January 2006 Table of Contents

FEATURES
Concrete Sculpture Concrete Sculpture

Today's artisans find more ways to sculpt with concrete, and their work finds its way into gardens and living areas making concrete home building something of a fine art. Read more

Building Fast Building Fast

Regardless of the building system or materials used, there is no faster way to build a house than with tunnel form construction. Read more

The Nature of High Wind Events The Nature of High Wind Events

The impact of high winds on a particular building depends on a number of factors. Read more

Ideas that Inspire Ideas that Inspire

Only a few short years ago, we knew concrete was strong and utilitarian, but it was seldom recognized as attractive or inspiring. But with the recent explosion of concrete into beauty, Cemex, a leading cement and concrete producer, has published a book of striking residential architectural design, construction craftsmanship, and artistic creations in concrete. Read more

EDITORIAL COMMENT
The Mega Demos Are Coming The Mega Demos Are Coming

In response to the increasing interest in concrete home construction, we have worked with the folks at The World of Concrete to stage two of this year's three Mega Demos on concrete home building systems. Read more

NEWS
News News

News from the field by the Residential Concrete staff. Read more

AT HOME WITH CONCRETE
Brothers Strong—A Green Remodeler Learns About Concrete Building Brothers Strong—A Green Remodeler Learns About Concrete Building

Michael Strong of green remodeler Brothers Strong has recently embraced cement-based building. Read more

HOME FRONT - PRODUCTS
Picking Precast Panels Home Front Picking Precast Panels

Precast panels, first developed to simplify the construction of commercial buildings, are finding greater application in the residential market. Read more

TECHNOLOGY BRIEF
Concrete Homes Stand Up to Earthquakes Concrete Homes Stand Up to Earthquakes

Built according to good practices, concrete homes can be among the safest and most durable types of structures during an earthquake. Homes built with reinforced concrete walls have a record of surviving earthquakes intact, structurally sound and largely unblemished. Read more

DIGITAL NEWS
ToolWatch Software and Training Benefit the Bottom Line ToolWatch Software and Training Benefit the Bottom Line

When Don Kafka started ToolWatch, he began with a simple need: a portable scanning pen to scan bar codes affixed to tools. From this simple beginning, numerous software packages emerged. Read more

Other Articles
Bullfrog Builders Advocates Building Greener Bullfrog Builders Advocates Building Greener

Bruce Craig, the owner of Bullfrog Builders is combining insulating concrete forms with other energy-saving systems in pursuit of a single goal: for everyone to have a zero energy bill. Read more

Upstairs Downstairs, Post-Tensioned Concrete Meets the Demand Upstairs Downstairs, Post-Tensioned Concrete Meets the Demand

Post-tensioned concrete system provides buildiers with maximum flexibility to develop a property. Read more

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