December 2014 Table of Contents

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Concrete Countertop Cement Concrete Countertop Cement

Contractors are finding more opportunities in this decorative concrete niche market and are seeking mixes that set and gain strength faster than portland cement — two important concerns for concrete countertop construction. Read more

FEATURES
Concrete Safe Rooms Concrete Safe Rooms

Safe rooms are an expanding market for concrete and masonry contractors. Learn more at a 2015 World of Concrete event. Read more

Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Reduce Costs, Save Energy Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations Reduce Costs, Save Energy

With a frost-protected shallow foundation (FPSF), a monolithic slab with thickened edges serves as the foundation, and foam insulation around the perimeter keeps the ground warm enough to prevent frost heave. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Product Spotlight: Excavators Product Spotlight: Excavators

The December 2014 issue of Concrete Construction focused on Excavators. Read more

CONTRACTOR TO WATCH
Bomel Construction Reaches New Heights Contractor to Watch Bomel Construction Reaches New Heights

With a single-source concrete solution, Bomel has developed an architectural and site concrete division that provides extended services to meet its clients' needs. Read more

Other Articles
Triad Awad Winner Triad Awad Winner

Happenings in the concrete industry from Concrete Construction Editor Bill Palmer. Read more

How Many Jobs Should You Take? How Many Jobs Should You Take?

Managing multiple types of jobs is not easy for a variety of reasons. It's difficult to handle several areas well. Read more

Advice for Hiring Advice for Hiring

The companies that have been most proactive and have already streamlined their hiring processes are successfully hiring skilled and experienced candidates. Read more

Safety Training for Forklift Operators Safety Training for Forklift Operators

It is critical that everyone on a jobsite understands who is authorized to operate a forklift. Read more

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