September 2010 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Could You Repeat the Question? Editorial Comment Could You Repeat the Question?

For the past year or so, I have written a number of editorials regarding the economic conditions of the construction industry. Read more

FEATURES
No Joints? No Cracks? No Gray? No Problem! Features No Joints? No Cracks? No Gray? No Problem!

The Atlanta Bonded Warehouse Corp. (ABW), Kennesaw, Ga., has always tried to improve its facilities and operations with each new warehouse or expansion. Read more

SPECIAL SECTION
Unexpected Results CC Field Test Unexpected Results

One and a half years into the two-year curling field study on warehouse floors, the results have been unexpected. Read more

DeWalt HEPA dust extraction systems Tools for the Concrete Pro DeWalt HEPA dust extraction systems

To improve jobsite health, safety, and housekeeping, more and more concrete contractors are seeking ways to collect concrete dust at its source. Read more

CDCLarue Pulse-Bac PB-550 Tools for the Concrete Pro CDCLarue Pulse-Bac PB-550

To improve jobsite health, safety, and housekeeping, more and more concrete contractors are seeking ways to collect concrete dust at its source. Read more

Bosch Tools line of dust shroud/dust extraction attachments Tools for the Concrete Pro Bosch Tools line of dust shroud/dust extraction attachments

To improve jobsite health, safety, and housekeeping, more and more concrete contractors are seeking ways to collect concrete dust at its source. Read more

Makita USA PC5000C and PC5001C Tools for the Concrete Pro Makita USA PC5000C and PC5001C

To improve jobsite health, safety, and housekeeping, more and more concrete contractors are seeking ways to collect concrete dust at its source. Read more

New Directions in Dust Control Tools For The Concrete Pro New Directions in Dust Control

Anyone who works with cement or concrete should be aware of the potential health hazards and take precautions to avoid serious health risks. Read more

NEWS & EVENTS
News & Events Strategic Development Council Meeting

The concrete industry's Strategic Development Council's (SDC) upcoming Session #28 meeting is this fall. The meeting will be held in Plymouth, Mich., at St. John's Hotel, Golf, and Conference Center on Oct. 7–8 2010. Read more

News & Events Concrete Material Prices Down

According to the Producer Price Index report from the U.S. Labor Department, prices for construction materials and supplies in July 2010 were down 0.2% from June 2010, yet they were up 4.5% from July 2009. Read more

News & Events Concrete Industry Management Program Searches for Donations

The Concrete Industry Management Program (CIM), a concrete-specific business program that gives graduates a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in concrete industry management, is seeking donations at their sixth annual auction. Read more

News & Events EPA Regulates Fly Ash

Concrete is the most used building material in the world, but unfortunately it also leaves a major carbon dioxide footprint because of one of its main binders. Read more

News & Events Construction Leadership Council Scholarship

The Construction Leadership Council has awarded Daniel Cook, a senior from Middle Tennessee State University, the first annual Construction Leadership Council $1500 scholarship. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
Slabs on Grade Grade Basics (Floors)

They're called slabs on grade. They're composed of two equally important elements, each with a distinctly different function. Read more

SAFETY MATTERS
Managing Safety Safety Matters Managing Safety

A management system is a key piece when starting a new construction project, especially because it can help with time management, costs, and safety. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
One Day Floors polyaspartic polyurea coating Products One Day Floors polyaspartic polyurea coating

The One Day Floors polyaspartic polyurea coating can withstand 98% relative humidity with a vapor transmission rate of up to 10 lbs. Read more

Rhino FastFloor DF Products Rhino FastFloor DF

Rhino FastFloor DF (Decorative Floor) is a two-component, rapid-curing, hybrid polyurea coating system. Read more

HP Spartacote Industrial-Strength Coating Systems Decorative HP Spartacote Industrial-Strength Coating Systems

HP Spartacote offers several industrial- strength polyaspartic coating systems for residential garage flours. Read more

Mapei Corp. Planicrete UA mixed with Keracolor U/Ultracolor Plus Decorative Mapei Corp. Planicrete UA mixed with Keracolor U/Ultracolor Plus

When Planicrete UA is mixed with Keracolor U or Ultracolor Plus grouts, the resulting toppings open up a world of opportunities. Read more

UV Light Machine Products UV Light Machine

The advantages of UV coatings over traditional methods are significant to both significant to both customers and contractors. Read more

Should You Cure Decorative? Decorative Concrete Should You Cure Decorative?

Few professional concrete organizations would suggest that concrete should not be cured, though some exceptions exist. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Heckmann Building Products Inc. Thermal Pos-I-Tie Jobsite Products Heckmann Building Products Inc. Thermal Pos-I-Tie

As a factory-assembled four-piece system, the Thermal Pos-I-Tie features a plastic wing nut, stainless-steel barrel, neoprene washer, and screw inserts perfect for steel stud, concrete, CMU, brick, and wood backup walls. Read more

Hilti Inc. HIT-HY 150 MAX-SD Jobsite Products Hilti Inc. HIT-HY 150 MAX-SD

The HIT-HY 150 MAX-SD fast-curing adhesive anchor system is ideal for installing 3/8- to 1-in.-diameter threaded rods and #3 to #8 rebar. Read more

ITW Red Head line of lengths and diameters for Trubolt + Jobsite Products ITW Red Head line of lengths and diameters for Trubolt +

The company now offers a full line of lengths and diameters for Trubolt +. Read more

Cintec America Reinforcing Anchor System Jobsite Products Cintec America Reinforcing Anchor System

The Reinforcing Anchor System is fashioned out of a steel bar enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve and inserted into the structure where reinforcement is needed. Read more

Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems Torq-Cut Jobsite Products Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems Torq-Cut

The Torq-Cut self-undercutting anchor is a heavy-duty, high-capacity anchor designed and tested for use in cracked and uncracked concrete under static and seismic loading conditions. Read more

PRODUCTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Reservoir Rehabilitation Products Solving Problems Reservoir Rehabilitation

The Jackson Gulch Reservoir, an imperative resource to the mountainous regions of southwestern Colorado, supplies water to more than 13,000 acres of agriculture lands as well as domestic water to Mesa Verde National Park. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Problem Clinic Spalling in Parking Lots

What causes spalling in concrete parking lots? Read more

Problem Clinic Concrete Expansion Joints

Are joints in concrete meant to accommodate expansion or contraction? Someone told me that what I've always called expansion joints I should now call contraction joints. Does this mean that concrete doesn't expand? What are these joints actually supposed to do? Read more

Problem Clinic Removing Excess Bond Breaker

On a recent project, we encountered a problem with excess bond breaker left on tilt-up panels. What is the best way to get the bond breaker off of panels so they can be painted successfully? Read more

Problem Clinic Sweating Slab Syndrome

What is sweating slab syndrome and how can we prevent it on future projects? Read more

SUSTAINABILITY
Concrete Steals the Show Sustainability Concrete Steals the Show

Although the leaves are changing colors in Pittsburgh this fall, ACI will keep things green. The ACI's fall convention, “Green Concrete in the Steel City,” takes place Oct. 24–28 in Pittsburgh's Westin Convention Center Hotel and David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Read more

CONTRACTOR TO WATCH
Okland Construction Co. Inc. Contractor To Watch Okland Construction Co. Inc.

Okland Construction Co. Inc., Salt Lake City, has based its core values on the same four principles since 1918: integrity, quality, vision, and success. Read more

WOMEN IN CONCRETE
In Your Crowd, Who Stands Tall? Women in Concrete In Your Crowd, Who Stands Tall?

Leaders live among us, but we can forget how many there are in the concrete industry. There's usually a good reason we revere someone's advice and view them as a leader. Read more

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