Cultural Projects

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Eiteljorg Museum

Eiteljorg Museumn, Indianapolis More

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Guerrilla gardeners produce green graffiti
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Perfect Polishing

In 2002, a few contractors aggressively marketed the concept of diamond polished... More

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History Springs Eternal

Las Vegas is one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, but it's located in a desert. Here's what the city is doing to make sure there is enough water to go around. More

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Arts Center Performs in Masonry

Undulating Walls in an array of textures form a visual representation of the music and dance offerings at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo, Texas. More

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Concrete Artists and Their Craft

Concrete artists represent a variety of talents. Some creatively express... More

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Festival to rock Chicago a second time

After last year's Lollapalooza concert and arts festival proved successful, the... More

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Water Travel -The Baltimore Aquarium

The 65,000-square-foot addition to the National Aquarium in Baltimore is a 10-story structural concrete and glass building that began in September 2002. The specification called for the concrete to be placed in one monolithic pour to ensure a perfect finish. The solution was to use self-consolidating concrete (SCC) and pour the entire height of the columns in a single pour without vibration. More

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Finding the Right Waterproofing System

Seventy years after its 1933 debut as a state-of-the-art facility, Kansas City, Missouri’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is receiving a face-lift of gigantic proportions. This major campus-enhancement project includes significant renovations to the existing building, a new parking structure, and a new building that adds 160,000 square feet of space for galleries and offices. With 25,500 cubic yards of concrete poured for the project, a key concern for the owners was ensuring protection of the museum’s treasures for generations to come. This led to the decision that waterproofing would be a key component. More

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The Mesa Arts Center, Arizona

Coordinating the construction of seven public facilities on one compact site is beyond challenging. The Mesa Arts Center in Arizona demands high-quality finishes in its many concrete features. Most of its floors will be of exposed concrete, some ground and polished to expose the aggregate. Other rooms will have stained concrete floors. More

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