April 2011 Table of Contents

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Tests Support Admixture for All Concrete Assets Web Exclusive Tests Support Admixture for All Concrete Assets

A nontoxic agent thwarts microbiologically induced corrosion in new head works, clarifiers, and treatment plant pipes as well as rehabilitation. Read more

Web Exclusive Cracking Up Not a Laughing Matter

When it comes to structural concrete cracks, building owners need expert advice to determine possible threats to structural integrity. Read more

Transforming History Web Exclusive Transforming History

The Estonian Maritime Musicum in Tallinn, Estonia, is restored to a historical centerpiece. Read more

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Editorial Is Social Media Worth Your Time?

Contractors often ask about social media and whether or not they should participate on behalf of their business. Read more

NEWS
News & Events CIM Adds MBA Degree in Concrete and Construction Management

The CIM program announced the addition of a MBA degree in Concrete Industry Management, offered through the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU. Read more

News & Events 21st Annual Achievement Awards Program Call for Entries

TCA announces a call for entries for the 21st installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Competition. Read more

News & Events NRMCA Certification Program Adds Sustainability Track

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has added a fifth career track to reflect the growing importance of ready mixed concrete’s role in sustainable development. Read more

News & Events List of Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings Released

U.S. Green Building Council releases list of top states in the U.S. for LEED-certified projects in 2010. Read more

News & Events National Group to Unveil Recovery Plan For Construction Industry

The Associated General Contractors of America will unveil a new national recovery plan for the U.S. construction industry and release a new city-by-city analysis of construction job losses. Read more

ACI to Present Distinguished Achievement Award to FC&PA News & Events ACI to Present Distinguished Achievement Award to FC&PA

The American Concrete Institute is pleased to announce that its Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented to the Florida Concrete & Products Association at the ACI Spring 2011 Convention in Tampa, Fla. Read more

FEATURES
Feature Team Unites to Repair a Modernist Landmark

Roof slab reconstruction was a challenge well met. Read more

Bidding and Estimating Software Feature Bidding and Estimating Software

In this day and age, knowing the current technology options can benefit how you do business. Read more

Solar Reflectance for Walls Feature Solar Reflectance for Walls

New green requirements have been established for vertical surfaces. Read more

Balancing History and Structural Restoration Feature Balancing History and Structural Restoration

The dock of a historic mansion in Sarasota, Fla., needed concrete, rebar, and marble repair. Read more

Embracing the New Normal Feature Embracing the New Normal

How to get ahead in today's challenging market. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
DECORATIVE CONCRETE
Working With Multilayer Stencils Decorative Concrete Working With Multilayer Stencils

Learn how to use multilayered stencils to produce 3D images on concrete. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Mapei Planitop X Jobsite Products Mapei Planitop X

Renovate, treat, and repair with Planitop X—a one-component, fiber-reinforced, shrinkage-compensated, fast-setting, polymer-modified, high-build cementitious repair mortar with corrosion inhibitor. Read more

Bonsal American Floor Patch Pro Jobsite Products Bonsal American Floor Patch Pro

Floor Patch Pro requires no priming for use over concrete, wood, and cement terrazzo substrates, as well as cutback residue adhesive. Read more

BASF’s ZERO-C Concrete Repair Jobsite Products BASF’s ZERO-C Concrete Repair

BASF’s ZERO-C Concrete Repair Technology is a line of cementitious repair mortars that exhibit no cracking when tested in accordance with ASTM C1581. Read more

Sika Corp. Sikasil Silicone Sealants Jobsite Products Sika Corp. Sikasil Silicone Sealants

Sikasil silicones offer maximum adhesion, durability, and flexibility in most applications in new construction or building restoration. Read more

W. R. Meadows Meadow-Crete FNP Extended Jobsite Products W. R. Meadows Meadow-Crete FNP Extended

Repair deteriorated concrete with Meadow-Crete FNP Extended, a one-component, pre-extended, shrinkage-compensated repair mortar. Read more

Adhesive Systems Technology Corp. PCV-310 Adhesive Systems Technology Corp. PCV-310

The simple and rugged crack injection system PCV-310 can be used for both low- and high-pressure injection applications. Read more

Adhesive Systems Technology Corp. PCV-310 Adhesive Systems Technology Corp. PCV-310

The simple and rugged crack injection system PCV-310 can be used for both low- and high-pressure injection applications. Read more

Prime Resins Prime Rez 1000 High Mod Jobsite Products Prime Resins Prime Rez 1000 High Mod

Prime Rez 1000 High Mod low-viscosity, high-strength, high-modulus epoxy resin originally designed to be injected into structural cracks in concrete, masonry, and stone also may be used as a general purpose epoxy adhesive. Read more

Quikrete Polyurethane Concrete Crack Sealant Jobsite Products Quikrete Polyurethane Concrete Crack Sealant

Polyurethane Concrete Crack Sealant is a construction-grade polyurethane sealant that repairs, seals, and waterproofs cracks in concrete, masonry, and stucco surfaces. Read more

Roadware Inc. 10 Minute Concrete Mender Roadware Inc. 10 Minute Concrete Mender

Roadware’s 10 Minute Concrete Mender penetrates deep into cracks and creates a structural repair in just 10 minutes at 70° F. Read more

PRODUCTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Products Solving Problems Restoring Royal Mills

A comprehensive waterproofing system revived this 100-year-old abandoned cotton mill. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Weight of Standard Concrete Problem Clinic Weight of Standard Concrete

What is the nominal weight of a standard concrete mixture? Read more

Problem Clinic Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete

We have a job that calls for shrinkage-compensating concrete. What is this material and why is it used? Read more

Problem Clinic Pigment Effects on Concrete Properties

Besides changing the color, does adding pigment to concrete have any other effects on its properties that a contractor should be aware of? Read more

SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainable Strengths Sustainability Sustainable Strengths

A new study brings home concrete's greenest assets. Read more

CONTRACTOR TO WATCH
TWC-Concrete Services LLC Contractor to Watch TWC-Concrete Services LLC

Learn from vice president/project manager Anthony R. DeCarlo Jr. on the company's successes. Read more

Other Articles
Concrete Repair Working With Rebar Concrete Repair

Learn how to address repair of cast-in-place structural columns. Read more

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