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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…

Why Should I Network With Construction Contractors?

01 Apr 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Developing relationships and networking with other contractors is vital to the growth of your business. With many different trades in the construction industry, you will need to build a list of trusted contractors. In building this list, there are plenty of do’s and don’ts when…

Improve Your RFIs with These 5 Ideas

23 Mar 2020, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Sometimes, the thing holding up your latest construction project isn’t the weather, or the lack of crew, or the need for more materials such as concrete formwork ties. Instead, it’s information. Sending out a request for information (RFI) is necessary when you find your crew…

How to Reduce Building Information Modeling (BIM) Sharing Risks

16 Mar 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a type of software tool that lets construction crews create digital blueprints and models of a project. It lets them see exactly what the final product will look like, estimate the amount of materials—such as concrete wall forms—you’ll need, and…

3 Tips to Streamline Your Construction Workflows

09 Mar 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Streamlining your workflow can help you reduce the amount of time a project takes, improve how effective your crew is, and save you money. Your team may spend a lot of time sitting around waiting for instructions, for equipment and concrete forms to be delivered,…

2020 Forecast: The Rise in Construction Jobs and What to Expect

19 Feb 2020, Posted by F.A. in News

The construction industry is set to change for the better in 2020, as experts predict that jobs should increase despite the fact that the economy may still be in a bit of a slump. While you may not see much change in sourcing materials or…

What You Need to Know about Concrete and Vibration

05 Feb 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Creating vibration is an important part of the concrete process, especially when creating columns, walls, and foundations. Vibrating the concrete consolidates it, which means it pushes the concrete into every part of the concrete form. It also blends parts of the concrete together to create…

7 Free Mobile Apps Every Construction Firm Should Download

29 Jan 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

There are many different tools needed by a construction firm, ranging from small gadgets, such as hammers and nails, to heavy machinery and Symons concrete forms. While few people think of mobile apps as a tool used in construction, they can be incredibly helpful to…

4 Tips for Hiring Construction Subcontractors

15 Jan 2020, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

The construction industry is highly collaborative due to the fact that it encompasses so many different trades. Putting up a building requires experts in constructing the structure, wiring, plumbing, heating and air, and more. Your crew may have someone on hand who can cover several…