December 2011 Table of Contents

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Use Reinforcing to Stop Cracking Web Exclusive Use Reinforcing to Stop Cracking

Find out how to use rebar and avoid shrinkage cracks in concrete. Read more

Mercer Museum Contemporary Concrete Addition Web Exclusive Mercer Museum Contemporary Concrete Addition

A new contemporary addition, which features poured-in-place reinforced concrete walls, was completed at the historic Mercer Museum in Doylestown, Pa. Read more

Nanotech to the Rescue Web Exclusive Nanotech to the Rescue

This overlay material, created using nanotechnology, helps solve a local and global problem. Read more

FEATURES
What Do You Do With Test Results? Feature What Do You Do With Test Results?

In his third installment in this testing series, Hover discusses what to do with properly sampled concrete test results. Read more

Feature Voided-Slab Flat-Plate Floor Construction

Placing concrete around plastic voids increases efficiency and reduces costs. Read more

Choosing the Right Concrete Dowel Drill Feature Choosing the Right Concrete Dowel Drill

Pneumatic dowel drills come in a variety of models to meet the challenges of any project. Find out what to consider when making your next purchase. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners Toucan Ridge

The Conservancy set out to renovate the zoo's Tropical House. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners JW Marriott Art Plaza

This Hoosier hotel features an art installation that pays hommage to the state of Indiana. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners YoungLife's Washington Family Ranch

Handcarved shotcrete rockwork and timbers mimic indigenous rock structures. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners Concrete Lace Curtain

This "curtain" is made from ultra-high-performance concrete and different suspensions. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners Bilovesky Backyard Living Space

This project includes a stamped concrete patio, water bubbler, and more. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners Central Park of Stephenson

A small Midwest town is now the home of rose-shaped concrete fountain. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners 16 Main Watercloset

A 15-sq.-ft. bathroom included a custom-designed cast concrete tile. Read more

Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Winners The Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino

A $3.9 billion Las Vegas hotel and casino features state-of-the-art amenities. Read more

SPECIAL SECTION
Choosing the Right Screed Tools for the Concrete Pro Choosing the Right Screed

This indispensable equipment is a must-have for any flatwork contractor. Find out how to choose the best your operation. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
F-min Numbers, Part 3 Slabs on Grade F-min Numbers, Part 3

In his final installment, Allen Face explains the origin of the term superflat in warehouse construction. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Blastcrete Swing-tube Pump Jobsite Products Blastcrete Swing-tube Pump

The 3-in. swing-tube pump on the X-10 refractory and shotcrete pump yields up to 12 cu. yds./hr. Read more

Schwing America SP 750-15 Compact Size Jobsite Products Schwing America SP 750-15 Compact Size

Redesigned for better maneuverability and towing, the SP 750-15 features a more compact package. Read more

Putzmeister BSA 100-D and BSA 120-D Trailer Pumps Jobsite Products Putzmeister BSA 100-D and BSA 120-D Trailer Pumps

Heavy-duty, high-pressure BSA 100-D and BSA 120-D trailer pump models are ideal for long-distance pumping. Read more

Olin Engineering 15 130 S-Tube Pump Jobsite Products Olin Engineering 15 130 S-Tube Pump

The 15 130 S-Tube pump features 7-in.-diameter cylinders and a 54-in. stroke that are designed to reduce pressure drop created by oversized pumps. Read more

Small Frame, Big Power Small Frame, Big Power

The C50SS concrete pump packs superior performance in a compact frame. Read more

Airplaco Pro-Cretor Shotcrete Pump and Mixer Jobsite Products Airplaco Pro-Cretor Shotcrete Pump and Mixer

The multipurpose Pro-Cretor Shotcrete Pump and Mixer features a 10 cu. ft. materials mixer and high-pressure swing-tube pump. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Air-Entrained Decorative Concrete Problem Clinic Air-Entrained Decorative Concrete

We placed, colored, and stamped the concrete in the photo two years ago. It looked great after the first winter, but then during the second winter, the surface started breaking down. We specified only 3% entrained air in the concrete because I was told not to use too much air or else the concrete wouldn’t bleed enough to wet out the color hardener. And besides, I thought the color hardener would create an impervious surface to protect from freeze/thaw damage. What happened? Read more

Other Articles
Scrap Steel Cost Affects Reinforcing Steel Prices Slabs on Grade Scrap Steel Cost Affects Reinforcing Steel Prices

Currently the rebar industry is affected by worldwide demand for scrap steel; a phenomemon that will continue to impact concrete construction. Read more

Smart Concrete, Safety Card, Sensing Skin Innovations Smart Concrete, Safety Card, Sensing Skin

Smart concrete combats urban heat island effect, safety card quiz reinforces safety program, and concrete patches monitor structures. Read more

Hilti Anchor Selector App Review App Review Hilti Anchor Selector App Review

The Hilti Anchor Selector app will help you choose the best anchor for the job. Read more

Organizational Financing Educated Contractor Organizational Financing

The balance sheet presents the financial position of an organization at the end of a specific date. Read more

pH of Floors Educated Contractor pH of Floors

pH represents the acidity or alkalinity of a fluid—therefore there is no pH without water. Read more

Performance Mixes Educated Contractor Performance Mixes

Now more than ever, concrete contractors need to know about new technologies that can make them more competitive. Read more

Insider Information Views and News on the Concrete Industry

Learn about concrete floor and tile contractors, a new work zone safety resource, ACI certification programs, and Women in Concrete. Read more

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