June 2008 Table of Contents

EDITORIAL COMMENT
Inspiring Longevity Editorial Comment Inspiring Longevity

Lately, I have had a lot of face time with contractors due to a number of construction site visits, office meetings, and trade shows. Read more

Features
Macro Polymeric Fibers for Slabs on Ground Features Macro Polymeric Fibers for Slabs on Ground

Macro polymeric fibers (MPF) have been used in numerous slabs on ground providing amazing performance for various applications. Read more

The Last Few Feet Features The Last Few Feet

There are lots of ways to get concrete from the ready-mix truck to exactly where you want it when placing a slab on grade, but the bottom line is you want to keep the hand work to a minimum. Read more

Trends in Retail Flooring Features Trends in Retail Flooring

Within the past six years, advancements in concrete construction have come about more quickly than for any other construction material. Read more

Residential Concrete
Designing and Building Custom Concrete Homes Residential Concrete - Features Designing and Building Custom Concrete Homes

Contractors who build development or “tract” homes are concerned about the productivity that results from installing the same design and repeating the same procedures over and over again. Read more

Sustainable Concrete Solutions for LEED for Homes Residential Concrete - Technology Brief Sustainable Concrete Solutions for LEED for Homes

LEED for Homes, created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), establishes a construction program for housing built upon the criteria of previous LEED rating systems. Read more

What Turns Your Idea of “Cold” Around? Residential Concrete - Below The Grade What Turns Your Idea of “Cold” Around?

Research shows that cold weather may actually produce high quality concrete. Read more

News & Events
Doka USA Holds Open House News & Events Doka USA Holds Open House

The formwork engineering and products company, Doka USA recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening its new state-of-the-art 21-acre facility. Read more

ERLIN & HIME ON CONCRETE
Hime & Erlin On Concrete Giving Something More

During the last decade or so, concrete mixes have been developed with higher and higher strengths. Read more

TOLERANCES
Seeing is Believing Tolerances Seeing is Believing

It may have been just a happy coincidence, but my guess is that somebody set it up on purpose. Either way, having the regularly scheduled meeting of the ACI Tolerances committee in a 19th floor room facing an adjacent construction site was the perfect set Read more

AGGREGATE VIEW
Decorative Concrete Industry Reacts to Changing Market Conditions Aggregate View Decorative Concrete Industry Reacts to Changing Market Conditions

Major changes can be expected in the decorative concrete industry due to fluxation of the housing industry. Read more

SLABS ON GRADE
Wet Curing Floors Slabs on Grade Wet Curing Floors

Wet cured concrete develops the best performance characteristics, it's believed that wet curing floors have better surface hardness and resistance to abrasion. Read more

DECORATIVE CONCRETE
Why are More Retail Stores Specifying Colored Floors? Decorative Concrete Why are More Retail Stores Specifying Colored Floors?

Today retail construction is installing colored concrete floors, replacing products such as vinyl tile, quarry tile, wood, and carpet. Read more

JOBSITE PRODUCTS
Topcon Positioning Systems TopField Software Jobsite Products Topcon Positioning Systems TopField Software

TopField software handles multiple job files and can measure in feet and tenths, meters, or feet and inches. Read more

Trimble Navigation Ltd. S8 Total Station Jobsite Products Trimble Navigation Ltd. S8 Total Station

The S8 total station offers 1-second angular accuracy, EDM precision, and fast, silent operation. Read more

AGL Construction Lasers & Machine Control Systems EAGL 1-Touch Jobsite Products AGL Construction Lasers & Machine Control Systems EAGL 1-Touch

The EAGL 1-Touch is suitable for checking and setting elevations, forms, and footings. Read more

Laser-Equipped Technology Jobsite Products Laser-Equipped Technology

Laser-guided equipment and attachments made their debut in the construction industry nearly 40 years ago. Read more

Problem Clinic
Problem Clinic What Caused This Scaling?

Home builders here in the Denver area recently have had a rash of scaling driveways. Literally hundreds of driveways constructed over the past two to four years are showing isolated to widespread scaling. Our firm and others have met with the builders to Read more

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