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Concrete Decor Magazine - November/December 2011 - Vol. 11 No. 8
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    concretedecor.net Take Concrete Steps to the Next Level Highway 80 Revisited pg. 26 The Amazing SpiderLath pg. 65 Positive Reinforcement pg. 32 Vol. 11 No. 8 November/December 2011 INSIDE! Our annual training guide

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    concrete THE JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE CONCRETE DECOR November/December 2011 Volume 11 · Issue No. 8 Publisher:

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    Vol. 11, No. 8 November/December 2011 2 www.ConcreteDecor.net · November/December 2011 10 14 FEATURES 10 Artisan in Concrete Glen Roman, Staintec, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. by Natasha Chilingerian 14 Step Up:

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    DEPARTMENTS 23 construction SERVICES CARLTON'S CORNER: Provide Free Extras Instead of Dropping Your Prices by Doug Carlton 26 coating & topping CONCRETE PROJECT PROFILE: Highway 80 Median, Jackson, Miss. by David Searls PRODUCT FOCUS: Matte-Magic, from Brickform, a division of Solomon Colors Inc. 32 countertops & precast CONCRETE SUCCESS WITH CONCRETE COUNTERTOPS: How Should You Reinforce Your Countertop? by Jeffrey Girard RECIPE: River Stones Run Through It by Kelly O'Brien 38 fresh CONCRETE PROJECT PROFILE: Concord Aviation Hangar, Concord, N.C. by Ted Uram Vol. 11, No. 8 November/December 2011 41 grinding & polishing PROJECT PROFILE: Uline Distribution Center, Coppell, Texas by Stacey Enesey Klemenc The Nitty-Gritty about Nonwoven Diamond Pads by Jennifer A. Faller 4 www.ConcreteDecor.net · November/December 2011 50 pools & hardscaping PROJECT PROFILE: The Watergate Hotel Pool, Washington, D.C. by Natasha Chilingerian 52 staining & coloring CONCRETE PROJECT PROFILE: Diane's Beachwear, Scottsdale, Ariz. by Natasha Chilingerian RECIPE: Mix and Match by Kelly O'Brien 60 stamping & texturing CONCRETE RECIPE: Subtle Stone by Kelly O'Brien RECIPE: Rustic Chic by Kelly O'Brien 65 CONCRETE walls PRODUCT FOCUS: SpiderLath, from SpiderLath Inc.

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    SPONSORS: Ultra Floor Systems (877) 935-8906 ConcreteDecorShow.com Official Color Sponsor concrete DECOR ® EXPERTS Sherry A. Boyd is conference director for the Green Matters Conference at the 2012 Concrete Decor Show. A USGBC member, she gained knowledge of the decorative concrete market from eight years as head of marketing for a leading manufacturer of concrete coloring materials. Email her at sboyd@protradepub.com. See Sherry's column, "Green Matters," on page 20. Doug Carlton operates Carlton Concrete Inc. in Visalia, Calif. He can be reached at carltondoug@comcast.net. See Doug's column, "Carlton's Corner," on page 23. Jennifer A. Faller has been in the surface preparation industry for the past 15 years as a decorative concrete contractor, technical consultant and owner of a distribution company. Currently, she is business development manager for Vexcon Chemicals and lead trainer for the Certi-Shine brand of polished concrete materials. Contact her at jfaller@vexcon.com. See Jennifer's article on page 45. Jason Geiser owns Deco-Crete Supply and Cornerstone Concrete Designs, based in Orrville, Ohio. He is a member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors Decorative Concrete Council, the Ohio Concrete Ready Mix Association and a local homebuilders' association. Reach him at jason@deco-cretesupply.com. See Jason's feature article on page 14. Jeffrey Girard is founder and president of The Concrete Countertop Institute. He can be reached at info@concretecountertopinstitute.com. See Jeffrey's column, "Success with Concrete Countertops," on page 32. Chris Sullivan is vice president of sales and marketing with ChemSystems Inc. He has led seminars and product demonstrations throughout North America. Contact him at trowelanderror @protradepub.com. See Chris' column, "Trowel & Error," on page 8. 6 www.ConcreteDecor.net · November/December 2011 Talk back! Weigh in online at ConcreteDecor.net

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    business & INDUSTRY INDUSTRY NEWS Kut-Rite obtains rights to PathFinder vacuum technology and dust shroud Kut-Rite has acquired the rights to PathFinder Concepts' patent-pending vacuum technology and the EdgeFinder Dust Shroud. Kut-Rite plans to market the vacuum technology as KleanRite "Reverse Flow" moving forward. The KleanRite brand has been a successful brand for Kut-Rite for many years and already incorporates the private-labeled PathFinder vacuum technology. à www.kutritemfg.com PCA sustainability standards address high-performance buildings To allow local governments to adopt green building codes that address highperformance as well as conventional sustainable features, the Portland Cement Association and the Institute for Business and Home Safety have developed High Performance Building Requirements for Sustainability 2.0. The criteria are written in mandatory language that amends and appends the International Code Council International Building Code. The provisions are generic and do not endorse one specific material over another. à www.cement.org Malisch receives ASCC highest honor Ward R. Malisch, technical director at the American Society of Concrete Contractors, received the ASCC's Lifetime Achievement Award. The organization's highest honor acknowledges recipients for their body of work within the industry and their service to ASCC. Malisch has answered the ASCC technical telephone hotline for 25 years. In addition to the hotline, his work on ASCC's behalf includes 62 Troubleshooting Newsletters, 36 Position Statements, numerous technical bulletins and articles, multiple presentations, representation on industry committees, research projects, and co-authoring Tolerances for Cast-in-Place Concrete Buildings. Malisch has taught engineering at several universities and worked in quality control for Daniel Construction Co. (now Fluor Corp.). He was the editor of Concrete Construction magazine for 14 years, served as director of construction information services for the Portland Cement Association, and was a senior managing director of the American Concrete Institute. He will present "Green Concrete Effects on Concrete Contractors" as part of the Green Matters Conference at the 2012 Concrete Decor Show. ✆ (866) 788-2722 à www.ascconline.org Cloud wins kudos from NPCA Darryl Cloud has received the National Precast Concrete Association's highest award, the Robert E. Yaokum Award. Since coming to Concrete Sealants, an Ohio-based NPCA member company that manufactures sealants, primers, wraps and coatings for precast concrete products, Cloud has left an indelible mark on his colleagues and his customers. Service and volunteering has been a central theme throughout Cloud's life, whether it's service to his country, those in need, his employer or the industry as a whole. As a dedicated NPCA member, he has also applied his ethic of service to the association. He served on the board of directors from 2003 to 2006 and is a member of the Onsite Wastewater Product Committee. à www.precast.org BASF honored with 2011 Project of the Year Award from ICRI BASF's Building Systems business, together with ConTech Construction, of Winter Garden, Fla., was honored with the prestigious International Concrete Repair Institute's 2011 Project of the Year Award for their work on the Royal Floridian Resort restoration in Ormond Beach, Fla. Projects are judged based on uniqueness, use of state-of the-art methods, use of materials, functionality, value engineering and aesthetics. à www.buildingsystems.basf.com Architectural specs available for Engrave-A-Crete processes Engrave-A-Crete Inc. has announced that Decorative Concrete Engraving and Finishing System Architectural Specifications are now accessible on the company website. The architectural specifications are provided under Section 033500 in the CSI-accepted three-part format. They were written by a team of architects and decorative concrete engravers. ✆ www.engraveacrete.com Oregon DC contractor changes hands Ben Cunin recently purchased Coulee Concrete, of Lake Oswego, Ore. Cunin has more than a decade of experience working with architectural concrete and has trained with many industry leaders, including Fu-Tung Cheng and Buddy Rhodes. à www.couleeconcrete.com Correction The photo in "Tales of the Tape," in the Coating & Topping Concrete section of our October 2011 issue, was published courtesy of Couture Concrete Systems. November/December 2011 · www.ConcreteDecor.net 7

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    business & INDUSTRY TROWEL & ERROR Funny, Absurd and Just Off the Wall:

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