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Save Time, Control Costs, 'Go Green' on the Job Site: These 6 Tools Can Help

The search for efficiency in terms of labor, materials and timelines has come with the territory in the construction industry from the moment someone first made a brick out of mud and then wondered if there was a better way.

February 19, 2018
ASTM F2170 Update Allows Official RH Test Results at Just 24 Hours

The international standards organization, ASTM International, published today its revised ASTM F2170 (Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes).

February 19, 2018
Solomon Colors Offers Innovative New Texturing Tools Spring 2018

Brickform - a Division of Solomon Colors, officially unveiled the new Concrete Dimensions reusable urethane stencils at the 2018 World of Concrete. Concrete Dimensions are the latest innovation for decorative concrete, allowing users to easily create crisp, defined designs in concrete.

February 19, 2018
Braxton-Bragg Names New Product Manager

Braxton-Bragg has re-hired former employee Matt Maples as product manager. Maples was formerly in the Braxton-Bragg sales department from November 1997 to May 2014. He brings more than 20 years of stone industry experience to this position.

February 19, 2018
Shine the light on productivity with the new Hilti task light SL 2-A22

The versatile new Hilti task light SL 2-A22 packs a whole lot of illumination into a very small package. Put it on the ground, hang it by its integrated hook, or hold it in a free hand to put the light just where you need it to get the job done.

February 13, 2018
Mark Your Calendar! Dates Set for 2019 CONEXPO Latin America

CONEXPO Latin America is returning to Santiago, Chile and will be held October 2-5, 2019.  CONEXPO Latin America targets industry professionals involved in all segments of the construction industry.

February 13, 2018
Willow Creek Paving Stones introduces Tekstone™ pavers

Willow Creek™ Paving Stones (WCPS) introduces Tekstone™ pavers, the newest product in the Willow Creek family of durable and attractive interlocking concrete paving stones. 

February 13, 2018
Solomon Colors Inc. Names Chris Becker as Director of Technical Services

Solomon Colors Inc. announced today that Chris Becker has been named Director of Technical Services. Chris brings a leadership role to Solomon’s ongoing effort to educate and train contractors, architects and distributors to the vast array of opportunities possible by working with the Solomon line of products. During his 30 years in the decorative concrete industry, Chris has been a contractor, trainer, speaker, product developer, and business owner.

February 12, 2018
Prespan Floor System Launched by Northeast Precast

Millville, N.J. – Northeast Precast, manufacturer of custom precast panels and systems, has announced the introduction of a new product: Prespan. The patented new flooring system features insulated precast floor planks for both residential and commercial projects.

February 9, 2018
Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program Releases Annual Report for 2016 – 2017

Silver Spring, Maryland (Feb. 9, 2018) – The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is pleased to announce the release of their 2016 – 2017 Annual Report. Compiled by the National Steering Committee (NSC), the report was distributed recently at World of Concrete in Las Vegas.

February 9, 2018
General Equipment Company Introduces Next Generation of FCS16 RIP-R-STRIPPER™ Floor-Covering Remover

Owatonna, Minnesota – General Equipment Company introduces the new FCS16 Gen 3 RIP-R-STRIPPER™. Enhancing the proven design and effectiveness of the previous FCS16 model, the Gen 3 unit features an advanced blade clamping system, improved centralized lubrication, quick-release operator handles and integrated static weights to maximize productivity when removing VCT tiles, rubber-backed carpeting and other sheet-type coverings from wood and concrete surfaces.

February 9, 2018
Get cordless compatibility with Hilti cordless combihammer TE 30-A36 and cordless rotary hammer TE 6-A36

Plano, TexasFeb 6, 2017 — Hilti is advancing cordless tool technology by bringing a compatible lighter-weight, 36V battery platform to its new cordless combihammer TE 30-A36 and cordless rotary hammer TE 6-A36. Both tools feature intelligent power management systems and deliver maximum performance, so when you’re ready to work, your tools are ready to work too.

February 8, 2018
Aquajet Systems' Aqua Spine Takes Hydrodemolition to New Spaces

Monroe, Washington (Feb. 8, 2018) — Aquajet Systems AB, a global leader in hydrodemolition machine manufacturing, introduces the Aqua Spine. The multi-modular system uses highpressure water jets to precisely remove concrete from surfaces that may be inaccessible for Aqua Cutter robots, Aquajet’s traditional hydrodemolition machines. Used for onshore and offshore construction as well as in conventional and nuclear power plants, the Aqua Spine brings the power of hydrodemolition to tight, small places like never before.

February 8, 2018
Quikrete® How-To Videos Reveal Project Demand

Atlanta, GA (Feb. 8, 2018) – The QUIKRETE® Companies, the leading manufacturer of packaged concrete products for the building and home improvement markets, identified the most popular concrete projects last year based on nearly 12.5 million how-to video views. In 2017, the Pouring & Finishing Concrete how-to project video was viewed by more than two million people on the QUIKRETE® website and YouTube channel. Setting Posts without Mixing was the second most popular how-to project video with more than 1.5 million views.

February 8, 2018
Hitachi Power Tools Introduces its First Quiet Compressor, the EC28M

Braselton, GA. (Feb 6, 2018) – Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd.) today announced its first compressor in a new Low Noise Series; a Portable 1-Gallon Oil-Free Quiet Air Compressor, model EC28M. It produces a mere 59 dB of sound, which is so low a normal conversation can easily take place while it is cycling! Equipped with an industrial oil-free pump and overload protection, it delivers high durability with virtually no maintenance. Weighing just 25.2 lbs., the EC28M is easy to transport and is ready to plugand play right out of the box.

February 7, 2018
Spring an Ideal Time to Clean Building Facades and Survey for Damage

St. Louis, MO, Feb. 7, 2018 -- From the tallest of skyscrapers, to the corner office and the downtown warehouse district, the stressors of sunlight, changing weather, water, building movement and settlement can break down and deteriorate building facades creating comfort, safety and maintenance issues that can quickly add to the cost of property ownership.

February 7, 2018
The New "Asbestos" - Confused and Overwhelmed by OSHA's Silica Dust Rules?

Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In the construction industry, occupational exposure to crystalline silica is common in several trades due not only to its presence in many handled materials, for example concrete, mortar, and brick, but also to the processes, involving operations such as breaking, grinding or sawing these materials. For those within the industry, Respirable Crystalline Silica (Silica Dust) are a familiar three words that can easily impact either personal or business health.

February 5, 2018
Chromaflo Hires New Key Employees

Ashtabula, Ohio, USAJanuary 8, 2018 – Chromaflo Technologies, one of the leading independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, is pleased to announce new key positions have been filled.

February 5, 2018
Concrete Industry Management Program Holds Record-Breaking Auction at 2018 World of Concrete

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – raised more than $1.1 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

February 1, 2018
Joseph Whiteman - ASCC Manager of Safety Services PR

St. Louis, Missouri January 23 – Joseph Whiteman, CSP, ASP, CHST, La Quinta, CA, has been named manager of safety services for the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO. This is a new position for this organization. “Safety has always been one of the foundations of ASCC, “says Mike Schneider, council director of ASCC’s Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC). “It makes sense that we would create this position to lead the association’s safety messaging and communicate with members on this critical topic.”

February 1, 2018
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