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Seismic Retrofits in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known for its propensity for seismic activity, from subtle tremors to earthquakes of significant magnitude. Its position on the San Andreas fault line, along the border of the Pacific tectonic plate creates the potential for sudden catastrophic … Continue reading

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Seattle: What does it mean to have ASA certified nozzlemen

Seattle’s quickly growing and evolving cityscape means that construction teams across the city are always in need of skilled professionals to complete the variety of projects this development presents. As in most cities, concrete is an essential material and those … Continue reading

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Consider the Permeability of Concrete in Your Next Project

Concrete is a matrix of cement, aggregate, water, air and additives. The cement bonds together large and small aggregates such as pebbles and sand, while water, air, and additives are introduced in varying quantities to create the desired mixture. The … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Concrete

Concrete can be not only a functional aspect of construction, but also an intentional design element. This can be seen in polished and stamped concrete in Portland. Decorative concrete works to manipulate the surface of concrete for aesthetic appeal. There … Continue reading

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Recycling Fly Ash for Concrete

Building projects and energy production are two industries vital to infrastructure and the economy. At the same time, energy production has negative environmental impacts, and the construction industry is one of the largest consumers of energy.  These two industries combine … Continue reading

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Shotcrete Technology and Expertise

Shotcrete delivers concrete efficiently and effectively. Similar in composition to standard concrete that is mixed on-site and pumped into forms to set, shotcrete is sprayed into place instead of poured.  Due to its ability to place cement in multiple forms … Continue reading

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New Wilshire Grand Will Be Earthquake Resistant

In an article about earthquakes published by Scientific American, they explain that, “Lateral shaking is the force that can cause the most damage to a building during an earthquake.” Since the force usually occurs in a direction parallel to the … Continue reading

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How to Control Shrinkage and Cracking in Concrete

  All concrete experiences some degree of shrinkage that can affect its long-term strength and durability as well as result in cracks.  Since shrinkage is an inherent property of concrete, it is impossible to totally eliminate cracking but it can … Continue reading

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The Importance of Concrete to the World Economy

Right behind water, concrete is the second most widely used substance in the world, and as such, it is an enormous industry with billions of tons produced annually.  In the United States alone, it is a $200 billion industry and … Continue reading

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