Decorative Concrete Press Releases

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

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CONCRETE SAWING AND DRILLING ASSOCIATION First woman to lead CSDA

The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association elected Susan Hollingsworth the first woman president in the organization’s history. Hollingsworth owns Holes Inc. of Houston, Texas, and has served as vice president and as chairperson of the CSDA Safety Committee. She will continue to represent CSDA on the Silica Task Force, an […]

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE New publications available

ACI has released several new publications. The 2005 edition of “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary” (318-05/318R-05) contains the latest code requirements for concrete building design and construction. The cost is $153.50 for nonmembers, $93 for members. “Concrete Structures for Containment of Hazardous Materials” (350.2R-04) presents design and […]

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE ACI launches annual award

The American Concrete Institute presented its first Distinguished Achievement Award to Tod Williams, FAIA, of Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates in New York City. In a news release, the organization praised Williams’ “rigorous and tactile celebration of materials in architecture and his extraordinary use of concrete in buildings.” An […]

Quikrete,Valspar team up to enter concrete coatings market

Concrete manufacturer Quikrete Cos. and coatings manufacturer Valspar Corp. announced a strategic alliance to produce a complete line of premium concrete coatings. The new line will be manufactured and marketed jointly by Valspar and Quikrete under the brand name Quikrete Professional Concrete Coatings. The line will feature 14 technologically advanced […]

PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION Get the moist out of your floors

PCA has released “Concrete Floors and Moisture,” a book that explores how to prevent unwanted moisture in concrete floors. The 164-page book covers sources of moisture, drying of concrete, methods of measuring moisture, construction practices, specifications, and responsibilities for successful floor projects. The cost is $40. To order, visit www.cement.org/bookstore […]

PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION PCA promotion awards

Portland Cement Association awarded eight industry professionals with Promotion Progress Awards at its annual spring committee meeting. Four of the winners received the industry’s sustainable development award. Honorees are: David Baker, Ash Grove Cement Co.; Larry Baloun, Lehigh Northwest Cement Ltd. (Sustainable Development award winner, U.S.); Brad Belt, Salt River […]

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CONCRETE CONTRACTORS 2005 catalog adds to offerings

ASCC’s 2004/2005 catalog includes three new offerings: “Bob Harris’ Guide to Stained Concrete,” a CD entitled “Exploring the Art of Concrete,” and “Conference Notes: First North American Conference on the Design and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete.” To obtain a copy of the catalog, write to [email protected] or call (866) 788-2722.