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Decorative Concrete Press Releases

All the latest information on new product releases for decorative concrete contractors. Plus, openings and closings, mergers and partnerships, industry trends, new standards, conferences, and other news of interest to the decorative concrete industry.

Laticrete Introduces First-ever Modular Tile and Stone Installation Adhesive System

Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has introduced Laticrete Select-Bond , an industry-first, versatile tile and stone adhesive system that includes optional kits for specialized enhancements.

March 30, 2020
Changes to Vacuworx RC Series Maximize Safety and Minimize Down Time

As part of our commitment to continuous innovation, Vacuworx has engineered significant updates to our flagship line of RC Series Vacuum Lifting Systems. All changes are designed to maximize safety while minimizing down time on the job. In addition, the lifters are “smarter” than ever before by incorporating a CAN bus system to provide real-time diagnostics and enhanced safety features.

March 26, 2020
Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion Reaches New Milestone

Construction workers on behalf of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) commenced the extensive process of pouring 600,000 square feet of concrete flooring in the main exhibit hall in the new West Hall expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

March 26, 2020
Laticrete Improves Safety for Installers by Launching 3701 Lite Mortar and 3701 Lite Mortar R

Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has launched 3701 Lite Mortar and 3701 Lite Mortar R. The formula was crafted from carefully selected polymers, Portland cement and lightweight aggregates, and does not require the use of a latex admixture, only water.

March 25, 2020
Brokk Introduces Atomized Water Mist Dust Suppression System

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, unveiled the Brokk Atomized Water Mist System during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. To combat harmful silica dust and other airborne particles created by the demolition process, Brokk’s new dust suppression system produces atomized fog that effectively binds dust particles in the air while also providing ground-level dust suppression.

March 24, 2020
Giatec's SmartRock AI Assistant Roxi to Validate Maturity Calibrations

Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, has announced that their artificial intelligence program, Roxi, has been trained with the ability to detect possible errors in concrete maturity calibrations and mix proportions.

March 24, 2020
LBAU Makes No Cost Coronavirus Safety Training Available to All

Addressing safety concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), LBA University, Inc. (LBAU), the safety training unit of LBA Group, Inc., makes special arrangements to provide a course on Coronavirus safety at no cost to industry friends and customers.

March 20, 2020
American Concrete Institute Announces ACI 318-19 Building Code On-Demand Course

The American Concrete Institute is offering a new on-demand learning course to focus on ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary.

March 19, 2020
ASCC CPC Pre-Construction Checklists

The Concrete Polishing Council a subsidiary of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, MO, has developed two pre- construction checklists for floors to receive a polished finish. They are “Checklist for the Pre- Construction Conference” and “Checklist for the Polished Concrete Pre-Construction Conference.”

March 19, 2020
5 Key Concepts to Properly Maintaining Deck Coatings Begins with Understanding the Basics

A deck coating is a protective traffic membrane applied to concrete surfaces that protects them from harmful substances like salt, de-icers, water, oils and grease that can cause deterioration. Like any other system, a deck coating must be managed properly in order to maintain its peak performance.

March 18, 2020
SprayWorks Hosts its Third Annual Customer Appreciation Day

SprayWorks Equipment Group is hosting its third annual Customer Appreciation Day on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

March 17, 2020
Euclid Chemical Wins 2020 Most Innovative Products Award at World of Concrete

The Euclid Chemical Company, a leading manufacturer of concrete and masonry construction products, announced today that its Eucon Baracade WPT specialty admixture solution won the Editor’s Choice Award for 2020 Most Innovative Products in the Materials for Concrete Construction category at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas.

March 17, 2020
Makita Raises The Bar With Impact XPS

Makita U.S.A., Inc., the innovation leader in power tools, outdoor power equipment and accessories, has released Impact XPS, the industry's new leading line of bits and fastening accessories.

March 17, 2020
Announcing ACI Virtual Committee Days

Following cancellation of the ACI Concrete Convention in Rosemont/Chicago, the American Concrete Institute has transitioned its popular spring convention into ACI Virtual Committee Days. To be held online from March 28-April 2, 2020, the ACI Virtual Committee Days will allow the important technical work of the Institute to move forward. 

March 17, 2020
PCA Applauds 2019 EPA Energy Star Certified Cement Manufacturing Plants

The Portland Cement Association congratulates the 13 cement plants awarded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2019.

March 16, 2020
Quikrete and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Partner to Develop Printable Concrete

The Quikrete Companies and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently entered a cooperative research and development agreement to design next-generation concrete for use in the production of large-scale structures through a 3D printing process.

March 16, 2020
CRSI Opens 2020 HONORS Awards Program

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the kickoff of the popular and structures recognition program. The window for submitting entries is open from March 16 to June 1, 2020.

March 16, 2020
Maintaining Transitions Between Components Equals Better Waterproofing for the Entire Building Envelope

A building’s envelope is described as any component of a building that touches the outside air and repels the elements, such as the roof, walls, doors and windows. There are also some not-so-obvious parts of a building’s envelope that often get overlooked, such as the lighting, handrails, signs, steps, pavement, concrete slabs, mechanical equipment and decorative features.

March 13, 2020
Metabo HPT Launches the Industry's First Dual-Powered MultiVoltTM Rebar Bender/Cutter

Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) introduces the industry’s first dual-powered MultiVoltTM Rebar Bender/Cutter (model VB3616DA) designed exclusively for rebar to make quick & easy cuts and to bend to uniform angles like a breeze. Made in Japan and based on the iconic corded rebar bender/cutter model VB16Y, this tool is crafted to deliver even greater cutting and bending performance than the original model.

March 13, 2020
Training Series Focuses on Specialty Wall Finishes

Specialty wall finishes are taking the decorative concrete industry by storm, as evidenced by what World of Concrete attendees witnessed at the 2020 Decorative Concrete LIVE!

March 12, 2020