4 Steps to Overcome Challenges in Healthcare Construction

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Aug 30, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Healthcare facility development remains one of the most complex endeavors in the construction industry. Design is dictated by many factors including, but certainly not limited to, physician-hospital relations, financing, capacity, care for the uninsured, patient safety, technological advances, patient satisfaction and perpetually changing government regulations. The number of parties involved (owner/developer, architect, program manager, general contractor, subcontractors, compliance firms), construction timelines, patient/staff experiences, budget concerns and facility longevity present daunting challenges for project owners. We cover four steps owners/developers should take before and during the construction process to mitigate challenges.

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Topics: Facility Construction, Speed To Market

Make Moisture-Related Flooring Issues a Thing of the Past

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Aug 24, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Over the past 25 years, moisture-related problems with floor coverings and coatings have been one of the most frequent, costly, and troublesome problems faced by owners, general contractors, project managers and flooring installers. The problems stem from the inability of conventional concrete mixtures to dry to the moisture level required by the manufacturers of the flooring materials within the time allowed by the project schedule.

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

Newsmaker Q&A: Bill Sandbrook, Lehigh Valley native and U.S. Concrete CEO

Posted by U.S. Concrete on Aug 16, 2016 6:48:04 PM

What can be done in 5 years? You will find that our CEO, Bill Sandbrook, can do a lot in a short amount of time. The Morning Call sat down with him for a Q&A. Find out about his accomplishments as a young man to becoming a leader in the construction industry.

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Topics: In the news

From barracks to boardroom: How Bill Sandbrook parlayed military experience into corporate success

Posted by U.S. Concrete on Aug 16, 2016 6:34:20 PM

Do you know how military experience turns into corproate leadership? Concrete SmartBrief sat down with our CEO, Bill Sandbrook to find out. Success, he said, works from the inside out or from small to big. To use a military analogy, he sought to make winners out of people who weren’t used to winning. Once they developed a greater sense of control, efficacy and success on a personal level, it was just a matter of time before the company would benefit.

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Topics: In the news

U.S. Concrete, Inc. Stock (USCR) is Rock Solid

Posted by U.S. Concrete on Aug 9, 2016 10:09:20 AM

Power Lunch hosts Melissa Lee and Brian Sullivan look at 5 stocks with analyst recommendations, including U.S. Concrete's stock, NASDAQ:USCR. On the news of SunTrust Bank's analyst covering USCR, CNBC's Power Lunch crew called USCR an "under the radar stock." Citing analysts comments that USCR is "rock solid", the Power Lunch team confirms the quality of the stock. 

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Topics: In the news

Comparing Rapid-Drying Concrete to Other Moisture Mitigation Methods

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Aug 8, 2016 12:30:00 PM

The mitigation of moisture in concrete floor slabs began as a late-stage reactionary measure when it was found the moisture levels were above that allowed by the floor-covering manufacturer at the time the flooring was scheduled to be installed. 

As the need for mitigating slab moisture became commonplace around the country, design professionals, owners, project managers and general contractors began to utilize a proactive approach where moisture mitigation became an integral part of project specifications and budget. Given an increased demand for moisture mitigation, the number of moisture mitigation products and approaches introduced to the marketplace shot upwards.

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

Mitigating Moisture At The Source

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Aug 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As a general contractor or project manager you have much to think about at the start of a project. You must choose the right subcontractors and develop a schedule that allows you to coordinate the activity of multiple trades and complete your building on time and within or below budget. Still, unforeseen events can drastically impact your plans, your schedule and your budget. Read our guide on comparing moisture mitigation solutions to see which is right for your project.

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation, Rapid-Drying Concrete, Facility Construction

Speed to Revenue Construction for Tech

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Jul 26, 2016 1:00:00 PM

The Tech Industry Doesn’t Sleep, Nor Does its Facility Development

Data centers, server farms, telecomm facilities, and laboratories, among other tech facilities, commonly fit within the definition of mission critical. The interruption or delay of operations within these hubs would result in disaster for business and severely compromise revenue streams. Both post-construction risk mitigation and speed to revenue are of vital importance to the owners and developers of these projects because of the timely significance of their functionality. 

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Topics: Facility Construction, Speed To Market

Solid leadership: Lessons In The Art Of The Turnaround From U.S. Concrete

Posted by U.S. Concrete on Jul 25, 2016 9:44:05 AM

Our CEO, Bill Sandbrook, sat down with Forbes contributor, Chris Cancialosi, recently for a look back at his time with U.S. Concrete and his leadership style. Bill's story is one of hard work and determination. Read about his turnaround and the principles of leadership that will keep U.S. Concrete running strong for many years to come. Below is a section of that article, click the link for the full story. 

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Topics: In the news

Concrete, Materials Are In Demand as Construction Catches Up

Posted by U.S. Concrete on Jul 22, 2016 2:10:32 PM

TheStreetTV's Gregg Greenberg catches up with our CEO, Bill Sandbrook, about what is driving the construction market. 

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Topics: In the news