March 2012 Table of Contents

WEB EXCLUSIVE
Concrete 101 Program Teaches Tomorrow's Industry Web Exclusive Concrete 101 Program Teaches Tomorrow's Industry

Fifth graders learn first hand how to make concrete. Read more

St. Louis Art Museum Addition Project of the Month St. Louis Art Museum Addition

London architect David Chipperfield designed the new and improved St. Louis Art Museum by looking at concrete as a form of art and creating a new art piece almost entirely out of concrete. Read more

High-Tech Warehouse Reaches New Heights Web Exclusive High-Tech Warehouse Reaches New Heights

Using a shrinkage-compesnating concrete produces a crack-free slab. Read more

Features
Safe Concrete Pumping Feature Safe Concrete Pumping

Use of an S-elbow on a concrete pump hose can lead to a dangerous situation. Read more

Creating Complex, 3D Formwork Feature Creating Complex, 3D Formwork

Complicted concrete shapes can be constructed with 3D design software, which are cut out using CNC routers. Read more

Shaking Things Up with Vibration Equipment Feature Shaking Things Up with Vibration Equipment

New consolidation tools address current concrete design and construction practices. Read more

Special Section
Showcasing the 2012 Artistry in Concrete Demos Showcasing the 2012 Artistry in Concrete Demos

Learn how each presenter uses concrete and what they did at the Artistry Demos at World of Concrete 2012. Read more

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Jason Geiser Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012 Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Jason Geiser

Geiser constructed a water feature in the shape of a craps table, complete with chips and dice. Read more

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Ryan Samford Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012 Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Ryan Samford

Ryan Samford used overlay cement and epoxy to create a 3D swirling array of arrows that relates to a flood in his area last summer. Read more

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Justin Burd Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012 Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Justin Burd

Burd built a zero-edge water feature, a small firepit fueled by propane located in the center of the piece, and a planter. Read more

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Stephanie Waxali Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012 Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Stephanie Waxali

Waxali created three murals on her slab: an under-the-sea, an outer space, and a sunset scene. Read more

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: CIM Students Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012 Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: CIM Students

CIM Students built iconic representations of the Golden Gate and Brooklyn bridges. Read more

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012 Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Judah Haas

He remilled old cedar telephone poles to build a wood feature, and repurposed steel angle for the tabletop edge, an old wheel as a decorative light, and an old bridge plank to make a wood-grain pattern stamp. Read more

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Audra Lynch Nanay Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012 Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Audra Lynch Nanay

Audra Lynch Nanay made a decorative mural that simulates a tile slab. Read more

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Carlos Perez Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012 Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Carlos Perez

Carlos Perez' decorative project focused on diamond polished overlay concrete. Read more

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Steve VandeWater Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012 Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Steve VandeWater

VandeWater developed a texture stamp pattern to simulate mosaics for the demos. Read more

Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Earl Senchuk Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012 Artistry in Decorative Concrete 2012: Earl Senchuk

Earl Senchuk constructed a concrete turtle and a tree with irrigation tubes running up the trunk and out the branches to feed planters. Read more

Concrete Surfaces
Applying Polyurea Coatings Troubleshooting Applying Polyurea Coatings

Surface preparation is 80% of the job. Read more

Polished Concrete Awards Return Polishing Corner Polished Concrete Awards Return

Concrete countertops added to contest. Read more

Kitchen's Floor Repair Relies on Epoxy Showcase Kitchen's Floor Repair Relies on Epoxy

Power trowelling was key to the concrete floor's rejuvenation. Read more

Surfaces' WOC Wrap-Up Feature Surfaces' WOC Wrap-Up

The Concrete Surfaces pavilion was a popular draw at World of Concrete 2012. Read more

Dynamic Color Solutions Inc. Dynamicast Color Hardener Concrete Surfaces Products Dynamic Color Solutions Inc. Dynamicast Color Hardener

Dynamicast Color Hardener is a ready-to-use, dry-shake material for coloring, hardening, and finishing new concrete floors and pavements. Read more

SpecChem LLC Natural Minerals Hardener Concrete Surfaces Products SpecChem LLC Natural Minerals Hardener

A mixture of finely graded nonmetallic quartz aggregates, plasticizer, and cement binder, Quartz Floor Hardener is an economical option for interior and exterior use. Read more

Lythic Solutions Inc. Duet Colors Concrete Surfaces Products Lythic Solutions Inc. Duet Colors

Combine the company’s Densifier with its new line of Duet Colors for one-step hardening with rich color. Read more

Rust-Oleum Corp. Green Concrete Prime & Seal Concrete Surfaces Products Rust-Oleum Corp. Green Concrete Prime & Seal

Green Concrete Prime & Seal combines the functions of a curing agent, sealer, and permanent primer. Read more

Clemons Concrete Coatings Super Seal S10 Concrete Surfaces Products Clemons Concrete Coatings Super Seal S10

Super Seal S10 penetrating sealer protects concrete surfaces from staining, freeze-thaw, and salt damage. Read more

Dow Chemical Co. PARALOID B-66 DMC Concrete Surfaces Products Dow Chemical Co. PARALOID B-66 DMC

PARALOID B-66 DMC, an acrylic resin in dimethyl carbonate, is an ultra-low-VOC general purpose resin for sealing concrete. Read more

W.R. Meadows Inc. VOCOMP-20 Concrete Surfaces Products W.R. Meadows Inc. VOCOMP-20

Protect and enhance concrete's natural appearance with VOCOMP-20. Read more

DeFelsko Corp. PosiTector SPG Surface Profile Gage Concrete Surfaces Products DeFelsko Corp. PosiTector SPG Surface Profile Gage

The PosiTector SPG Surface Profile Gage measures and records peak to valley surface profile height according to ASTM D4417-B. Read more

Chapin International Acetone-Only Sprayers Concrete Surfaces Products Chapin International Acetone-Only Sprayers

Acetone-Only sprayers feature durable seals that can stand up to high concentrations of acetone-based dyes. Read more

Super Stone Inc. Hydro-Tone Color Stains Concrete Surfaces Products Super Stone Inc. Hydro-Tone Color Stains

Hydro-Tone Color Stains are low-VOC, water-based stains that provide a durable and decorative finish to concrete and cementitious toppings. Read more

Proline Concrete Tools Compass Medallion Tabletop Mold Concrete Surfaces Products Proline Concrete Tools Compass Medallion Tabletop Mold

The Compass Medallion tabletop mold creates a four-foot diameter decorative tabletop with a fractured edge texture. Read more

Sage North America Sage North America Concrete Surfaces Products Sage North America Sage North America

Sage Timberline Office MyAssistant monitors critical project and property information and delivers automatic alerts about profit, compliance, and a broad range of activities. Read more

Billy Boots USA Waterproof Cruiser Pull-on Boots Concrete Surfaces Products Billy Boots USA Waterproof Cruiser Pull-on Boots

Waterproof Cruiser pull-on boots are molded from lightweight EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) resin, without seams that leak or buckles that fail. Read more

Jobsite Products
CST/Berger ALH Self-Leveling Rotary Laser Jobsite Products CST/Berger ALH Self-Leveling Rotary Laser

The ALH Self-Leveling Rotary Laser is made specifically for exterior leveling applications such as concrete forms, earth leveling, and excavation. Read more

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. StructureScan Mini HR Jobsite Products Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. StructureScan Mini HR

StructureScan Mini HR is a high-resolution ground penetrating radar unit that is ideal for working with complex areas or small targets. Read more

Sokkia Reflectorless Total Stations CX Models Jobsite Products Sokkia Reflectorless Total Stations CX Models

The CX models 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 total stations have the ability to accurately measure distances up to 500 m, even on reflective surfaces. Read more

Leica Geosystems Inc. ScanStation C10 System Jobsite Products Leica Geosystems Inc. ScanStation C10 System

The all-in-one ScanStation C10 System features wireless LAN connectivity for remote scanner operation, imaging options, expanded data management, support for a wide range of languages, and new software tool for fast, convenient data transfer. Read more

Ytterberg Scientific Inc. FloorPro Jobsite Products Ytterberg Scientific Inc. FloorPro

Displaying three results at the end of each survey line, the FloorPro provides F-Numbers, Waviness Index, and 10-ft. straightedge equivalents. Read more

Trimble Field Link 1.1 Jobsite Products Trimble Field Link 1.1

The Trimble Field Link 1.1 for MEP and structural layout features a drag-and-point option otherwise known as a dynamic joystick. Read more

Problem Clinic
Testing for Air in concrete Problem Clinic Testing for Air in concrete

Air content of concrete is usually tested with a pressure meter. Read more

Strength Testing of Hardened Concrete Means & Methods Strength Testing of Hardened Concrete

Testing compressive strength of concrete by casting cylinders and flexual strength using beams. Read more

Insider Information A Twinge of Optimism

PCA economist's insights, best use of vapor barriers, association management in the industry, and checking in on Mary K. Hurd. Read more

Innovative Ideas and Products Innvovations Innovative Ideas and Products

In-place strength testing hammer, quiet safe pavement, unbreakable sledge hammer, and self-curing concrete featured in this month's roundup. Read more

RC Design App of the Month RC Design

Design and analyze reinforced concrete columns, slabs, and corbels using the RC Design app for your iPhone or iPod touch. Read more

Testing Fresh Concrete How-to Zone Testing Fresh Concrete

Several tests are done on fresh concrete to check its properties. Read more

Your Business Influencing Industry Standards

Having an influence on industry guides and standards requires participation in the committees that develop the documents. Read more

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