September 2006 Table of Contents

FEATURES
Building Walls with Low Velocity Sprayed Concrete Building Walls with Low Velocity Sprayed Concrete

Walls of any shape or size can be built with sprayed concrete techniques. One wall system that makes it easy to build walls with low velocity spraying techniques was invented by EVG in Austria in the early 1970s. In the United States it is sold as the Tridipanel System. Read more

Post-tensioned Slab on Ground Foundations Post-tensioned Slab on Ground Foundations

With their excellent performance, relative ease of construction, and economy, post-tensioned residential foundations are becoming a more standard foundation system for residential construction regardless of soils classification. Read more

What Homeowners Should Expect from a Decorative Concrete Contractor What Homeowners Should Expect from a Decorative Concrete Contractor

Homeowners must be educated to avoid installations that are disappointing or worse. They have to be educated about the products they are considering and the contractors who do the installation. Read more

SHOWCASE
Residential Concrete Showcase Residential Concrete Showcase

Tierra Concrete Homes has developed a method for constructing all-concrete homes with insulated tilt-up panels and award-winning designs. Read more

AT HOME WITH CONCRETE
Concrete Technologies Tour Concrete Technologies Tour

This year's Concrete Technologies Tour, produced June 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizaona, drew over 100 home builders and industry leaders from different regions in the United States. Read more

Details
Residential Concrete: Details

Raised patios of segmental retaining walls (SRWs) and interlocking concrete pavers (ICPs) are rapidly gaining popularity. This combination provides a beautiful, cost competitive, and virtually maintenance-free patio. The installation methods are similar to separate installations of these products. Read more

HOME FRONT - PRODUCTS
Fitzgerald Formliners Graylastic Formliners Fitzgerald Formliners Graylastic Formliners

Graylastic formliners provide maximum design latitude for precast or cast-in-place applications. Read more

Custom Rock Elastomeric/Urethane Formliners Custom Rock Elastomeric/Urethane Formliners

Elastomeric/urethane formliners add beauty and elegance to cast-in-place walls. Read more

Modern Pool Systems Aluminum Pool-forming System Modern Pool Systems Aluminum Pool-forming System

The new aluminum pool-forming system is designed for concrete wall vinyl and all-concrete swimming pools. Read more

Maxam Industries Inc. MCO/Flex Liners Maxam Industries Inc. MCO/Flex Liners

Designed for the precast concrete form market, MCO/Flex liners can be applied to new and used wood and metal forming sheets. Read more

Pacific Concrete Images Pacific Formliners Pacific Concrete Images Pacific Formliners

Pacific Formliners can add beauty to any concrete work. The flexible, polyethylene formliners can be used to create a variety of looks for decorative steps, pool copings, wall caps, and even countertops. Read more

Home Front Home Front: More than Decorative

Nowadays, few people want plain concrete walls in residential construction. With formliners, the cost of providing a finished surface on a concrete wall is nearly eliminated. Read more

TECHNOLOGY BRIEF
Portland Cement Association Residential Technology Brief Portland Cement Association Residential Technology Brief

These results suggest that when subjected to lateral in-plane loading from sources such as wind or earthquake, the ICF wall panels are not only considerably stronger but also much stiffer than the framed wall panels. Read more

BOOKS & SUCH
Books and Such Books and Such

People are talking about pervious concrete and how it can help meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations to manage storm water runoff and federal clean water legislation all the while providing efficient land use through eliminating the need for retention ponds and swales. Read more

DIGITAL NEWS
Digital News Digital News

ProEst software integrates all of the construction components required to bid a job and produces an estimate with efficiency and speed. Large and small builders, contractors, and subcontractors find the database useful because it can be customized. Read more

Other Articles
News News

Residential concrete innovations on display at green housing conference. Read more

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