November 2011 Table of Contents

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Construction of the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial Project of the Month Construction of the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial

Through the generous help of many TCA members, Kansas City is now home to a commemorative memorial. Read more

Web Exclusive Liberty Tunnels Repaired with Shotcrete

Pitssburgh's 85-year-old tunnelway needed structural repairs and restoration. Read more

Maintenance Matters for Longer Rammer Service Life Web Exclusive Maintenance Matters for Longer Rammer Service Life

Follow five tips to keep rammer engines operating efficiently. Read more

Features
Productivity Equals Profit Feature Productivity Equals Profit

How to increase productivity in the office and on the jobsite. Read more

Footprints in the Sands of Time Feature Footprints in the Sands of Time

Bernie Erlin is the father of concrete petrography who has a love for the mysteries of concrete. Read more

Innovative Recycled Aggregate and Fly Ash Concrete Mix Feature Innovative Recycled Aggregate and Fly Ash Concrete Mix

Recycled aggregate and supplemental cementitious materials are combined in this award-winning concrete mix with only 2% portland cement. Read more

GREENSITE PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 2011 GreenSite Project of the Year - Winner Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law in downtown San Diego is an eight-story classroom building, with ground-level retail space, and three levels of underground parking. Read more

TreePeople Center 2011 GreenSite Project of the Year - Winner TreePeople Center

TreePeople is a nonprofit organization that addresses urban issues, such as water and energy conservation, flood prevention, and stormwater pollution. Read more

Ohio Street CSO Abatement Project 2011 GreenSite Project of the Year - Winner Ohio Street CSO Abatement Project

The Ohio Street CSO Abatement Pilot Project was a partnership effort to beautify a significant transportation corridor into Indiana’s capital. Read more

Flamm Home 2011 GreenSite Project of the Year - Winner Flamm Home

The Flamm project took the site, architecture, and detailing components of a building to their creative limits. Read more

The Refinery 2011 GreenSite Project of the Year - Winner The Refinery

The Refinery is a 45,000-square-foot, two-story building on the Saddleback Church campus. Read more

Toho Water Authority Administrative Headquarters 2011 GreenSite Project of the Year - Winner Toho Water Authority Administrative Headquarters

As the first LEED Gold-certified project in Kissimmee, this 54,000-square-foot facility used concrete tilt-up wall construction to reduced the project’s environmental impact. Read more

Rosa Parks Apartments 2011 GreenSite Project of the Year - Winner Rosa Parks Apartments

As an affordable housing development, the Rosa Parks Apartments needed to be economical to build and sustainable in long-term operation and maintenance. Read more

Taltree Railway Garden 2011 GreenSite Project of the Year - Winner Taltree Railway Garden

What was once a field of prairie grasses has been turned into an ornate model railway garden that uses stormwater captured with permeable concrete pavement. Read more

CONCRETE SURFACES
Clearly Polished Concrete Surfaces | News & Views Clearly Polished

Polishing contractors have a new tagline and logo. Read more

Why Use a Bond Coat? Concrete Surfaces | Troubleshooting Why Use a Bond Coat?

Although the use of bond coats is usually a matter of preference, a number of industry organizations recommend using them. Read more

Concrete Surfaces | Product Selection Guide Applicator Tools

Selected manufacturers of applicator tools. Read more

Subway Stained Concrete Floor Concrete Surfaces | Showcase Subway Stained Concrete Floor

Restaurant chooses acid stain for new location's floor. Read more

Customizing Concrete Countertops Concrete Surfaces | Feature Customizing Concrete Countertops

Concrete countertops can be customized to customers' wants and needs. Read more

Concrete Surfaces' World of Concrete Preview Concrete Surfaces | Feature Concrete Surfaces' World of Concrete Preview

Contractors who polish, coat, and repair concrete will have lots to see and do. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
F-min Numbers, Part 2 Slabs on Grade F-min Numbers, Part 2

In part 2, Face discusses straightedge tolerances, and their inaccuracies. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
Forming Concrete Steps Concrete Surfaces | Decorative Concrete Forming Concrete Steps

Following up from last month's column, Joe Nasvik discusses materials and procedures needed to properly form concrete stairs. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Edco Dual Power Trowels Jobsite Products Edco Dual Power Trowels

These dual power trowels run on 5.5- or 9-hp gas-powered engines that achieve 182 rpm. Read more

Wagman Metal Products Poly Blades Jobsite Products Wagman Metal Products Poly Blades

The manufacturer’s poly blades are designed for 30-in. power trowels and similar smaller equipment. Read more

Multiquip JWN-Series Ride-on Power Trowels Jobsite Products Multiquip JWN-Series Ride-on Power Trowels

The MQ Whiteman JWN-series 6-ft-class ride-on power trowels have a CVT drive system, which allows the operator to pan float concrete and still deliver a 180 rpm rotor speed for burnishing floors. Read more

Allen Engineering Corp. Compodisk Jobsite Products Allen Engineering Corp. Compodisk

Now with steel backing for more rigidity, the Compodisk is a composite pan acoustically matched to the concrete. Read more

Allen Engineering MP 235 Riding Trowel Jobsite Products Allen Engineering MP 235 Riding Trowel

The MP 235 Edging Mechanical Drive Riding Trowel’s rotating guard rings allow the operator to edge within 5/16 in. of a wall. Read more

Multiquip MQ Whiteman J36E2 Electric Walk-behind Trowel Jobsite Products Multiquip MQ Whiteman J36E2 Electric Walk-behind Trowel

The MQ Whiteman J36E2 electric walk-behind trowel is designed to provide levels of performance previously only available from gasoline-powered trowels. Read more

Arrow-Master F-Series Trowel Jobsite Products Arrow-Master F-Series Trowel

The F-Series direct-drive concrete trowel features a width of 48 1/2 in. and is powered by Honda engines up to 11 hp. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Demolition Options Problem Clinic Demolition Options

From CC’s LinkedIn discussion group comes this question: Does anyone have another option to remove mass concrete foundations without using an excavator and breaker? Read more

Bulging Joint Fillers Problem Clinic Bulging Joint Fillers

Under resilient floors, what is less likely to telegraph joints after moisture equilibration: semirigid epoxy or polyurea? Read more

Other Articles
Innovative Materials and Products Innovations Innovative Materials and Products

Stable entrained air, quick-drying concrete, and the decorative concrete market. Read more

Connecting Footings The Educated Contractor Connecting Footings

Footing-to-wall connections are a requirement of the International Residential Code (IRC), which requires this connection to be performed with steel pins or a concrete notch. Read more

Preparation Is Key The Educated Contractor Preparation Is Key

The finest house paint on the market won’t last a season if applied over dirt or cracked, peeling paint. Read more

Proactive Practices The Educated Contractor Proactive Practices

The construction supervisor is the difference between a successful project and one that isn’t. Read more

Concrete Surfaces | Polishing Corner The Best in Polishing

From an airplane hangar to a bathroom floor, and from an art museum to a grocery store, polishing concrete contractors showed their innovation and skills in the first Concrete Surfaces Polished Concrete Awards. Read more

Estimating for Rebar Placement Working with Rebar Estimating for Rebar Placement

Estimating for reinforcing steel placement during competitive times takes project analysis and creative estimating. Read more

The Big Top Insider Information The Big Top

How-To Zone, Sealing Joints, Sustainability and concrete, and new Pervious Blog are in this month's edition. Read more

OSHA Construction Safety Auditing App Review Innovations OSHA Construction Safety Auditing App Review

You now can conduct a full or partial 29 CFR OSHA 1926 safety audit or PEP right from the jobsite using your mobile device. Read more

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