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GPS vehicle location system

GPS vehicle location system – Product Update This subscription service uses GPS to locate vehicles without driver intervention in the process. It features “smart” intervention-free in-cab mobile units, messaging terminals for two-way text communication; hosted applications such as mapping, messaging, and work-order management that allow managers to control fleet operations in real time; and a […]

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Company directory – Brief Article

Company directory – Brief Article A A & S Technical Group LLC Telephone: 877-450-2507 Fax: 614.873.5969 Abatron Inc Telephone: 800-445-1754 In State: 262-653-2000 Fax: 262.653.2019 www.abatron.com Abbott Enterprises Inc Telephone: 800-643-5973 In State: 870-535-4973 Fax: 870.535.4970 www.abbott-tach.com ABC Supply Co Telephone: 608-368-2238 Fax: 608.362.2717 www.abcsupply.com ABCO Engineering Corp Telephone: 319-283-5652 Fax: 319.283.2600 www.abcoveyor.com ABT Inc […]

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If I can do it, anybody can! A concrete contractor learns to design a good slab mix

If I can do it, anybody can! A concrete contractor learns to design a good slab mix Joe Neuber As a concrete contractor who specializes in high tolerance and super flat floors, I usually found the owner and general contractor to he ecstatic with the finished product on the day I poured and finished my […]

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Reference for designing pile cap

Reference for designing pile cap Anthony L. Felder I wish to point out a serious omission in the Problem Clinic department of the April 2004 issue of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION. The question was raised concerning what references are available for designing pile caps for both flexure and punching shear. Since it was first published in 1952, […]

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Precision stamped concrete tools

Precision stamped concrete tools – Decorative Concrete Products Matcrete products from this company include three-dimensional texturing tools, seamless texture skins, and cast-aluminum tools. Shown are texture stamps measuring 36×36 inches and having a Grand Ashlar Slate pattern. This is just one of many slate patterns available and just one category of texture stamps. Others are […]

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A contractor’s guide to geotechnical engineering: knowing how to decipher a soils report and make sure that it reflects field conditions will save everyone time and money

A contractor’s guide to geotechnical engineering: knowing how to decipher a soils report and make sure that it reflects field conditions will save everyone time and money – Brief Article Thomas A. Chapel The largest single source of cost overruns and construction-related claims by contractors historically has been unanticipated subsurface conditions encountered during construction. As […]

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New product dissolves concrete the old way

New product dissolves concrete the old way – Innovations Tom Klemens A Texas chemical company has developed a molecular cement dissolver, Back-Set, as an alternative to acid for removing hardened concrete from tools, trucks, and other equipment. It uses an active ingredient found in sugar cane syrup; the product is not hazardous to equipment or […]

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Calendar of industry events

Calendar of industry events MAY American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2003 Structures Congress & Exposition “Engineering Smarter” May 29-31 703-295-6307 jquash@asce.org or www.asce.org JUNE National Stone, Sand, & Gravel Assoc (NSSGA) Plant Operators Conference & Expo June 1-3, Atlanta 301-562-5385 mvanblack@icagevents.com or www.aggregates.org Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) International Legislative Issues Forum/Fly-In June 9-10 […]

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Concrete palsy?

Concrete palsy? – Problem Clinic Q. My husband is a concrete contractor. He does basements, walls, slabs, and so forth. A doctor has told him that he has “concrete palsy.” The first time it appeared was after he had cleaned out the inside of a drum on a truck, which involved vibration and a lot […]

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Pro series

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Concrete Construction > August, 2004 > Article > Print friendly Pro series The MK-7601 is a Pro series saw blade designed for green concrete with hard aggregate. It is engineered for high horsepower and for contractors who insist on optimal performance. The blades come in a variety of bond hardnesses. MK […]