Curtain Walls

Landmark Sustainable Laboratory
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Landmark Sustainable Laboratory

Designed as one of the most sustainable research facilities in the world, the J.... More

Hilti Firestop silicone joint spray CFS-SP SIL
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Hilti Firestop silicone joint spray CFS-SP SIL

The fast curing properties of the new Hilti Firestop silicone joint spray. More

Changing the Industry
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The five honorees who significantly influenced the concrete industry in 2008... More

Going Up
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Going Up

Constructing a high-rise building is quite a challenge no matter how you look at... More

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Jump-Forming Stands Tall

A hollow concrete cylindrical core standing 165 feet tall is just 23 feet 4 inches in outside diameter and 10 inches in wall thickness. Built at the Dayton International Airport, the new aircraft control tower was erected at a rate of one 15-foot lift eve More

Reality Check on Measurements
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Reality Check on Measurements

Tolerances are critical and must be addressed. But like many other things, this... More

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2007 Tilt-up Achievement Winners

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the recipients of the 2007 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. This year, the panel of judges recognized a total of 33 award recipients out of the 94 entries submitted and selected four projects from across all categories to receive the exclusive title, Excellence in Achievement. More

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Here's a Concrete Curtain Wall That Really Is a Curtain

Shoppers who pass the Jessica McClintock storefront in a Costa Mesa, California, mall see billowing curtains made of concrete. Actually, it's not concrete but a portland cement mortar sculpted by stonework contractor Gerardo Sorrentino of San Francisco. Photos show Sorrentino tying metal lath to form the curtain, as well as the intricate detail in the completed scratch coat. More

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Frame Shortening in High-Rise Concrete Buildings

Frame shortening in high-rise concrete buildings is a concern for both designer and builder, causing lost time and lost dollars. More

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Matching Vertically and Horizontally Cast Wall Surfaces

Please explain how the surface texture of a cast-in-place structural concrete wall can be made to match the surface texture of curtain walls made of precast panels. More

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