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How to Refresh Commercial Outdoor Spaces with Decorative Concrete

Decorative concrete is increasingly gaining popularity as a transformative element that revitalizes commercial outdoor spaces. It serves as a versatile canvas for architects and designers looking to create aesthetically pleasing, durable and cost-effective environments. The material’s adaptability allows for the creation of unique, customized outdoor spaces that not only enhance […]

Repairing Freezer Threshold Concrete Floors

Concrete floors in cold storage operations, such as the freezers in supermarkets, superstores and food and beverage warehouses, have a tough life. Water drippage turns to ice. This constant thermal shift causes the concrete to expand and contract continuously. Over time, this weakens the concrete surface, leading to cracking and […]

NEU Spring 2024 Summit Advances Reduced-Carbon Concrete Mission

NEU, an ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, successfully held its Spring 2024 Summit titled “From Policy to Placement: Implementing Reduced-Carbon Concrete Construction” on the campus of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). The event facilitated discussions among state agency representatives, industry leaders, and researchers about innovative […]

Ergonomic Protection from Brass Knuckle Helps Fight Musculoskeletal Disorders

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders are the most frequently recorded injuries in construction, masonry, and many occupations. Tasks that routinely require kneeling and bending can put an employee at significant risk. Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as knee pads and back support can help reduce the […]

ACI Foundation Now Accepting Fellowship and Scholarship Applications

The ACI Foundation is now accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2025-2026 academic year. Two new fellowships and one new scholarship have been added, growing the total annual awards available to 48. New awards include: Kenneth C. Hover Honorary Fellowship ACI Houston Chapter Fellowship Honorary Dr. Mohan […]

A Year-Round Guide: Seasonal Maintenance Tips for Decorative Concrete

Decorative concrete is an incredibly versatile and durable choice for enhancing the aesthetic appeal of any outdoor area—from driveways and patios to walkways and beyond. Whether stamped, stained or polished, decorative concrete quickly adds character to an otherwise monotonous space. However, to maintain these surfaces at their best, it’s essential […]

Registration Open for ACI Concrete Convention in Philadelphia, Penn.

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is excited to host the ACI Concrete Convention in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Known as the world’s gathering place for advancing concrete, the convention will take place November 3-6, 2024, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The event will bring together engineers, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material […]

ACI Foundation’s 2024 Technology Forum Drives Collaboration and Innovation

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council (CIC) gathered in Santa Fe, N.M. to discuss technology and innovation at the 2024 Technology Forum. The event took place May 14-16, 2024, at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza. The ACI Foundation Technology Forum is an innovation-focused educational and networking event for concrete […]

Euclid Chemical Introduces Innovative Fast-Setting Concrete Repair Mortar

Euclid Chemical, a leading manufacturer of concrete and masonry construction products, announced the launch of VersaSpeed RMC, a fast-setting, one-component, cementitious repair mortar that is shrinkage compensated, pozzolan and microfiber modified, and contains an integral corrosion inhibitor. The new product is designed for horizontal and formed vertical repairs, as well […]

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