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Adaptive Reuse: Unleashing a Building’s Potential

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

Many older buildings simply get demolished to make way for new construction but doing so isn’t always the best use of the existing structure. Some of these buildings have become historic landmarks or, at the very least, a fixture in their city or neighborhood. Tearing…

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.  

6 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Construction Vendor

14 Aug 2019, Posted by F.A. in News

If you’re preparing to hire a construction vendor, you want to make certain you’re working with the best. You often rely on these vendors for more than basic concrete forms or other raw materials. You may need large or special orders, or perhaps new products…

America’s Border Wall: A Construction Timeline

24 Jul 2019, Posted by F.A. in News

The topic of an expansive border wall between the United States and Mexico has been highly debated – and well, divisive, for lack of a better word – in public circles since President Trump made the campaign promise of a Mexican-funded border wall in June…

How Robotics Are Playing A Crucial Role on The Jobsite

17 Jul 2019, Posted by F.A. in News

The implementation of robotics in the construction industry is a recent development, not without its resistance and hiccups. With the obvious benefit of efficiency brought by automation – which would certainly benefit jobsites with concrete form rentals – robotics certainly will play a crucial role…

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…

Pre-Fabricated and Modular Designs Are on The Rise

11 Jun 2019, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms, News

As a solution to the construction productivity conundrum, pre-fabricated and modular designs have seen a rise in popularity and media coverage over the past few years. Constructed offsite in a Lego-like fashion, modular buildings use lean manufacturing techniques to pre-fabricate buildings in deliverable sections, sometimes…

5 Modern Concrete Materials To Keep an Eye On in 2019

06 Apr 2019, Posted by F.A. in News

Sweeping breakthroughs in technology throughout the past decade have affected anyone and everyone – especially in one of the biggest industries in the world: the construction industry. The unique blend of construction and technology has prompted innovation (even in concrete and concrete forming) on a…

6 Innovations in Concrete for 2017

02 May 2017, Posted by F.A. in News

Concrete may be rigid and stiff once it cures, but concrete innovation is far from stagnant. Many new innovations are in the mix for 2017. Some of them are already being used in a widespread way in the construction industry, while others are just in…

Is 3D Printing the Future of Construction?

25 Apr 2017, Posted by F.A. in News

Many industries use 3D printing to make processes more efficient and better serve consumers. While 3D printing has gained popularity for prototyping and bringing a new product to market, the construction industry still has a long way to go until 3D printing is a viable…