Author: Concrete Decor Staff

Nonresidential Construction Spending Falls Again In June

Demand for different types of construction continued to diverge in June as residential construction increased for the month and the year while nonresidential construction spending fell again, according to a new analysis of federal construction spending data the Associated General Contractors of America released today. Officials noted the nonresidential declines […]

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ACI Concrete Research Proposals Now Open

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council seeks to advance the concrete industry through the funding of concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures. The annual request for proposals is open now through December 1, 2021. ACI concrete research proposals and funding parameters […]

Hydro Ban XP and Hydro Barrier Plus by Laticrete

Laticrete is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. Recently, the company has expanded its best-in-class waterproofing and crack isolation membrane portfolio. The company added two new products: Hydro Ban XP and Hydro Barrier Plus. Hydro Ban XP is the line’s premium offering designed to […]

Texas Science Teachers Learn How Industrial Minerals Enhance Lives

How do industrial minerals enhance our daily lives, and how are they mined in Texas? 14 Texas science teachers learned the answers at an intensive industrial minerals mining workshop jointly sponsored by the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) and the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA). During the week-long […]

Laramie Smith Hired by CPS for West Coast Territory

CPS announced recently the hiring of Laramie Smith for Sales and Technical Support. Smith will manage the CPS West Coast territory including states California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. Smith has years of experience and knowledge in the construction financing industry, dealing with manufacturers of heavy-duty construction equipment. He has […]

Concrete Pavement Can Mitigate Health and Environmental Impact

Extreme heat can create environmental and health issues for Florida cities and their residents. For communities living within an urban heat island, urbanized areas that experience higher temperatures than outlying areas, the dangerous threats to people and the ecosystem intensifies. The heat island effect happens because structures such as buildings […]

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Martin Bazula Hired as Western Specialty Contractors Senior Sales/Project Manager

Western Specialty Contractors has hired Martin Bazula as a Senior Sales/Project Manager, working with its Chicago Façade/Concrete and Indianapolis Branches. Bazula brings more than 20 years of experience specializing in historic masonry and concrete restoration. In his new position, he will be responsible for overall restoration project safety, quality and […]

Director of Innovative Concrete Technology - Rex Donahey

Director of Innovative Concrete Technology Announced by ACI

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently announced that Rex C. Donahey, Ph.D., will serve as the Institute’s inaugural Director of Innovative Concrete Technology.  In this newly created position, Donahey will be responsible for actively providing outreach by the Institute to trade organizations, companies, and individuals to attract emerging technologies for […]