Concrete Flooring Contractor Exceeds Expectations in $100 Million Museum Restoration/Expansion

Read how this contractor seamlessly knit together old and new concrete flooring across 60,000 sq ft of new and renovated space in a 78-year-old art museum.

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Make the Most of Your Polished Concrete Overlay Opportunities

Polished concrete overlay floor systems have moved quickly from a niche flooring segment into a flooring category all its own. With polished overlays spec’d into more RFQs, are you getting your fair share of this business?

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Concrete Innovations (Print Course)

Concrete is the material of choice for the tallest buildings in the world and infrastructure designed to last centuries. To meet demands for these cutting-edge projects, concrete must be stronger, more durable and more workable than ever before. This article explores how new products, manufacturing methods and research are developing innovative concretes to meet these new challenges. Bendable concrete, smog eating concrete and carbon capture are just a few examples of new technologies enhancing a product that is nearly 5,000 years in development.

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Blindside Waterproofing: Best Practices in Foundation Waterproofing for Difficult Sites

Blindside waterproofing is a newer approach to comprehensive below-grade waterproofing on job sites where traditional waterproofing isn’t possible. Many times, the blindside technique is being used on a job site where the foundation is below the water table or under a great deal of hydrostatic pressure. In other applications, blindside waterproofing is a solution for zero lot lines and sites with limited access. It’s important to understand which materials and techniques to use in blindside waterproofing applications to ensure a lasting watertight seal. This course will explain the role of blindside application in below-grade waterproofing and analyze which materials work best. Best practices in blindside application will be discussed along with case studies that highlight recent commercial construction projects where blindside application provided the best, and only, solution for positive-side waterproofing.

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Optimize Wall Panel Performance with Next Generation Precast Concrete Insulated Wall Panels (Print Course)

The U.S. Department of Energy identified precast concrete systems as the optimal wall panel system for developing more energy efficient, resilient places where people live and work. This course will examine how the precast concrete industry and Oakridge National Laboratory are collaborating on a research project that will advance building envelopes using lightweight, more energy efficient precast concrete insulated wall panels.

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Video: Columbia College Student Center Construction Uses Laser Scan and Point Cloud Data

Watch how laser scanning technologies were used in the construction of a 5-story student center. Situated next to Chicago's elevated train tracks, this project presented unique challenges. Laser applications were used for modeling and quality control on concrete pours. This construction company lessened the amount of re-work, proving true savings to the client.

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Broad, Immediate, and Profound: Laser Scanning Helps Guide the Rebirth of L.A.’s Legendary Century Plaza Hotel in a $2.5 Billion Development Project

To strip the Century Plaza Hotel down to its structural components, the Webcor team needed to precisely understand existing conditions. Among the challenges: aged construction documentation and the architect’s extremely tight tolerances for the interior rebuild. Read how laser scanning identified key issues that were able to be resolved to help move this construction project forward.

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$50 Million Chicago Construction Project Adopts Next-Gen Workflow

Read how Pepper Construction uses laser-based applications to automate, simplify, and transform building processes. Columbia College’s new student center in Chicago abuts an elevated train track, presenting unique challenges for construction. Laser scanning technologies were used for modeling, and maximum efficiencies in preparing concrete pours.

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3D Printing Automates Precast Concrete Fabrication Process in Large Mixed-Use Development (Print Course)

Precast concrete is a widely used prefabricated component used to lower costs, speed construction, and increase safety. This course will examine precast concrete and explore a case study where 3D printing technology was used to fabricate precast concrete forms for concrete panels on a large mixed-use project in Brooklyn, NY.

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Innovative Materials Help Energy Innovation Center Earn LEED Platinum Certification and Historic Tax Credits (Print Course)

The newly renovated, LEED Platinum Energy Innovation Center (EIC), is a collaborative hub that supports the Pittsburgh region’s emerging clean technologies. High-tech building materials can be found throughout the historic facility, showcasing chemistry as a sustainable solution and helping the Energy Innovation Center maintain its sustainable footprint.

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