlook Sluggish

No substantial recovery is expected in nonresidential construction in the U.S. in 2011 or 2012, Ed Sullivan, chief economist for the Portland Cement Association, said in his fall forecast report issued in November. Read more

GreenCOAT 2011

Society for Protective Coatings' 2011 GreenCOAT show, Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Read more

ACI Spring 2011 Convention

American Concrete Institute's (ACI) Spring 2011 Convention, April 3-7. Read more

Polymer-modified Mortars Concrete Surfaces - Troubleshooting Polymer-modified Mortars

It helps to understand some of the basics about why polymers are added to cement formulations. Read more

What Are Dye Stains and How Do You Apply Them? Concrete Surfaces - Decorative Concrete What Are Dye Stains and How Do You Apply Them?

Learn the definition of what dyes are and how to use them. Read more

Concrete Surfaces — Product Selection Guide Product Selection Guide — Decorative Applicators

Once a project’s owner and designer have decided on the perfect color and finished appearance of their concrete, it’s up to the contractor to bring their ideas to life. Read more

Colorful Concrete for Water Project Concrete Surfaces - Showcase Colorful Concrete for Water Project

A decorative concrete surface was ideal for a water intake plant project. Read more

Polished Concrete and Slips Concrete Surfaces - Features Polished Concrete and Slips

A new test determines risk of polished concrete floors. Read more

Contractors Attend Polishing Conference Concrete Surfaces Contractors Attend Polishing Conference

Polishers discuss maintenance and other issues at annual event. Read more

NEWS & EVENTS
More to do, More to See at World of Concrete Concrete Surfaces - World of Concrete More to do, More to See at World of Concrete

Contractors who polish, coat, and repair concrete surfaces should start planning now for next year's World of Concrete. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
Slabs on Grade That Pesky Moisture Gradient, Part 1

Water plays a crucial rule in hydrating cement, but also can cause big problems. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Multiquip Inc. Computer-Controlled Micron Concrete Vibrators Jobsite Products Multiquip Inc. Computer-Controlled Micron Concrete Vibrators

Computer-Controlled Micron Concrete Vibrators work with zero-slump concrete applications. Read more

LiteForm Technologies Wallbrator Jobsite Products LiteForm Technologies Wallbrator

Combining high speed, and low impact vibration, the handheld, low-friction Wallbrator ensures consolidation of concrete with one pass. Read more

PRODUCTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Climbing and Shoring Equipment Aid in Tower Construction Products Solving Problems Climbing and Shoring Equipment Aid in Tower Construction

Various shoring products were used to construct the World Trade Center's Tower 4. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Structural Lightweight Concrete Problem Clinic Structural Lightweight Concrete

We're soon starting a job that calls for structural lightweight concrete. How does this material differ from normal weight concrete and what should we be prepared for in working with it? Read more

Other Articles
Concrete Saws a Cut Above Web Exclusive Concrete Saws a Cut Above

A 10-inch-diameter clutch adds safety, ergonomics, and convenience to flat saws. Read more

Polyaspartic Coating Products Polyaspartic Coating

Roll On Rock provides a multicolored appearance resistant to hot tires, salt, oil, gas, and other chemicals. Read more

Enhance Surface Appearance Products Enhance Surface Appearance

The Elite-HS is a clear, water-based, siliconate solution that densifies, seals, and dustproofs concrete surfaces. Read more

3-in-1 System Products 3-in-1 System

The Form-A-Drain system provides forming, drainage, and radon reduction all in one product. Read more

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