Progressive Design-Build for Fast Track Construction

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Dec 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We’ve previously discussed the benefits of design-build compared to the more traditional design-bid-build construction delivery method. The combination of the contractor and designer as one entity can accelerate projects and make an owner’s life much easier when managing fast track construction. The so-called “progressive” design-build takes the original design-build delivery method even further. In addition to the convenient single point of contact, owners can expect earlier collaboration and a more intuitive pricing approach.

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Topics: Rapid-Drying Concrete

What's working in small caps?

Posted by U.S. Concrete on Dec 21, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Craig Hodges, Hodges Capital Management, shares his top small cap stock plays.

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Topics: In the news

CEO Bill Sandbrook on CNBC's Squawk on the Street

Posted by U.S. Concrete on Dec 19, 2016 11:05:59 AM

What does a new administration mean for U.S. Concrete? Hear from our CEO, Bill Sandbrook, on CNBC's Squawk on the Street. Watch the clip here: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000577362 

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Topics: In the news

Four Primary Benefits of Fast Track Construction

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Dec 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Fast track construction is becoming more commonplace, especially in industries such as retail, healthcare and telecommunications. The shift away from traditional building methods entails involving the general contractor in a project before designs are finalized, and thus considerably condensing the construction timeline. While there are daunting challenges that must be met to execute this correctly and it’s not without risk, there are several benefits of this construction approach.  

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Topics: Rapid-Drying Concrete, fast track construction

CEO Bill Sandbrook featured on Making Money with Charles Payne

Posted by U.S. Concrete on Dec 15, 2016 7:00:00 PM

U.S. Concrete CEO Bill Sandbrook and WSJ columnist Veronica Dagher discussed how Donald Trump's economy has fueled the housing market.See the video here: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5250042161001/?#sp=show-clips 

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Topics: In the news

Bill Sandbrook on Mad Money with Jim Cramer

Posted by U.S. Concrete on Dec 14, 2016 7:00:00 PM

CNBC's Jim Cramer hosted our CEO, Bill Sandbrook, on his hit show Mad Money. Watch the video and find out why Jim says USCR has a good story. See the clip here: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/14/trump-just-boosted-up-to-6-years-of-economic-opportunity-us-concrete-ceo-says.html 

 

 

 

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What is Relative Humidity (RH) and Why is It Important for Moisture Mitigation?

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Dec 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Relative Humidity (RH) is the amount of water vapor in the air compared to the amount of moisture the air could hold at a given temperature. RH can also be applied to concrete and serves as the most important indicator for when a concrete slab reaches appropriate dryness levels. RH informs construction crews when flooring materials can be safely installed without risk of damages that have cost the construction industry more than $1 billion.   

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

Why Moisture Mitigation Shouldn’t Be Underestimated

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Dec 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Most owners, designers and contractors are familiar with the concept of moisture mitigation. What isn’t always understood is the gravity of what moisture mitigation will do for a facility or what could happen if it’s neglected. Concrete construction, for good reason, is at the center of the moisture mitigation conversation. From flooring failures and liabilities to the serious implications of sick building syndrome, tackling the issues of excess moisture in concrete slabs can’t be ignored.   

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation

Management and Trends in Fast Track Construction

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Nov 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We’re diving deeper into the topic of fast track construction to help our readers manage their projects more effectively. Rapid-drying concrete is only one component of a successful fast track project and there are many moving parts that present challenges even relative to traditional design-bid-build construction. The owner, designer and contractors all have a responsibility to anticipate these challenges to get their facilities operational as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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Topics: Rapid-Drying Concrete

Mitigating Risk in Fast Track Construction for Owners and GCs

Posted by ARIDUS Rapid Drying Concrete on Oct 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The benefits of fast track construction are many and well-documented, especially the potential speed to revenue benefits for the owner/developer. Certain delivery methods that facilitate fast track construction, such as the increasingly common “design-build” method, call for untraditional ways of operating. And while the potential cost and time savings of fast track construction are real, there are some inherent risks. Owners and general contractors (GCs) must be aware of these risks in order to see through a smooth fast track construction project to its completion.

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Topics: Moisture Mitigation, fast track construction