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D+D November 2014

D+D November 2014

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Testing + Evaluation

Taking the Measure of Polished Concrete

by Christopher Bennett, Husqvarna

A new standard may hold the key to uniformity in polished concrete floors.

Good Technical Practice

Strong Finish

by Kevin Sigourney, PROSOCO

Here’s what you need to know if you want your polished concrete floor to keep its shine.

Case Study

Cold Concrete

by Gary Henry

Low temperatures and little time complicate a polished concrete floor installation.

Profiles in Polished Concrete

by Gary Henry

Three concrete slabs transform from gray to great.

Testing + Evaluation

But I Can’t Wait 3 Days

by Kevin Brown and Danny Jones, KTA-Tator Inc.

No time for standard concrete slab moisture evaluations? Try these accelerated methods.

Clues to a Coating Failure

The Case of the Paint-Dripping Parking Garage Ceiling

by Dave Lick, Paint Quality Assurance Inspector

Why was a six-month-old ceiling coating dripping on cars?



Do My Eyes Deceive Me?

by Amy Woodall, Editor in Chief


Conference Taps Building Brain Trust

Concrete Q + A

Over-the-Top Performance

by Frank Lewis, SUNDEK Decorative Concrete Products

For decorative concrete overlays that perform, avoid these ‘wrong turns.’

By Design

Specifying Polished Concrete Floors

by Jeremiah Russell, AIA, NCARB

Here are three considerations for polished concrete — from an architect’s perspective.

Materials Technology

Concrete Floor Coatings and Treatments

Picture This!

Maintaining the Illusion


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