Building with Concrete

As sustainable as it is durable, concrete offers an endless array of cost-effective possibilities and versatile results for residential and commercial buildings

Kuwait Gulf Oil Company World HQ – Hycrete Project Spotlight

The new Kuwait Gulf Oil Company Headquarters main office building is a unique architectural edifice in Kuwait, being one of the leading Green Buildings in the country to be awarded the LEED-Gold Certificate from USGBC. The LEED-Gold certificate characterizes the new KGOC main office building with 30% less energy consumption […]

Even in Florida, Winter Holidays Bring Greater Risk for Home Fires

The holiday season is a time for festive foods and decorations, family gatherings, and, unfortunately, house fires. In 2018, U.S. fire departments responded to more than 1,600 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day and, in between 2014-2018, they responded to an average of 160 home fires per year that started […]

Miami Science Museum – Hycrete Product Spotlight

Miami Science Museum is located in Downtown Miami in Bicentennial Park It is a 180,000 square foot facility that includes a planetarium, 500,000-gallon natural seawater tank, wildlife exhibits and venue spaces. The elliptical pool, 100 feet in diameter and housing exotic fish, features a large underwater viewing window. In addition, […]

The Chemistry Behind Concrete:
A Comprehensive Look at Chemical Compounds and Reactions

If asked, you can best describe cement as a “hydraulic adhesive.” It consists of nothing but special glue that binds sand and gravel together, forming a stone-like hard element. By itself, cement has very little use. However, when you blend in aggregates — such as sand and gravel — it […]

Aerial view of the Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center Pavilions Outshine Competition for ACI Excellence Award

Featuring architectural concrete of utmost quality, three pavilions exquisitely extend the presence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Aptly called The Reach, the inviting trio in Washington, D.C., consists of the Welcome, Skylight and River pavilions. “The buildings are strikingly white,” says Yvonne Nelson, then the formwork manager […]

And now there are two:
Dock featured in Concrete Decor
inspires contractor to build his own

Back in 2017 Jim Sanguedolce got to the last page of his August/September issue of Concrete Decor and saw the Final Pour pictures of a custom stamped concrete dock. It looked like it was floating over a lake … and it made a lasting impression. Right then and there, the owner […]