September 2013 Table of Contents

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Waterproofing Bloomberg Office after Hurricane Sandy

Implementing long-term waterproofing solutions in the wake of the historic storm. Read more

Atomized Mist used for Dust Control

Atomized mist blankets dust during San Francisco Bay Parkway project. Read more

BUILDER Blown Away: Oklahoma Rises Again

Oklahoma’s recent tornadoes rekindle debate about installing safe rooms, using wind-resistant construction methods, or rebuilding at all. Read more

FEATURES
Tilt-up Buildings of Five Stories or More Tilt-up Buildings of Five Stories or More

With the right conditions and equipment, tilt-up benefits extend to multistory projects. Here is a look at two of them: Innovation Village Apartments in Boca Raton, Fla., and Southpointe, an office building near Pittsburgh. Read more

Solving Moisture Problems in Concrete Slabs Solving Moisture Problems in Concrete Slabs

A concrete slab-on-ground is the heart of an industrial facility. The means are at hand to thwart the threat of operational disruption in these buildings. We have it within our power to produce and place concrete in a way that will solve the two most egregious problems associated with slabs-on- ground: high shrinkage leading to curling and warping and uncontrolled vapor transmission. Read more

Repairing Concrete Structures Repairing Concrete Structures

Good concrete restoration work demands advanced planning, attention to detail, great follow-through, and more than a passing regard for jobsite safety. By using the right tools and accessories for the job and ensuring a safe workplace, concrete restoration can be a more manageable and more profitable component of any contractor’s offering. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
ChemMasters + Silencure SRT ChemMasters + Silencure SRT

Silencure SRT forms a silicone matrix to block the dispersion of water and salts, and works to cure concrete while protecting the surface. Read more

Thawzall + Heatzone TCH250 Thawzall + Heatzone TCH250

The Heatzone TCH250 distributes heat consistently through up to 3000 square feet of concrete. Read more

Powerblanket + Electric Curing blankets Powerblanket + Electric Curing blankets

Powerblanket's Electric Curing blankets retain moisture while concrete is hydrating, using heat-spreading technology to deliver uniform temperature throughout concrete. Read more

SpecChem + E-Cure curing compound SpecChem + E-Cure curing compound

Ideal for hard-trowled concrete surfaces, E-Cure forms a temporary membrane which allows concrete to harden, strengthen, densify, and dustproof. Read more

Reef Industries + Transguard 4000 concrete curing cover Reef Industries + Transguard 4000 concrete curing cover

The Transguard 4000 concrete curing cover retains moisture during curing. Read more

Kraft Curing Sytems + Micro Vapor Generator Kraft Curing Sytems + Micro Vapor Generator

Able to cure up to 50 tons of concrete, the Micro Vapor Generator supplies heat and moisture to efficiently hydrate and reinforce concrete. Read more

Prosoco + Consolideck SingleStep acrylic-siloxane blend Prosoco + Consolideck SingleStep acrylic-siloxane blend

An acrylic-siloxane blend, Consolideck SingleStep penetrates concrete pores to form a film which retains water until concrete has reached its maximum hardness. Read more

L&M Construction Chemicals + low-VOC Lumiseal FX L&M Construction Chemicals + low-VOC Lumiseal FX

Water-based, low-VOC Lumiseal FX generates a film that protects polished concrete from whitening and blistering. Read more

Progressive Solutions + Real Pump power spraying system Progressive Solutions + Real Pump power spraying system

The Real Pump power spraying system dispenses curing compounds, form release, and other construction chemicals from anything between a 1- and 275-gal container. Read more

Heat King + Glycol Mobile heaters Heat King + Glycol Mobile heaters

Best for ground thawing applications, the Heat King Glycol Mobile heaters come in three sizes for a variety of spaces. Read more

Jelight + Portable Ultraviolet Floor Curing Equipment Jelight + Portable Ultraviolet Floor Curing Equipment

The JFC-412 series of Portable Ultraviolet Floor Curing Equipment includes a shutter mechanism, a telescoping handlebar, and tilt-and-drive-sideways omnidirectional rear wheels. Read more

W.R. Meadows + 1100-Clear curing compound W.R. Meadows + 1100-Clear curing compound

Composed of hydrocarbon resins, the 1100-Clear curing compound produces a film which retains water for maximal hydration. Read more

Dayton Superior + Clear Cure VOC J7WB Dayton Superior + Clear Cure VOC J7WB

Best for newly finished concrete, Clear Cure VOC J7WB forms a membrane which works to preserve moisture for proper cement hydration. Read more

Other Articles
Cost to Complete App Cost to Complete App

Use this mobile app to keep track of where your projects stand and whether you need to take measures to reduce costs. Read more

Contractor to Watch: Century Concrete CONTRACTOR TO WATCH Contractor to Watch: Century Concrete

Century Concrete's success is rooted in its management and operating philosophy. Read more

Helical Steel Reinforcement Helical Steel Reinforcement

Helix Micro-Rebar have a polygonal cross section and a twisted (helical) shape that increase first crack strength and continue to provide tensile strength after the first crack. Read more

Simple Bridge Fix Simple Bridge Fix

A graduate student at the University of Maine has come up with a simple way to increase the capacity of flat concrete slab bridges by as much as 50%. Read more

Concrete Phone Case Concrete Phone Case

The Luna iPhone5 case is made from flexible fiber-reinforced polymer concrete that bends easily; each is custom-made so the crater pattern is always unique. Read more

Tilt-Up Records

Tilt-up records for size. weight, and number of panels Read more

Self-Consolidating Concrete makes for a smooth finish at the Salvador Dali Museum Project of the Month Self-Consolidating Concrete makes for a smooth finish at the Salvador Dali Museum

Concrete contractor RSI was selected to do concrete work on the Salvador Dali Museum using SCC. Read more

Advice for Renting Equipment Advice for Renting Equipment

Having to rent equipment is good news, since it means your output is surpassing your inventory. It is to your advantage to manage it properly. Read more

Minimize Bad Hiring by Knowing How to Perform Background Checks Minimize Bad Hiring by Knowing How to Perform Background Checks

Knowing the types of background checks and how to use them effectively can help in your hiring process. Read more

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