October 2013 Table of Contents

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Safety is key when constructing high rises Safety is key when constructing high rises

With the use of a powerful self-climbing and perimeter protection system, a new hotel from Marriot is staged to add sizzle in the heart of New York, at 1717 Broadway. Read more

Finding the right BIM tool for the job

Using BIM allowed this contractor to increase efficiency and reduce labor costs on two complex and time-sensitive projects. Read more

FEATURES
Students in Ethiopia Help Evaluate Metal Locators Students in Ethiopia Help Evaluate Metal Locators

Ethiopia's next generation of engineers and project managers undertook the laboratory exercise with gusto. Read more

Narrow-Aisle, Defined-Traffic Floor Flatness Narrow-Aisle, Defined-Traffic Floor Flatness

Proper planning and installation techniques combine to make a recent high-tolerance, pile-supported structural slab at a commercial project in Florida a success. Read more

Training for Equipment Operators Training for Equipment Operators

Even experienced operators often need additional training to understand and use new equipment efficiently. Fortunately, the industry has responded with a variety of training tools and programs. Read moreuxrqqcrsxeybwdzwucufxsrfqxwttece

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High-strength Steel Rebar High-strength Steel Rebar

High-strength steel rebar offers better strength and corrosion resistance that conventional steel. Read more

Reinforcement Accessories Reinforcement Accessories

A full range of anchoring adhesives and structural concrete reinforcement. Read more

Pervious Concrete Fiber Pervious Concrete Fiber

Blend of polypropylene and copolymer macrofibers is designed specifically for pervious concrete applications. Read more

Galvanized Bar Galvanized Bar

Cut and bend reinforcing bar without chipping and flaking. Read more

Rebar Cutter Rebar Cutter

Portable rebar cutter is a cold-cutting shear and is ideal for cutting epoxy-coated rebar. Read more

Other Articles
Screed Handle Screed Handle

The new EZ Screed, designed by concrete contractor brothers, combines a lightweight aluminum screed board with a handle that allows screeding in a standing position. Read more

What Makes a Leader? What Makes a Leader?

I started in the concrete industry when tyrants were viewed as the best leaders. But this is not correct. Leading is actually getting people to willingly submit to your leadership. Read more

Concrete Watermarks Concrete Watermarks

SolidPoetry concrete reveals unique, decorative patterns when it gets wet. Read more

Filling Holes in Concrete Filling Holes in Concrete

The CORK (Concrete Opening Repair Kit) is a clever new way to plug a no-longer-needed opening in a concrete structure, such as wall penetrations, removed cores, abandoned pipe chases, and layout sleeves. Read more

Thoughts and Opinions from the Editor - Controlled Polishing Thoughts and Opinions from the Editor - Controlled Polishing

Bill Palmer provides insight into what's going on in the concrete industry. Read more

Electronic Hardhats Electronic Hardhats

A new hardhat invented by researchers at Virginia Tech University detects workers’ blood oxygen levels and then sends a warning signal using a miniature radio transmitter. Read more

Rebuilding with ICFs along the coast in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy Project of the Month Rebuilding with ICFs along the coast in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy

Contractor uses insulating concrete forms to rebuld a house devastated by hurricane Sandy to meet strict FEMA V-Zone flood construction requirements. Read more

12 Steps to a Safe Construction Site Resources 12 Steps to a Safe Construction Site

A whitepaper produced by the ACE group outlines and discusses how to build a proactive safety culture on a construction work site. Read more

Nonfatal Injuries in Construction Industry

Facts and figures about nonfatal injuries reported in the construction industry according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more

Helping you stay safe in the scaffolding industry Safety Helping you stay safe in the scaffolding industry

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association provides safety education to members and nonmembers and will host a Safety Boot camp at the World of Concrete 2014. Read more

Course on Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Educated Contractor Course on Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

This web course for the educated contractor covers general guidelines for using short fibers in concrete. Read more

Did you know shoring equipment can be classified as scaffolding? Did you know shoring equipment can be classified as scaffolding?

Providing your employees with a safe worksite requires that you and your employees comply with the applicable safety standards. Knowing the difference between shoring equipment and scaffolding is important. Read more

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