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CONCRETE SAWINGAND DRILLINGASSOCIATION NEWS Standard explains,defines tolerances

CSDA has adopted the International Association of Concrete Drillers & Sawers (IACDS) Tolerance Standard that was developed through the cooperation of sawing and drilling associations from Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The IACDS Tolerance Standard consists of nine sections that cover reasons […]

ACI News: Guide to formwork available

ACI has published the “ACI 347R-03 Guide to Formwork for Concrete.” Highlights of this publication include a section on contract documents that explains what specification guidance the engineer/architect should provide for the contractor, and another section that advises the formwork engineer/contractor on the best ways to meet the specification requirements […]

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE NEWS: Fiorato to head ACI

Anthony E. Fiorato, president and CEO of Construction Technology Laboratories in Skokie, Ill., has been elected 81st president of the American Concrete Institute. As a member of the American Concrete Institute since 1967, Fiorato has actively contributed to ACI’s technical publications and committee work. He currently serves on ACI Committee […]

Concrete Homes Grow in Popularity and Stand the Test of Time

The ancient Romans had the right idea. If you want a structure to last for centuries, shelve the sticks. Build it out of concrete.

And although most Europeans grasped onto this concept eons ago — their dwellings are built to be passed on from generation to generation — it’s taken the less frugal Americans awhile longer to literally bring the concept home.