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U.S. Manufacturer Contributes to Sustainable Construction of MGM National Harbor

A showcase for sustainability, it features 1 million square feet of gaming, lodging, entertaining, dining, retail and parking space.One of the latest additions to the MGM Resorts International portfolio is the new landmark MGM National Harbor which sits on the eastern shore of the Potomac River, just south of Washington, D.C. A showcase for sustainability, it features 1 million square feet of gaming, lodging, entertaining, dining, retail and parking space.

November 29, 2016
Remodel of Auditorium Calls for Polished Concrete

The Decorative Surface Solution Group (DSSG) members and suppliers collaborated to rejuvenate the flooring in the iconic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California with polished concrete.The Decorative Surface Solution Group (DSSG) members and suppliers collaborated to rejuvenate the flooring in the iconic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.

October 18, 2016
Hospital Solves Water Issues with Concrete Waterproofing Products

The plan of the addition at this hospital.Challenges arose at the Hawkesbury District & General Hospital when additions were planned. Below ground level was a substrate composed of solid rock with gravel on top. That meant there was no place for accumulated ground water to go, except maybe to seep through the concrete into the building and damage everything that got in its way.

October 4, 2016
Durable Concrete Control Joints Fill The Need For Fast Turnaround

Applying the sealant with a hand roller while people look on.With quick return to service, ability to withstand years of foot, cart or forklift traffic, polyurea meets the requirements of many industries. From warehouses and retail showcases to grocery stores and more, polyurea is outperforming traditional epoxy, silicone, and polyurethane materials to fill and seal concrete slab control joints.

August 23, 2016
Stencil Line Targets Concrete Applications

Melanie Royals applied NewLook stain on her stencil that was laid out on concrete.Melanie Royals started out working on her own techniques and designs as an answer to problems she perceived in the stenciling industry. In 2003, Royals introduced Modello designs to the decorative painting industry, a fresh concept she called “the art of decorative masking.” This line of stencils, called Modellos, differed from Mylar stencils in that they are one-time use adhesive-backed vinyl patterns.

August 8, 2016
New Green Space Trumps Upcoming Political Debate

The 10-acre Cleveland Public Square was expanded and modernized to incorporate vast green space and unique concrete designs.The newly overhauled project took a decade of planning and is a destination that is exceptionally walkable and livable. Designed by landscape architects at James Corner Field Operations, this sleek and modern project includes more than 2 million pounds of custom precast concrete from Tectura Designs.

July 19, 2016
Saving a Large Pool Deck From Mold

The center includes two indoor pools, a 6,500-square-foot pool deck and the fast-spreading stain of pool deck mold.Specialists in building protection consulting, including concrete restoration work were called to help with The Faucett Brothers Activity Center was a newly opened 60,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility. The center includes two indoor pools, a 6,500-square-foot pool deck and the fast-spreading stain of pool deck mold.

July 7, 2016
Indianapolis Microbrewery Embraces Concrete Coatings

A sun king emblem on a concrete floor.A new case study from Dur-A-Flex touts the usefulness of its Poly-Crete cementitious urethane system in the beverage industry. The coating system stands up to beer spills, forklifts, dropped kegs, and all the other trauma that comes with the brewing territory.

June 29, 2016
New Concrete Jewelry Line Features Diamonds in the Dust

Concrete and metal bracelets.Inspired from architecture and sculptures, Karen Konzuk has a modern-day approach to her designs. Though initially her main focus was sculpture, Konzuk accidentally took a jewelry course at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and loved it.

June 23, 2016
Historic Middle School Installs Polished Concrete to Restore Image

Middle school hallway lined with lockers and polished concrete floors.“As functional as it is beautiful,” was how Dr. Robert Feirsen, superintendent of Garden City, New York, schools, described the polished concrete used in the new addition and renovation of the city’s middle school.

June 8, 2016
Top Notch Fire Station Gets Concrete Facility Upgrade

Integral to the 16-month make-over were principal contractor Artel constructions, Ispecs and award-winning flooring and wall specialist Honestone, in conjunction with Ardex Australia.Many superstitions remain unexplained.

But when it comes to the banging and clanging during the night, it appears a ghost dubbed Harry at the Pyrmont Fire Station has become legendary.

Until now.

May 20, 2016
Stenciled logo for Fort Meade

Ft Meade stencil logoBart Sacco of Kingdom Products and Rachel Knigge, a stencil artist with FloorMaps Inc., collaborated to produce a logo on a floor at a new Army/Air Force main exchange at Fort George G. Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

May 20, 2016
CCNY Team Researches Unique Glass Powder for Concrete Production

CCNY Team of ResearchersIn potentially transformative research for both the recycling and concrete industries, a City College of New York civil engineering team is developing a glass powder to replace cement in the production of concrete.

May 17, 2016
Light-emitting Cement Could Light Roads Without Electricity

Light emitting cement announced research that could lead to a way to light roads, highways or bicycle lanes without electricity.

May 12, 2016
Standing Out on the Vegas Strip

Gelcoat application on a reflection pool in Las Vegas New York New York Casino A new breed of seamless, spray-on, waterproof, protective coatings.

April 29, 2016
Fiber-reinforced Bowling Ball Competition 2016 Winners

winners of the fiber-reinforced bowling ball competitionThe American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of its 2016 Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Bowling Ball Competition. The competition took place at The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April 2016. The first, second and third place teams received cash awards of $750, $500 and $250, respectively.

April 19, 2016
Large Polymer Floor Installation at Fogle Aviation Hangar

The floor installation also features the Fogle Aviation logo inside the entrance of the hangar. This was accomplished using a custom decal stencil 25 feet wide by 7 feet tallFlowcrete Americas and STAR applicator partner DLS Floors have successfully completed a large polymer floor installation at a private aircraft hangar in Sugarland, Texas.

March 16, 2016
Concrete Stencil Installed in Large Theme Park

stenciled logo on the concrete in front of a roller coasterIt wouldn’t do for a roller coaster with a name like the Bourbon Street Fireball to have anything less than a hot logo. Alexander Darmstaedter, an experienced designer formerly with Ameripolish, recently stenciled a logo for the ride in Bowie, Maryland.

March 1, 2016
Concrete's Structure is Now Known

Microscopic Cement StructureThe website revealed new research into whether the structure that forms when water, gravel, sand and cement powder are combined is a continuous solid, like metal or stone, or an aggregate of small particles.

February 10, 2016
A Modern-minded Design Studio Creates Concrete Cuff Links

concrete cufflinks Material Immaterial studio, the same studio that brought a collection of small concrete objects called Spaces, have now created micro-concrete objects they are calling Elements.

January 19, 2016