Follow These Tips For Custom Marbled Concrete

Follow These Tips For Custom Marbled Concrete

Brief  Bradley Coomes, owner of Coomes Custom Concrete Creations, offers tips on how to marble concrete for countertops and tabletops. Coomes offers a look at best practices for mixing, dusting, casting and polishing.   Insight When most people think of concrete,...
What to Expect from Construction Estimate Software

What to Expect from Construction Estimate Software

Brief  More than 4 in 10 contractors who recently acquired new estimating software say one of the chief benefits is improved accuracy, according to a Software Advice survey. Collin Couey examines what this type of software is and how it uses automated cost estimating...
ACI Offers Guidance on Placing Concrete in All Weather

ACI Offers Guidance on Placing Concrete in All Weather

Brief ACI offers guidance on how to place concrete in hot weather, cold weather and windy conditions. Concrete can set faster in hot weather, but care should be taken to avoid placing concrete directly on frozen ground or during high winds.   Insight According to...
Mass Timber Leads to Mass Savings in Green Construction

Mass Timber Leads to Mass Savings in Green Construction

Brief  The drive to reduce the carbon footprint of construction is getting a helping hand from trees. A number of projects, including a 25-story high-rise in Milwaukee, are using mass timber to reduce construction traffic, on-site workers and construction time, by...
5 Ways Drones Facilitate Concrete Construction Safety

5 Ways Drones Facilitate Concrete Construction Safety

Brief  Drones help concrete contractors foster jobsite safety through remote inspections, images of site progress and information not visible at ground level, writes J.P. Giometti from Heavy Construction Systems Specialists. Contractors can also use drone imagery to...
What Does the Next Decade Hold for Concrete?

What Does the Next Decade Hold for Concrete?

Brief  The concrete industry could look very different in a decade thanks to the advent of 3D concrete printing and more research into the sustainability of concrete, writes Jonathan Kozlowski. Another innovation that could be on the horizon is turning concrete...
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