November 2010 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Editorial Comment Just Getting By

Name a $2 billion building that stands 68 floors high, is made of the finest structural concrete money can buy, and remains vacant along the Las Vegas Strip. Read more

FEATURES
What's Next? Industry Trends Roundtable What's Next?

This year's roundtable panelists discuss the future. Read more

SCC Revisited Features SCC Revisited

When self-consolidating concrete (SCC), first billed as self-compacting concrete, was developed several years ago some thought it would quickly take a significant share of the concrete market and there were many claims made about its properties and what it could do. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners Chronic Taco

With the most votes this year, Chronic Taco is the 2010 Readers' Choice Decorative Project of the Year. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners Red Rock Visitor's Center - Walkways

A vision that seemed overwhelming at first was in the end, art you can walk on. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners The Ultimate Mancave

This project came to life when the owner expressed his disappointment of not being able to put down real hardwood flooring in his mancave, a den-like oasis complete with fireplace, wet bar, and comfortable seating—after installing radiant heat in his concrete floors. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners CityCenter

T.B. Penick & Sons, in collaboration with MGM Mirage Design Group and landscape architects, worked to design 480,000 square feet of the 18 million-square-foot CityCenter in Las Vegas. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners Concrete Garden

The city of Ålesund (pronounced Ole-sund), with a population of 43,000, is located on several islands connected by bridges and undersea tunnels along the western coast of Norway. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Pool Deck with Cantilever Edge

Graded and formed pool house with ½" steel rebar and 12" forms including setting of water lines and drainage for bathroom. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Patio with Cut in Border

All plywood down on driveway and lawn so as not to damage property. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Steve Eames Home

Dug out all clay and put in new drainage with excavator and skid steer. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries FRWA Intake Facility

The new water intake facility and pumping plant located on the Sacramento River, upstream of the town of Freeport, will divert water and pump it through pipelines to other FRWP facilities. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Bartow County Civic Center

CSolutions signature surface seeded and polished concrete flooring system delivers the beauty and durability terrazzo without any of the concern over potential delamination, blistering or the necessity to maintain a floor wax. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Hashi

We did the bar top and panels, concrete "wood" tile for the floor, concrete wood furniture, concrete wood wall paneling, and front building facade with embedded signage that lights at night. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Showroom Front Slope Vanity

For our showroom, we needed to build a bathroom vanity that virtually everyone walking in the door would want in their master bathroom. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Three Stall Garage/Man Cave

I am a decorative concrete contractor based in Holland, MI, although people bring us all over Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Montana, etc... Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Bridges Restaurant

The Bridges Restaurant is a new construction, high end restaurant built on Chesapeake Bay waterfront in Maryland. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery is an interior fit-out within existing retail space at the White Marsh Town Center north of Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Heiner Residence

These clients were interested in something different and unique. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Chaney Residence

This project, located in the Hill country also known as Austin, Texas, was challenging to say the least. The decorative concrete artisans of Stain & Stamp, Inc. did not know what they were getting themselves into January 2010. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Showroom Project

Decorative concrete is not a trend, but an industry that is here to stay. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Scott Welsh Residence

This residential patio project was designed for the homeowners by architect Jovo Ivekich from Elements Design Studio in Milwaukee. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Mahwah Project

The homeowners were interested in creating a larger entertaining area in their backyard. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Baja Lizard

This project took a lot of time to complete. We had to patch, hand grind and polish before starting. Once this was done the work started. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries ABC Construction Logo

This logo was done over a period of five days, with a two man crew. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Spiral Staircase

When initial discussions about the concrete spiral staircase began with the client, the objectives were to create a functional staircase that would take up as little space as possible, to open up the room to the 2nd floor for better air circulation to distribute heat more evenly through the home, and of course to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art to compliment the modern decor. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Primate Park at Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park

Primate Park at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is a new exterior exhibit. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Woods Floor

We ground and polished the concrete floors in a newly constructed coffee shop, located in Blaine, Wash. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries City of Ormond Beach Granada Beach Approach

Edwards Concrete Co. started this project on April 12, 2010, and finished the project on May 7, 2010. It took seven men a total of 495 hours to complete. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Junior Achievement World at Broward College

Artistic Surfaces contributed a vibrantly colored stained concrete flooring medallion for the 64-foot rotunda space at the new Junior Achievement World Huizenga Center located at Broward College in Pompano Beach, Fla. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Target Field

The Legends Club Level of Target Field showcases Minnesota’s rich history of Twin Hall of Famers and the Met Club. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries UCSD North Campus Housing

UCSD North Campus Housing is a $93 Million student housing design build project constructed by Turner Construction, T.B. Penick Structural with HD Concrete Flooring by T.B. Penick Innovative Concrete Systems. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Tampa Museum of Art

Southland Concrete Creations recently completed the concrete floors of the new Tampa Museum of Art building on Ashley Street in downtown Tampa. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Fellwood Park

Sustainable Fellwood is a mixed-use, mixed income development composed of 220 Housing Units and other community components located just west of Savannah, Georgia's historical district. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Route 18

At its groundbreaking, The Conti Group's Route 18 Rehabilitation project was the largest project ever undertaken by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Smoke Rise Residence

There were many aspects to this project- a retaining wall, pool deck, pool coping, wall cap, and a covered patio. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Erie Art Museum

Macrosynthetic fibers played an important reinforcing role in the $9 million expansion project at the Erie Art Museum in Erie, PA. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Ringwood Residence

Unique Concrete was selected for this project because our approach was both decorative and cost effective. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Middletown Police Station Memorial Walkway

Chief of Police, Anthony Pesare, while finalizing the plans for the new police headquarters in Middletown, R.I., had an inspiring idea. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Murphy Residence

This project began like most other Lagoon pool projects that are submitted to us to participate in, to do all of the rock work, as a line drawing plan. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Montego Condominiums in Oceanside

The SSI team is never afraid of a challenge, so when one of our clients asked for 30 concrete countertops to be placed on the roof top of their building SSI said no problem. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Meadows School Athletic Complex

The Meadows School in Las Vegas, NV is a private pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Mauro Vanity

The customer wanted his countertop to reflect his love for climbing and the outdoors. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Li'l Teeth Dentistry

In January, architect Paul Battista visited Colorado Hardscapes' Design Center with a vision. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries West Career & Technical Academy

West Career & Technical Academy in Las Vegas, NV, is the newest technical academy in the Clark County School District opening to students for the first time this 2010–2011 school year. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Matsuo Powder Room Vanity

This project was commissioned several months after winning the client’s confidence by designing and crafting a feature fireplace surround as a highlight to their living room, which set the tone for a major house renovation. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Vickie's Floors

We poured then ground and polished the concrete floors in the great room and master bedroom/bathroom of a newly constructed home addition, located in Bellingham, Wash. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Karvekrete

This 3,000-square-foot home in St Croix Falls, Wis., sits on a six-acre lake view lot. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park Orientation Center

More than four years after the Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park in Missouri was devastated by more than a billion gallons of water from the breach of the upper Reservoir at Ameren UE’s Taum Sauk Hydroelectric plant, the 10,000-square-foot visitor center, also known as the Black River Center, was rebuilt. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Hospital Virgin Mary

The Hospital Virgin Mary, located in Vetren Village, Burgas, Bulgaria, was constructed by New Construction Group Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria. The project took two months and a crew of four people to complete. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Higgs Residence

We received a phone call from a friend and student of ours who, along with his brother, are very successful concrete contractors. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino

A crew of five men traveled to Chandler, Ariz., for six weeks to polish and stain 3500 square feet of concrete floors for a new night club at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Five-Story House

ModernCrete was asked to complete floors in a single-family five-story home in Austin, Texas, on Lake Travis. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Exxel Pacific Floors

Following a flood that damaged their floors, Exxel Pacific opted to go for having their existing concrete floors ground and polished by us. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Encore Beach Club

All plywood down on driveway and lawn so as not to damage property. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries East 54

Carolina Bomanite began working with Winston-Salem, N.C. Architects Dishner Moore more than a year in advance of the construction of this urban village of luxury condos, shops, and dining in Chapel Hill, N.C. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Dream Home

It’s easy to overlook the simple yet elegant details of Charles Cudd De Novo’s 2009 Dream Home. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Crossroads Fellowship

The Crossroads Fellowship church in Odessa, Texas, was constructed in 2007 and used in excess of 20,000 square feet of stained and sealed concrete as the finished flooring of choice in the Entrance Lobby and Youth Chapel. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Common Area Patio

Notable items: Lighting incorporated in vertical face of patio, exposed aggregate inlays seeded with stone and cat's eye marbles, multiple accent releases simultaneously broadcast, bull-nose edging on patio, color hardener dusting of caulked joints, decorative sawcutting and scoring. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Campbell Residence

This residential project was done in Brighton, Colo. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Camp Ripley Hangar Restoration

Camp Ripley was looking to make a venue for their troops that would allow them to stay on base and have a place to relax with their fellow soldier. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Cameron Park

All plywood down on driveway and lawn so as not to damage property. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Camden Development

Surfacing Solutions Inc. was hired to complete the architects vision in Irvine, California. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Bright Star Academy Daycare

Our company has completed several projects for this particular owner in the past, but the scope had always been limited to wall murals. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Entries Bellinger Fireplace

The customer wanted her fireplace hearth and mantle to complement the brick surrounding her fireplace. Read more

GREENSITE PROJECT OF THE YEAR
2010 GreenSite Awards 2010 GreenSite Awards

For the third year in a row, Concrete Construction and its sister publication, The Concrete Producer, present the GreenSite Awards to honor concrete's contribution to sustainable construction. Read more

Proximity Hotel

Billing itself as the "Greenest Hotel in America," the 147-room luxury Proximity Hotel uses 40% less energy and 30% less water than a comparable hotel. Read more

Concrete Village

Billing itself as the "Greenest Hotel in America," the 147-room luxury Proximity Hotel uses 40% less energy and 30% less water than a comparable hotel. Read more

West Hollywood Hotel & Residence

The mixed-use project includes a 12-story luxury hotel with 305 rooms, a 16-story residential tower with 143 high-end condominium units, and three levels of subterranean parking. Read more

Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir

In December 2005, a 700-foot section of the dam surrounding the Taum Sauk upper reservoir failed and released 1.4 billion gallons of water down Proffit Mountain and into Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Annapolis, Mo. Read more

Erie Art Museum

Macrosynthetic fibers played an important reinforcing role in the expansion project at the Erie Art Museum. Read more

David & Molly Begent Residence

Salt-water corrosion was a major concern for this residential project situated 10 feet above sea level. Read more

Vancouver Olympic Village

Vancouver's Olympic and Paralympic Village was home to 2800 athletes and officials at the 21st Winter Olympic Games. Read more

Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

With 39 points awarded by the USGBC, the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center is the first prison in the U.S. to achieve LEED Gold certification. Read more

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is the main building of the new World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. Read more

Randall Bordel House

The Bordley Randall House is an 18th century home on a 11/4-acre lot, nestled in a city block adjacent to the State Circle in the historic center of Annapolis. Read more

Hawthorne Residence

This Tampa Bay residence features concrete roof tiles, precast concrete countertops, sinks, and stair treads, and stained concrete floors and patios. Read more

NEWS & EVENTS
News & Events Safety Excellence Awards

The American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, recognized concrete contractors with exemplary safety records at the association's annual conference on Sept. 16, 2010, in Salt Lake City. Read more

News & Events Abstracts for Sustainability

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md., is seeking abstracts for the 2011 International Concrete Sustainability Conference. Read more

News & Events ACI Names President

ACI announced Kenneth C. Hover, Ph.D., PE, as its new president. Read more

News & Events Richard “Dick” Stehly

When I spoke at his funeral, I wanted everyone to know how important Dick was to our companies: American Engineering and Testing Inc. and American Petrographic Services Inc. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
Archimedes' Principal, Part II Slabs on Grade Archimedes' Principal, Part II

They might be called slabs on grade, but until they're loaded or cracked, they're really mostly “slabs on air.” Read more

TILT-UP
2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Tilt-Up 2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

Marking its 20th consecutive year, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, Mount Vernon, Iowa, recently announced the 2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. Read more

SAFETY MATTERS
Protecting Employees in the Workplace Safety Matters Protecting Employees in the Workplace

Travel through any workplace and you'll likely find yourself in a minefield of hazards-sparks, noise, chemicals, falling objects, and sharp edges, just to name a few. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Somero Enterprises Inc. SXP-D Laser Screed Jobsite Products Somero Enterprises Inc. SXP-D Laser Screed

The Pervious Head attachment for the SXP-D Laser Screed is designed specifically for the unique characteristics of pervious concrete to ensuring rapid and even placement with one pass, Read more

Bunyan Industries Rolling Edger Production & Placing Bunyan Industries Rolling Edger

The constraints for installing pervious concrete flatwork allow very little time for edging. Read more

GOMACO Corp. RTP-500 rubber-tracked placer Jobsite Products GOMACO Corp. RTP-500 rubber-tracked placer

Accomplish high-production slipforming of pervious concrete with GOMACO paving equipment. Read more

PRODUCTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Organizing Communication Products Solving Problems Organizing Communication

Effective communication can be a problem when construction companies work on large, complex projects. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Effect of Recycled Aggregates Problem Clinic Effect of Recycled Aggregates

How do the properties of recycled-aggregate concrete compare to those of concrete made with natural aggregates? Read more

Problem Clinic Adding Water to Concrete on the Jobsite

Under what conditions are we allowed to retemper ready-mixed concrete at the jobsite? If we receive a batch that has too low a slump, can we add water to make the concrete more workable? Read more

Problem Clinic Color-Matching Patches

I am patching and repairing some existing concrete curbs and sidewalks that are a light sandy color. The quick-mix patching products tend to be dark gray, which does not match well at all. How can I get the repair concrete to be a better match? Read more

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