• 63,000 U.S. bridges need structural repair

  • Foundations of a Sustainable Future

    Nanoparticles have the potential to revolutionise the construction industry, but we need to tread carefully until the potential hazards of these "wonder materials" are fully understood.

  • Video: Giant Jenga Game

    The first video in the Built For It series, "Stack" pits five Cat machines against a mountain of massive wood blocks. The object of the game is for heavy equipment operators to remove and then reposition a stack of 27 blocks one at a time, without toppling the structure.

  • An Exceptionally Well Organized Pickup

    Jeff Van Damme turned the back of his truck into a giant storage system.

  • Concrete Lumber

    Made from a cementitious composite, this lumber promises durability and strength.

  • Top 18-Volt Tools for Builders

    Here are the cordless tools builders have, the ones they want, and their favorite brands.

  • 7 Habits of Remarkably Likeable Bosses

    If they like you, really like you, you will actually be a better boss. Here's how to make that happen.

  • Make Financial Statements Useful With These 6 Tips

    Without accurate and up-to-date numbers, your business can suffer. Here's how to upgrade your reporting.

  • 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index

    The Tax Foundation's 2014 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders to gauge how their state's tax system compares.The 10 best states in this year's Index are: Wyoming, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Florida, Washington, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah, and Indiana.

  • ICFs Hailed as Efficient Solution

    A new report shows that insulating concrete forms (ICFs) can be used effectively as walls in building structures.

  • Bureaucratic Insipid Mumbo Jumbo

    Is that what you think of BIM? More correctly known as Building Information Modeling, BIM has lots of people pushing for its adoption. Its promise is increased construction productivity — a worthy goal. So what's holding us back?

  • Roller-Compacted Concrete Live at WOC 2014

    Back again for WOC 2014, RCC Live! was the place to stop and see live demonstrations of a roller-compacted concrete test-strip placement, including curing, saw cutting, testing, and related processes.

  • Timesaving Paving Tool

    FHWA, AASHTO and the Transportation Research Board will help agencies implement a tool that allows contractors to identify concrete pavement surface irregularities during construction.

  • 2014 DCC Awards, Second Place and Honorable Mentions

    Check out this slideshow to see second-place winners and honorable mentions in the ASCC’S Decorative Concrete Council Awards program.

  • A Block for Greener Walls

    Made from natural mineral compounds, this alternative to standard concrete masonry units mimics the look of raw rock.

  • DeWalt DW0822 Layout Laser

    This combination tool shoots both lines and dots, and can be used in place of a plumb bob.

  • 50 Cool Things You Could Have Seen at the World of Concrete

    If you are a concrete guy or gal (and love tools and equipment) you owe it to yourself to go to this show at least once in your life. Here's a quick pictorial view of some highlights from 2014.

  • It's Work Zone Safety Awareness Week!

    This annual national event is credited with lowering worker fatalities almost 40%. Recent stats suggest that there's still more that can be done to save lives.

  • Entitlement Crisis is Worse Than You Think

    At the upcoming ASCC Concrete Executive Leadership Forum, Ben Sasse, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, will explain why, with the Medicare trust fund projected to be 13 years from insolvency, Washington needs to act now.

  • Students Protest Closure of Building Trades Program

    High school administrators thought suspending students and banning them from the prom would settle the matter, but then tradesmen joined the protest and Mike Rowe produced a video.


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