• 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.

  • FOX Seeks Construction Trades for TV Series

    Do you want to move to an undeveloped location and build a new world for yourself? New realty TV series "Utopia" is seeking to cast 15 people with skills in construction, DIY, transportation, architecture, and other building- and engineering-related trades.

  • Lafarge and Holcim to Merge

  • Keeping Concrete Mix Dry

    For bagged mixes, this deck builder has a method that only takes a couple of scrap 4x4s and two contractor trash bags. How do you keep bagged mixes dry?

  • Sealing Stamped Concrete

    The Concrete Network lists dos and don'ts on selecting and applying sealers for stamped concrete.

  • 10 Things Great Leaders Say Every Week

    If you want to lead a team toward a goal, you need to make sure they know how their daily work connects to the overall objectives. Here's how to make that happen with just one weekly meeting.

  • Choose Hand Safety

    Developed with the Masonry Research to Practice Partnership, this website is tailored for the trowel trades. But there's safety information anyone can use — how to select hand tools and gloves, and training materials on how to identify hazards and protect your hands.


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