• Airlite Plastics Co. – Fox Blocks ICF Acquires TRUEGRID

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    Paves way for accelerated growth in sustainable construction products    Omaha, Neb. (April 17, 2019) – Airlite Plastics acquired TRUEGRID on April 15, 2019, adding the permeable paving grid system to its line of environmentally sustainable construction products.  TRUEGRID high-performance pavers control runoff, create less thermal pollution and reduce waste for landfills, among other ecological benefits. […]

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  • Responding to an OSHA Inspection (Part 2)

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    By Mark A. Lies, II & Elizabeth Leifel Ash INTRODUCTION In Part One of “Responding to an OSHA Inspection,” the focus was determining whether OSHA (the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration) had the right to conduct the inspection and, if it did, the proper scope it should have. As anyone who has ever experienced […]

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  • 6 Mistakes Concrete Contractors Make When Hiring People

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    By Doug Herbert As spring arrives, so do the opportunities for concrete contractors to do more work. We emerge from our winter slumber to finally see more bidding activity and orders from customers. Before we know it, we will be sweating it out in June, wondering how to find enough laborers to get all the […]

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  • Finding a Concrete Housing Authority

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    By David Pfanmiller, CONCRETE HOUSING INSIGHT It does not take long in any conversation around the concrete industry for the focus to turn toward the concrete house. Invariably, someone will ask the question, “Why is it that we aren’t building houses out of concrete here in the U.S.? I mean, look at Europe – they’ve […]

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  • My Key to Success -Tim Upton

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR, 2018 By Lindsey Bloomquist The Contractor of the Year, presented annually by the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), demonstrates the service, technology and knowledge needed to advance the use of poured wall construction. The recipient is acknowledged for unselfish commitment to peers, to the association and to the industry, both at their […]

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Magazine Issues

Jun
6

Schwing Announces Breakthrough with New Vector Control System

Schwing’s continuous commitment to advancing concrete pumping technology has produced the new Vector Control System. This breakthrough in data retrieval is the only system that allows two-way communication between the radio remote box and the concrete pump. Even higher productivity is now available on all Schwing boom pumps because the operator can retrieve important information […]

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Jun
6

Concrete Construction: Using Today’s Technology to MakeYesterday’s Dreams Come True

Think of today’s technology and maybe your mind jumps to iPods or Blackberries. (Then again, perhaps you’re still trying to figure out how to attach a document to an e-mail and send it to a colleague.) Suffice it to say, we all have different levels of understanding when it comes to the technologies that have […]

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Jun
6

Putzmeister Introduces New BSF 61-Meter Concrete Boom Pump

STURTEVANT, Wis. – Putzmeister America introduces the latest truck-mounted concrete boom pump model to their product range – the BSF 61-Meter. To accommodate customer reach and weight requirements, the unit is strategically positioned in size between the BSF 58-Meter and BSF 63Z-Meter Putzmeister models. The BSF 61-Meter features a four-section roll-and-fold boom to provide a […]

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Jun
6

New Jersey Pedestrian Bridge Challenges Brick-Inlay System

Collingswood, NY – When the New Jersey DOT proposed a pedestrian bridge as part of a reconstruction plan for Routes 30 and 130 near Camden, city officials were anxious for the improvements to begin. They were also happy to see that brick was the specified finish material. However, hand-set brick was not in the DOT […]

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Jun
6

BIODEGRADABILITY DEFINED

“Biodegradability” is a word that has been inappropriately used in the past. While nearly “everything” is biodegradable over some period of time, clarification was needed on what actually constitutes “biodegradability” to the EPA. The correct definition of “biodegradability” can be found in the ‘EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), 1998, Fate, Transport and Transportation Test Guidelines, Office of […]

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Jun
6

You Don’t Have To Be A Big Company To Do Big Work

————————– Accurate Concrete Forming David Newman, Owner 601 B Louis Ave North, Watertown, MN 55388 952-955-3911 fax 952-955-3912 davnewman3@aol.com Started in 2002, specializing in poured walls construction ————————– When Ebert Construction needed an experienced poured wall outfit to pour their salt storage building for the City of St. Paul, they went to their local poured […]

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