• Working Closely with Architects

    Considering and understanding the architect's perspective will lessen the tension contractors often have with this important group of people.

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    Holcim US Inc. + Rainbow Masonry Designer App

    The Rainbow Masonry Designer App is an iPad application that allows architects to collaborate in real time with building owners and construction companies to visually select brick facades that reflect a project’s vision.

  • AIA Posts Updated Digital Practice Documents for Public Comment

    AIA addresses the changing landscape of building information modeling with updated digital practice documents.

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    Restoring a Piece of History

    Building a natural look to the Brooklyn Navy Yard Museum with a self-leveling floor topping.

  • Online Economic Conference

    Economic experts from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will hold an online news conference on Tuesday, June 19 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

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    Greening of Slag Cement Concrete

    We are using a concrete mix with 60% slag in architectural concrete and are having significant issues with the color of the concrete. What can we do to avoid this?

  • C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. Taper-Loc

    Designed for typical concrete and steel mounting substrate standards, the Taper-Loc dry glaze railing system can help reduce installation time by more than 50%.


    Dayton Superior Corp. Archi-Foam

    Archi-Foam is an EPS material for creating arcitectural shapes, patterns, and blockouts in concrete.

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    Tilt-Up Designs Systems LLC Software Bundle

    This software bundle provides design-build firms, architects, engineers, and contractors with a building solution for tilt-up.

  • San Elijo Nature Center

    Zagrodnik + Thomas Architects, San Diego, designed the San Elijo Nature Center with the goal of increasing awareness and education of both the nature preserve and the environment.

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    Amber Waves of Concrete

    In the heart of a modern residential and retail mixed-use community in Colorado, a dancing water fountain pays tribute to the town's heritage. 

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    The Importance of Reading Blueprints

    In Part 1 of our series on the importance of being able to read contract specifications, we look at reading blueprints.

  • Hanley Award Winner Announced

    Santa Fe, N.M., architect and champion of building energy efficiency Edward Mazria, AIA was named this year

  • Hanley Wood Announces Award for Vision & Leadership

    Hanley Wood Business Media and its EcoHome magazine, in partnership with The Hanley Foundation, announce the creation of The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing.

  • First Annual Hanley Award for Vision & Leadership in Sustainable Housing

    Hanley Wood Business Media and its ECOHOME magazine, in partnership with The Hanley Foundation, announce the creation of The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. This annual award honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, lasting, and far reaching...

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    The 10 Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry

    The repair contractor, the tall-building designer, the architect and the structural engineer are just a few on Concrete Construction's list of the 10 most influential people in concrete.

  • Making Beautiful Concrete

    Karlson Forming Specialties, Amery, Wis., sells and rents a range of forming products, including form liners and rustication (recess) strips of polystyrene, polyurethane and polyethylene. Having a strong sense of forming know-how, owner Larry Karlson goes beyond just supplying forming products; he...

  • Exeter Library Receives AIA 25-Year Award

    Commissioned in 1965, designed between 1966 and 1968 and completed in late 1971, the Phillips Exeter Academy Library has received the 1997 American Institute of Architects' 25-year award. Renowned architect Louis I. Kahn designed the structure's dramatic architectural-concrete interior. The inner...

  • Concrete Art Gets Noticed

  • Fast-Tracked Concrete Hotel

    The architect of the Sheraton Grande Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, provided all guests with an ocean view by designing a 30 percent bend in the sidewalls of the rooms. Walls that are 8 inches thick and slabs that are 5.5 inches thick also give guests the added benefits of fire safety and...


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