Spring 2009 Table of Contents

Features
The New American Home, Las Vegas Style Features The New American Home, Las Vegas Style

The New American Home 2009, co-sponsored by the National Council of the Housing Industry (NCHI) and Hanley Wood's BUILDERS magazine, is the first house built in the new exclusive Marquis Las Vegas community. Read more

No Beef With This Project Features No Beef With This Project

To more efficiently service their clients and to better-accommodate their growth, Kinnealey Meats bought an existing 100,000-square-foot industrial building in nearby Brockton, Mass. Company president John Kinnealey looked at the expansion as an opportuni Read more

Features Assessing a Surface's Condition Before Treatment

You can frequently trace the failure of a protective system on a concrete floor to a surface that was not suitable to accept the applied material in the first place. So to avoid premature failure, assess concrete surfaces for contamination or other proble Read more

Testing Pervious Concrete Features Testing Pervious Concrete

Pervious concrete has great potential but its widespread adoption has lagged. Partly due to the natural caution of owners, engineers, and contractors to use what they consider an unproven technology, but also due to some failures. Read more

Sustainable Concrete Structures Features Sustainable Concrete Structures

Given the current challenging economic climate, you might think that building sustainable or green structures would be viewed as unimportant because cost for a project would rise. Read more

SPECIAL SECTION
Steve Conklin Artistry in Decorative Concrete Steve Conklin

Conklin demonstrated several different decorative effects using polyaspartic polyurea resins. Read more

Joe Fettig Artistry in Decorative Concrete Joe Fettig

Fettig was one of the “hands-on” volunteers who helped place and finish the concrete pads for the demos. Read more

Cindee Lundin Artistry in Decorative Concrete Cindee Lundin

At Artistry, Lundin showed both horizontal and vertical concrete work. She started by priming a wall with liquid polymer and covering it with vertical overlay cement, handcarving radius rockwork textured with skins to add realism. She also used a deeply p Read more

Paul Lundy and Mike Lookinland Artistry in Decorative Concrete Paul Lundy and Mike Lookinland

Lundy and Lookinland partnered for this project: Lundy on the backsplash and Lookinland on the countertop. Read more

Mark Marion Artistry in Decorative Concrete Mark Marion

Marion and his wife worked on this demo together, laying out and engraving a complicated graphic. Read more

Jon Nasvik Artistry in Decorative Concrete Jon Nasvik

In preparation for Artistry, Nasvik helped cast his concrete pad, shaping it for a rock and water feature, anchoring glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) castings in the concrete, and stamping a pattern he developed on the flatwork. Read more

Dave Peloza Artistry in Decorative Concrete Dave Peloza

Peloza formed and cast a complicated set of stairs. Colored, stamped, and cantilevered, each riser and return was smaller than the one preceding. Read more

Kevin Percy Artistry in Decorative Concrete Kevin Percy

Peloza formed and cast a complicated set of stairs. Colored, stamped, and cantilevered, each riser and return was smaller than the one preceding. Read more

Jennifer Reichert and Melissa Wagner Artistry in Decorative Concrete Jennifer Reichert and Melissa Wagner

Reichert and Wagner's inspiration was the antique neon “Vegas Vic” and “Vegas Vicky” signs that stand in the Fremont Street Casino district of Las Vegas. Read more

Ken Spears Artistry in Decorative Concrete Ken Spears

Reichert and Wagner's inspiration was the antique neon “Vegas Vic” and “Vegas Vicky” signs that stand in the Fremont Street Casino district of Las Vegas. Read more

Richard Winget Artistry in Decorative Concrete Richard Winget

Winget decided to construct a dead, decaying, desert Ironwood tree. Read more

Get More, Spend Less Tools for the Concrete Pro Get More, Spend Less

In a difficult economy, many contractors may be tempted to hunker down, spend as little as possible, and hope to stay afloat until conditions improve. These days, few have money to waste, and careful spending certainly makes sense. Read more

CONCRETE SURFACES
Concrete Surfaces - Product Selection Guide Product Selection Guide — Concrete Polishers & Grinders

Selecting the right s surface preparation equipment is one of the most important tasks concrete flooring contractors can do. Choices include a wide variety of hand-held, walk-behind, or ride-on polishers and grinders, in a range of speed, power, grinding Read more

NEWS & EVENTS
News & Events News & Events News & Events

News and current events in the world of concrete construction. Read more

ERLIN & HIME ON CONCRETE
Aspects of Corrosion Hime & Erlin On Concrete Aspects of Corrosion

The high pH of uncarbonated concrete (minimum 12.5) keeps steel from corroding when chloride contents are less than about 0.20% by portland cement mass. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
The 2009 Artistry Demos Artistry Preview The 2009 Artistry Demos

Creative minds never fail to captivate people. Many attendees came back several times to watch the progress as artist presenters demonstrated their abilities at the 2009 Artistry in Decorative Concrete demonstrations located in the outdoor Decorative Pavi Read more

MIP
Elemix Concrete Additives 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' and Experts' Choice Winner Elemix Concrete Additives

Elemix concrete additive consists of innovative polymeric spheres specially formulated for use in concrete. Read more

Exaktime Firecracker 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Exaktime Firecracker

The Firecracker stores up to 200 cost codes and works with the company's JobClock time and attendance system. Read more

Foundation Software Executive Dashboard 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Foundation Software Executive Dashboard

Foundation Software's Executive Dashboard allows users to view and analyze high-level data. Read more

Peikko Delta-Beam 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Peikko Delta-Beam

Compatible with both concrete and steel frames, the Delta-beam customized composite steel beam permits slimmer floors to be designed. Read more

DeNeef Construction Chemicals Bentoject 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner DeNeef Construction Chemicals Bentoject

Bentoject combines two technologies—a hydrophilic waterstop and a grout injection tube—in a single product. Read more

Halfen Group Pre-Assembled  Balcony Connection 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Halfen Group Pre-Assembled Balcony Connection

This pre-assembled insulated balcony connection helps eliminate thermal transfer between a concrete balcony and the internal floor slab. Read more

Something Better Co. Cabinet Crete 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Something Better Co. Cabinet Crete

Cabinet Crete is a high-strength cementitious kitchen cabinet resurfacing system. Read more

Nawkaw Photo-Engraved Formliners 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Nawkaw Photo-Engraved Formliners

Almost any image in standard graphic format can be turned into one, or a series, of formliners for cast-in-place or precast concrete. Read more

DynaPier Foundation Repair Piers 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner DynaPier Foundation Repair Piers

The DynaPier combines the best features of segmented concrete piers and hollow-piped pushed piers in a product. Read more

Roadware Microdoweling Concrete Repair System 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Roadware Microdoweling Concrete Repair System

The Roadware Microdoweling concrete repair system has needle tip injectable polyurethanes that penetrate concrete surfaces. Read more

Blastrac BMGP-600 Dual-Head Diamond Grinder 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Blastrac BMGP-600 Dual-Head Diamond Grinder

The BMGP-600 uses Point of Development technology to improve dust collection during the grinding process. Read more

Liebherr Construction Equipment Likufix Automatic Coupler System 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Liebherr Construction Equipment Likufix Automatic Coupler System

The Likufix is a quick coupler with an automatic hydraulic coupling system. Read more

Doka USA Ltd. Table Lifting System 2009 Most Innovative Products — Nominee Doka USA Ltd. Table Lifting System

The Table Lifting System is an electric powered lifting platform that allows pre-assembled table formwork to be cycled between floors. Read more

Column Form Technology Column Cast 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Column Form Technology Column Cast

Column Cast is a reusable sleeve and foam insert system that produces detailed columns easily and inexpensively with little or no waste. Read more

Quaker Chemical RapidShield 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Quaker Chemical RapidShield

RapidShield is a one-component, high-performance coating for protecting and maintaining concrete floors. Read more

Bartell Morrison Titan TT208 Ride-On Trowel 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Bartell Morrison Titan TT208 Ride-On Trowel

The Titan TT208 ride-on trowel features new steering and drive train designs, power-assisted blade pitch controls. Read more

Tradesman Tools BlanketRoller 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Tradesman Tools BlanketRoller

The BlanketRoller simplifies dealing with curing blankets. Read more

Bosch SG, DC, and CG-Series Grinder Attachments 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Bosch SG, DC, and CG-Series Grinder Attachments

Three new families of grinder attachments offer angle grinder users functionality, comfort, dust removal, and safety. Read more

Pathway Polymers TyrFil Recycling Systems 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Pathway Polymers TyrFil Recycling Systems

TyrFil Recycling Systems allow heavy equipment users who have traditionally flatproofed their tires with polyurethane tire fill materials. Read more

American Concrete Institute eLearning Program 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner American Concrete Institute eLearning Program

The eLearning program allows concrete designers, contractors, educators, and students to access ACI Certification training programs. Read more

Izonil Waterproof & Breathable Plaster 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Izonil Waterproof & Breathable Plaster

Izonil Waterproof & Breathable Plaster provides a waterproof barrier. Read more

Heckmann Building Products Inc. Drill Bolts 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Heckmann Building Products Inc. Drill Bolts

This system uses the company's Drill Bolts to anchor brick veneer walls to steel-stud backups. Read more

Table for Portable Saw 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner Table for Portable Saw

Category: Masonry Tools & Equipment Read more

Hilti DCH 230 and 300 Electric Diamond Cutters 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Hilti DCH 230 and 300 Electric Diamond Cutters

Hilti's DCH 230 and 300 Electric Diamond Cutters, designed exclusively for cutting, feature a 2.6-kw motor. Read more

Sand/Water Heater 2009 Most Innovative Products — Editors' Choice Winner Sand/Water Heater

Category: Masonry Tools & Equipment Read more

On Site Washout Corp. Contractor's Portable Concrete Washout System 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner On Site Washout Corp. Contractor's Portable Concrete Washout System

The Contractor's Portable Concrete Washout System is a trailer-mounted, self-contained system. Read more

Sonnax Industries Power Train Saver 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner Sonnax Industries Power Train Saver

The Power Train Saver protects trucks of all sizes from over-torque damage. Read more

C&W Mfg. and Sales Slump Master III Safety Inspection Platform 2009 Most Innovative Products — Attendees' Choice Winner C&W Mfg. and Sales Slump Master III Safety Inspection Platform

The Slump Master III Safety Inspection Platform provides safe and convenient access for checking concrete slump. Read more

The Simem Xentrix Planetary Mixer 2009 Most Innovative Products — Experts' Choice Winner The Simem Xentrix Planetary Mixer

The Simem Xentrix planetary mixer's main drives are moved out to permit central charging of cement, admixtures, and water from the top. Read more

PRODUCTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Creating Architectural Detail Cost-Effectively Products Solving Problems Creating Architectural Detail Cost-Effectively

When looking for a cost-effective forming solution, Bryan-Ohlmeier Construction Co., Paola, Kan., found the answer with an architectural forming panel. Read more

WOMEN IN CONCRETE
Women Know What's Hot Women in Concrete Women Know What's Hot

“The hottest topic in concrete repair is our next generation,” says Tanya Wattenburg Komas, Ph.D., from California State University, Chico. Komas is in a unique position to know this. She works with students in the Concrete Industry Management program. Read more

Other Articles
Turning Concrete Into Stone Showcase Turning Concrete Into Stone

When the ultra-luxury Shimao Rivera Garden project was designed and construction began in 2002, its owners had to provide a project that not only mirrored the historical tie to the area; it also had to be durable. Read more

Unstimulated Editorial Comment Unstimulated

Shortly after Obama was elected, the concrete and construction industries were awash with stories about how hundreds of billions of dollars would be spent to repair and build new highways and bridges. So what do we have? Total road and bridge spending is Read more

W.R. Meadows Deck-O-Shield Products W.R. Meadows Deck-O-Shield

DECK-O-SHIELD is a ready-to-use, water-based sealer/water repellant for concrete and masonry surfaces. Read more

Vexcon Chemicals StarSeal EF Weather and Stain Guard Products Vexcon Chemicals StarSeal EF Weather and Stain Guard

StarSeal EF Weather and Stain Guard is an advanced protective treatment for hard, porous, decorative, and functional surfaces. Read more

Crown Polymers Crown AcidShield Products Crown Polymers Crown AcidShield

Crown AcidShield is a two-component, 100% solids novolac that provides acid protection as an epoxy coating or an epoxy polymer concrete. Read more

HTC Inc. HTC 950 RX Radio Controlled Grinding Tool Products HTC Inc. HTC 950 RX Radio Controlled Grinding Tool

The HTC 950 RX's radio control simplifies the work and extends the grinding time per day. Read more

Lythic Solutions Densifier Products Lythic Solutions Densifier

Lythic Densifier eliminates most of the steps, labor, and equipment required to densify a floor before polishing. Read more

Concrete Countertop Specialties Da' Shaft Products Concrete Countertop Specialties Da' Shaft

Da' Shaft is a wet polisher extension shaft that is designed to achieve high-quality results in concrete polishing. Read more

Color Maker Surfaces Corp. Reconstructed Stone Products Color Maker Surfaces Corp. Reconstructed Stone

Introducing Reconstructed Stone, a rich color hardener composed of exotic aggregates, such as crushed glass, marbles, and granites. Read more

Modello Designs Decorative Masking Stencils Products Modello Designs Decorative Masking Stencils

The collection of tile patterns can be used on floors or countertops to create intricate, custom patterns. Read more

Butterfield Color Clear Guard H2O Products Butterfield Color Clear Guard H2O

Clear Guard H2O is a water-based, VOC-compliant, nonyellowing material that can be applied over newly placed or existing concrete. Read more

L M Scofield Co. Selectseal W Sealer Products L M Scofield Co. Selectseal W Sealer

Selectseal W sealer is a water-based acrylic-modified polyurethane. Read more

Products Bayer Material Science Waterborne Urethane

This product is a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional solvent-based polyurethane coatings. Read more

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