Planning

CPAA Announces New President
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CPAA Announces New President

The Concrete Polishing Association of America (CPAA) has a new president, Chad... More

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Creating a Rebar Schedule Helps Minimize Problems

Planning and scheduling construction projects can help minimize potential problems. More

Target Practice
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Target Practice

When you take an idea from the lab to the field, there always are hurdles to... More

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A Seamless Transition

In January 2008, my father, uncle, and I finished the transition of our concrete construction company from their ownership to mine, and I'm proud to say that ours was relatively painless, well executed, and, possibly even strengthened our family bond. More

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Successful High-Rise Repair
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Successful High-Rise Repair

One of the biggest challenges to any high-rise repair project is securing access... More

Engineering A to Z, Part 1
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Engineering A to Z, Part 1

Site cast tilt-up—a construction method in which concrete wall panels are cast... More

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Determining Form Pressures

I am planning a pour for a 15-foot-high wall and am concerned about form pressures. More

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Planning Leads to High-Performance Floor

When Rockwell Automation Corp., Milwaukee, Wis., set out to build a new conveyor-drive manufacturing facility in Clio, S.C., one of the top demands was a high-performance floor slab with excellent abrasion resistance and minimal cracking and curling. More

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Planning a Productive Jobsite Layout

One of the most important but often overlooked organizational tasks of a construction supervisor is planning a layout for the project site. Many decisions must be made such as where to place office trailers, where to store onsite materials, and where to keep equipment when not in use. Unfortunately, supervisors often take a haphazard approach to the layout task, not realizing the effects their plans can have on productivity. More

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Source for Flame-Cleaning Equipment

We've seen several references to a concrete-cleaning device that removes elastomeric membranes, paints and coatings by flame blasting. Oxygen and acetylene are combined to produce a flame that is passed at a given height and rate over the substrate. This More

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