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Decorative Concrete Press Releases

All the latest information on new product releases for decorative concrete contractors. Plus, openings and closings, mergers and partnerships, industry trends, new standards, conferences, and other news of interest to the decorative concrete industry.

18V Brushless Compact Tough Hammer Drill/Driver Released by Bosch

A compact tool shouldn’t mean fewer features or less power. The Bosch GSB18V-535C 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2 In. Hammer Drill/Driver and Bosch GSR18V-535C 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2 In. Drill/Driver prove a small package can not only pack a serious punch, but deliver on next-generation jobsite technology. From Bluetooth connectivity to KickBack Control, these lightweight, compact tools promise to be go-to options in your tool bag.

May 7, 2019
Doka Announces Smart Edge – The Safe Edge Protection & Guardrail System

Doka – a world leader in formwork technology – has announced the Smart Edge protection system, a new engineering solution designed to be installed at perimeter edges, internal openings, elevator shafts and stairs on high-rise construction sites.

May 7, 2019
3-Alarm Fire at Downtown Memphis Construction Site Causes $5M in Damage

A three-alarm fire swept through a South City construction site in Downtown Memphis, causing an estimated $5 million in damage and halting construction for the foreseeable future. The construction site, located at the corner of Danny Thomas Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, featured multiple stories and wood framing.

May 7, 2019
ARA Forecast Continues to Project Steady Growth

The new five-year forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA) updated on May 2, 2019 calls for equipment and event rental revenues in North America to surpass $61.3 billion in 2019, including $55.8 billion in the United States and $5.3 billion in Canada, up 5.0 percent compared to 2018.

May 6, 2019
Concrete Surface Treatment Chemicals Market to reach US$ 15 bn by 2025

The Concrete Surface Treatment Chemicals Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $8 billion to over $15 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc.

May 6, 2019
ICRI Becomes AIA Approved CES Provider

Continuing its commitment to the professional development of the concrete repair industry, the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) has become an American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved provider for the AIA Continuing Education System (CES). By achieving this accreditation, ICRI becomes a part of the largest source of education for the design and building industry.

May 6, 2019
PCA Releases New Report on the Value of Resilient Design and Construction

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America’s cement manufacturers, released a new report focused on resiliency titled The Real Value of Resilient Construction. The report demonstrates through historical data, evidence from external sources, and comparisons of building materials that resilient design and construction built with concrete leads to longer lasting buildings due to concrete’s ability to stand up to normal wear and tear and resistance to extreme weather events.

May 6, 2019
Construction Jobs Increase by 33,000 in April 2019 and 256,000 Over 12 Months

Construction employment increased by 33,000 jobs in April 2019 and by 256,000 or 3.5 percent, over the previous 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction fell to a record low for April, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

May 3, 2019
Sundek Introduces New Premium Finish Coat Systems

After two years of field testing, Sundeck Products USA, Inc., announces the launch of their state-of-the-art Premium Finish Coat Systems.

May 3, 2019
Prosoco Acquires Construction Tie Products

Prosoco Inc., a Lawrence, Kan.-based manufacturer of construction chemicals, has acquired Construction Tie Products to expand its product offerings in the new construction and restoration masonry markets.

May 2, 2019
Cemstone Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Cemstone, the upper Midwest’s leader in high-performance concrete, announces the 2019 Cemstone Companies Scholarship recipients. The 2019 recipients include Laura Gagnon Jillian Grundhoffer Morgan Lynch and Nicolas Tourtillott .

May 1, 2019 Ranks Online Construction Management Program

Construction management is a huge field because construction managers oversee the construction of everything that we see around us. This includes bridges, buildings, hospitals, schools, homes, and more! Someone in a construction management position is in charge of overseeing these projects and all of the people that are working on them. There is a lot of education that goes into preparing someone for a job like this but the most commonly held degree in this area is the bachelor's degree.

April 30, 2019
100+ Years of Building Inspection Expertise in Inaugural Digital Newsletter

Building construction and maintenance has changed a lot since Western Specialty Contractors was founded in 1915. Western has been right there in the trenches the entire time, providing trusted advice about building envelope restoration and maintenance to thousands of people across the country.

April 30, 2019
Metabo HPT Joins Movement to Rebuild the Skilled Trade Workforce

Metabo HPT announced today they are joining Generation T, a national movement launched by Lowe’s Home Improvement to address the widening skilled trades gap. Together, Gen T seeks to drive enrollment in skilled trade training and build a pipeline of skilled trade workers to offset the anticipated gap of 3 million jobs by 2028.

April 25, 2019
New Bosch Battery Delivers Next-Generation Power and Runtime

Upgrading your jobsite and doubling productivity just got easier with a battery that delivers on the promise of increased power. The Bosch GBA18V80 CORE18V Performance 18V Lithium-Ion 8.0 Ah Battery uses the latest high-power 21700 cells to deliver twice the power and runtime of standard batteries.

April 24, 2019
Built Robotics & Sunstate Equipment Announce First of its Kind

Built Robotics and Sunstate Equipment Co. have formed the industry's first partnership to rent out autonomous construction equipment to contractors around the nation. Built Robotics, founded in San Francisco in 2016, is a leading developer of autonomous equipment, including skid steers, compact track loaders, excavators, bulldozers and more. Sunstate Equipment, founded in Phoenix in 1977, has made a name for itself as a people-first company, with high-quality equipment and dependable service.

April 24, 2019
Decorative Concrete Acrylic Cure & Seal with Penetrating Silane Protection

ChemMasters, Inc. has announced the introduction of Polyseal EZ Shield, bubble resistant, non-yellowing acrylic curing and sealing compound with penetrating silane “shield” for beautification and protection of decorative concrete.  Polyseal EZ Shield is a “low-VOC” product formulated to meet the stringent regulations for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) in states requiring less than 350 g/L VOC’s

April 23, 2019
New Recommendation to Create a Building Component Inventory Prior to Inspections

If you are a building owner or facility manager preparing to launch a new or revamped maintenance program, the first step, according to the experts at Western Specialty Contractors, is to create a building component inventory, even before you do an inspection.

April 23, 2019
Surtec, Inc. President and Co-Founder William Fields Passes

William “Bill” Fields President and Co-Founder of Surtec, Inc. passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

April 23, 2019
Contractors Should Nix 'Casual Use' of Drones Over Construction Sites

Drones stand to bolster both safety and efficiency in the construction business, but casually flying them over jobsites carries liability risks that are often underappreciated, LeClairRyan aviation attorney Mark A. Dombroff advises in an opinion piece for

April 18, 2019