January 2014 Table of Contents

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Concrete Containment Concrete Containment

Central Concrete, a leader in delivering low-CO2 concrete to the San Francisco Bay Area, along with Jos. J. Albanese, a Bay area concrete contractor, developed several innovative concrete solutions to address the aggressive specifications required by the Zero Waste Energy Development Facility. Read more

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The Five Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry The Five Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry

Each year some people stand out as leading the industry and pushing us to change. Read more

Hardeners can be Beneficial Hardeners can be Beneficial

Chemical surface hardener/densifiers on concrete slabs improve the appearance and ease of cleaning but cannot be used as curing agents or a moisture mitigation system. Read more

Are Hardeners Effective? Are Hardeners Effective?

Liquid surface hardeners have been used on concrete slabs for many years, but do they really harden the surface? This author raises the question and answers, no. Read more

Total Stations Save Foundation Contractor Total Stations Save Foundation Contractor

Using total stations to layout excavations and forms for foundations improves quality and saves money. Read more

Concrete Floors with Minimal Joints Concrete Floors with Minimal Joints

There are various options available for reducing curling and increasing joint spacing in industrial concrete floors, including a new design-build system called Ductilcrete. Read more

CONTRACTOR TO WATCH
Texas Concrete Contractor Makes it Big! Contractor to Watch Texas Concrete Contractor Makes it Big!

Texas A&M gains market share around Houston, and its leaders still have decades to grow. Read more

Other Articles
Healthcare Benefits of Concrete Project of the Month Healthcare Benefits of Concrete

This 279,000-square-foot expansion project will be the first concrete hospital built in Phoenix since the early 1980s. Read more

Selecting Protective Treatments for Concrete Structures Resources Selecting Protective Treatments for Concrete Structures

Guide to Selecting Protective Treatments for Concrete addresses the effects of various substances on untreated concrete and provides recommendations for protective treatments. Read more

Most Innovative Products Most Innovative Products

Be sure to check out all 56 Most Innovative Product entries in all eight categories. Read more

Creating a Facebook Page Creating a Facebook Page

Here's great advice for creating a Facebook page for your business. Read more

Small Parts Pouch Small Parts Pouch

This pouch prevents small tools and gadgets from falling on workers below. Read more

OSHA's Plans for 2014 OSHA's Plans for 2014

The agency is proposing several new standards that are currently in the rulemaking stage. All are important to concrete contractors. Read more

Stopping Corrosion Stopping Corrosion

This new admixture promises to double the time until corrosion starts. Read more

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