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Concrete Facts

What Qualities Should I Look for In a Construction Supplier?

17 Jun 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

As an industrial builder, you’re always looking for the best suppliers of concrete wall forms and subcontractors that align ultimately with your budget but also with your expectations for quality work. There are certain qualities and attributes to look out for when partnering with other…

How Natural Materials Are Revolutionizing Construction

10 Jun 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

A breakthrough in research by biochemists at the University of Colorado may change the way buildings are made forever. We know construction projects require forms and concrete formwork ties, but what about using living, biological materials? Read on below to learn how bacteria is joining…

How Cell Phones Are Negatively Impacting Job Sites

22 May 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Remember back to simpler times when you didn’t have to worry about social media, notifications, and texting? Long gone are the days where job sites were free of distractions. Rather than just worrying about what concrete forms to use, or finishing a job on time,…

A Look at the New ACI 562-19 Concrete Repair Code

13 Apr 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

If you’re in the concrete industry, you’ve definitely heard of the new code, “ACI 562-19: Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary”. Because of it, concrete crews will likely see new changes being implemented across the industry. The ACI…

How Cold Weather Impacts Your Concrete Pour

09 Oct 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Pouring concrete can be a simple task or a difficult one considering both the natural and man-made hurdles the process brings. It all depends on the location, the scope of the project, and the weather. Unfortunately, the weather often makes getting the perfect concrete pour…

HOW TO POUR THE PERFECT CONCRETE SLAB

10 Sep 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Incorrectly pouring concrete can lead to significant problems down the road, including bug holes, cold joints, and honey combing. These problems commonly occur when using shoring equipment, but they can be mitigated by use of a concrete vibrator. This machine consolidates concrete and refines the…

LEED™ Certification and Concrete: What You Need to Know

28 Aug 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts, News

The United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) system is a way of rating a building’s overall environmental performance. The idea behind LEED™ is to encourage builders, contractors, and others to make use of sustainable designs and materials.  

Could Concrete Ever Be Replaced by Another Material?

18 Jun 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts, News

Since the time of the Roman Empire, concrete has symbolized and brought forth civilization. This building block of modernity originated in the Middle East and was perfected by Roman engineers, only to be forgotten for a time, until the material’s rediscovery by Englishman Joseph Aspdin…

Best Practices for a Safer Jobsite

31 Mar 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

Almost 14 workers die on construction sites daily in the United States. This surmounts to 21% of deaths a year in the construction industry; making it the 9th most dangerous profession in the country. The importance of providing safety measures to workers has surged as…