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Advanced Corrosion Concrete Testing Technology Can Save Lives by Preventing Buildings from Collapse

Giatec, world leader in concrete testing technologies, believes their iCOR corrosion detection device can help save lives by preventing building collapses resulting from rebar and concrete structural damage. A South Florida condominium building recently collapsed due to what they are calling major structural damage. Additionally, cracking to the concrete slab […]

Texas Science Teachers Learn How Industrial Minerals Enhance Lives

How do industrial minerals enhance our daily lives, and how are they mined in Texas? 14 Texas science teachers learned the answers at an intensive industrial minerals mining workshop jointly sponsored by the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) and the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA). During the week-long […]

Texas Motor Speedway Boasts
First-of-its-Kind Concrete Coatings

In fall 2016, Texas Motor Speedway management partnered with Laticrete to bring high-performance Spartacote concrete coating systems to the legendary raceway’s massive garages. This marked a first at any NASCAR track. Management chose Texas-based Intertech Flooring as the installer due to its excellent reputation in flooring solutions for specialty, high-profile […]

Liquid Chip System installed in a garage

Liquid Chip System Installs Faster Than Broadcast Chips

Adjusting for inflation in an uncertain economic time requires a hard look at materials and processes. At Concrete Decor, we’ve taken a closer look at some of these offerings and would like to share our findings. More recently, we’ve sampled various garage-floor coating systems, particularly metallic and vinyl-chip systems. We […]

Laramie Smith Hired by CPS for West Coast Territory

CPS announced recently the hiring of Laramie Smith for Sales and Technical Support. Smith will manage the CPS West Coast territory including states California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. Smith has years of experience and knowledge in the construction financing industry, dealing with manufacturers of heavy-duty construction equipment. He has […]

Concrete Pavement Can Mitigate Health and Environmental Impact

Extreme heat can create environmental and health issues for Florida cities and their residents. For communities living within an urban heat island, urbanized areas that experience higher temperatures than outlying areas, the dangerous threats to people and the ecosystem intensifies. The heat island effect happens because structures such as buildings […]

Martin Bazula

Martin Bazula Hired as Western Specialty Contractors Senior Sales/Project Manager

Western Specialty Contractors has hired Martin Bazula as a Senior Sales/Project Manager, working with its Chicago Façade/Concrete and Indianapolis Branches. Bazula brings more than 20 years of experience specializing in historic masonry and concrete restoration. In his new position, he will be responsible for overall restoration project safety, quality and […]

Director of Innovative Concrete Technology - Rex Donahey

Director of Innovative Concrete Technology Announced by ACI

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently announced that Rex C. Donahey, Ph.D., will serve as the Institute’s inaugural Director of Innovative Concrete Technology.  In this newly created position, Donahey will be responsible for actively providing outreach by the Institute to trade organizations, companies, and individuals to attract emerging technologies for […]