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What Penalties Should Unlicensed Contractors Expect
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What Penalties Should Unlicensed Contractors Expect

Contracting without a license can have a variety of negative consequences for the... More

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Formwork for SCC

In response to Bill Palmer's blog "Five Things I Learned at SCC Today,"  Chad Godwin provided some tips on forming: Self consolidating concrete (SCC) is the most expensive to form. More

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Building Resilient Buildings

Daniel Keeslar encourages our industry to jump at "the opportunity to advance our common cause and belief that homes and businesses should all be built with materials and methods that make them stronger, safer, healthier, and more energy efficient over antiquated materials and methods that are currently being used." More

The Long and Short of It: How Steel-Fiber Length and Strength Affect Concrete Floors
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The Long and Short of It: How Steel-Fiber Length and Strength Affect Concrete Floors

Though fiber length is a complicated subject, for most purposes shorter fibers... More

Concrete, it’s Our World
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Concrete, it’s Our World

Craig Cottongim reports from the World of Concrete: At the World of Concrete it... More

A Concrete Building on Top of a Steel Building
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A Concrete Building on Top of a Steel Building

Madison Concrete Construction performed the concrete work on Philadelphia's FMC... More

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Fly Ash: Once Upon a Time…..

Once upon a time the use of fly ash in ready mixed concrete was something to be avoided by ethical producers. How things have changed! Today fly ash is regarded as an important part of the answer to challenges faced by architects/engineers and concrete producers. More

Performance and Payment Bonds for Public Projects: What You Need to Know
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Performance and Payment Bonds for Public Projects: What You Need to Know

For bigger public projects the municipal, state, or federal government may impose... More

Choosing Safety
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Choosing Safety

Understanding the rules of safety is the first step towards the implementation of... More

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A Labor of Love

Three things you need in a construction worker, says Clark Construction’s superintendent Chris Cronin, in this inspiring video: moral compass, walking-around sense, and a hunger to do better. If they have those three things then we can teach the other pieces. In this short film, 250 construction workers tell their story about leadership on a construction project and why construction work is a great profession. More

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