04 Aug 2018

Concrete Drink Caddy Takes First Place in Annual Quikrete DIY Project Challenge

The three award-winning projects in the third-annual Quikrete One Bag Wonder contest combined function and flare to beat out arguably the most competitive field to date. Ed Trapper and Ron Norton took top honors with their Drink Caddy, which is based on the premise that cooled concrete will act similarly

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01 Aug 2018

CIM Program At MTSU Announces Large Company Donation to Building Campaign

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is pleased to announce that the School of Concrete and Construction Management at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has recently received the largest company

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29 Jul 2018

ACI Foundation Funds Unprecedented Eight Research Projects

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) will fund an unprecedented eight research projects this year. The funding displays the industry’s need for research, and the ACI Foundation’s commitment in addressing that need. “It is essential that the concrete industry continue investing in research, which is beneficial for effective design,

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27 Jul 2018

The ACI Concrete Convention and Exposition, Las Vegas

The ACI Concrete Convention and Exposition attracts more than 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world. Attendees will convene at the Rio All-Suites Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 14-18, 2018, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. Technical and educational sessions will

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24 Jul 2018

CSDA Builds On 6,000 Graduates – Opens Registration for Next Classes

The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announced a packed fall/winter 2018/19 training and certification schedule, with six hands-on courses planned at St. Petersburg College in beautiful Clearwater, Florida. Several additional training courses will be available in Las Vegas during World of Concrete 2019. CSDA has scheduled a series of

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21 Jul 2018

Construction Media Alliance Announces Winners of 2018 Editorial & Marketing Awards

The Construction Media Alliance – a network of construction industry journalists, public relations professionals, marketers, publishers and social media contributors – announced the winners of its second annual editorial and marketing awards via a Facebook Live webcast on June 5, 2018. The winners were chosen by a panel of industry

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18 Jul 2018

9 out of 10 U.S. Contractors Report Skilled Labor Shortage

Findings from the Q2 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index) show four straight quarters with more than 90 percent of contractors concerned over labor shortages. Concerns increased quarter-over-quarter, with 47 percent of respondents expecting problems finding skilled workers to worsen in the next six

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