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Manufacturer News

  • Marcotte Software is Available on the Cloud

    Marcotte Systems announced the launch of Marcotte on Demand, a new delivery platform for field-tested software designed to improve performance of companies in the concrete industry.

  • Makita Expands Tool Box for Contractors

    Makita introduced several new additions to the Makita 18V LXT line-up this week, including a 70-lb Breaker Hammer, an 18V X2 LXT Reciprocating Saw, three 18V LXT high-torque impact wrenches, and many more.

  • GOMACO Creates First 3D-Controlled Bridge Deck Finisher

    GOMACO launched the world’s first 3D-controlled cylinder finisher applications on its complete line of finishing machines at the World of Concrete.


Concrete Construction Equipment & Tools

  • Ditch Witch Walk-Behind Trenchers

    Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has introduced a new line of walk-behind trenchers to provide contractors and rental...

  • Concrete Cutter from STIHL

    The GS 461 Rock Boss is a powerful concrete cutter designed for deep cutting and square corners perfect for construction and renovation...

  • FiberMax Dunnage Pads from DICA

    DICA announces that it has introduced a new outrigger stabilization system to meet the specific needs of concrete contractors.


Concrete Construction Materials

  • Concrete Block Spacer

    The CMU Spacer is simply an installation aid for erecting concrete masonry walls. Using the patented CMU Spacers with a modified concrete...

  • JK Thermal Solutions TigerLoc

    Tigerloc is a structural thermal break for use in insulated concrete assemblies. It provides a structural connection for window and door...

  • QUIKRETE Q-MAX Pro Concrete Mix

    QUIKRETE Q-MAX Pro Concrete Mix is the first and only concrete mix that delivers one-hour working time, three-hour walk-on time and 6,500...


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Case Studies

Fast-Setting Cement Used Around the World

Projects around the world benefit from cements that allow speedy construction.

  • An historic landmark more than a century old, El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church now welcomes visitors to enjoy views of the adjacent public park from brick pews.

    Shotcrete Repairs for Historic Structure

    An abandoned historic church was transformed into a public park in Houston by using shotcrete to stabilize the walls.

  • Tilt-up Award: Look Cinema

    Constructing this 11-screen theater offered several unique challenges, including the building’s unique shape.

  • Waterproofing Shotcrete

    Waterproofing shotcrete can be challenging, but when done correctly, it saves time and money, while also allowing for considerable design...