January 2015 Table of Contents

FEATURES
Most Influential: Recruiting Women and Minorities: Alise Martiny Most Influential: Recruiting Women and Minorities: Alise Martiny

As construction firms face severe shortages in the workforce, actively recruiting women would seem a logical place to begin looking for workers. Alise Martiny is doing her part. Read more

Most Influential: Formwork Leader: Rolf Spahr Most Influential: Formwork Leader: Rolf Spahr

Rolf Spahr’s goal was to clearly define the various features of a formed surface. The result was the new ACI 347.3, Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces. Read more

Most Influential: Success by Embracing Change: Keith Wayne Most Influential: Success by Embracing Change: Keith Wayne

Keith Wayne, president of Wayne Brothers, doesn’t adopt new technology blindly. But he has been willing to move forward a little earlier than most contractors and that has been one secret to his company’s success. Read more

Most Influential: The Facilitator: Mark Perniconi, Charles Pankow Foundation Most Influential: The Facilitator: Mark Perniconi, Charles Pankow Foundation

Mark Perniconi, executive director of the Charles Pankow Foundation, embodies the passion of its founder to inspire new and better ways to build. Read more

Ed Sauter Leads Associations to Success Ed Sauter Leads Associations to Success

As executive director of both the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and the Concrete Foundations Association, Ed Sauter has been a leader in the concrete industry for more than 20 years. Read more

Cold Weather Concreting Requirements Cold Weather Concreting Requirements

ACI 306 covers the entire spectrum of applications for concrete elements and conditions that may be generally described as cold weather. What this document does not provide is specific recommendations for particular concrete elements or regional conditions that make cold weather a challenging condition to specify. Read more

Construction Safety Training Construction Safety Training

Training is an essential part of every employer’s safety and health program for protecting workers from injuries and illnesses. An employer must provide mandatory training to its employees before workers are exposed to the hazard. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Fibers in Polished Concrete Fibers in Polished Concrete

As is typical in the synthetic fiber business, the answer to the question, are fibers acceptable in polished concrete, is a resounding "it depends." Read more

CONTRACTOR TO WATCH
Albanelli Contractors Build a Successful Reputation Contractor to Watch Albanelli Contractors Build a Successful Reputation

With more than 60 years of experience as a contractor, Albanelli upholds its reputation by exceeding customer needs while remaining innovative and efficient. Read more

Other Articles
Inside the Concrete Industry: Most Influential Inside the Concrete Industry: Most Influential

Editor Bill Palmer discusses choices for Most Influential People, asphalt versus concrete, and Concrete Cares. Read more

2015 Most Innovative Products 2015 Most Innovative Products

Check out the 2015 Most Innovative Products that will be featured at World of Concrete from 2/3-2/6. Read more

Union Versus Nonunion

The topic of wages rises to the top when it comes to the subject of union versus nonunion in the construction industry. Read more

Cool Tilt-Up Projects Cool Tilt-Up Projects

Winning commercial office buildings in the Tilt-Up Concrete Association's 24th Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards provide a unique opportunity to push the boundaries of what’s possible with tilt-up concrete. Read more

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