The Voices in My Head…
Jun01

The Voices in My Head…

…Who is Listening to Subcontractors? By Cherise Lakeside Earlier this year, for the first time, I attended World of Concrete in Las Vegas. I was invited by the Tao Group for their CSDA-sponsored Praxis event to do a presentation on “Specifications 101” for anyone who cared to attend. Tao Group is passionate about maintaining design intent and providing the best possible outcome for the Owner. I was thrilled to be asked to share...

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Sleep, Sweat and Eat Away Stress
Jun01

Sleep, Sweat and Eat Away Stress

By Erin O’Brien All of us in the concrete renovation industry deal with stress—whether it be from demands on the jobsite, at the office or at home, no one is excluded from the variety of stressors brought on by everyday life. Some people are more effective and successful at handling stress than others. However, high levels of stress that are not properly managed can lead to a variety of health problems. High blood pressure, weight...

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Polishing the Commercial Sector
Jun01

Polishing the Commercial Sector

By Jamie Krueger Floors in industrial or commercial settings, such as department stores and warehouses, are under a lot of strain from constant traffic. When looking for a flooring option, functionality is a primary concern. In addition to epoxy, vinyl composition tile (VCT) or terrazzo, polished concrete is gaining traction as an option due to its strength, abrasion resistance and low maintenance; it is also aesthetically pleasing....

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Can You Dig It?
Jun01

Can You Dig It?

Core Drilling for Indy Deep Rock Tunnel (home page image courtesy of Robb Williamson/AECOM) An extensive $444 million construction and improvement project is underway 250 feet below Indianapolis. A 28-mile network of 18-foot-diameter deep rock tunnels is being built to improve the city’s wastewater system. As part of the project, a CSDA member was chosen to drill a series of 6-foot-deep, 18-inch-diameter holes in the walls of the...

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Read All About It!
Jun01

Read All About It!

Concrete Cutter Makes Headlines During Newspaper Office Renovation The Houston Chronicle—Houston’s largest daily newspaper—realized it was underutilizing two of its prominent buildings and announced that employees from the publication’s downtown location would be moving to its larger campus approximately seven miles away in the southwest part of the city. This move placed more of the newspaper’s operations closer to two of Houston’s...

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