concrete dust accumulation can harden and cause operational and longevity issues, so be sure to clean the drill every day.

Proper Drill Operation

Safety, minimal downtime, and efficiency depend on proper drill operation.

Achieving optimal efficiency of a drill and staying safe in the process requires a few easy steps.

 

Commercial

Industrial

  • Rossetti crews install the ice rink floor for the Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State University.

    Slabs of all Sorts

    Boasting installation of more than 40 million square feet of concrete floors, D.J. Rossetti Inc. specializes in placing and finishing...

     
  • Sika Corp. and McTech Group , Inc. announce agreement

    McTech Group, Inc., specializing in innovative products for the concrete industry and Sika Corporation, a leading specialty chemicals...

     
  • Don't Work for Free

    If you lose money just to get a project, you won’t be in business too long. Giving in to short-term anxiety hijacks your critical thinking...

     
 

Formwork

  • Formwork: Then & Now

    More than 50 years ago, the reasons for turning to prefab forms were obvious. The need for speed was a major factor. Not much has changed...

     
  • Peri Offers Germany Trip

    Peri is offering all educational and training institutions involved in construction the opportunity to participate in a competition focused...

     
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    The Colossal Panama Canal Project Focuses on Concrete

    The world’s largest ongoing construction project is the expansion of the Panama Canal. Making and delivering the concrete is job one.

     

Foundations

 

Parking Lots

 

Pervious Concrete

Slabs

  • Relieve Joint Pain

    Deteriorating joints in industrial floor slabs give concrete (and concrete contractors) a bad name. But the good news is that we are...

     
  • Passive Curing with Silicates?

    In the January issue of Concrete Construction, Scott Tarr wrote about silicate densifiers and his feeling that they are not effective...

     
  • Finishing Slabs in Southern California

    Bob Dorazio who places concrete slabs in coastal California provides some tips and tricks on finishing with Mediterranean conditions in one...

     
 

Tilt-Up

  • TCA Reopens Judging of 2014 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system – has reopened judging of the 2014 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program to its Facebook fans.

     
  • News & Opinions from the Editor

    Bill Palmer comments on industry events.

     
  • Oltmans crews pour more than 300,000 cubic yards of concrete per year.

    A Tilt-up Innovator

    Oltmans Construction Co., a general contractor specializing in commercial and industrial construction, renovations, solar, infrastructure and public works, self-performs most of its concrete work.

     
 

Resources

  • American Concrete Institute

    ACI's online learning center offers education on a variety of topics, while the bookstore sells the association's standards and codes.

  • American Society of Concrete Contractors

    ASCC provides a variety of resources to its concrete contractor members, including publications, newsletters, insurance, and more.

  • ASTM International

    ASTM International recognized worldwide standards are available in the association's digital library.

  • Portland Cement Association

    PCA provides well-rounded programs of market development, education, research, technical services, and government affairs.

  • Tilt-Up Concrete Association

    TCA's Reference Collection includes promotional flyers, technical white papers, information sources, and education manuals.