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

Hi’ilani EcoHouse Boasts More Than Just Breathtaking Views

Perched on a hilltop amidst the tropical rain forests of the “Big Island” of Hawaii, the Hi’ilani EcoHouse commands a view out across the Pacific Ocean that you have to see to believe. It’s your typical island paradise home. But when it comes to cutting-edge carbon neutral design and ecofriendly concrete construction, it is anything but typical.

Stained concrete floor with a desk in the middle

Decorative Concrete Finishes for Both Walls and Floors

Imagine the convenience and versatility of decorative concrete finishes that you can apply to either walls or floors. Actually, it’s not a matter for the imagi­nation. Such decorative finishes already exist. A more striking facet of these materials, however, may well be their role in enhancing visual effects in certain […]

decorative concrete drain on a sidewalk

Decorative Drain Covers Enhance Surrounding Concrete

Let’s say you’re part of a design and construction team that has settled on a stunning look for a high-profile exterior concrete project — the entry to a corporate office, a monument to fallen heroes or maybe a creatively upgraded pedestrian walkway for a downtown shopping district.

See Why Salt Lake is a Great City for Concrete on ACI 124’s Walking Tour

During the upcoming Concrete Convention and Exposition, join ACI 124 for a free walking tour of exemplary concrete buildings at 1 p.m. Monday, March 26. It will be led by ACI Intermountain Chapter member Sarah Sutherland, business development director of Forterrra Structural & Specialty Products.