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ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council to Host Virtual Technology Forum

The ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) will host its first virtual Technology Forum on August 25th and 27th 2020. The SDC collaborates across the concrete industry to address technical challenges within the industry and hosts forums for the introduction and nurturing of new technologies. SDC Technology Forum 48 will consist of […]

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Aquafin Announces Product of the Month: Rebar Primer/Bond-CI

RebarPrimer/Bond-CI is a one-component, cementitious, anti-corrosion coating for protection of steel reinforcement and as a bonding agent for concrete surfaces. Advantages of Rebar Primer/Bond-CI Mixes with water only Resistant to penetration of water and chlorides Very easy to use even on vertical and overhead areas Extended open time allowing for […]

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Was enough densifier/hardener applied to the polished concrete slab?

Densifiers/hardeners are either alkali metal silicates or colloidal silica. When your densifier of choice is applied to concrete and absorbed into the polished concrete slab, the silicate reacts with the free lime (excess calcium hydroxide) and forms calcium silicate hydrate (CSH gel). This reaction mimics the hydration of portland cement, […]

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Western Specialty Contractors Appoints New Branch Managers in St. Louis, Los Angeles

Western Specialty Contractors announces the appointment of two new Branch Managers: Carter Pogue at its St. Louis Concrete Restoration Branch and Guillermo Villegas at its Los Angeles Branch. As Branch Managers, Pogue and Villegas are responsible for managing sales, daily operations and field personnel, plus developing new projects within their […]

ACI Certifcation for non destruction

ACI Offers New Nondestructive Testing Certification Program

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the launch of its Nondestructive Testing Specialist – Concrete Strength certification program.  The program will certify individuals who successfully pass the ACI examinations by demonstrating the knowledge and ability to properly perform specified nondestructive tests on hardened concrete. The nondestructive testing program is the […]

A large skatepark made with Type K cement

Shrinkage-compensating Cement Concrete Can Optimize Performance
and Sustainability

Sustainability is a driving force in today’s built environment. To guide and organize the efforts, there’s a robust collection of initiatives that include the LEED program, the International Green Code Council and the Cement Sustainability Initiative, to name a few. Their goal is to improve ecological stewardship practices, minimize climate […]

A new waterproofing system by W.R. Meadows called Hydralastic 836 SL

W.R. Meadows Introduces New Waterproofing System
Hydralastic 836 SL

New from W. R. Meadows comes Hydralastic 836 SL, our newest single-component, cold-applied, solvent-free, water-activated, waterproofing system. Hydralastic 836 SL cures to form a tough, flexible waterproofing membrane for both above-grade and below-grade applications. It will not crack in extreme cold or flow due to softening at high temperatures. Hydralastic […]

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