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Vol. 14 No. 4 - May/June 2014

Artisan in Concrete: Paul Huneck, Hudson Concrete, NYC

Hudson Concrete Marc Jacobs fashion show

By Gail Elber
May 14, 2014
Involving small contractors is big business for airport authority
Editors
July 20, 2017
Taking Flight: Architectural Concrete at San Diego International Airport

Architectural and decorative concrete in San Diego airportExpanding Terminal 2 at the San Diego International Airport was the largest improvement project in the airport’s 81-year history. The expansion — dubbed “The Green Build” because of the airport authority’s commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly materials and methods — cost $907 million and at peak construction created 1,000 jobs.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
May 19, 2014
Are You Ready to Be a Project Manager?

Concrete installation project manager

By Mark Celebuski
May 14, 2014
5 Things Architects Wish Decorative Concrete Contractors Would Do

Architects and decorative concrete contractors

By Joe Maty
May 19, 2014
5 Things Decorative Concrete Contractors Wish Architects Would Do

things decorative concrete contractors wish architects would doAll joking aside, the designer-contractor experience very often does prove to be positive and stimulating. But contractors can have hopes and dreams for a world where they are more in sync with designers.

By Joe Maty
May 1, 2014
Concrete Artists Get a Chance to Create Their Decorative Concrete Dream Project

A 3-D painted concrete fish pond in a restaurant lounge makes and elegant appearance.

In the decorative concrete world, that can’t happen as easily. You get one shot at doing everything right. The interior and exterior must match, have the right scale and the right detail. While the daily work gets done, a part of you dreams to find that one client who changes your portfolio forever.

By Rick Lobdell
May 20, 2014
Presenting to Architects? How to Get Their Attention ... and Keep It

A successful presentation requires more than just showing up with lunch and a slide show. A successful presentation requires knowing your audience, offering them value, preparation, passion, focus, visual aids and follow-up.A successful presentation requires more than just showing up with lunch and a slide show. A successful presentation requires knowing your audience, offering them value, preparation, passion, focus, visual aids and follow-up.

By Karen Van Heukelem
May 1, 2014
Wayfinding Colors on a Dentist's Floor

Decorative microtopping concrete floor

By Joe Maty
May 20, 2014
Vegas Artisan Puts Fresh Concrete Stamp on Venerable Casino

Stamped concrete walkway in Las Vegas

By Gail Elber
May 20, 2014
How Did the Extreme Winter Affect Exterior Decorative Concrete?

Affects of extreme winter weather on decorative concreteLarge parts of the United States recently experienced a brutal winter of cold temperatures and record snow and ice accumulations.

By Chris Sullivan
May 20, 2014
Planning Your First Hardscape?

Installing a concrete hardscape

By Doug Carlton
May 20, 2014
Metallic Epoxy Tips and Techniques

Using metallic epoxy

Metallic floor coatings are a very exotic-looking flooring option. Unlike with solid-color pigment or chips, no two metallic floors are alike.

By Jon Kopp
May 20, 2014
Moisture and its Effect on Polished Concrete Finishes

Moisture and its Effects on Polished Concrete

All things in polished concrete relate to physics and chemistry. With that in mind, let’s look at how moisture interacts with concrete and polishing chemicals, with an additional focus on efflorescence.

By Jennifer A. Faller
May 20, 2014
The Polishing Consultant: Cold-Weather Pours and Early Polishes

Pouring concrete in cold weather

By David Stephenson
May 20, 2014
School's Courtyard Maps Provide a Decorative Concrete Perspective

Stenciled concrete map of the United States

Large maps in the school’s three outdoor courtyards give the elementary students some perspective of the world, our country and their state.

By Vanessa Salvia
May 20, 2014
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