February 2012 Table of Contents

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Forming a Circular Concrete Staircase Project of the Month Forming a Circular Concrete Staircase

A concrete beachhouse in San Carlos, Mexico, is home to a 24-step, full-360-degree concrete circular staircase. Read more

FEATURES
The Ins and Outs of RCC Feature The Ins and Outs of RCC

RCC has been around for many years but interest is finally starting to build for use in dam and pavement construction. Read more

Cement for Severe Environments Feature Cement for Severe Environments

A new pozzolanic cement when used to make concrete can resist attack in acidic or alkaline environments and also withstand higher temperatures than portland cement concrete. Read more

Installing Basement Egress Windows Feature Installing Basement Egress Windows

Egress windows are a good market for contractors--install them properly for a weathertight window. Read more

Home Built with ICF-Removable Form Hybrid System Feature Home Built with ICF-Removable Form Hybrid System

A large zero-energy concrete home is being built in part to add refinements to the forming system owned by the homeowner. Read more

Anchors in Concrete Feature Anchors in Concrete

Proper anchor installation is critical to a successful anchor with the anticiapted capacity. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Milestones Decorative Forms Jobsite Products Milestones Decorative Forms

Get the look you want with stone, brick, mural, or graphic patterns. Read more

Amico Blindside Wall Forms Jobsite Products Amico Blindside Wall Forms

Blindside Wall forms make it possible to build single-sided forms. Read more

Emplica Formwork Panel Repair System Jobsite Products Emplica Formwork Panel Repair System

Emplica formwork panel repair system uses a cylinder head drill bit to remove damaged spots from the face of plywood panels for replacement with wooden disks that are glued to be flush with the original panel surface. Read more

Doka SKE 50 Plus Jobsite Products Doka SKE 50 Plus

SKE 50 Plus works hand-in-hand with the Super Climber to create a safe and controlled formwork environment. Read more

Reward Wall Systems ASTM E2634 Standard Certified Form Jobsite Products Reward Wall Systems ASTM E2634 Standard Certified Form

This insulating concrete form (ICF) is the first ASTM E2634 Standard certified form. Read more

Alsina Forms Co. Alisply-M Handheld Form Jobsite Products Alsina Forms Co. Alisply-M Handheld Form

Designed to be used by hand, Alisply-M is a light system version of the Alisply crane-set wall system. Read more

Metal Forms Corp. Poly Meta Forms Jobsite Products Metal Forms Corp. Poly Meta Forms

Poly Meta Forms feature plastic forms and steel stake pockets to place various forms of decorative concrete. Read more

EFCO ONLINE Jobsite Products EFCO ONLINE

EFCO’s ONLINE is a service that improves project coordination and speed communication on issues concerning project needs when using the company’s formwork and shoring solutions. Read more

Dayton Superior Taper-Lock Form Saver Jobsite Products Dayton Superior Taper-Lock Form Saver

The Taper-Lock Form saver brings together the Dowel Bar, Dowel-In Splicing System, and Taper-Lock technologies while also allowing for faster installation. Read more

Dover Panel Gang-Form Panel System Jobsite Products Dover Panel Gang-Form Panel System

The company provides any size panel for gang forming seamless walls, floors, and more. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Problems with Balcony Slopes Problem Clinic Problems with Balcony Slopes

Contractors are not always responsible for puddles on concrete balconies. Read more

Other Articles
Handling Test Cylinders in Cold Weather Means & Meathods Handling Test Cylinders in Cold Weather

Concrete test cylinders don't always reflect the strength of the concrete in a structure, especially during cold weather. Read more

Insider Information A Good Resource For Your Concrete Needs

A resource for students, inch-pound markings, MAP-21 to provide funding, and a N.Y. company helps vets get work. Read more

Mobile Change Orders App of the Month Mobile Change Orders

You can make a change order right from your smartphone with iConfirm. Read more

BIM Productivity Innovations BIM Productivity

BIM can help internal productivity. Read more

Repurposing Materials Innovations Repurposing Materials

Repurposing reuses as-is materials in a new industry. Read more

Soybeans for Concrete Innovations Soybeans for Concrete

Soybean-based curing works better on regular concrete. Read more

What Concrete Is Made of How-to Zone What Concrete Is Made of

There are four basic ingredients in concrete: coarse aggregate, fine aggregate, portland cement, and water. Read more

Written Change Orders Educated Contractor Written Change Orders

Most general contracts and subcontracts detail the exact change order procedures required. Read more

Multilayer Stenciling Educated Contractor Multilayer Stenciling

At this point in the seminar, the first dye color has been sprayed onto the polished concrete. Read more

Repairing Cracks Educated Contractor Repairing Cracks

Cracking caused by restrained contraction of the repair material is a recurring problem in many repairs. Read more

Tip on Preventing Back Injuries Your Business Tip on Preventing Back Injuries

The construction industry causes more back injuries than any other industry. Follow these tips to protect yourself. Read more

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