As 2008 has progressed, I noticed that more of you have been visiting our Web site in recent months. In case you haven't visited lately, below are some of the new Web-based highlights that Concrete Construction now offers our readers.
Cutting concrete is a dangerous aspect of the concrete industry. Personal protective equipment not only prevents concrete cutting-related injuries, it also can save lives.
As an environmentally friendly product that provides more than a paved surface to drive or park on, pervious concrete offers a new frontier for concrete contractors
One of the largest airport modernization projects ever undertaken, the O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP) couldn't happen soon enough.
From the beginning of time, land surveying has been an essential part of civilization. First used to accurately divide land for the purpose of taxation, today, it is used in the construction industry to map and stake-out land. Since 1571, the theodolite—an instrument that looks like a small...
Drop into any construction supply store or home improvement center, and you're likely to find aisles full of tools labeled “ergonomic.” But what exactly does that mean for contractors? Simply put, ergonomics is the science of designing and producing tools, equipment, and other work-related...
With construction down, concrete contractors aren't inclined to spend money needlessly. But tool manufacturers are pushing forward with research and development, readying a new generation of cordless power tools.
According to Ken Simonson, chief economist for The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), “Nonresidential construction spending continued growing in July, despite the weak economy and housing slump.”
Concrete crews from James McHugh Constructio
We thought of now discussing portland cement minerals beginning with tricalcium silicate, as well as dicalcium silicate and tricalcium aluminate.
If you've been following our monthly updates, you know ACI's Tolerances committee has three projects under way and all recently have been in the “ongoing hard work” phase. The process of updating the A117 “Standard Specifications for Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials and...
The last time we wrote about integrally colored concrete, liquid dispensed color had just been introduced to ready-mix producers. Only a couple of manufacturers were involved in this market, but now most manufacturers of color for concrete have liquid dispensed products. It was thought at the time...
When plans for a new DHL facility in Allentown, Pa., were under way, security was a top priority for wall contractor Pickering Valley Landscape Inc., Glenmore, Pa., and construction manager, Opus Corp., Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
I'm working on a project for a rocket engine test facility where the exhaust goes down a concrete-lined trench. How can we make the concrete more heat resistant?
One problem with trying to remove this type of stain is that you may find yourself left with a nonuniform appearance--the areas of cleaner, brighter concrete standing out where dark stains used to be. You might try blasting lightly using blast media that'
VanGeem is earning our industry's respect as the key spokeswoman on the topic of concrete and cement's contribution to sustainability.
DeWalt has focused on making the transition to Li-ion technology, and now all 40 of its 18-V tools can use Li-ion batteries.
Hitachi introduced its 18-V DH18DL SDS rotary hammer, which is compatible with Li-ion, NiCad, and NiMH batteries.
Max USA offers cordless rebar tying tools that can wire-tie reinforcing bars five times faster than manual tying.
Milwaukee Electric Tools has introduced the Model 2611 hammer drill as part of its M18 line of 18-V Li-ion-powered cordless tools.
Makita USA recently has introduced the BHR202—a compact cordless rotary hammer powered by an 18-V Li-ion battery.
The construction of two new elementary schools by the Leander Independent School District (LISD) in Texas gives new meaning to academic competition. Each is being built using a different construction method, and the race is on for project success.
2013 Hanley Wood, LLC. All rights reserved.