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  • How to Build a Concrete Canoe

    If you don't know much about boatbuilding, start by welding rebar together to frame the gunwales and keel. Then form the hull with layers of chicken wire, and trowel a stiff 1/2-inch-thick mortar mix onto the mesh.

  • On Site With Pervious Concrete

    Stormwater runoff flows right through this porous concrete pavement.

  • The New Mid-Rise

    Mark Humphreys can’t keep the triumph out of his voice.

  • Expend Some Energy to Boost NOI

    Tricks to tack dollars onto your bottom line abound. But some tactics add more cash than others. Cutting energy costs can fatten that NOI and provide a cleaner environment to boot.

  • Testing for Moisture In Concrete Slabs

    Before installing flooring over concrete, do a calcium chloride test to make sure it's truly dry.

  • Gentlemen, Start Your Trowels!

    With those words, the competitors in the fifth annual Bricklayer 500 were off and laying brick at a pace never seen on job sites.

  • Letters

    Forming foundation walls; warranty caution; more

  • Wet-Set Mudsills

    With careful layout, placing sills directly into the wet concrete can save time.

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  • Mixing Ingredients for a New Flavor

    Áron Losonczi, a young Hungarian architect, first began testing the possibility of a light transmitting concrete by embedding pieces of glass into a massive block of concrete. With the glass embedded, the concrete acquired a new materiality; its thickness and weight subsided as filtered light...