Cladding and Exteriors

Innovations in an Important Field

Once architects focused primarily on aesthetics, designing stunningly beautiful buildings. But that was then, and this is now, and in 2024 cladding and exteriors can still be aesthetically pleasing—but the emphasis has switched to building envelope performance.

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Founded on Family ValuesBloomsdale Excavating

Founded on Family Values

Bloomsdale Excavating

Almost 80 years after its founding, Bloomsdale Excavating is still a respected, family-owned business. Led by President Scott Drury and his experienced management team, the company is founded on principles of customer service, safety, and performance.

Simply Better Concrete MachineryBW Manufacturing

Simply Better Concrete Machinery

BW Manufacturing

The old saying “time is money” is especially true in construction. Few things frustrate project managers, architects, engineers, and crews more than waiting for replacement machinery or parts when equipment breaks down mid-job and wasted minutes become hours or days. Realizing the industry never stops, BW Manufacturing designs and manufactures concrete equipment made to last, and products that are readily serviceable, making delays a thing of the past.

Quality Concrete TreatmentChemMasters

Quality Concrete Treatment

ChemMasters

Trying to take care of concrete surfaces without quality film-forming and penetrative sealers can play havoc with their appearance. In some cases, as in northern winters, the concrete’s longevity can also be degraded.

Leaders in Underground Stormwater SystemsEnvironmental Containment Corp

Leaders in Underground Stormwater Systems

Environmental Containment Corp

Environmental Containment Corp (ECC) aims to be the Pacific Northwest’s market leader in watertight, underground stormwater detention solutions. Based in Seattle, Washington, ECC is an umbrella company for three businesses: Superior Concrete, National Precast, and Marks. Each firm plays a role in the design, construction, and installation of stormwater infrastructure.

The Precast AdvantageAtlantic TNG

The Precast Advantage

Atlantic TNG

Atlantic TNG LLC, originally Atlantic Concrete, has been casting quality precast concrete products since 1969. In 2019, we sat down with Megan Kitchner, a third-generation precaster who launched her own division of the family business in 2011. We checked back in with Kitchner this month to learn the latest from her Sarasota, Florida headquarters.

Education and Support for a Better IndustryAmerican Concrete Institute

Education and Support for a Better Industry

American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is always advancing the industry by guiding and assisting individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and related materials. With more than 100 chapters, 146 student chapters, and over 30,000 members spanning 120 countries, the Michigan-based non-profit develops and distributes consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, training programs, and certification programs.

Innovation You Can Count OnEasi-Set Worldwide

Innovation You Can Count On

Easi-Set Worldwide

Headquartered in Midland, Virginia, the Smith-Midland family of companies includes three precast concrete manufacturing facilities, a barrier rental company, an advertising and marketing business, and a product licensing subsidiary: Easi-Set Worldwide.

70 Years of SuccessCROM

70 Years of Success

CROM

CROM is a Gainesville, Florida-based specialty contractor with five locations across three states, and has been building and restoring essential infrastructure for 70 years. “The company has remained a market leader in prestressed concrete since 1953,” says Director of Restorations and Field Operations, Bruce Russell.

Forming a LegacyRES Group of Companies

Forming a Legacy

RES Group of Companies

For 65 years, the RES Group of Companies has been involved in the concrete forming, masonry, and architectural precast concrete trades, in both the residential and ICI (industrial, commercial, and institutional) sectors, and is continuously active in dozens of projects.

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