January 2010 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Editorial Comment Top Influencers and WOC Kickoff 2010

Selecting this year's Top Influencers was exceptionally difficult, specifically because we had so many excellent recommendations. Read more

FEATURES
Safety-Conscious Contractors Honored Features Safety-Conscious Contractors Honored

Walk onto any jobsite and chances are you will see a sign indicating how many total days the jobsite has been accident free. Read more

Safety Around Vehicles Features Safety Around Vehicles

Not being aware of what's in front of you or to your side is perhaps the root cause of most worker versus vehicle accidents on construction sites. Read more

Electro-Osmotic Protection Features Electro-Osmotic Protection

a method called electro-osmotic pulse (EOP) is starting to be used for both new construction and repair work. Once the system is installed, it can be operated for the same cost as running a 50-W lightbulb and you can “waterproof” your basement walls. That's less than the cost to operate a sump pump. Read more

Fly Ash Threat Features Fly Ash Threat

The long-term consequences of a December 2008 accident at a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) electric generating plant in Kingston, Tenn., could change the way fly ash is used or disposed of in the United States for the foreseeable future. Read more

SPECIAL SECTION
2009 Most Influential Top Influencers 2009 Most Influential

Some study concrete as a material and some spend their careers using it to design and build structures and slabs that serve the general good. This year the editorial staff of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION recognizes people who do both: learning as much as they can about the material and doing the best possible work. Read more

David Darwin Top Influencers David Darwin

An educator on the mechanisms of corrosion and how to build more durable concrete bridges Read more

David Shepherd Top Influencers David Shepherd

A marketer spreading sustainable values of concrete Read more

Greg Scurto Top Influencers Greg Scurto

A contractor emphasizing quality, competitiveness, and growth Read more

Ward Malisch Top Influencers Ward Malisch

Technical director for the ASCC Read more

Bob Simonelli Top Influencers Bob Simonelli

A teacher with a unique blend of knowledge and hands-on training Read more

CONCRETE SURFACES
Concrete Surfaces - Editors Note Good Old Days

I will attend my seventh World of Concrete when the industry gathers the first week of February in Las Vegas. This hardly qualifies me as a veteran. Still, I've been around long enough now to realize that each show has a flavor and feel of its own. Read more

NEWS & EVENTS
News & Events Defining the Global Construction Industry

The “FMI/CMAA 10th Annual Survey of Owners” portrays a construction owner community responding to changing economic conditions. Read more

News & Events ACI's Extreme Concrete

The American Concrete Institute's (ACI) Spring 2010 Convention will take place March 21–25, 2010 in Chicago at the Sheraton Chicago. Read more

News & Events Industry Poised for Growth

As the cement industry emerges from the recession, it expects to embark on a period of sustained growth fueled by infrastructure investment, sustainable construction, and a shift in market dynamics in paving. Read more

ERLIN & HIME ON CONCRETE
Hime & Erlin On Concrete It's Only Words

Facts can lead to an exercise in futility when the smoothness of evaluation and interpretation are disrupted because they are distorted or missing. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
Slabs on Grade A Good Offense

Rule No. 2b requires you to predict the floor's future to the owner before it is installed—literally, for you to call your shot. Because you're going to be blamed for everything bad that happens anyway, it is very much in your long-term interest to take full advantage of your present abjection by committing formally to what you will and will not guarantee. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
Artistry 2010 Artistry Preview Artistry 2010

Eight years ago, the editors of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION thought it would be a good idea to highlight decorative concrete at the World of Concrete (WOC). Read more

MIP
ComputerEase FieldEase Forms/Notes 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee ComputerEase FieldEase Forms/Notes

FieldEase Forms/Notes turns paper forms into electronic documents that can be completed using handwriting recognition technology. Read more

Exaktime JobClock System 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Exaktime JobClock System

JobClock System provides a simple, efficient time and attendance solution using wireless technology. Read more

Foundation Construction Payroll Software 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Foundation Construction Payroll Software

Foundation Construction Payroll Software is a full-service payroll company devoted exclusively to the construction industry. Read more

Dur-A-Flex Contractor Academy 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Dur-A-Flex Contractor Academy

Contractor Academy helps contractors learn how to grow their businesses by educating them on how to better manage their organization. Read more

Foundation Software Document Imaging 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Foundation Software Document Imaging

Document Imaging enables contractors to streamline the sorting, storing, and routing processes of important project documents and reports. Read more

AboutTime Technologies Mobile Green Suite 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee AboutTime Technologies Mobile Green Suite

Mobile Green Suite flows information paperlessly to office managers, designers, architects, accountants, owners, and crew supervisors. Read more

ProEst Estimating Software 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee ProEst Estimating Software

ProEst provides contractors a solution that streamlines productivity through ease-of-use and advanced integration capabilities. Read more

Blue Book BPM Select 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Blue Book BPM Select

The BPM Select Internet-based building product search engine was developed for the commercial construction industry. Read more

MAPEI Corp. Mapelastic SRW 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee MAPEI Corp. Mapelastic SRW

Mapelastic SRW is a water-based, cold-applied membrane designed to protect and waterproof concrete in demanding environments. Read more

MAPEI Corp. Planicrete UA 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee MAPEI Corp. Planicrete UA

This water-based concentrated liquid latex admixture is designed for enhancing numerous MAPEI products. Read more

MAPEI Corp. Primer T 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee MAPEI Corp. Primer T

One-component, water-based acrylic Primer T enhances the performance and adhesion of self-leveling underlayments. Read more

WP Fail Safe Form Footer Readers' Choice Award Winner WP Fail Safe Form Footer

IBC compliant, the WP Fail Safe Form Footer for building piers and footings can be assembled without tools in less than 5 minutes. Read more

Clemons Concrete Coatings Color-Crete Universal Dyes and Stains 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Clemons Concrete Coatings Color-Crete Universal Dyes and Stains

Color-Crete Universal Dyes and Stains can be reduced in water, acetone, and other solvents. Read more

Something Better Co. Wall Crete Carpentry Panels 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Something Better Co. Wall Crete Carpentry Panels

Wall Crete Carpentry Panels are vertical panels of reinforced concrete containing either stone, slate, black diamonds, or beach pebbles. Read more

HTC Inc. HTC 1500 ixT 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee HTC Inc. HTC 1500 ixT

HTC 1500 ixT is a ride-on floor grinder that includes integrated dust extractors. Read more

Dur-A-Flex Hybri-Flex 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Dur-A-Flex Hybri-Flex

Hybri-Flex eliminates the need to install a separate mitigation system on concrete slabs. Read more

Fitzgerald Formliners 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Fitzgerald Formliners

Customizable FitzLok Formliners yield a simulated brick or block finish that can accomplish many architectural design possibilities. Read more

Pacific Polymers Deco-Crete 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Pacific Polymers Deco-Crete

Deco-Crete is a durable, solvent-free decorative epoxy coating that achieves a granite replica finish. Read more

PROSOCO Consoli-deck Concrete Flooring Color System 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee PROSOCO Consoli-deck Concrete Flooring Color System

Consoli-deck Concrete Flooring Color System colors any concrete floor—troweled or polished—indoor or out. Read more

The Stamp Store/One Day Floors SS DYE-namic 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee The Stamp Store/One Day Floors SS DYE-namic

SS DYE-namic is UV stable and can be used for exterior work as well as interior. Read more

ICS Blount Inc. CWS-200 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee ICS Blount Inc. CWS-200

The CWS-200 combines Diamond Chain Technology with a mechanized, track-mounted hydraulic power drive. Read more

Roadware Match-Crete Clear 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Roadware Match-Crete Clear

Match-Crete Clear two-component polyurethane repairs cracks, spalls, and joints in concrete subject to UV exposure from sunlight. Read more

Hilti TE 1000-AVR 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Hilti TE 1000-AVR

The TE 1000-AVR provides unparalleled demolition impact, making it a productive tool for a wide range of demolition applications. Read more

BlastPro Mfg. Big Red Beast 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee BlastPro Mfg. Big Red Beast

The Big Red Beast allows contractors to remove a variety of coatings. Read more

BlastPro Mfg. BPS-225 Shell Machine 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee BlastPro Mfg. BPS-225 Shell Machine

BPS-225 Shell Machine is for blasting and cleaning vertical and near-vertical surfaces of steel storage tanks. Read more

HID Ultraviolet Hammerhead 26-8000A 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee HID Ultraviolet Hammerhead 26-8000A

The Hammerhead 26-8000A portable UV floor curing machine is designed for use on concrete floors and with coatings that are 100% solids. Read more

Lura Enterprises Inc. Adjustable Curb Runner 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Lura Enterprises Inc. Adjustable Curb Runner

Adjustable Curb Runner enables contractors to accurately place pervious mix adjacent to curbing that can vary from 0 to 12 in. Read more

Capital Safety ExoFit Nex 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Capital Safety ExoFit Nex

ExoFit Nex full-body harness provides safety and comfort, and protective elements to prolong the life of the harness. Read more

Adastra Technologies Circa 2000 Portable UV Floor Curing Machine 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Adastra Technologies Circa 2000 Portable UV Floor Curing Machine

Circa 2000 Portable UV Floor Curing Machine weighs 25 lbs., includes 360-degree directional motion. Read more

Bair Products Larry Lugs 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Bair Products Larry Lugs

Larry Lugs replace OEM rubber-molded drive lugs on a compact loader's rubber tracks. Read more

EBS Ink-Jet Systems USA Handjet EBS-250 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee EBS Ink-Jet Systems USA Handjet EBS-250

Handjet EBS-250 is a wireless, portable large-character ink-jet printer. Read more

Minnich Mfg. Co. A-5SCW Remote-Operated Dowel Pin 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Minnich Mfg. Co. A-5SCW Remote-Operated Dowel Pin

The A-5SCW Remote-operated Dowel Pin with Dust Collection positions the operator away from the machine down the grade. Read more

Green Power Technology Fusion 300 Advanced Heat Control 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Green Power Technology Fusion 300 Advanced Heat Control

Fusion 300 Advanced Heat Control is a portable hydronic concrete heating/curing, ground thawing system. Read more

CS Unitec Portamix Hippo PMH 70F 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee CS Unitec Portamix Hippo PMH 70F

Contractors can use the Portamix Hippo PMH 70F mixing station to quickly mix and accurately place construction material on the jobsite. Read more

Eco-Pier Products Eco-Pier 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Eco-Pier Products Eco-Pier

Contractors using Eco-Pier can adjust each placement to the size specified. Read more

PERI Formwork PERI Variokit 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee PERI Formwork PERI Variokit

PERI Variokit system contains rentable, standardized components for use in a variety of applications. Read more

Precise Forms Easi-Wall 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Precise Forms Easi-Wall

Easi-Wall insulated sandwich inserts allow for easy concrete placement due to unique foam support system. Read more

3M Scotchgard Stone Floor Protector 2010 Most Innovative Products — Editors' Choice Winner 3M Scotchgard Stone Floor Protector

Scotchgard Stone Floor Protector is a high-performance floor surface hardener and protector. Read more

Benjamin Obdyke Hydrofilament Drainable Housewrap 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Benjamin Obdyke Hydrofilament Drainable Housewrap

Hydrofilament Drainable Housewrap offers 140 times more drainage than standard housewraps. Read more

Hughes Brothers Inc. Nu-Wall Structural Composite Action Sandwich Wall Panel 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Hughes Brothers Inc. Nu-Wall Structural Composite Action Sandwich Wall Panel

Nu-Wall Structural Composite Action Sandwich Wall Panel system enables producers to furnish an energy-efficient building. Read more

Deslauriers Cure n' Carry 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Deslauriers Cure n' Carry

Cure n' Carry is a portable field curing box that meets ASTM 31 for transporting four 4x8 cylinders to the lab. Read more

Henry Co. Blueskin VP 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Henry Co. Blueskin VP

Blueskin VP removes the need for mechanical fastening. Read more

Pecora 890FTS Field Tintable Silicone 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Pecora 890FTS Field Tintable Silicone

Matching decorative features is now easier with the addition of new colors in the 890FTS Field Tintable Silicone lineup. Read more

American Concrete Institute International Research Portal 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee American Concrete Institute International Research Portal

ACI has collaborated with technical organizations within the industry to create a comprehensive collection of published research. Read more

Deslauriers Bio-Cylinder 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Deslauriers Bio-Cylinder

Bio-Cylinder test cylinders are molded with an additive to allow the plastic to biodegrade in a landfill. Read more

Ultratech International Ultra-ADA Pad Composite Model 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Ultratech International Ultra-ADA Pad Composite Model

The Ultra-ADA Pad Composite Model alerts people to a different surface than the surrounding concrete sidewalk when using a tapping cane. Read more

Inspirion Cosmo Container 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Inspirion Cosmo Container

Gone are the days of stationary, rusting containers that cost the same to ship and reposition. Read more

DeWalt DC012 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee DeWalt DC012

Worksite charger/radio DC012 meets the needs of professional contractors who use their worksite charger/radios daily. Read more

Neocantera Board S.A De C.V. Ikos 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Neocantera Board S.A De C.V. Ikos

Neocantera Ikos is used for nonloadbearing walls. Read more

Bartell Morrison Dry Selective Catalyst 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Bartell Morrison Dry Selective Catalyst

GESi mufflers use the Dry Selective Catalyst (DSC) system to reduce up to 99% of the CO, HC, and NOx. Read more

Lythic Solutions Inc. Lythic Densifier 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Lythic Solutions Inc. Lythic Densifier

Lythic Densifier, made with colloidal silica, is efficient, profitable, and sustainable. Read more

Line Dragon Discharge Device 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Line Dragon Discharge Device

Placing concrete is easier with Line Dragon, a four-wheeled, remote-controlled discharge device. Read more

Wacker Neuson CRT 48-35L-PS Ride-on Trowel 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Wacker Neuson CRT 48-35L-PS Ride-on Trowel

CRT 48-35L-PS Ride-on Trowel with Power Steer reduces the amount of pounds of force needed to operate the unit by as much as 75%. Read more

AccuraTab Placement Measuring System 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee AccuraTab Placement Measuring System

AccuraTab placement measuring system allows for quick installation of self-leveling underlayment products. Read more

Wacker Neuson DF Rebar Tier 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Wacker Neuson DF Rebar Tier

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Husqvarna Construction Products Diagrip HG3 diamond blade 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Husqvarna Construction Products Diagrip HG3 diamond blade

Diagrip HG3 diamond blade offers fast, smooth cutting of materials, including reinforced concrete. Read more

Sokkia Corp. 50RX Total Station 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Sokkia Corp. 50RX Total Station

The 50RX total station is rugged and lightweight. Read more

Lite-Form Technologies Wallbrator 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Lite-Form Technologies Wallbrator

The Wallbrator is designed for all types of ICFs and for either below- or abovegrade apps. Read more

Top Saw Tool Pocket Wrench 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Top Saw Tool Pocket Wrench

Pocket Wrench is nine tools in one and provides the user the ability to field repair chainsaws, cutoff saws, trimmers, and blowers. Read more

Flex North American Inc. Planetary Gear/Belt Driven ThreeHeaded Polisher LCP1703VR 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Flex North American Inc. Planetary Gear/Belt Driven ThreeHeaded Polisher LCP1703VR

The Planetary Gear/Belt Driven ThreeHeaded Polisher LCP1703VR is powered by a 10-amp variable speed flex motor. Read more

VMAC Underhood150 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee VMAC Underhood150

The Underhood150 belt-driven air-compressor system provides enough air power to supply two concrete breakers simultaneously. Read more

Hilti SFH 18-A CPC Hammer Drill/Driver 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Hilti SFH 18-A CPC Hammer Drill/Driver

The SFH 18-A CPC Hammer Drill/Driver and SF 18-A CPC Drill/Driver can drill holes in masonry, stone, and steel using three speeds. Read more

DeWalt SDS Rotary Hammers 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee DeWalt SDS Rotary Hammers

SDS rotary hammers are designed to provide maximum performance, jobsite durability, and increased comfort. Read more

Technidea Corp. Ziplevel Pro-2000 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Technidea Corp. Ziplevel Pro-2000

Ziplevel Pro-2000 features a near-instant setup with a one-person operation. Read more

Hilti PRE 3 Rotating Laser 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Hilti PRE 3 Rotating Laser

The PRE 3 Rotating Laser can measure height, set slope, or measure grade, indoors and outdoors. Read more

Wyco Tool Sure Speed Concrete Vibrator 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Wyco Tool Sure Speed Concrete Vibrator

The Sure Speed Concrete Vibrator produces uniform and repeatable vibration. Read more

Coneqtec-Universal Manhole Repair/Removal Tool 2010 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Coneqtec-Universal Manhole Repair/Removal Tool

Manhole Repair/Removal Tool skidsteer attachment reduces the time required to repair manhole covers. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Problem Clinic Repair Spalling With an Overlay

My brother has a large driveway and parking area in front of his house in eastern Washington state. The concrete surface is spalling, possibly from overuse of deicers. The concrete is a minimum of 6 inches thick with rebar. The concrete is structurally Read more

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