12 Sep 2018

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces 2018 CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, 19 projects were selected to receive recognition. Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: (1) Satisfaction of Owners Objectives, (2) Development of Innovative Solutions, (3) Maximizing Project

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AEM Safety Culture
09 Sep 2018

How AEM Suggests Building a Strong Construction Safety Culture

Safety is improving in the construction industry, according to the National Safety Council, but serious injuries and fatalities still occur. “I think it’s fair to say that while we have been getting better at preventing most incidents and improving safety, in general, there are specific ways in which we have

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concrete texture
07 Sep 2018

How PolycreteUSA is Responding to Fewer Workers

Current US construction activity is ahead of peak 2007 levels and we’re doing it with half a million fewer workers. Everyone in the construction business knows there’s a labor and skills shortage, and that shortfall is driving the trend in offsite construction. It just makes sense that the more you

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04 Sep 2018

Festool Expands U.S. Headquarters

Festool recently announced that the headquarters for Festool USA and Festool Canada, located in Lebanon, Indinana, will expand by 80,000 square feet. This is the second, large-scale expansion within the past three years. Company executives cite increased demand and robust sales behind $9.3 million expansion, as the Festool brand continues

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Lock 8 Skate and BMX Park
02 Sep 2018

AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE LAUNCHES NEW DECORATIVE CONCRETE FLATWORK CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The American Concrete Institute has introduced a new decorative concrete flatwork certification to its programs. The program allows individuals to earn two designations: Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Decorative Concrete Flatwork Associate. The Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Associate certifications require individuals to complete a written exam, and maintain current

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01 Sep 2018

American Society of Concrete Contractors to Hold 17th Annual Conference in Charlotte this September

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Missouri, will hold its 17th Annual Conference September 20-23, 2018 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina. Concrete contractors, manufacturers, designers and other industry professionals will gather for three days of educational events and networking. Industry experts including Dr. Ken

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12 Aug 2018

A Brief History of Automated Payments for the Construction Industry

It isn’t often that the construction industry leads in new technology adoption, yet that is the opportunity offered by a new partnership between Viewpoint, a leading construction software provider, and Nvoicepay, a B2B payments automation company. Full disclosure: I recently joined Nvoicepay because I knew that integrating their payments automation

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