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Testing for Bridge Deck Shrinkage

Q: We plan to bid on some state bridge deck work planned in our area. Our district engineer is open to allowing a high-performance mix that will help mitigate the possibility of undue cracking. Our lab is analyzing several mixes with standard features such as strength, set time, and chloride resistance. But we have been struggling with how to demonstrate a concrete mix's performance regarding crack potential. What is an acceptable test method to use to compare different concrete mixes? More

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Triple-L Utility Trailer

JLG Industries Inc. More than 20 Triple-L trailer models are available in flatbed, utility, and enclosed configurations for equipment transport. They feature a single level and automatic latch that enables one-person operation. The deck lowers or rises in less than 15 seconds and stays level. 877-554-5437. More

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Improving Traction on a Pool Deck

How can we best improve the traction on the pool deck, remembering that budget is always an issue? More

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MCPX on Deck
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Safety Report: It Won't Happen to Me

A concrete contractor was placing and finishing elevated concrete slabs on the metal deck of a municipal exhibition hall. Summertime temperatures and morning rush-hour traffic forced concrete deliveries to start at 4 a.m. Power buggies were used to transport the deck concrete. To provide a runway for the buggies and to protect the finished floor, crews laid out sheets of plywood. More

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Taking the Steel Reinforcement Out of Precast Bridge Deck Slabs
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Selling Bridge Builders on Precast Deck Panels
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Safe and Efficient Scaffold Erection

When contractors fail to take the time to plan and carefully set up tubular frame scaffolding, accidents occur, OSHA citations abound, workmanship suffers, and jobs are lost because of the costs of inefficiency. More

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When Wood Decks Deteriorate, Replace with Concrete

The repair and restoration of elevated residential wood walkways would seem like an unusual concrete use. More

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Aluminum Flying Deck Shines in Florida Project
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