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Restoring and maintaining archaic concrete floor systems

Construction Specifier

For a building owner, contractor, or design professional, encountering an unfamiliar material can be a terrifying prospect, especially if the material makes up something as fundamental as the floor slab. A floor slab in modern construction often means reinforced concrete—ubiquitous and reliable. However, it was not always so.

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Specifying the right resinous flooring system

Construction Specifier

Selection of flooring materials often starts with the preferred visual appeal based on the Needs of the architect, the interior designer, or the owner. However, selecting the right coatings and specifying the appropriate system can be more difficult than picking out a type of tile or vinyl. Flooring options. by Mark Thomas.

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Best practices for specifying resinous flooring systems

Construction Specifier

There are some flooring chemistries that have existed in the United States for more than 15 years but are rarely specified relative to their epoxy counterparts. Epoxy has become the Kleenex or Band-Aid of resinous flooring. So, what other resinous flooring options are available? What is resinous flooring?

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New concrete slab system expands floor further with joints that are fewer and farther between

GCP Applied Technologies

New concrete slab system expands floor further with joints that are fewer and farther between. Pinpointing the negatives of conventionally designed concrete floor slabs is not difficult: Curling, cracking and too many joints can cause numerous challenges. Learn more about DUCTILCRETE® engineered systems. Phillip.fry@gc….

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Vibration isolation for Norfolk House development 

Civil + Structural Engineer

These facades are nearly identical to the original, but with slightly adjusted floor heights that are better suited to office use. The solution was a concrete floating floor. Without a floating floor, vibration from the tube would pass into the building’s structure and be heard as reradiated noise.

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SIGNIFICANT UPDATE TO POST-TENSIONED SLAB-ON-GROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Civil + Structural Engineer

Post-tensioned slab-on-ground floors—requires that post-tensioned concrete slab-on-ground floors, on expansive or stable soils, be designed in accordance with PTI DC10.5. Additional benefits include: Higher quality post-tensioning (PT) system materials manufactured by certified plants. The newly added Section R506.2—Post-tensioned

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Palm Springs Gets Affordable Community Development, First in 14 Years

The Pro Builder

Comprised of 12 two-story buildings with one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans, the community offers a total of 60 housing units as well as a variety of common-area amenities and parking. (CHOC) will have the official grand opening for Monarch Apartment Homes, in Palm Springs, Calif., in late February, Multi-Housing News reports.