28 Feb 2018

American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Workforce Development Program

The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) is excited to announce the creation of its Workforce Development program, designed to help members recruit job candidates in an increasingly competitive job market. “The ACPA Workforce Development program draws upon the latest technology, strategic partnerships and networking opportunities within the industry to advance

26 Feb 2018

Forta Introduces New Fiber Delivery System

Celebrating its 40th year, Forta Corp. showcased both new and proven reinforcement fiber solutions at World of Concrete 2018. Two fiber dispensing units were on display, providing World of Concrete attendees with the opportunity to observe real-world demonstrations. Technical experts demonstrated the capabilities of the Forta Voyager bulk fiber dispenser,

25 Feb 2018

Concrete Home from Footers to Finishings

As these homeowners learned how versatile concrete is, they kept wanting more. By Vanessa Salvia Photos courtesy of Paul Behrens For Indiana homebuilder Jon Bell, one recent job ended up being much more than he expected it to be. Bell originally was hired just to pour flooring, but as the

concrete texture
24 Feb 2018

ICRI Elects New Officers and Board members

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announced the election by the membership of new officers and board members for 2018, including Ralph C. Jones, PE, with Structural Engineering Associates as its President. The terms began on January 1, 2018. To support Jones, the ICRI membership also elected the following officers:

Quikrete Stucco
22 Feb 2018

Quikrete Launches Industry’s Lightest, Most Sustainable Stucco

The Quikrete Companies, the leading manufacturer of pre-blended commercial-grade concrete products, is helping maximize jobsite productivity and profitability with the introduction of Quikrete Lightweight Fiberglass Reinforced Stucco (FRS). Recently granted IAPMO’s Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) Evaluation Report ER-0455, Quikrete Lightweight FRS is 35 percent lighter than traditional pre-blended stuccos making

2018 ACI Collection
20 Feb 2018

American Concrete Institute Releases 2018 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices

Formerly known as the Manual of Concrete Practice, the ACI Collection is the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction, and materials, with nearly 50 codes and specifications and more than 200 practices – including all guides and reports. The ACI Collection features ACI 318

18 Feb 2018

Raising the Bar in Canada

New Brunswick, Canada’s first net zero ICF home By Vanessa Salvia Photos by Teri-Anne Cormier As a homeowner, would you rather pay $80 per month for heating and cooling costs or $500? Brad McLaughlin, general manager of MCL Construction Ltd. in the Quispamsis area of New Brunswick, Canada, bets that