While concrete has been around in some form for thousands of years, the newest iteration, ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC), is creating a stir. UHPC has been used to build bridges and architectural façades around the world.
Whether for new construction or renovation, proper subfloor preparation is essential for executing a quality floor installation while extending the life of the flooring. In the last 20 to 30 years, regulations on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have made buildings safer for occupants.
Coatings cover the void-filled surface and polishing reprocess the void-filled surface, but sometimes the answer may be to incorporate both processes for a final solution. However, relevant benchmarks must be included to ensure proper installation.
The new American Concrete Institute (ACI) 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, provides the latest construction practices and concrete-related material information necessary for today’s contract documents.
Many of the largest retailers have been specifying, or soon will be specifying, certified individuals on new construction projects. It is worthwhile for owners and specifiers on projects of all types to follow their lead. Good quality control can result in significant cost and time savings. Therefore, it is in every owner’s interest to promote quality and require contractors who maintain the highest industry standards that are confirmed by certification, such as the ones offered by the American Concrete Institute (ACI).