Author: Concrete Decor Staff

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 […]

Martin Bazula

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 […]

ACI Concrete Convention

2021 ACI Concrete Convention has Virtual Option

Engineers, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and also material representatives will convene at the 2021 ACI Concrete Convention in Atlanta, Ga., October 17-21, 2021, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. Technical and educational sessions will provide attendees with the latest research, case studies, best practices, and the opportunity to earn […]

Western Specialty Contractors Workshop Explains Contributing Factors to Material Shortages and More

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The Winter Storm Uri in Texas. Severe weather in the Midwest. High consumer demand. A container shortage. Embargoes and employee shortages and the Suez Canal blockage. All of these things created the perfect storm that led to today’s challenging construction environment. This is according to presenters […]

Waterproofing Agent Earns Notice of Approval from Miami-Dade County Building Department

On May 13, 2021, the Miami-Dade County Building Department granted Alchemco’s TechCrete 2500 Waterproofing Agent a Notice of Approval. The Miami-Dade County’s Product Control Approval System is a renowned high standard testing that establishes an excellent protocol to assess building products. Further, the products are approved and designed to comply […]

Dave Nepereny Announced as Honorary PCA Member

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America’s cement manufacturers, recently announced their newest honorary member, Dave Nepereny. PCA reserves election to honorary membership for those who, in the opinion of the PCA Board of Directors, have rendered outstanding service to the cement industry and the association. “Dave’s lifelong contributions to […]