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Polished concrete troubleshooting

Polished Concrete Challenges
can be Overcome with Overlays

The aesthetics of polished concrete is often one of the primary reasons why it’s chosen as the finished flooring on many projects. The material’s natural beauty that’s expressed through varying aggregate reveals, the color of the cement binder and the clarity of the polished surface makes it a singularly unique […]

Mecalac's new MCR Series

Mecalac Introduces MCR Series to Maximize Efficiency

Mecalac, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact construction equipment for urban environments, introduces its innovative line of crawler skid-excavators — the newly updated MCR Series. Comprised of three models, the 6MCR, 8MCR and 10MCR, Mecalac’s line of compact skid excavators offers superior speed, productivity and compact operation over traditional mini-excavators. […]

A pile of diamonds for polishing concrete

Which diamond tool should I use to start my project?

Choose the starting diamond grit and tooling segment configuration based on what’s best to achieve the job’s appearance objective. If there wasn’t one given, go with the random aggregate configuration. Objective # 1 Random aggregate (doesn’t matter what the reveal is) — objective is cutting through the cap Diamond Grit […]

AEM Infrastructure regarding Covid 19

Equipment Manufacturers and Infrastructure Play Key Roles in Jumpstarting the Recovery
After Covid-19

Equipment manufacturers, now more than ever, are doubling down on efforts to communicate to lawmakers about the important role federal infrastructure investment should play as part of our national economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, AEM sent a letter […]

A group of students gathered around blueprints on a jobsite.

Concrete Science Degree Program Aims to Fill Manager Void

The first graduating class in the Concrete Science Technology program at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport received their diplomas this spring. Prior to that, all seven graduates had already received great job offers, says Frank H. Reber, a construction technology instructor who heads up the two-year associate degree […]

Communications Director NSSGA

NSSGA Taps Kerry Lynch as Director of Communications and Press Secretary

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced Kerry Lynch will join the organization as Director of Communications and Press Secretary.  Lynch brings a wealth of experience in supporting policy issues through strategic communications initiatives. “We are very excited to bring Kerry on board to strengthen our communications efforts,” said […]

Covid 19 Preparedness

“Beware of the Hidden Risk of Occupant Trust as You Begin to Reopen Buildings” Warns Experts from Liberty Building Forensics Group

As states begin to ease lockdown restrictions, buildings and facilities are slowly being reopened and reoccupied, despite varying degrees of occupant confidence ranging from an eagerness to get back to normal to wanting to continue sheltering in place. Even under normal conditions, re-occupancy involves inherent risk. Restarting and reusing systems […]

I Built This - Video Contest

NCCER and BYF Announce the Sixth Annual I Built This! Construction Video Contest

The sixth annual I BUILT THIS! video contest, presented by NCCER and Build Your Future (BYF), is returning this October! Designed to promote the value of craft skills and construction as an industry of choice, the contest encourages secondary and postsecondary students and trainees to showcase their building projects. For […]