February 2010 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Editorial Comment Adjusting to the Year Ahead

The ability to shift on the fly and adapt your business plan to the fluctuating construction market is critical for your survival in 2010 and beyond. Read more

FEATURES
Wrapping it Up Features Wrapping it Up

The Loma Prieta earthquake near San Francisco in 1989 and the Northridge earthquake near Los Angeles in 1994 led to a sense of urgency in seismic strengthening of bridges and buildings throughout California. Read more

Sky High Floor Repair Features Sky High Floor Repair

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) trains workers in aircraft and airport maintenance, engineering, and flight operations. When the institute in Burnaby, B.C., opened a new hangar recently, it had a much more down-to-earth dilemma to tackle. Read more

Floor Finishing Features Floor Finishing

With the finishing equipment available today, almost anyone can get a decent finish and adequate surface profile tolerances in the interior, wide-open portions of a slab placement. Read more

Surveying and Layout Work Features Surveying and Layout Work

The market trend continues toward contractors buying into sophisticated surveying technologies. Read more

CONCRETE SURFACES
Concrete Surfaces - Product Selection Guide Product Selection Guide — Epoxies

Whether it is used for patching or filling cracks, epoxy is an economical solution for repairing imperfections in concrete. Many specialized epoxy products are designed to meet needs such as high-traffic areas, corrosive environments, decorative projects, Read more

Avoiding Overlay Problems Concrete Surfaces - Contractor Clinic Avoiding Overlay Problems

Over the next few months, interest in the next round of infrastructure repair projects could bring some much needed work to contractors who treat concrete surfaces. Read more

Good Measure Concrete Surfaces Good Measure

Tom Tedford makes a living installing underlayments for concrete floors in the Phoenix area. As a pro, he knows how cumbersome the leveling process can be for large projects. Read more

NEWS & EVENTS
H. Gordon Gates Passes Away Industry News H. Gordon Gates Passes Away

Gordon Gates, a member of Gates & Sons Inc., Denver, for more than 60 years, passed away Dec. 20, 2009, at the age of 86. Gates spent the early years of his career concentrating on his father’s twisted wire tie invention. Read more

ERLIN & HIME ON CONCRETE
Hime & Erlin On Concrete Strength—Again?

Reader Jeffrey Cannon, principal, Kleinfelder, Sacramento, Calif., asked about the six diagrams showing break configurations of concrete tested cylinders. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
Slabs on Grade The Emperor Unclothed

Slabs-on-grade are the red-headed step-children of the construction industry. Read more

SAFETY MATTERS
Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls Safety Matters Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

When you add the lack of attentiveness to the risk and the sheer number of exposures, then multiply it by the costs of responding to slip- and trip-related injuries, you end up with a hazard that can cause significant injury, cost, and lost time to your projects. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
GFRC Countertop Construction Decorative Concrete GFRC Countertop Construction

GFRC isn't new to the concrete industry but its use in concrete countertops is a recent phenomenon. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Caterpillar Inc. 907H Jobsite Products Caterpillar Inc. 907H

The 907H has an auxiliary hydraulic system, Cat C3.4 diesel engine, two-speed hydrostatic drive, and parallel-lift Z-bar loader linkage. Read more

Komatsu America Corp. WA50-6 Jobsite Products Komatsu America Corp. WA50-6

Increased productivity and operator comfort make the WA50-6 compact wheel loader ideal for construction, landscaping, and other applications. Read more

Terex TL80 Compact Wheel Loader Jobsite Products Terex TL80 Compact Wheel Loader

The TL80 Compact Wheel Loader is ideal for digging, loading, and hauling jobsite materials. Read more

Volvo Construction Equipment North America L45F and L50F wheel loaders Jobsite Products Volvo Construction Equipment North America L45F and L50F wheel loaders

The L45F and L50F wheel loaders include Torque Parallel loader linkage, 100% axle differential locks, and Volvo Care Cab. Read more

PRODUCTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Drilling to the Finish Line Products Solving Problems Drilling to the Finish Line

The reconstruction of Runway 7R/25L at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas involved paving a new runway, drilling 59,000 dowel holes, and epoxying the dowel bars into place in a little over six months' time. Read more

Other Articles
Uncharted Waters Uncharted Waters

Dan Bishop never dreamed of building a boat deck with polished concrete. But when a loyal customer asked Bishop, president of Moderncrete Concrete Design of Austin, Texas, to recreate the deck of a fishing boat, his team of concrete artisans went to work. Read more

Tech Specs How to Repair a Scaled Surface

QUESTION: We have been asked to treat an interior concrete slab's surface inside a store. The concrete is about three years old, but the store is only now ready to open. The unheated shell was exposed to winter weather for two seasons. Read more

Looking Ahead at World of Concrete Editorial Comment Looking Ahead at World of Concrete

It's fair to say World of Concrete did not surprise many people this year. We all thought attendance would be down, and it was. And we all thought that talk of future business prospects would be a main topic of conversation, and it was. Read more

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