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BB Industries Adds Stone Industry Veteran Frank DeCarolis as Outside Sales Associate

BB Industries continues to grow its outside sales team with the addition of Frank DeCarolis. He lives just outside of Washington D.C. and will be covering the Baltimore, Delaware, and Virginia territories.  DeCarolis brings years of stone experience, having started in the industry back in 2001 importing and distributing natural […]

River Rock Product Can Work Wonders on Unsightly But Stable Concrete Slab

Originally called Chattahoochee stone because the smooth rock was dredged out of that river, Epoxy Stone from McKinnon Materials in Tampa, Florida, is a wonder worker. The coating system, available in 16 colors, is also known as river rock and pebble epoxy. Aesthetically, it resembles exposed aggregate without the cement […]

Topcon Podcast Looks at Current State of Construction Industry, Opportunities for Growth and More

The latest installment in the Topcon podcast series “Topcon Talks Construction” is now available. Hosted by Murray Lodge, senior vice president of Construction for Topcon Positioning Group, the podcast covers a number of topics ranging from the current state of economic recovery in the U.S. and North America to building […]

Guide to the Design and Construction of Concrete Toppings for Buildings

Guide to the Design and Construction of Concrete Toppings for Buildings

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has announced that the ASCC Education, Research & Development Foundation has published “Guide to the Design and Construction of Concrete Toppings for Buildings.” The authors are Scott M. Tarr, PE, FACI; Ronald L. Kozikowski, PE; and Matthew J. Sheehan, PE. […]

Impact versus Polish:
UDT’s Impact Sealer is a Real Win on Concrete and Terrazzo

Because of its smoothness and seemingly low-maintenance requirements, polished concrete floors are being requested by increasingly more homeowners and architects. However, this traditional method involves multiple steps of diamond grinding and polishing. Overall, polishing is very invasive. It starts with rougher-grit diamonds and moves to finer grits to achieve a […]

ACI Foundation Raised Over $1 Million

ACI Foundation Raised Over $1 Million for Scholarships, Research and Technology

Through generous donations from ACI members, and the concrete industry, the ACI Foundation raised $1 million. Jeffrey W. Coleman, President of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the challenge to raise $1 million in October 2020, during his term as president. To date, the generous contributions  contributed to the ACI […]