Repairing and restoring historic concrete often involves dealing with concealed conditions contributing to distress. This 1920s Pacific Northwest building features cast-in-place concrete façades finished with facing mortar.
Since October 2014, St. Louis’ Freedom Place (4011 Delmar Blvd.) has served as a ‘symbol’ of hope for those less fortunate. Constructed in 1928, the restored apartment building underwent major changes by the St. Louis Masonry branch of Western Specialty Contractors, in order to trasform it back to its original glory.
The Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), along with 21st Century School Fund and National Council on School Facilities, released a report projecting a shortfall of $46 billion deficit in school funding, despite effort from local communities.
In 2006, the Strategic Development Council of the ACI Foundation (established by the American Concrete Institute) recognized the need to set minimum requirements for strength, serviceability, and durability for existing structures.