You may have heard that Pier 57 on Manhattan’s west side is undergoing a huge renovation. What you may not know is that its structural system is three individual concrete boxes, each 3 stories high and longer than a football field. They were cast in a dry lakebed in Rockland County and floated 40 miles down the Hudson.Read More
If you're still putting up multi-story buildings with wood, skip this story and go back to clipping those dishwashing liquid coupons out of your newspaper. If you're building with masonry, read on.
Now, I don’t know how long it will take your guys to put up six stories of masonry, but a cast in place Polycrete ICF building can go up in six weeks.Read More
I was talking with a contractor the other day. He’s the head of the local office for a regional construction firm. I commented to him that I had seen his guys working on a new retail building project. The walls consisted of two concrete block walls with insulation between them, and an insulated stud wall on the inside.Read More