November 2006 Table of Contents

Polished Concrete: Floors to Furnishings Polished Concrete Polished Concrete: Floors to Furnishings

Polishing saves removal cost, corrects problem concrete, and beautifies concrete slabs. Placing concrete, adding color, seeding semiprecious stones, and polishing all create stone-like surfaces that save money. The main variables that affect the polishing process and equipment needed are the condition and function of the concrete, the artistic effect, and the desired reflectivity. Read more

Building Walls with the Walltech System Building Walls with the Walltech System

Background history and technique on an innovative and effective system for residential concrete construction. Read more

Baby Boomers Have Dreams Baby Boomers Have Dreams

The housing market is in a slide with home sales significantly down. But the demand for housing will remain, especially with this large generation moving toward retirement. Only 1 in 5 plans to stay in their current house. Read more

Concrete and Cedar Shakes St. Augustine Beach, Florida Concrete and Cedar Shakes St. Augustine Beach, Florida

A look at the concrete craftsmanship that went into the construction of a Florida home. Read more

Residential Concrete News Residential Concrete News

News briefs from the residential concrete scene. Read more

At Home With Concrete: Loving What We Do At Home With Concrete: Loving What We Do

The Concrete Home Building Council has developed eight different cement-based educational programs, with more to come next year. Written to educate the home building industry on what the cement and concrete industry can offer, these tools can help spread the word to home builders. Read more

Concrete Floor Decks Concrete Floor Decks

Reinforced concrete floor decks have become increasingly popular in homes over the last decade, and many of the floor systems used are adapted from commercial construction. However, some newer systems have been developed with lighter residential construction in mind. This has decreased costs and also contributed to concrete floors' popularity. Read more

Jobsite Digital Time Clocks Jobsite Digital Time Clocks

Increase the accuracy of time sheet information by using digital technology. These programs link labor and equipment data to cost account systems that track and generate labor, material, and equipment cost reports. Read more

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