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2010 Most Innovative Product Contest

Voice your opinion on what new products will make a difference in 2010.

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It’s time to be a judge and preside over this year’s selection of new and improved products at World of Concrete. The entries represent products that will help you solve the problems faced in today’s construction challenges. These creative entries are grouped by primary application. Remember, many entries could apply to more than one aspect of construction, so be sure to look over the entire list so you don’t miss out on an important product. We have divided entries into 11 different categories. After viewing the products from one category, click on Vote Online next to the product you prefer and it will bring you to voting page for that category. You may only vote once in each category. When your voting for that category is complete, you will be returned to the brochure to view the next category. Please view the entire brochure so you don’t miss out on any exciting new products. Starting February 1, you may text your vote to 99503. After dialing enter the text number found next to the product listing in the body of the text and press send. (Standard texting rates may apply, depending on your plan) At World of Concrete, you will have the opportunity to view all of the products in the MIP display near the Bookstore in the Grand Concourse at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Products will also be displayed in each company’s booth on the show floor so you can get up close and personal with the products. Three voters, randomly selected on March 1, 2010, will win $100 gift certificates to the World of Concrete bookstore at www.wocbookstore.com, including free shipping. They can choose from more than 100 technical books and merchandise items. Get your vote in so you may be one of the lucky winners! To be entered in the drawing for a $100 gift certificate please provide the following information:

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❯❯ Business Tools Payroll Service Foundation Construction Payroll Software is a full-service payroll service company that’s devoted exclusively to the construction industry. In addition to complete payroll processing and tax filing, contractors can take advantage of construction-specific features and reports traditional payroll service providers do not offer. It easily handles tasks such as creating certified payroll, job labor reporting, prorated overtime, union reporting, and other constructionrelated accounting functions. FCPS is powered by the construction software, FOUNDATION for Windows, making it an efficient and functional payroll service. Foundation Construction Payroll Software. 800-246-0800. See product at: ■ www.payrollforconstruction.com

WOC Booth C5990

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Estimating software ProEst provides concrete and masonry contractors with a solution that streamlines productivity through ease-of-use and advanced integration capabilities. Its estimating software features a contractor-friendly interface, easy-to-use item, and assembly screens. The software enables contractors to quickly analyze estimates by square foot or cubic yards, creating accurate, competitive bids. The software has a built-in concrete materials database with everything from slabs and piers to footings. Integrated digital takeoff tools allow estimators to quickly and accurately measure lengths, areas, and counts using on-screen plans and a mouse. Paperless takeoffs save time, space, and money to provide a return on a contractor’s ProEst investment. Also, it integrates with common business tools, such as Microsoft Excel and Outlook. ProEst Estimating. 800-255-7404. See product at: ■ www.proest.com

WOC Booth C4363

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❯❯ Business Tools Document imaging module Document Imaging, an additional module of Foundation for Windows, enables contractors to streamline the sorting, storing, and routing processes of important project documents and reports. Project managers and foreman can scan and attach invoices with the Accounts Payable module, quickening the approval process. Field personnel can also save submittals, change orders, purchase orders, and other relevant job documentation as they happen by adding them to the database. All levels of management can access this important data for efficient review. The Document Imaging module also includes a customizable Document Manager Dashboard, which provides an instant view of all pending and outstanding project documents. Project managers, controllers, and administrative personnel can easily identify and review these documents and then forward and/or approve them for posting within the system. Foundation Software. 800-246-0800. See product at: ■ www.foundationsoft.com

WOC Booth C4773

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Jobsite data entry FieldEase is a suite of solutions that increase efficiency in the office and field by reducing communication errors and eliminating duplicate data entry. The FieldEase Forms and Notes capability turns virtually any paper form into an electronic document that can be quickly completed using the tablet’s handwriting recognition technology. Writing purchase orders, entering daily job logs, and sending e-mail notes to customers or suppliers are just a few ways this versatile application streamlines jobsite workflow. Change orders can be initiated in the field, and expedited by capturing the owner’s approval signature directly onto the tablet device. With FieldEase Electronic Timesheets, employee time and production quantities are entered in the field each day and electronically transferred to the ComputerEase accounting system at the home office. This automatically updates job costs in near real time, which allows project managers to identify potential issues or cost overruns early. ComputerEase. 800-544-2530. See product at: ■ www.construction-software.com

WOC Booth C4369

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❯❯ Business Tools Building Information Modeling Tekla Structures Building Information Modeling (BIM) software provides a model-based solution where all construction details are stored in one central 3-D model. The software contains a concrete-specific module with which contractors, rebar detailers, and structural engineers can coordinate their activities. Tekla Structures Details module includes provisions for concrete shapes, volumes, mix information, and rebar types and quantities. The software’s applications for quantity take-offs and estimation is very rapid and efficient. The system can create drawings, including lift, rebar, or formwork. Tekla. 877-835-5265. See product at: ■ www.tekla.com/us

WOC Booth C4021

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Time and attendance tracking The New JobClock System provides contractors a simple but efficient time and attendance solution that uses current wireless technology. At the heart of the system are the JobClock/EX and PocketClock/GPS for BlackBerry. JobClock/EX is a new JobClock that leverages Bluetooth and smartphone technologies. With JobClock/EX at each jobsite, workers clock in with keytabs and can track up to 1000 cost codes with Exaktime’s FastTrakker handheld device. Foremen can collect time records from JobClock/EX with a BlackBerry and other devices and instantly send the records to the office over the Internet. With PocketClock/GPS details of hundreds of short-duration jobs are easily tracked and sent to the office wirelessly with 100% accuracy. Entire crews can be clocked in with a few taps on the BlackBerry. All work is tracked by cost code, providing the details for accurate billing and bidding. Jobsite photos, audio and field notes are easily attached to the job, an employee, or a work activity. Exaktime. 888-788-8463. See product at: ■ www.exaktime.com

WOC Booth C4162

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❯❯ Business Tools Work-tracking software AboutTime’s Mobile Green Suite rapidly flows information paperlessly to office managers, designers, architects, accountants, owners, and crew supervisors. This simple data entry system sets up quickly and collects, delivers, manages, and integrates a vast amount of tracking information to help the contractor operate profitably. Information is collected, delivered, and managed faster. Companies with thousands of employees in multiple states report payroll savings of as much as 30% payroll reduction. The system also qualifies and quantifies real-time operations as it using recognition for one-touch, fool-proof clock in, or uses the proprietary software running on popular mobile cell phones, netbooks, PCs, and laptops. Clock in using any touchtone phone with TTI interface from anywhere on the globe. AboutTime wirelessly sends tamperproof data to office computers, where it seamlessly enters existing accounting and payroll system. AboutTime Technologies. 888-315-8463. See product at: ■ www.abouttimetech.com

WOC Booth C4974

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Contractor productivity workshop The Contractor Academy helps contractors learn how to grow their businesses by educating them on how to better manage their organizations. This non-product oriented workshop is geared to teach contractors from all market segments the proven methods of success by applying the Toyota Production System and Lean tools. Each attendee is challenged to examine the state of his business, good and bad. Instructors provide examples designed to allow contractors to open their minds to innovative management and measurement tools. The result is to realize the full potential of their business. Participants realize greater cash flow, eliminate employee turnover and get more done, Follow-up guidance is sustained through mentoring and continues through regularly scheduled conference calls, Webinars, blogs, personal visits, and an open line of communication. Dur-A-Flex. 800-253-3539. See product at: ■ www.dur-a-flex.com

WOC Booth S10519

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❯❯ Business Tools Building product search engine The BPM Select free internet-based building product search engine was developed exclusively for the commercial construction indry. It provides up-to-date information for contractors, architects, engineers, owners, and facility managers. BPM Select is designed to enable project partners to quickly find the products and product information they need for their projects, whether as an aid to specify them in the design phase or to produce a better bid while negotiating. The Blue Book. 800-431-2584. See product at: ■ www.thebluebook.com

WOC Booth S11419

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Bid to Cash Software Maxwell Systems ProContractorMX is a new business solution that changes the model for construction management. By using a one vendor comprehensive software, contractors can streamline their in-office operations. This solution has been tailored to meet the unique business needs of concrete construction. ProContractorMX offers feature-rich functionality for takeoff and estimating and management of proposals. It then enables contractors to achieve operational efficiencies and cost reductions, monitor and control the productivity for jobs of any size, and confidently increasing profitability on every project. At the project's completion, managers can easily view the complete result providing a wide and deep visibility on every aspect to improve control of cash flow, and keep financials in the black with accurate ROI. Maxwell Systems. 800-688-8226. See product at: ■ www.maxwellsystems.com

WOC Booth C4375

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❯❯ Concrete Production Equipment Ice & Water Batcher Cooling fresh concrete is easier now, thanks to a system that mixes batch water with weighed crushed ice. The weighed batching system enables producers to accurately add cooled water and ice to the mix. This batcher is a two-compartment container; the outer silo is for water and has a 2-cu. yd. capacity. This compartment has a butterflytype discharge gate of 6 diameters and pneumatic actuator. The inside component weighs crushed ice and has a volume of 1.43 cu. yd. The batcher has a live bottom discharge with three 12-in.-diameter screw conveyors. The conveyors can load the ice/water mixer to the plant’s feed gate at about 61,600 lb. per hr. The steel fabricated system includes welded anchor points where load cells can be attached. The process controller operating this system is compatible with most commercial batch control systems. Odisa Concrete Equipment SA de CV. 00 52 55 54 26 33 42. See product at: ■ www.odisa.com

WOC Booth N937

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Slurry recycling filter The Auto-Vac C-Series Water Recycling/Cement Fines Dewatering Filter dewaters cement fines and yields 1.00 specific gravity, nearly ASTM C-94 grade batch water. The product filters cement fines and color pigments, allowing a producer to recycle process water back into the batch without influencing set times and finishing. It separates water from cement fines, generating ½ micron clean, colorless, recyclable water and dry, manageable, and dewatered solids for easy transport or reuse. The filtered water is pumped into a nonpotable clean water tank for reuse in the batch, reclaimer, and washout process. The dewatered cement fines are easily collected for transport offsite. A mid-sized ready-mixed producer reports the clean water generated by the Auto-Vac increased the efficiency of the reclaimer, saving 60% in process water handling costs. ALAR Recycling Systems. 708-479-6100. See product at: ■ www.alarcorp.com

WOC Booth N614

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❯❯ Concrete Production Equipment Twin-shaft mixer The Mobile Twin-Shaft Mixer allows a typical transit mix concrete batch plant or dry mix plant to produce high quality concrete mixes, such as roller compacted concrete (RCC), cement treated base (CTB), self-compacted concrete (SCC), zero slump, and others. The twin-shaft mixers are available in two different sizes and are driven by one or two electric motors. The gears are mounted directly onto the shafts, saving space. The robust mixing shafts are counter-rotating. Liebherr Concrete Technology Co. 757-928-8547. See product at: ■ www.liebherr.us

WOC Booth N425

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Monitor concrete delivery The Concrete Optimizer is a solution to monitor and control the concrete delivery process. It measures volume, slump, temperature, revolution count, and if the concrete is mixed well in transit. It provides slump control, added water registration, and a full signaling system. All captured data is available online with seamless interface to third party dispatch. The easy installation does not tamper with the truck’s mechanical system. A truck sensor unit (TSU) is a pseudo hatch with a sensor, installed on the truck’s hatch. The truck control unit (TCU) displays the measured values, has a keyboard for water addition, and a RFID reader for electronic signature. The SensoCrete mobile unit (SMU) is an onboard computer and monitor used by the driver to operate the system. The SensoCrete server captures and processes the data received from the trucks and presents it online. Also, environmental factors, such as carbon emission gas can be measured and controlled. SensoCrete. 450-510-0107. See product at: ■ www.sensocrete.com

WOC Booth N371

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❯❯ Construction Supplies Fix for problem floor joints The SD Joint Saver is a fast, cost-effective fix for joints and cracks that are loose, rocking, or spalled. After the device is installed, floor deflection is eliminated leaving a smooth, positive load transfer. Contractors can easily install SD Joint Saver with very little downtime to the facility. Owner productivity is immediately increased while vehicle maintenance is decreased, due to eliminating the bump and downtime. Building owners find it improves operating efficiency while lowering maintenance and risk management costs. Somero Matson Group. 800-584-5553. See product at: ■ www.someromatsongroup.com

WOC Booth S13314

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Waterproof, seamless membrane Mapelastic SRW is a flexible, water-based, cold-applied membrane specifically designed to protect and waterproof concrete in the most demanding environments, such as foundations. Contractors can easily apply it either by spraying or with rollers. When cured, Mapelastic SRW forms a durable, impermeable membrane that bonds tenaciously to concrete. The membrane can withstand up to 10 atm or 150 psi of hydrostatic head. Formulated with exceptional puncture resistance and tensile strength, this membrane offers elongation greater than 1600% to completely bridge and seal cracks in concrete. This formulation is also safe, as it is VOC-compliant and suitable for use in confined spaces. Mapelastic SRW also is an ideal waterproofing membrane for green roof systems, as its use may qualify for LEED points. MAPEI Corp. 800-426-2734. See product at: ■ www.mapei.us

WOC Booth S10439

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❯❯ Construction Supplies Universal latex additive This next-generation, water-based concentrated liquid latex admixture is designed for enhancing the performance of many MAPEI products. When adding Planicrete UA to a product, a contractor can expect significant improvements in bond, flexural, and tensile strength--along with increased durability and enhanced workability. LEED-compliant, versatile Planicrete UA can be used for horizontal, vertical, exterior, and interior concrete repairs and concrete toppings. MAPEI Corp. 800-426-2734. See product at: ■ www.mapei.us

WOC Booth S10439

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All-purpose primer for self-leveling underlayments One-component, water-based acrylic Primer T enhances the performance and adhesion of self-leveling underlayments on both porous and nonporous substrates. A single application of this versatile, low-odor, and VOC-compliant primer promotes cost-effective fast-track construction. LEED-compliant and easy to handle and apply, contractors can also use Primer T for underlayments in interior, occupied spaces. MAPEI Corp. 800-426-2734. See product at: ■ www.mapei.us

WOC Booth S10439

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❯❯ Construction Supplies environmentally friendly packaged concrete mix QUIKRETE Green Concrete Mix uses a recipe that is composed of 50% recycled materials, including recycled aggregates, fly ash, and/or slag cements. Green Concrete Mix offers contractors setting properties and strength characteristics similar to standard QUIKRETE concrete mixes. The hardened concrete achieves a compressive strength of 3500 psi in 28 days while meeting the performance requirements of ASTM C 387. By using a 60 lb. bag the contractor diverts about 0.25 cu. ft. of waste from the landfill. QUIKRETE Green Concrete Mix is suitable for general concrete work and qualifies for LEED points. The Quikrete Companies. 800-282-5828. See product at: ■ www.quikrete.com

WOC Booth S10326

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Concrete footer form As the only 2006 IBC compliant concrete footer form, the WP Fail Safe Form Footer can be fully assembled without any tools in less than 5 minutes. The form is designed with integrated rebar holders for both horizontal and vertical rebar. The rebar is precut and bent to the length for rapid installation. It is the only plastic concrete pier footer system with rebar reinforcement. The total allowable load is 4400 lbs. Pieces are sold individually for easy adaption to local codes and building requirements. The WP Fail-Safe Form Footer is a complete system for building piers and footings. It is made of a bright orange plastic which makes it easy for contractors to inspect —even in deep excavations. The footer form is made of 100% recycled plastic. Using the WP Fail Safe Form Footer will save the contractor labor and materials costs. WP Fail Safe. 240-361-2484. See product at: ■ www.wpfailsafe.com

WOC Booth N1862

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❯❯ Decorative Dyes and Stains Color-Crete Universal Dyes and Stains can be reduced in water, acetone, and other solvents. Universal Stains are UV-stable and designed for both interior and exterior applications. Contractors can use the liquid pigments to incorporate color when polishing concrete floors. The contractor gets a versatile product that works in any solvent—indoors and out, is ready to work immediately, and is not hazardous. Being concentrated, it takes up little space and is low weight for shipping. Add the 8-ounce bottles to 1 gallon of water, acetone, or other solvent. They dispense immediately and are then ready to use. When dry, the concrete is ready to be sealed. It is available in an unlimited spectrum of colors. Clemons Concrete Coatings. 615-872-9099. See product at: ■ www.ccc-usa.com

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Concrete coloring system The Consolideck Concrete Flooring Color System colors any steel troweled floor to highly polished--indoors or out. The palette includes 18 ColorHard colors for one-step hardening, densifying, and coloring unpolished concrete. There are 19 GemTone Stains for polished concrete. The waterreducing environmentally friendly colors can be used together or with other concrete flooring color products to create an infinite variety of tones, tints, and shades, hues, effects and designs. Used as directed, the system’s colors are permanent and stable in the face of traffic and weather. Application is easy: spray on, then spread with a microfiber applicator. Colored floors are ready for traffic or further treatment after one hour. The color system is supported by and compatible with a full range of Consolideck prep, specialty, and maintenance cleaners, topcoats, and protective treatments. PROSOCO. 800-255-4255. See product at: ■ www.prosoco.com

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❯❯ Decorative Self-leveling toPping Use Rapid Set TRU self-leveling system for high-performance floor topping, resurfacing, and underlayment projects. It is designed for projects that require long life flow and extended working time, while achieving high early strength. The product levels rapidly, maintains workability for up to 30 minutes, and cures to a smooth, strong surface with high bond strength. The can handle foot traffic in two to three hours and coatings in about 12 hours. TRU Self-Leveling is abrasion-resistant upon curing so it can be left unfinished to decorative applications. It cures to an off-white color, ideal for stained, colored, or embedded aggregate flooring. The product also grinds and polishes well, making it a great solution for polished decorative floors, with or without a densifier. CTS Cement Mfg. 800-929-3030. See product at: ■ www.ctscement.com

WOC Booth S10107

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Decorative Epoxy Floor Coating System Deco-Crete is a durable,100% solids, solvent-free decorative epoxy coating that achieves a granite replica finish. Use it for floors garages, kitchens, laboratories, restrooms, and industrial applications. It uses an eco-friendly, solvent-free formulation. When properly cured, the epoxy yields a seamless coating with excellent impact resistance. The coating is available in a wide range of colors. Pacific Polymers. 800-888-8340. See product at: ■ www.pacpoly.com

WOC Booth S13039

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❯❯ Decorative Seamless formliner Contractors who use FitzLok Formliners can create dramatic decorative vertical walls with lower labor costs. These seamless formliners yield a simulated brick or block finish that can create many architectural design possibilities. The system possesses an interlocking layout that allows the formliners to line up perfectly, connecting side by side, as well as top to bottom, leaving no seams across the brick face. Regardless of height or width, the result is always seamless because the seam is hidden with every interlocked finger joint. It is a trouble-free product that requires no costly, expansive, heavy mats to move, and no more rubbing, sacking, or patching. The system offers a wide range of standard designs that include modular, utility, and closure bricks. Custom patterns and sizes can be created upon request. Fitzgerald Formliners. 800-547-7760. See product at: ■ www.formliners.com

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Seamless Flooring Systems The Hybri-Flex system eliminates the need to install an expensive separate moisture mitigation system on concrete slabs. The flooring system consists of a self-leveling, cementitious urethane base coat that is combined with one or more epoxy, methyl methacrylate, or poly-aspartic topcoats. The special combination offers contractors a built-in moisture mitigation system. In most cases, its high tolerance of surface contaminants and tenacious bonding eliminates the need for priming. After application, the system can continuously withstand moisture pressure up to 12 lbs. throughout the life of the floor. This moisture mitagtion feature also allows floor installation on top of the concrete slab as soon as 5 to 7 days after the concrete is poured and treated. The system is an ideal option for fasttrack construction projects and can assist with LEED credits. Options include stain colors, levels of resistance to wear, UV resistance, and surface textures and finishes. Dur-A-Flex. 860-528-9838. See product at: ■ www.dur-a-flex.com

WOC Booth S10519

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❯❯ Decorative GFRC vertical panels Wall Crete Carpentry Panels are vertical panels of specially reinforced concrete containing either stone, slate, black diamonds, beach pebbles, or other materials to create marble-like finishes. Contractors can affix the panels with wood screws or nails. The panels can be cut with a skill saw or wood blade. Contractors have reported that a nine- to 12-day job can be completed in two to three days maximum. Something Better Company. 800-324-1719. See product at: ■ www.betterpaths.com

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Ride-on floor grinder The HTC 1500 ixT is a ride-on floor grinder that includes integrated dust extractors. Designed for large areas. It is narrow enough to fit down hallways and aisles with its 54.3 inch grinding width. The machine is operated by two intuitive, static joysticks Both drive wheels have a separate servo drive motor giving the HTC 1500 ixT the ability to rotate 360º on the spot with a zero-turn radius. A battery-operated mode helps transport the machine while loading and unloading. While grinding, the HTC 1500 ixT connects to 480 V, three-phase, 80 amp power service by a 137-foot integrated, retractable cable. The HTC 1500 ixT has two overlapping, planetary grinding heads, each powered by 15 HP motors per head. It uses a synchronized crosspattern movement. This, added to the controlled, even speed of the machine results in a more consistent and even final finish, compared to floors completed by a walk-behind machine. HTC, Inc. 865-689-2311. See product at: ■ www.htc-floorsystems.com

WOC Booth S11139, O30923

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❯❯ Decorative concrete repair Vexcon Fusion is an advanced concrete repair treatment for polished concrete floors. Contractors can repair small bugholes, aggregate popouts, voids, micro cracks, small spider cracks, and similar surface imperfections. Fusion repairs and blends into the existing color of the concrete surface, yielding a consistent, natural looking floor. Grinding and honing can begin one hour after application. The product is compatible with all Certi-Shine and StarSeal polishing systems and will extend the gloss and clarity of the finished floor. Vexcon Chemicals. 888-839-2661. See product at: ■ www.vexcon.com

WOC Booth S11323

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UV stable decorative dyes For decades, concrete decorative dyes have been added to water, alcohol, and acetone and thuslimited to indoor use. But with the development of SS DYE-namic dye’s are now UV stable and can be used for exterior work as well as interior. Sold as a pre-measured liquid concentrate, it can be used immediately after being added to one quart or one gallon of acetone. It is fast drying, easy to clean up, and available in 20 vivid color selections. SS Dye-namic can give the look and feel of an acid stain floor or can be used with stencils for a one-of-a-kind look. The Stamp Store/One Day Floors. 888-848-0059. See product at: ■ www.thestampstore.com

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❯❯ Demolition & Repair Chain Wall Saw The CWS-200 combines patented ICS Diamond Chain Technology with a mechanized, track-mounted hydraulic power drive. Designed for sawing and drilling contractors, the new chain wall saw allows deep cutting without overcuts and less overall effort than other methods. The CWS-200 is compact and lightweight—only 75 lbs total—and provides a one-tool approach to completing a full opening with square corners. The ability to mount the system to industry-standard 360 track, combined with the capabilities of a chainsaw, offers the advantages of increased cutting speed and chain life while improving ergonomics and reducing operator effort. The CWS-200 operates with the hydraulic flow and pressure readily available from most professional powerpacks. ICS Blount Inc. 800-321-1240. See product at: ■ www.icsbestway.com

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Two-component polyurethane Roadware MatchCrete Clear (MCC) two-component polyurethane repairs cracks, spalls, and joints in concrete subject to UV exposure from sunlight. Contractors can use MCCto repair concrete where performance and appearance are important, such as building entryways, pool decks, decorative concrete, stamped concrete, colored concrete, and exposed aggregate. The material is crystal clear in appearance when applied and cured. Add colored sand and pigments to create color-stable repairs that match almost any decorative or shade of concrete surface. MCC will resist UV yellowing over time on areas subject to direct sunlight. The very low viscosity material penetrates deep into cracks and cures in about 30 minutes. Repairs may be polished, coated, or painted as well. Roadware. 800-522-7623. See product at: ■ www.roadware.us

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❯❯ Demolition & Repair Demolition breaker With 16 ft-lbs of energy, the Hilti TE 1000-AVR provides a demolition impact unparalleled in its weight class. It a productive tool for a wide range of demolition applications. Even with power generated by the 1600-watt motor, the TE 1000-AVR is built for long service life. Its cooling system reduces component wear and tear, while the three-chamber sealing system helps keep dust out of the tool. The innovative brushless SR motor eliminates the need to replace carbon brushes, resulting in longer intervals between service. Hilti. 800-879-8000. See product at: ■ www.us.hilti.com

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Ride-on floor scraper The Big Red Beast allows contractors to efficiently remove tiles, carpet, tile mortar, vinyl, hardwood flooring, adhesives, thin set adhesives, rubber, elastomeric coatings, sports flooring, quarry tile, and pool deck coatings. It features a 77-hp engine, 3600 ft-lbs of rear wheel torque, zero-turn radius, and hydraulic steering. The unit is fueled by liquid propane gas. BlastPro Manufacturing. 877-495-6464. See product at: ■ www. blastpromfg.com

WOC Booth S10639

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❯❯ Demolition & Repair Cleaning vertical surfaces The Shell Machine is designed for blasting and cleaning the vertical and near vertical surfaces of steel storage tanks and ship hulls. The BPS-225 comes with rigging for cone or floating roof storage tanks. The travel speed is controlled remotely from a one-person mobile operating station. Air actuated magnets keep the blasthead adhered to the surface to prevent theabrasive loss. The BPS-225 includes a 38-inch blast pattern, two 25 hp electric motors, and a blasthead that travels from left to right, rather than up and down, which reduces the time spent redirecting the blasthead. BlastPro Manufacturing. 877-495-6464. See product at: ■ www.blastpromfg.com

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Removes flexible coatings The Cutter: BPC-5277is designed to remove flexible coatings from concrete surfaces in conjunction with shotblasting equipment in preparation for recoating operations. It works well in removing specifically elastomeric membranes, asphaltic membranes, coal tar, and mastics. The Cutter is 122 inches long, 52 inches wide, 65 inches tall, and is powered by a dual fuel engine--gasoline or propane. Two rotating heads with carbide- tipped sharpened teeth remove the coating. The heads rotate horizontally, like a floor buffer, and the teeth are pressed hydraulically against the concrete surface to strip the coating. The teeth do not mill or scarify the concrete. The operator rides the unit over the surface using the near-zero turn radius of the machine. BlastPro. 405-491-6464. See product at: ■ www.blastpromfg.com

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❯❯ Demolition & Repair Manhole repair tool The Coneqtec-Universal Manhole Repair/Removal Tool significantlyreuces the time required to repair manhole covers from hours to minutes. Its all-steel construction and 40 carbide tipped pics cut through concrete, asphalt, and rebar. It features brackets that lock into place on the interior rim of the flange and lifts it and the surrounding layers of concrete/ asphalt when the cut is finished. The entire old manhole is lifted and set/released onto a truck bed for disposal. A removable cover encloses the chain/gear assembly. The cutting tips are easy to replace and can be interchanged with ones designed for different road material. This highflow skid steer attachment uses a heavy-duty hydraulic motor. Coneqtec-Universal. 888-832-3462. See product at: ■ www.coneqtecuniversal.com

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❯❯ Equipment Remote operated dowel placement Drilling dowel pins has been a standard construction activity. And it can be a tough jobsite activity. Now contractors not only can increase productivity, but also improve working conditions with this innovation. The A-5SCW Remote Operated Dowel Pin with Dust Collection positions the operator away from the machine down the grade. One operator controls the machine and aligns the drill for placement. Being a short distance from the work area, it is easier for the operator to be more accurate in alignment, work in a safer environment, and be more productive. Minnich Mfg. Co. 800-524-1033. See product at: ■ www.minnich-mfg.com

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Pervious concrete tools The Adjustable Curb Runner is the newest accessory to The Lightning Strike screed system. Designed to meet the unique requirements of placing pervious concrete, the new tool enables contractors to accurately place pervious mix adjacent to curbing that can vary from 0- to 12-inch elevations. The Runner uses riser wheels that are attached to both ends of the screed to elevate the system 1/8 inch above the pour. Riser wheel rings can be added for 3/8- or 5/8-inch elevations, to adjust screed height per contractor specifications. Lura Enterprises, Inc. 701-281-8989. See product at: ■ www.luraconcretescreed.com

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❯❯ Equipment Replacement drive lugs Larry Lugs bolt-on replacements replace OEM rubber-molded drive lugs on a compact loader’s rubber tracks. When rubber drive lugs on the bottom of tracks have worn down, delaminated, or split apart, the track life is over, even if the track is not completely worn. Larry Lugs replace any or all missing rubber lugs so the life of the track can be used to the fullest limit. Contractors can get a full return of their initial investment on the original track. Larry Lugs are also reusable. Simply remove and reinstall the lugs on other rubber tracks as needed for a fraction of the cost of buying a new track. Bair Products. 913-947-7222. See product at: ■ www.bairproducts.com

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Portable UV floor curing machine Many contractors are now turning to UV coatings because they meet or exceed strict state and federal air quality guidelines. Conventional coatings often contain high levels of solvents (VOCs) which are harmful to the environment and are stringently regulated. UV coatings that are 100% solids and air-dried water base are green because they contain no solvents and cure instantly. They are ideal for many substrates, including concrete, granite, tile, marble, vinyl, and wood. The Circa 2000 Portable UV Floor Curing Machine only weighs 25 lbs., making it easier to handle and transport. Other features of the Circa 2000 include 360° omni-directional motion, and 20-in. cure path with two 3-in. UV lamps, providing 2 ½ times more peak power for curing pigmented coatings. It is safe in idle position and economical. Adastra Technologies. 310-230-9538. See product at: ■ www.UVCureNow.com

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❯❯ Equipment Combo Drill The Model 240B combo drill is a versatile machine designed for straight-line drilling on a level subgrade. This product adapts to both rock drilling and concrete core drilling applications — eliminating the need for separate drilling systems. The conversion process requires just a few simple tools and can be quickly done on site. The unit is pneumatic and features E-Z Drill’s roller bearing feed system, which eliminates friction while drilling, and increases speed and productivity. Because the unit is operated from the subgrade, it provides contractors an efficient choice when there is little room to operate from the top of a slab. This keeps the operators and machine away from traffic lanes. E-Z Drill. 800-272-0121. See product at: ■ www.ezdrill.com

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Cutting equipment Ideal for window and door openings, crack chasing, joint repair, and more, the K3000 Cut-n-Break is able to cut in stages through walls up to 16 in. thick. A sliding guard positioned to flush cut, the low water usage system, and the 12 V, 15 amp motor are versatile for indoors and outdoors. Other features include an upper blade guard that is flexible enough to move out of the way when cutting. It is outfitted with rollers at the tip to prevent snagging when cutting brick. A wet cutting system keeps water usage at a minimum by supplying enough water to suppress dust, yet not cause excessive slurry. Cut-n-Break is equipped with Elegard overload protection and SoftStart for gradual starting. Husqvarna Construction Products. 913-928-1270. See product at: ■ www.husqvarnacp.com

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❯❯ Equipment Field ink-jet printer The Handjet EBS-250 is a wireless, portable large-character ink-jet printer. The unit leaves a clear printed message, and replaces paint, stencils, and hand-written information. It stores up to 30 messages, with each message containing up to 10 lines of information. Lightweight, rechargeable, and shock resistant, it is perfect for marking concrete. EBS Ink-Jet Systems USA. 847-996-0739. See product at: ■ www.ebs-inkjet.com

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Safety harness The ExoFit Nex full-body harness gives wearers a new level of comfort, function, and durability. The new design provides a high level of safety and comfort with technologically advanced hardware, soft yet extremely durable anti-absorbent webbing, strategically placed padding, and protective elements that prolong the life of the harness. The Revolver ratcheting torso adjustor features a winding adjustment that spools the webbing as the user adjusts the harness. The one-time adjustment stays in place throughout the day and improves safety by ensuring a snug fit. The Duo-Lok quick-connect buckles now include a locking mechanism to eliminate slippage and constant readjustment. Additional hardware includes breakaway molded lanyard keepers that allow easy connection of any size snap hook, and break away to help prevent snagging and tripping. Capital Safety. 651-388-8282. See product at: ■ www.capitalsafety.com

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❯❯ Equipment Hydronic green heat Fusion 300 Advanced Heat Control is a portable hydronic concrete heating/curing and ground thawing system. It enables the contractor to efficiently use energy and reduce fuel use in cold weather concreting. The product is self contained and trailer mounted, and is designed as an easy-to-use system with one-touch auto start functionality. The controller allows the contractor to selectively cure the concrete work area with individual temperature controlled zones. By reducing energy consumption during winter concreting, the technology provides contractors an eco-friendly way to help earn LEED points. Green Power Technology. 320-257-7300. See product at: ■ www.greenpowertechnology.com

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UV floor curing machine The Hammerhead 26-8000A portable UV floor curing machine is designed for use on concrete floors and with coatings that are 100% solids. After contractors finish the concrete floor, they apply a liquid UV coating. The contractor then moves the machine over the surface to cure the coating and create a diamond-hard finish impervious to chemicals and abrasion. Both clear coatings and pigments can be cured. The Hammerhead 26-8000A is fully automatic, self-propelled, and can be programmed to cure at any rate. The large digital display and keypad entry panel make it easy to program and read cure speeds at a glance. Instant Start/Hot Restrike technology eliminates using all moving parts in the lamp head, which are prone to failure from heat and dirt, making this machine low maintenance and more efficient to operate. The irradiator and lamp allow more power per watt. A zero-degree turn radius allows for easy maneuvering. HID Ultraviolet. 973-383-8535. See product at: ■ www.hiduv.com

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❯❯ Equipment Portable Mixing Station Contractors can use the Portamix Hippo PMH 70F mixing station to quickly mix and accurately place construction material on the jobsite. The portable unit increases labor efficiency and reduces physical effort. With the Hippo PMH 70F, one person can mix, transport, and pour grout, mortar, texture coatings, sealants, adhesives and other self-leveling compounds directly onto the floor. The PMH 70F features an Easy-roll Trolley and balanced Easy-tilt Cradle which allow the user to pour, accurately place, and spread up to 20 gallons (4- or 5-bag batches) of material at the same time. Multi-stage pours to achieve a thicker screed often are not necessary. The specially shaped mixing bowl eliminates pockets of unmixed product, producing a well-mixed consistency. The bowl's spout lets the contractor pour the mixture into small containers without waste. The tilting cradle is balanced for easy operation. Additionally, the mixing motor can be reverse-mounted for alongside mixing in smaller containers. CS Unitec. 800-700-5919 See product at: ■ www.csunitec.com

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Engine shut-off system The Vanguard single-cylinder engines feature the TransportGuard system which simultaneously shuts off the fuel and the ignition, protecting the oil/ fuel dilution during transportation. Fuel in the oil drastically reduces viscosity, resulting in more friction, increased wear and shorter engine life. The TransportGuard system uses one lever to simultaneously shut off fuel and ignition eliminating fouled plugs, hydraulic lock, cylinder wash down or crankcase oil dilution. Equipment owners and rental firms save money by decreased downtime and repair costs. The single-cylinder engines are designed for worksite challenges that include heavy dust, lack of regular maintenance, filtration issues, and oil dilution. They are available with gross horsepower ratings from 5.5 to 10 hp. Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power. 414-259-5661. See product at: ■ www.vanguardengines.com

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❯❯ Formwork Insulated sandwich inserts Easi-Wall insulated sandwich inserts provide easy concrete placement thanks to a unique foam support system. This sandwich insert provides the cast-inplace concrete contractor with the ability to compete in the energy efficiency construction arena with reduced casting concerns. It uses a special composite connector that secures the foam in the designed location. The combination of composite standoffs and connectors is designed to prevent heat or cold transfer from one side to the other, thus providing a true thermal barrier. A welded grid of #3 rebar vertically and horizontally, rather than the commonly used welded wire mesh, takes this insert to a new level in structural design. The insert comes with reinforcement already assembled and attached to the insert, reducing costly labor in the field. Precise Forms. 800-537-0706. See product at: ■ www.preciseforms.com

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Adjustable, reusable pier pad form Contractors using Eco-Pier can quickly adjust each placement to the size the design engineer specifies. Design engineers use the smallest pier pad possible to save concrete. On residential projects the engineer could call for many different pier pad sizes for a single foundation. Contractors often have difficulty meeting this request, as too many sizes complicate form ordering and often not all sizes are available. The contractor often will just order the largest size for all the piers, but then he has cost himself money in wasted concrete. Eco-Pier solves this problem since it adjusts to 56 sizes. By using this one type of form, all pour sizes can be met and less concrete is used. With Eco-Pier a project could qualify for LEED points because the form is reusable and is part of a system that reduces concrete use. Eco-Pier Products. 360-459-7437. See products at: ■ www.eco-pier.com

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❯❯ Formwork Shoring system The Staxo 100 high-performance shoring system with integrated ladder designed for commercial construction. This galvanized steel-framed shoring system is versatile in design and fast in installation. Staxo 100 uses only a small number of system components. The tower units are quick and easy to assemble and can be configured in a variety of ways to match a wide range of field conditions. The flexibility of the system allows for maximum optimization of the equipment and a reduction in material. Staxo 100 frames come in three different heights, making it suitable for a wide range of supporting elevations. The product can handle a high leg-load capacity of up to 90 kips per leg. It is adaptable to different layouts, floor shapes, and loads. The towers also contain provisions for height adjustments to within a fraction of an inch, even under load. A high level of stability, built-in ladder system, and tie-off points for fall arrest equipment provide workers an optimum level of safety. Doka USA. 877-365-2872. See product at: ■ www.dokausa.com

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Plastic concrete forms Toughform reusable concrete forms are made from recycled plastic and are easy to install, lightweight, and require virtually no cleaning. Contractors can use these forms for both straight and radius applications. The forms are easy to level and adjust to grade. Toughforms are cost-effective for contractors. Dinesol Plastics. 330-503-3708. See product at: ■ www.toughforms.com

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❯❯ Formwork Civil engineering construction kit The PERI Variokit system contains rentable, standardized components for use in a variety of applications, including building, bridge, and tunnel construction. The components are suitable for assembly onsite and load-optimized for every use. For building construction, contractors can assemble components as a formwork platform for forming shear walls on high-rises. The system can be constructed as a perimeter protection panel to enclose a building under construction, increasing safety and productivity. The Variokit system also is adaptable to tunnel and/or cut-and-cove projects. The Variokit can be designed using standardized system components to withstand the extremely high loads carried by a tunnel formwork carriage during mining operations. PERI Formwork. 410-712-7225. See product at: ■ www.peri-usa.com

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Circular Saw The Worm Drive Circular Saw DW535 provides an improved jobsite solution for framers, concrete formers, and other professional circular saw users. Featuring Dewalt's Toughcord cord retention and protection system, a tough magnesium shoe, and rugged control levers and handles, the Worm Drive Saw offers contractors increased durability on residential and commercial jobs. This model includes a true worm drive mechanism for longer life and high torque. It also has a 53-degree bevel capacity enabling the contractor to set common cut angles quickly and accurately. For even greater productivity, the DWS535 features an extra wide saw hook for modern engineered lumber up to 2 ¾-in. thick and a top-access spindle lock that is easy to actuate, engages immediately, and eliminates oil leaks. It has dual ports in the shoe to work with the DWS5100 Dual Port Rip Guide for accurate rip cuts up to a 14 ½ in. capacity. Dewalt. 800-433-9258. See product at: ■ www.dewalt.com

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❯❯ Formwork Rigid control joint The ScreedJoint is a simple, economical system that provides a control joint without the need of attachments or proprietary hardware. The joint filler is a rigid exterior-grade, PVC-extruded device that remains in the concrete longer than traditional joint sealant. The system allows contractors to pour much stiffer mixes. The only other installation component needed is a common #4 rebar rod the contractor uses to position the PVC joint. The system does not interfere with full and continuous installation of steel reinforcement. And it can be used for slab-on-grade depth of 2 ½ inches or more. The system does not require mortar dots or beds. The ScreedJoint is installed as the pour area is formed and before placement, eliminating the need for sawcuts. The system helps finishers produce flatter slabs, allows for screeding off the surface, and less water penetration. Screed Joint. 860-798-3745. See product at: WOC Booth S13522

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❯❯ General Charger/radio The Worksite charger/radio DC012 includes several enhancements to increase performance and meet the needs of professional contractors who use their worksite charger/radios daily. With a multi-chemistry charger, contractors can charge either Ni-Cd and Li-Ion battery packs quickly, often even while the radio is playing. A heavy-duty roll cage protects the unit from damage related to abuse and ensures that it is designed to withstand even the toughest environments. For increased performance and sound quality, the new AM/FM charger/radio features 4 in. HD weather-resistant speakers, bass ports, and a bass boost. Its digital tuning feature offers end users better reception, and pre-set memory buttons allow users to program their favorite stations for quick access. Three AC outlets, an auxiliary input, and iPod nest offer maximum versatility. DeWalt. 800-433-9258. See product at: ■ www.dewalt.com

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Drainable Housewrap Hydrofilament Drainable Housewrap uses a patented technology to deliver 140 times more drainage than standard housewraps. During the manufacturing process, filaments are bonded to the housewrap’s exposed face creating a 1 mm space to the cladding’s interior face. The space promotes moisture management for the wall assembly. Field tests have demonstrated that the new system drains moisture 80% faster than comparable enhanced housewraps. Hydrofilament Drainable Housewrap is a water-resistant barrier that resists moisture and air penetration into the building and contributes to a structure’s energy efficiency. Its breathable design allows moisture vapor to pass outward through the interior wall, resulting in a dry wall system. Benjamin Obdyke. 800-346-7655. See product at: ■ www.benjaminobdyke.com

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❯❯ General Stone Floor Protector The Scotchgard Stone Floor Protector is a durable, high-performance floor surface hardener and protector. When cured, the special formulation protects concrete, stone, and terrazzo floor surfaces from scuffs, stains, and scratches. The final surface leaves a great slip-resistant shine. Contractors-installers can apply the treatment faster and safer than traditional mop or sprayer application methods. The Easy Shine Applicator system allows for coverage rates of up to 5000 square feet per gallon. Contractors apply the coating in one or two coats, which dry in 20 to 30 minutes. Floor owners also benefit. The Scotchgard Stone Floor Protector offers lasting strength and shine with less maintenance. It is easy to reapply—no stripping or deep scrubbing is required—resulting in a greener cleaning method. 3M. 888-364-3577. See product at: ■ www.3m.com/building

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SANDWICH WALL PANEL SYSTEM The Nu-Wall Structural Composite Action Sandwich Wall Panel system enables precast producers to furnish an energy-efficient building that uses less concrete than one built with traditional structural wall panels. Key to the system is the Aslan 700 Nu-Tie composite action shear connector that develops nearly full composite action between insulated sandwich wall panel wythes. Producers can benefit from lower delivered costs. The system employs prefabricated foam blanks with the Nu-Tie connector that reduces casting time. By using an edge-to-edge EPS or XPS insulating foam the panels are lighter, making them more easily erected and transported. The Nu-Wall system creates a structure that balances strength and flexibility without thermal bridges penetrating the insulation. Engineers are provided software with a design methodology that follows the Precast Concrete Institute’s Design Handbook. Hughes Brothers Inc. 800-869-0359. See product at: ■ www.hughesbros.com

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❯❯ General ADA Detectable Warning System The Ultra-ADA Pad Composite Model can alertwalkers to a different surface than the surrounding concrete sidewalk when using a tapping cane. The flexible construction forms fit dips, slopes, and inclines in sidewalks and walkways. The pad has raised, truncated domes that can be felt while walking. It is available in four sizes, 2x2, 2x3, 2x4 and 2x5 feet. The safety yellow color assists people with severe visual impairment. Black and brick red colors also are available. Contractors can install the pad as part of either new construction or as a retrofit. The surface mount model (retrofit) installs quickly and easily using the included adhesives and anchors. Ultratech International. 800-353-1611. See product at: ■ www.constructioncompliance.com

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Air and water barrier membrane Combining the technical performance of a commercial air barrier system with the ease of application of a traditional housewrap, Blueskin VP removes the need for mechanical fastening. The product meets ASTM E2357 for Air Barrier Assemblies, Blueskin VP is a water-resistant, vaporpermeable, air barrier membrane backed with a patented permeable adhesive layer. Contractors can completely seal a building enclosure to control air leakage while maintaining a continuous drainage plane with excellent breathability. The system uses a fully adhered technology and is a new standard of protection and performance, making it superior to mechanically fastened housewrap products. Henry Co. 800-486-1278. See product at: ■ www.henry.com

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❯❯ General Speed up estimating KeyEst–Trade Specific Estimating Software uses an interactive database to enable contractors to prepare a complete and concise bid. Estimators can use cost codes to accurately budget and price a job. Project managers can quickly distribute project reports in a safe PDF format. The Project Management System handles change orders and job tracking. The program includes an intra-user messaging system, automated estimating, rebar calculator tool, document navigator and viewer, database encryption and login protection, and database backup. A direct link to Google Earth allows remote viewing of a potential jobsite. Features include Yellow Book, e-mail, and notes. Key Estimating – Trade Specific Estimating Software. 877-399-4539. See product at: ■ www.keyestimating.com.

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Low Emission Mufflers GESi mufflers use the Dry Selective Catalyst (DSC) system to reduce up to 99% of the carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted by commercial fuel-burning engines. DSC technology can be installed on any rotary, spark, or compression engine running on gasoline, propane, natural gas, diesel, or bio-diesel fuels to reduce up to 99% of toxic greenhouse and smog-related emissions. The three-way catalytic converter uses two different types of catalysts, a reduction catalyst and an oxidation catalyst. The resulting exhaust is up to 99% free of CO, unburned HC, and nitrogen oxide. Contractors using GESi low emission mufflers on construction equipment reduce the detrimental effects of carbon monoxide exposure. Also, this system eliminates the carbonation that can occur from the emitted gases combining with the moisture on the concrete’s surface. Bartell Morrison. 866-501-1683. See product at: ■ www.bartellmorrison.com

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❯❯ General Test cylinders Bio-Cylinder test cylinders are molded with an additive that allows plastic to biodegrade when placed into an active landfill. Shelf life is not reduced and the physical properties of the products are not affected. Testing laboratories, ready mix and precast companies, DOTs, and others casting concrete specimens for compression strength testing may now do so in an earth-friendly and responsible manner. Bio-Cylinders meet and conform to all aspects of ASTM C470. Deslauriers. 800-743-4106. See product at: ■ www.deslinc.com

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Field tintable silicone Matching important decorative features is now easier with the introduction of 890FTS-TXTR to the 890FTS Field Tintable Silicone lineup. Building owners can have the same silicone performance they have come to expect but now with the textured appearance this product offers. The new system allows contractors to choose not only the perfect color but also the option of texture to create a seamless look on every project. The new system allows contractors to choose not only the perfect color, but also the option of texture to create a seamless look on every project. The process requires about a three-minute mixing procedure. The finished product provides a grout-like finish with a joint movement of ±50%. Pecora. 800-523-6688. See product at: ■ www.pecora.com

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❯❯ General Portable field curing box The Cure n’ Carry is an inexpensive portable field curing box that meets ASTM C-31 for transporting four 4x8 cylinders from the jobsite to the lab. The Cure n’ Carry will hold heat from concrete hydration to protect specimens in the winter. In the summer, the technician can just add water or ice to maintain correct temperatures. Cure n’ Carry is designed with closed, leak-free seams and is impregnated with a water resistant coating, allowing its use in all weather conditions. Cure n’ Carry has been tested to hold water for over 72 hours without leaking. It is lightweight, rugged, and is manufactured and tested to carry in excess of 40 pounds. Deslauriers. 800-743-4106. See product at: ■ www.deslinc.com

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Concrete research Web site The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has collaborated with leading technical organizations within the concrete industry to create a comprehensive collection of published research. The International Research Portal, www.research. concrete.org, connects contractors to plentiful and accurate international knowledge through a simple search by topic or an advanced search according to key words or phrases, date published, country, publication source, etc. Search results will include information from ACI, Instituto Brasiliero de Concreto (IBRACON), Korea Concrete Institute (KCI), and more. American Concrete Institute. 248-848-3800. See product at: ■ www.research.concrete.org

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❯❯ General Insulated limestone wall façade Neocantera Ikos is used for the construction of non-loadbearing walls. The panelized element features a limestone wall laminate exterior, insulated with polystyrene, and reinforced with galvanized steel. The panel provides architects the look of limestone exterior without the disadvantage of its weight. Neocantera is used for renewal and lining of façades, and exterior and interior walls. Each panel measures 1.96x8 ft., 4 in. thick, and weighs 3 lbs. per sq. ft. Two workers can build a 700-sq.-ft. area wall. The panels feature acoustic insulation, excellent thermal insulation, and UV ray and acid rain resistance. It is up to 70% lighter than the traditional natural stone tiles, and emits no flame or toxic gases. Neocantera Bord S.A. DE C.V. 5233 3647 0656. See product at: ■ www.neocantera.com

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Storage container Gone are the days of stationary, rusting containers that cost the same to ship and reposition. The Cosmo container is a state-of-the-art storage container designed to withstand harsh elements while being lightweight and completely collapsible. It is also impact resistant, 100% recyclable, sustainable, durable, and long lasting. Inspirion. 412-490-4789. See product at: ■ www.cosmocontainers.com

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Masonry Materials, Tools ❯❯ & Equipment Portable dust vacuum The Pulse-Bac PB-550 works with all hand tools that generate dust. The product captures the dust resulting from grinding, polishing, and cutting, without clogging the filters and slowing or stopping production. Just 25 inches tall and 16 inches in diameter, this lightweight portable dust vacuum is capable of generating more than 121 cu. ft. per minute of air flow, with 74 inches of lift. It is the first compact dust vacuum to be equipped with Pulse-Bac Automated Self-Cleaning Vacuum Control Technology. This allows the PB-550 to work for extended periods, resulting in increased productivity while providing a healthy and clean environment for the contractor. CDCLarue Industries 918-216-6100. See product at: ■ www.cdclarue.com

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Alternate Prism test method Technicians can use the Grout Sample Box alternate forming method to cast grout test prisms. ASTM C1019-09 includes guidelines that allow for using alternate forming methods to cast these compressive strength specimens. This product saves time and space and produces test samples that are consistent in geometry and are much easier to cure, store, and transport. The traditional pinwheel method of casting masonry grout test prisms is time-consuming, cumbersome, and often unreliable. It requires a large work area that is level and vibration-freeto cast up to 12 concrete masonry units with wood spacers and filter paper. Field curing of these specimens is also difficult. The Grout Sample Box is a corrugated mold that uses a patented slotted insert to form four cavities of equal size. The slotted insert closely matches the absorption of the concrete masonry units, accurately representing the grout action present in the masonry wall. Deslauriers. 800-743-4106. See product at: ■ www.deslinc.com

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Masonry Materials, Tools ❯❯ & Equipment Diamond cutters The improved Hilti DCH 230 and DCH 300 Electric Diamond Cutters offer contractors new standards in performance, safety, and comfort. These electric cutters can tackle the toughest and thickest materials, such as reinforced concrete, bricks, granite curbstone, metal beams, and steel pipes. Contractors know cutting and grinding with an all-purpose tool isn’t the best choice for every application. With a 2.6-kilowatt motor, clever design, and new cutting depth adjustment mechanism, contractors select either the DCH 230 or DCH 300 for cutting depths of 3.4 inches or 4.7 inches. Each uses the exclusive Hilti Smart Power, an intelligent electronic control system that constantly regulates the motor power to suit the material being cut and the pressure applied to the tool. Hilti. 800-879-8000. See product at: ■ www.us.hilti.com

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Mortar admixture The Krystol Mortar Admixture waterproofs and protects mortar rendering on brick, block, and other masonry walls. It reduces the permeability of plaster, stucco, and thin topping mixes and works with shotcrete and concrete overlayments. KMA incorporates Kryton’s Krystol technology to eliminate the need for surfaceapplied waterproof coatings and membranes. It is a dry powder added directly to the mortar during mixing. It contains a blend of specialty chemicals that react with the cementitious materials in the mortar to form hydration crystals. KMA is easy to use, reduces material and labor cost, speeds up the application process, improves adhesion, reduces shrinkage and cracking, and will self-seal hairline cracks. Kryton International Inc. 800-267-8280 See product at: ■ www.kryton.com

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Masonry Materials, Tools ❯❯ & Equipment Dust-free masonry saw The JackVac 360 Dust Free Masonry Chop Saw cuts brick, stone, pavers, and block on the jobsite, inside or out, while maintaining a safe and dust-free work environment. The JackVac was designed and tested by masons with years of on-the-job experience. It is lightweight and portable so the mason can place it right where he’s working on the scaffold, roof, or even inside. The JackVac 360 is also durable, made of tough high-impact materials to endure the rigors of daily jobsite use while providing years of dust-free operation. The Quick Spin filter technology means no more downtime cleaning and replacing filters. With the JackVac 360 the mason can get the job done faster and safer while being OSHA-compliant in all 50 states. Masonry Tec Products. 888-274-7744. See product at: ■ www.jackvac.com

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Grout pump Mason contractors deal with varied environments from job to job and need a portable pump that allows them to fill block. The PumpMaster model PG-25 enables contractors to grout block walls without using a forklift or full-size concrete pump. The machine offers an economic method compared to filling block voids by hand using buckets. The PumpMaster PG-25 includes a new designed 3-in. discharge assembly that easily handles a grout mix with pea gravel. Coarse grout mixes are easily and smoothly pumped. Its 25-hp engine provides the machine the needed power for pumping over longer and higher distances on the jobsite. It will pump up to 50 ft. vertical and 200 ft. horizontal. Output is up to 8 cu. yds. per hour. The PumpMaster features wheels with self-propelled motion, remote controls, key-start engine, and easy cleaning. Airplaco Equipment Co. 513-321-2950 See product at: ■ www.airplaco.com

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❯❯ Placement & Finishing Ride-on Trowel The Wacker Neuson CRT 48-35L-PS Ride-on Trowel with Power Steer has been designed and built to meet today’s need for easy operation, service, and greater productivity on flatwork concrete jobs. The 48-inch ride-on trowel reduces the amount of force needed to control the unit by as much as 75% compared to previous models.. It easier to steerand operate reducing operator fatigue. All three models in the series feature the new steering system plus offer blade speeds ranging from 20 to 165 rpm. Wacker Neuson. 262-257-4131. See product at: ■ www.wackerneuson.com

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Concrete densifier Lythic Densifier, made with colloidal silica, is contractor-friendly. . It is spray-applied for about 15 minutes and does not have to be scrubbed in. Lythic reacts while the slab dries—usually in one hour. Afterwards, there is no wet residue, no scrub-off, and no disposal. It eliminates the risk of whitening and cannot be over applied. Labor is reduced by 95% as it eliminates autoscrubber and waste disposal expenses. Lythic Densifier has a low environmental impact with no caustic residue, no hazardous material disposal, and no risk of applicator dumping slurry residue into a storm drain. Lythic Solutions, Inc. 360-694-5347. See product at: ■ www.lythic.net

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❯❯ Placement & Finishing Remote controlled placement Placing concrete is easier with this four-wheeled, remote-controlled discharge unit. Workers attach the Line Dragon LD100 to the end of the concrete delivery line to position the discharge point on horizontal pours. With the unit, two workers safely and efficiently handle up to 60 feet of concrete delivery line. The placing unit reduces the need to manually hold the discharge end up during pumping, eliminating back strain and hose whipping accidents. The Line Dragon is very mobile. All four wheels turn 110 degrees, permitting the machine to travel directly sideways. Line Dragon. 717-875-1153. See product at: ■ www.linedragon.com

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❯❯ Tools Laser measuring tools The first 360-degree dual-plane laser bringsthe benefits of high-end rotary laser performance to any jobsite. In a tool half the size and half the cost of similar lasers, the GLL2-80 is a a pulse receiver mode for long distances and a bright light. The instrument’s horizontal plane provides 360-degree leveling. Its vertical plane serves as plumb bob. Together, they can provide a crossline or three-point laser for walls, stubs, and fixture alignments. The GLL2-80 provides high visibility and extreme accuracy to 65 ft. outside with its optional receiver. Bosch Tool Corp. 877-267-2499. See product at: ■ www.boschtools.com

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External ICF wall vibrator Contractors can efficiently consolidate fresh concrete poured into insulating concrete form (ICF) walls with the Wallbrator. Specially designed for all ICFs typesand for either below- or abovegrade applications. The tool’s high-speed, low-impact vibration ensures proper concrete consolidation with one pass without damaging the ICF’s surface. Contractors are more productive and safer, as this tool is lighter in weight and more compact than most external vibrators. Weighing 3 lbs. and with a length of 7 in., Wallbrator attaches to most ½-inch electric or cordless drills. The grip design gives contractors a comfortable, nonslip feel when operating in any weather. Lite-form Technologies. 800-551-3313. See product at: ■ www.liteform.com

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❯❯ Tools Hammer drill/driver Contractors can find the level of power they need for professional hammerdrilling and drilling with the Hilti SFH 18-A CPC Hammer Drill/Driver and the SF 18-A CPC Drill/Driver. Contractors use the tool to drill holes in masonry, stone, and steel. The units have three speeds, are not heavy, and feature an ergonomic design. Contractors can use a variety of bits, as well as performing routine activities such as driving screws and lag bolts. Powered by Hilti’s Cordless Power Care (CPC) lithium-ion technology, the unit package includes two Li-ion batteries, a battery charger, and side handle in an impact-resistant toolbox. Hilti. 800-879-8000. See product at: ■ www.us.hilti.com

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Rebar tier The DF rebar tier allows contractors to greatly increase the speed, efficiency, and ease of binding reinforcing steel. The DF 16 is a simple, mechanical unit that allows the operator to tie up to 1000 knots per hour, compared to about 400 per hour using conventional pliers. The DF 16 offers outstanding ergonomics and improves productivity. The operator can work in a comfortable upright position, eliminating back and overall strain. Wacker Neuson. 800-770-0957. See product at: ■ www.wackerneuson.com

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❯❯ Tools Diamond blades The Diagrip HG3 diamond blade is designed for fast, smooth cutting of a variety of materials, including heavily reinforced concrete. Diagrip uses an embedding treatment so diamonds are optimally distributed across the cutting surface and for longer retention. Contractors can save costs because this design provides the blades with superior cutting capacity and longer life. Saw operators benefit from a smoother, rapid cut. Husqvarna Construction Products. 800-288-5040. See product at: ■ www.husqvarnacp.com

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Reflectorless total station Built for the jobsite, the Series 50RX total station is rugged, compact, and lightweight. Engineers and contractors can use this total station in a wide range of surveying and engineering applications. Featuring a Class3R EDM with an improved reflectorless range of 400 meters, surveyors use a full alphanumeric keyboard with Bluetooth Class 2 technology. A CF card slot, SD card slot up to 2 GB, and a USB port for USB memory up to 4 GBare standard. The 50RX is equipped with a green and red guide light to optimize setting-out tasks and a built-in laser plummet. Sokkia Corp. 800-476-5542. See product at: ■ www.sokkia.com

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❯❯ Tools Sensor level The Ziplevel Pro-2000 lets the contractor focus on the project, rather than the tedious task of measuring his work. Ziplevel features a near instant set-up with a one-person operation. It provides a 1/20-in. precision over wide ranges, no line-of-site requirement, no error with distance correction, no math, and no factory calibration. Ziplevel can boost profits by saving time and reducing labor costs in every phase of construction, starting with estimating through grading, excavating, forming, and finishing. It is packaged in a virtually indestructible case. Technidea Corp. 800-805-5383. See product at: ■ www.ziplevel.com

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Planetary gear polisher Contractors cangrind a smooth finish on concrete, granite, and marble with the Planetary Gear/Belt Driven 3-Headed Polisher LCP1703VR. It is powered by a 10-amp variable speed flex motor. Its rugged 12-inch platform of Duralumin, a hardened, anodized aluminum, is ideal for tough applications. It is belt-driven for quieter operation and less heat buildup with slurry guard-brush design for ease of movement on all surfaces. A center water feed for wet application can be shut off for dry operation. It can accommodate 3- and 5-in. polishing pads while operating at 1100 to 3400 rpm. Flex North American, Inc. 877-331-6103. See product at: ■ www.flexnorthamerica.com

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❯❯ Tools 9-in-1 tool The Pocket Wrench is nine tools in one that allows the user field repair chainsaws, cutoff saws,and blowers. The wrench is 4 ½ inches long, easily fitting in a pocket. It contains a large screwdriver for bar and belt adjustment, a T27 star screwdriver for bolts on Stihl chainsaws and cutoff saws, a small screwdriver for fuel and bar oil adjustment, a bar groove cleaner, a 4-mm hex key for work on Echo, Jonsered, Husqvarna, Partner, and most other saws, and has a 13 mm (½-in.) socket that will fit a bar nut and blade nut on a half- or full-wrap handle Husqvarna, Jonsered, and Partner saws. The other tool end has a 19-mm deep socket for Stihl bar nuts and fits the spark plugs on most saws; it can be reversed with a 10mm socket for Echo bar nuts. It comes with a nylon sheath so it can hang on a contractor’s belt. It also can be used as a file handle and there is a set of holes in the socket for a chainsaw file to be placed. Top Saw Tool. 715-356-0125. See product at: ■ www.buytopsaw.com

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Rotary hammers The line of SDS rotary hammers features SHOCKS-Active Vibration Control and are designed to provide professional contractors maximum performance, jobsite durability, and increased comfort. Offered on both a D or L shape handle configurations, the rotary hammers are equipped with SHOCKS Active Vibration Control featuring a shock-mounted rear handle system. This reduces vibration up to 50% while increasing comfort and productivity. The D25324K is equipped with a Quick Change Chuck system. This includes an SDS tool holder and a three-jawed keyless ½ chuck. The L-shaped models, D25323K and D25324, also are compatible with the D25300H Dust Extraction system with HEPA filter. At 3.3 lbs., this unit features a built-in motor with a 2-second shutoff delay for capturing excess dust after the hole has been drilled. DeWalt. 800-433-9258. See product at: ■ www.dewalt.com

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❯❯ Tools Self-adhesive tabs for self-leveling The AccuraTab placement measuring system enables floor contractors to quickly and efficiently install self-leveling underlayment products. The contractor places height gauges using a grid pattern over the area to be leveled. Each gauge is stuck to the concrete surface using an adhesive tab. After setting the laser target to the floor’s final elevation, the contractor positions the cutter over each gauge. He then adjusts the cutter blade’s elevation with the laser target. Excess tab lengths are trimmed with a squeeze of the lever, quickly leaving a grid of guides measured to the proper pour height. The system minimizes waste by giving the contractor a series of visible targets during placement. The gauges remain in the floor. AccuraTab. 623-580-4975. See product at: WOC Booth S12900

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Air compressor system The Underhood150 belt-driven air compressor system provides enough air power to supply two concrete breakers simultaneously. Improved versatility, reliable operation in extreme conditions, and the environmentally friendly characteristics of this work truck tool lowers a contractor’s total ownership costs while providing the compact power needed to get the job done fast. Ready to work with the flick of the switch, the system delivers mobility, dependability, compactness, reduced payload, and powerful output. Powered by the vehicle engine, it provides 100% duty cycle air at a rate of 150 cfm at 175 psi. The system’s digital controller displays service reminders, fault codes, hours, and more. The Underhood150 is also cold weather-friendly; warmed by the vehicle’s engine, the air system is ready to go even in extreme conditions. The Underhood150's decreased weight load reduces vehicle wear while increasing fuel economy. VMAC. 250-740-3200. See product at: ■ www.vmacair.com

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❯❯ Tools Rotating Laser Contractors using the Hilti PRE 3 Rotating Laser can efficiently measure height, set slope, or measure grade, both indoors and outdoors. The level is simple to operate with a single-button. The PRE 3 features a large laser receiving window with digital measurement that quickly localizes the laser beam, saving the operator time on the job. The unit has an operating radius of up to 650 feet. The durable design includes automatic shock warning and shutdown, should excessive vibration cause inaccurate readings. A protective head cover allows the PRE 3 to function effectively and efficiently in tough outdoor conditions. And since the unit uses the integrated Hilti Pulse Power technology, contractors have up to 40 hours of continuous running time on the battery, or it can be charged while the PRE 3 is operating. Hilti. 800-879-8000. See product at: ■ www.us.hilti.com

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Concrete vibrator The energy-efficient Sure Speed Concrete Vibrator produces uniform and repeatable vibration every time. Sure Speed’s design controls vibrator speed and lowers the amount of concrete bleeding. It reduces air entrainment and concrete segregation due to over vibrating. Sure Speed allows the operator to be in control by eliminating the speed variations inherent with existing vibrators affected by motor size, head size, and shaft length. The user needs only one motor for any head and shaft combination. Sure Speed meetsOSHA 29 CFR 1910.95 for noise decibels. Its lightweight, ergonomic design minimizes labor hours and fatigue. The soft start design improves brush life and the elimination over-speeding out of mix saves wear on the motor. Wyco Tool. 800-233-9926. See product at: ■ www.wycotool.com

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