Bridges, Roads & Highways

With a track record of flexibility and versatility that’s hard to match, concrete is used to build bridges more than any other material in the world. And, thanks to advancements in technology, concrete is being used to rehabilitate highway systems to extend usability and years of service.

Concrete Art in Cuba

The language barrier was the least of the obstacles a team of two professors and a student from Southern Arkansas University had to overcome during a weeklong trip to Cuba last November for an art project with the University of Artemisa. The saga began with a lack of supplies and ended with the death of Fidel Castro the night before the Americans left.

ASCC Council Honors Winners of 2017 Decorative Concrete Awards

The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, recognized the winners of its ninth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition Jan. 17 at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas.

From Standard to Challenging: Custom Concrete Pervious Mix Elevates Project’s Difficulty

When taking on pervious paving contracts, the San Diego-based contractor’s mix design is typically accepted by clients following mock-up, as custom blends can significantly increase a project’s difficulty. Yet, there are always exceptions, with the most recent being the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Modern Mosaic Artwork Livens San Diego’s Landscape

“It was back-breaking work,” says the owner of Brailsford Public Art in San Diego about placing colored aggregate piece by piece into wet concrete on a job site. She was working with Shaw & Sons’ Lithocrete system which incorporates a means to create a scattered aggregate pattern on a concrete surface.

Annual Decorative Concrete Competition Lauds Projects Based on Skill and Creativity

Contractors, construction companies, architects and designers are eligible to submit, and projects are judged on skill of installation, creativity, artistic expression and integration with the overall design intent.

The Decorative Concrete Council announces winners of 8th annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition

The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, Missouri, has announced the winners of its eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition. The winners were recognized at a ceremony at the World of Concrete, Las Vegas, on Feb. 2, 2016.

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announces 2015 Educator Awards

Dr. Clay Naito, associate professor of structural engineering at Lehigh University, was named PCI’s Distinguished Educator for 2015. Dr. Adel El-Safty, professor of civil environmental engineering at University of North Florida, was chosen as PCI’s Educator of the Year. Awards will be presented during the Fall 2015 PCI Committee Days Conference in October.