In the early 1960s small line pumps came out of the grout and plaster business....
Has Concrete Repair Work Changed in 50 Years?
When Zera Construction began in 1957, a cubic yard of concrete cost approximately $12; today a basic mix is $70 to $80.
Fiber Reinforcement Makes Good Concrete Better
The concrete industry was introduced to the benefits of synthetic fiber...
Skid-steer Loader Mechanizes Manual Labor
The skid-steer loader started out as a three-wheeled machine made by Melroe...
Fifty Years of Shotcrete Progress
Shotcrete has been around for 100 years. While the early gunite, or dry-process...
The Laser Revolution
When laser technology was first developed in 1960, manufacturers scrambled to...
Quantum Leaps in Slab Construction
When I think back on changes in concrete slab construction during my 50 years,...
In May 1958 Concrete Construction covered a project that used the lift-slab method of raising floors, first introduced in 1950.
Decorative Concrete at the Crossroads
I got started in the decorative concrete industry in the early 1980s. In the past 25 years, this subset of the much larger concrete industry has been growing—recently exponentially.
The advent of slipform paving gave contractors the ability to produce high-quality...