Ardex acquires wedi GmbH

Ardex Takes Up Majority Stake in wedi GmbH

Ardex continues to grow. The German-based construction chemicals specialist is taking up a majority shareholding in wedi GmbH. Wedi is a leading manufacturer of system solutions for high-quality wet room solutions based in Emsdetten, Germany. This marks Ardex’s largest acquisition in the company’s history. The employees of both family-run companies […]

SmartHub Remote Monitoring Device

SmartHub Remote Monitoring Device by Giatec

Giatec is a world leader in concrete testing technologies. Recently, the company announced the release of the newest generation of their SmartHub remote monitoring device. SmartHub works in conjunction with Giatec’s award-winning SmartRock wireless sensors for accurate concrete temperature, temperature differential, and strength monitoring. With the SmartHub, you can collect […]

Construction Employment in August Lags Pre-Pandemic Peak In 39 States

Construction employment in August remained below the levels reached before the pre-pandemic peak in February 2020 in 39 states. This is according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released recently. Association officials urged the House of Representatives to quickly pass the bipartisan […]

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 […]