Category: High-Rise Residential & Commercial Condominium Construction

  • Concrete Floor Coating Terminology

    Concrete Floor Coating Terminology

    Floor Coating Terminology You have made the decision to finish off your concrete floor. You have done your research and are looking for a bit more information. There is typical lingo that goes with each industry you encounter; floor coating is no different. Here is a list of common floor coating terminology that goes along […]

  • Commercial and Industrial Flooring Solutions

    Commercial and Industrial Flooring Solutions

    Coating Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Flooring Are you in charge of choosing a flooring system for a commercial or industrial location? The good news is that there are a wide array of choices. The bad news is that there are numerous commercial and industrial flooring solutions to choose from. 1) Coatings   2) Ceramic […]

  • Geotechnical Services & Materials Testing

    Geotechnical Services & Materials Testing

    Jordan Group Construction has Partnered with MNA Engineering Jordan Group Construction believes in a business approach to projects that puts talented and experienced engineers in direct contact with clients. Clear communication and partnering of geotechnical engineers with other design team members, especially civil and structural engineers, allows for a better defined scope and results. MNA […]

  • New Pathway Spray Makes Pedestrian Walkways Glow

    New Pathway Spray Makes Pedestrian Walkways Glow

    by Blaine Brownell A new pathway spray product absorbs UV rays by day, and glows by night Many architects, engineers, and material manufacturers have already recognized the benefits of introducing illumination to roads and pathways. I’ve written in ARCHITECT on NighTec Leuchtsteine illuminated pavers, Studio Roosegaarde’s Smart Highway, and BIG’s Digital Interactive Roadway, but these […]

  • Got a question? Need an answer?

    Got a question?  Need an answer?

    Got a question? Need an answer? Ask the experts! “Ask the Experts” a place where you can find answers to questions you haven’t been able to find with other resources. Got a question about your home projects and renovations? Need an answer? Our experts can help. Our team won’t do the work for you, but […]

  • Flatwork Discoloration

    Flatwork Discoloration

    Flatwork Discoloration: Cause and Remedies Folds and wrinkles in curing blankets become the location of water-evaporation and condensation cycles cuasing flatwork discoloration. Question: Last fall we placed a concrete sidewalk in front of a downtown office building. Because it was relatively cold weather, we used a winter flatwork mix and covered the slab with curing […]

  • Better Garage Floors

    Better Garage Floors

    Tips for pouring stronger, crack-free concrete slabs for better garage floors by William D. Palmer Jr. and Paul Newman Garage slabs take a lot of abuse. They have to support heavy cars and trucks and resist ice, dirt, salty water, de-icers, gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, and other contaminants. Plus, since few garages are heated, they […]

  • Efflorescence: What Causes it and How do You Remove it?

    Efflorescence: What Causes it and How do You Remove it?

    by Joe Nasvik, based upon an interview with Stan Stratton, Director of Technology Development, L.M. Scofield Company What Causes Efflorescence Efflorescence occurs with all concrete and is the most frequent problem that concrete contractors face with colored concrete. Owners don’t care about “plain” concrete, but colored concrete is another matter. They complain that their contractor […]

  • Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Withstands Heavy Loads

    Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Withstands Heavy Loads

    by Kate Hamilton The fiber-reinforced concrete at the Caterpillar warehouse in Michigan was designed to withstand the weight of heavy-duty construction equipment The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Caterpillar warehouse demands a lot of its 110,000-square-foot concrete slab. Composed of showrooms, exterior pavements, composite metal decks, and engine service bays, it gets a beating from the several-ton […]

  • Macro Fibers in High Dosage Levels Are Improving Concrete Slabs

    Macro Fibers in High Dosage Levels Are Improving Concrete Slabs

    by Joe Nasvik Slab-on-grade floor and pavement panels shrink less and have almost no curl Adding steel or microsynthetic fibers to concrete isn’t new; we’ve been doing it for the past 40 years. Macrosynthetic fibers are a more recent development and they offer solutions to floor and pavement construction that neither steel nor micro fibers […]