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Vol. 16 No. 3 - April 2016

Decorative Concrete Winners Named During ASCC Ceremony at WOC

This year's WOW! Award for the best overall project went to Baker Concrete Construction in Fort LauderdaleThe Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, recognized the winners of its eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition during a ceremony at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas.

Editors
April 15, 2016
Natural Networking Making Friends Builds Business

a woman and a man shaking hands - As high school students, most of us were encouraged to join a variety of extracurricular activities to build our resumes and make us more well-rounded people. As adults and business owners, joining an association, as well as attending conferences and trade shows, can have some of these same advantages, but they can also help grow your business.As high school students, most of us were encouraged to join a variety of extracurricular activities to build our resumes and make us more well-rounded people. As adults and business owners, joining an association, as well as attending conferences and trade shows, can have some of these same advantages, but they can also help grow your business.

By Kari Moosmann
April 1, 2016
Former Janitor Gets His Start with Concrete Staining

acid washed brown floor with leaf curls throughoutCary Grant has had an interesting life and he admits that his name, the same as the classic Hollywood icon, has always been an icebreaker.

By Vanessa Salvia
April 5, 2016
Seasoned Santa Cruz contractor claims three firsts in ASCC competition

Tom Ralston Aruba project - Tom Ralston of Tom Ralston Concrete in Santa Cruz, California, returned home as the winningest recipient of the eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition sponsored by the Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors. Tom Ralston of Tom Ralston Concrete in Santa Cruz, California, returned home as the winningest recipient of the eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition sponsored by the Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc and Vanessa Salvia
April 1, 2016
A White Concrete Extension of Precast Panels

precast concrete extension on top of building A white concrete extension of precast panels added onto an apartment in the city of Innsbruck, Austria, has revitalized a century-old building.

By Vanessa Salvia
April 18, 2016
New Technology Delivers the Shine to Concrete Without the Grind

Multiquip's SlabArmor process showing a concrete construction working riding on a concrete polishing machine.Beauty may only be skin deep, but the performance qualities of an MQ Whiteman SlabArmor concrete surface are just as impressive as the strikingly good looks the SlabArmor system delivers.

By Joe Maty
April 1, 2016
River Scene Incorporated into Building's Polished Concrete Floor Before Building Was Constructed

concrete river in floor

A handcrafted 5,900-square-foot meandering river scene incorporated into the building’s polished concrete floor before the building was constructed. Womack also manufactured and installed three different versions of concrete countertops, and finished the exterior concrete with custom pattern mats and a unique stain.

By K. Schipper
April 12, 2018
Products New and Tried-and-True Share WOC Exhibit Floor

new concrete products from World of Concrete 2016The numbers were up for World of Concrete 2016, although not in the temperature department, as nearly 1,550 exhibitors displayed their wares Feb. 2-5 in the expansive Las Vegas Convention Center. Occupying more than 740,000 square feet in three halls and spilling out into the surrounding parking lots.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
April 1, 2016
Design to Delivery in 4 Days - How to make a GFRC Table

spraying GFRC for 3-D concrete projects Glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) lets you explore many aspects of design that are not possible with the more traditional precast methods. While GFRC is often used for countertops, we'll delve into how it can be used to construct a GFRC base for an outdoor patio table.Glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) lets you explore many aspects of design that are not possible with the more traditional precast methods. While GFRC is often used for countertops, we’ll delve into how it can be used to construct a GFRC base for an outdoor patio table.

By Jeffrey Girard
April 12, 2016
Easier Repairs for Polished Concrete

best concrete repair process for polished concreteRepairs are always tricky. The idea is to get them done as quickly as possible with a remedy the customer will buy. By selecting the correct process and products, you can control how long the repairs will take to complete. Customers’ willingness to accept repairs is determined by understanding their expectations and letting them know early on if their goals are achievable.

By David Stephenson
April 21, 2016
How to Avoid Streaks When Using Colored Release Powder When Stamping Concrete

Colored release powder is a blend of pigments and hydrophobic (water-resistant) powders. Release powder's primary purpose is to allow stamping tools to release cleanly from the concrete surface without sticking.Colored release powder is a blend of pigments and hydrophobic (water-resistant) powders. Release powder’s primary purpose is to allow stamping tools to release cleanly from the concrete surface without sticking.

By Chris Sullivan
April 5, 2016
A Striking Contrast Can Complement A Concrete Job

Waving carved concrete handrails that look similar to bone.Beginning painters get so excited by the smorgasbord of shapes, colors and textures they have been learning that they often try to put every trick they know into each of their paintings. This leads to a hodge-podge with no focus.

By Gaye Goodman
April 26, 2016
A Round Concrete Chair Becomes Part of Design

Luna Loungers, round concrete chairsJustin Brown, owner of 2Stone Designer Concrete in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, had the idea for Luna Loungers for quite a while. “It’s basically a round take on a square chair,” he says. He finally made the idea into something tangible.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
April 2, 2016
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