July 2012 Table of Contents

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Fast and Secure

Using SCC provides scheduling and cost advantages. Read more

Formwork and Shoring Solutions

Heavyweights brought into shape in a safe and economic manner. Read more

Restoring a Piece of History

Building a natural look to the Brooklyn Navy Yard Museum with a self-leveling floor topping. Read more

FEATURES
Five Big Ideas for the Concrete Industry Five Big Ideas for the Concrete Industry

Change is happening within the concrete industry--here's how. Read more

America's Top Concrete Contractors America's Top Concrete Contractors

Financial results for 2011 show steady improvement in the concrete construction industry. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Powerblanket's Environmentally Friendly Curing Powerblanket's Environmentally Friendly Curing

Multi-Duty (MD) heating blanket provides heat, prevents freezing, and retains moisture throughout the hydration process, creating a wet cure environment that protects against cracking and rapid drying. Read more

Lythic Solution's Trowel-in Curing Lythic Solution's Trowel-in Curing

Applied as a troweling aid, DAY1 adds comprehensive strength and durability as it increases workability. Read more

L.M. Scofield's Curing for Uniform Appearance L.M. Scofield's Curing for Uniform Appearance

Lithochrome Colorwax is a two-component system for curing exterior concrete colored with Chromix admixtures or Lithochrome color hardener. Read more

L & M Construction Chemical's Self-Deteriorating Curing Agent L & M Construction Chemical's Self-Deteriorating Curing Agent

Cure R curing compound is for concrete, shake-on hardeners, and new concrete toppings. Read more

Reef's Lightweight, Reusable Wet Cure Covers Reef's Lightweight, Reusable Wet Cure Covers

Transguard concrete curing cover provides proper moisture control during the concrete curing process. Read more

W.R. Meadows' Resin-Based, Water-Based Concrete Curing W.R. Meadows' Resin-Based, Water-Based Concrete Curing

1100-CLEAR is for use on interior, exterior, vertical, and horizontal concrete surfaces. It forms a membrane that retains water in freshly placed concrete, completely hydrating cement. Read more

Dayton Superior's Exterior Water-Based Curing Compound Dayton Superior's Exterior Water-Based Curing Compound

White Wax Cure J9A retains moisture in freshly finished concrete. Read more

SpecChem's Water-Based Concrete Curing Compound SpecChem's Water-Based Concrete Curing Compound

E-Cure helps resolve compatibility issues related to flooring adhesives. It densifies, cures, hardens, and dustproofs concrete. Read more

Reliable Concrete's Super Absorbent Curing Blanket Reliable Concrete's Super Absorbent Curing Blanket

UltraCure NCF absorbs more than 46 gal. of curing water/1600-sq.-ft. roll, providing the moisture required for the long term wet curing of concrete surfaces. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Asbestos and Old Concrete Asbestos and Old Concrete

Asbestos was used in concrete products in the past and could pose a threat in some instances. Read more

Other Articles
Hand-powered breaker Hand-powered breaker

Some innovations are a little less dramatic than others but may be more useful, such as this breaker from Goldblatt Tools. Read more

Overhead Calculator Overhead Calculator

Contractors too often have only a vague idea of how their overhead is being recovered on a project. Read more

Steel-Fiber Repair Concrete Steel-Fiber Repair Concrete

Some of the most innovative ideas in the concrete industry are on the repair side of things. In Switzerland, one researcher has figured out a way to use ultra-high performance concrete to repair bridges, pavements, and other infrastructure. Read more

Polishing System Polishing System

Polished concrete floors aren’t new, but their use is growing dramatically as owners begin to see the benefits and beauty. Read more

We've Got You Covered We've Got You Covered

From empty lot to quality slab, the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) will offer a 1-day concrete slabs workshop preceding its Annual Convention. Read more

Organizing Chaos Organizing Chaos

Change orders are important because they help put the organization back into the organized chaos that sometimes constitutes the construction process. Read more

RCC Pavements RCC Pavements

Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) is a no-slump concrete that is compacted by vibratory rollers. Unlike conventional concrete which uses internal vibration for consolidation, RCC is externally vibrated with rollers. Read more

Concrete Pump Safety Issues Concrete Pump Safety Issues

How to plan for a safe concrete pumping placement. Read more

Big Can Be Better, Drug- and alchol-free sites, Manufacturing

Are the local construction supply houses that you’ve used for many years going the way that little mom-and-pop stores have gone in retail sales? Read more

Installing and Compacting a Soil Support System

Nothing dictates the performance of a concrete slab on ground so much as the soil support system. Read more

Leadership the West Point Way Leadership the West Point Way

The military has a very deliberate way of creating leaders using experience and feedback. Read more

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