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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The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association has launched a new Web site at, the association’s existing address. The redesigned site includes several new features. In a Members Only area, CSDA members access valuable safety and training materials. The Specifier’s Corner presents sawing and drilling specifications, standards and tolerances for […]


The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association will hold its 34th annual convention in Charleston, S.C., between Jan. 28 and Feb. 1, 2006. The event will include workshops on maintenance management and wage and hour compliance, presentations covering a range of topics from economics to safety, roundtable discussions, and the CSDA […]

ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA Cement shortage feared after Katrina

Ken Simonson, chief economist for AGC, has expressed concern about cement shortages in the coming year due to Hurricane Katrina. “The New Orleans customs district led the nation with 12 percent of total imports, which accounted for more than three percent of the nation’s cement shipments during the first six […]

NATIONAL READYMIXED CONCRETE ASSOCIATION Pervious placement certification on the way

The RMC Research Foundation has unveiled the Text Reference for Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification. The text will serve as the basis of a certification for the placement of pervious concrete. Until now, no specific guidelines existed for the use of pervious concrete, which is rapidly growing in popularity across the […]

PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION Architects encouraged to think concrete

The Portland Cement Association launched, a Web site that enables architects interested in sustainable design to learn more about the environmental benefits of building with concrete. provides access to valuable tools, case studies, profiles, up-to-date information on sustainable development, real-world examples and concrete solutions for environmentally responsible design. […]

PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION Cement use still on the rise

Cement consumption this year is expected to increase 5 percent over 2004 levels, making 2005 the third straight year with record volume, according to the Portland Cement Association’s Summer Forecast Report. The report is also predicting a 3.3 percent increase in 2006. Recent growth in nonresidential construction, coupled with few […]

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE ACI photo book garners awards

The American Concrete Institute’s coffee-table book, “Concrete: A Pictorial Celebration,” has been awarded the Magnum Opus Grand and Gold Awards from Publications Management magazine. The Magnum Opus Awards are presented in conjunction with the Missouri School of Journalism to honor those who work to raise the bar in custom publishing. […]


The American Concrete Institute has released another batch of new publications. “Symposium Publication 228: Seventh International Symposium on the Utilization of High-Strength/High- Performance Concrete” contains 96 papers presented at the 2005 Symposium. Topics include: research projects that investigate mechanical properties of high-performance lightweight concrete; properties of high-strength concrete using a […]