Product Name: FormsXPress by About Time Technologies LLC
Digital Field Forms
Description: FormsXPress by AboutTime Technologies allows contractors to skip the clipboard by capturing your field forms digitally. This innovation takes mobile productivity to the next level and saves a great deal of time through the use of your iPad, iPhone, Android, Tablet or laptop computer. FormsXPress allows contractors to collect data offline and sync up once they get re-connected.
Product Name: GeoTrakker by ExakTime
GPS for Employees
Description: ExakTime’s new GeoTrakker takes GPS tracking to the next level for contractors. Utilizing ExakTime Mobile technology for Smartphones, GeoTrakker records the speed, direction and movement of every employee who is on the clock - verifying employees’ locations for contractors back in the office.
With GeoTrakker, managers can login to ExakTime’s MapSummit software at any time, view a GPS trail of their workers’ travels and verify their workers are at the job site at all times.
GeoTrakker has been found to a an effective contractor resource. Frank Andreas, owner of Clemson Contracting, Alberta, Canada, implemented GeoTrakker into his ExakTime system in 2012. Now, he receives location audit trails of where his workers have been throughout the workday, every time they clock in or out with ExakTime Mobile.
“I check their locations daily, several times per day,” he said. “At 8 a.m., I look at the software and see who’s clocked in and who’s not. I start asking questions if people aren’t where they should be. It’s very beneficial.”
Using GeoTrakker’s audit trail assigned to each ExakTime Mobile device, Andreas ensures that his workers are at the work site at all times throughout the day, and not taking extended breaks.
He said the product has more than paid for itself. Andreas said he enjoys the freedom of turning GeoTrakker on or off for each ExakTime Mobile device, and he’s thankful that there’s zero training or additional hardware involved for the product. “GeoTrakker is an absolutely necessary tool to ensure that people are where they say they are at all times,” he said. “I can’t even imagine not having it now.”
Product Name: ProContractorMX by Maxwell Systems Inc.
Web-Based Construction Management
Description: ProContractorMX by Maxwell Systems Inc. is the all-in-one construction management software solution. It includes capabilities for estimating, job cost accounting, and project management, allowing seamless workflow across applications and increased productivity and profitability on every project.
The latest enhancement to ProContractorMX is Construction Project Management. This web-based solution offers seamless capabilities for bidding, scheduling, field reporting, documents, resources, and cost control. The enhancement provides integrated online scheduling, reporting, alerts, collaboration, and document control so contractors can complete projects efficiently and effectively.
The software is built from the ground up on Microsoft’s latest technology – Microsoft .NET platform and Microsoft SQL Server. The comprehensive solution’s core functionality includes all applications for estimating, job cost accounting, and project management. With all applications managed in a single solution, companies can effectively manage the entire project lifecycle. Ultimately, contractors can be more competitive, minimize risk, and be better poised for optimal profitability across the business.
Contractors can use it to simplify the process of bid solicitation and manage bidder responses. Then when a bid is won, project managers can take decisive steps to complete projects on schedule and within budget. Construction companies can eliminate duplicate entry of information, as well as organize and share documentation and access it quickly and easily. Plus team members will know where pending documents are, if they are overdue, and how they may affect the schedule. And critically valuable, the Construction Project Management update allows contractors to securely view up-to-the-minute schedules and documents – anytime, anywhere.
ProContractorMX Construction Project Management also ensures that contractors can efficiently capture daily field data from when and where it happens; never miss another deadline due to lost paperwork or neglected documents; and use the automated proactive daily alerts that identify late tasks, documents, and punch list items. Using the solution, project managers properly track approval statuses and assign responsibility for key project items, which further keeps everyone focused and accountable. The web-based solution also helps to improve communication between design professionals, stakeholders, subcontractors, and vendors. Contractors can take advantage of the solution’s online file sharing platform and the discussion forums to speed approval of Submittals and RFIs. And because all project documents are organized in a central location, users can search and find information quickly and have answers in real-time and easily available for later reference. Furthermore, project managers will always know where pending documents are, if they are overdue, and how they may affect the schedule – plus be aware of changes and alert the team. In summary, this web-based solution helps contractors to easily collaborate, stay organized, and work efficiently toward best profit while getting every project completed in a safe, productive, and timely manner.
Product Name: Spectrum Project Management Software by Dexter + Chaney
Real Time Project Management
Description: New for 2013, Dexter + Chaney introduces Spectrum Project Management (SPM). SPM was designed to be a single web-based platform that could serve the needs of the entire project team, from the office to the field. SPM combines detailed job cost financials with real time field operations data, but its real strength lies in built-in document and workflow management that ties the information together. With SPM, all your project data is collected automatically from the entire project team, including all the outside vendors, subcontractors, and design team. All the project information is stored in a single application so contractors can easily manage both the flow of work and the flow of cash.
As project managers know, jobs are defined by the documents and commrhinounications that accompany them. Spectrum Project Management provides a powerful document control and storage system built with contractors in mind. Construction documentation requires more than generic solutions can provide. SPM’s document control system includes storage, rigorous version control, email notifications, and complete document transaction history – all available as soon as you log in. And SPM is free to use for your subs and vendors, who can access the information and tools you choose to make available. SPM takes advantage of Spectrum’s customizable dashboard and apps, letting every user build the project views they need. Users can drill down to detailed financial or review operational data from high-level job summaries.
The Project Log is key a feature that sets SPM apart from traditional logging applications. The Project Log takes advantage of the new SQL databases so that the entire activity on a job can be tracked, grouped, and sorted to highlight the information that needs attention by the project manager immediately. SPM’s Project Log serves as a unified storage platform where users can track and manage workflow. Managers can monitor the progress of key tasks and processes such as bid packages, RFIs, submittals, change orders, and more. At a glance, managers can see who’s got the ball on every project activity – even if it’s someone outside your company.
SpectrumProject Management is completely web-based. From any device using a browser, a user can log in and start working. SPM provides the usability and mobility needed by the field without sacrificing the analytics and detail needed back at the office.
Product Name: Bimsight by Tekla, Inc. Booth: C4012
Interactive BIM Software
Description: Tekla BIMsight is a BIM software application for model-based construction project cooperation. It is available free of charge for anyone to install and use from the Internet. This easy-to-access application presents the complete construction project including all necessary building information from different construction disciplines.
Tekla BIMsight enables project stakeholders to identify and solve problematic issues in the design phase before actual construction. It is a professional tool for project collaboration that includes all necessary information to manage a construction project – from design to erection and site management. Tekla BIMsight allows combining, viewing and clash checking modeled building information created with any BIM software. Tekla BIMsight makes it easy to compare data from any project participant and spot possible errors already in the planning and design phase.
Product Name: Tradies by Contractors App
Project Management App
Description: The Tradies App enables quick and easy dailies, change orders, bid requests & RFI’s, invoicing, quotes and estimates, meeting minutes, purchase orders, site instructions and subcontract agreements. Tradies facilitates getting your client’s immediate signature on your mobile device for change orders, time extensions, invoices and quotes and turns your quotes and estimates into invoices in seconds.
Once downloaded setting up your Tradies user profile, projects and preferences is a straightforward one time affair. Input your company details and logo, set up your products and plant, staff and sub-contractors. Opening and closing messages and your signature can also be saved in your Tradies document templates. Individual project and client details are simply added, with site details and working hours, even project specific Cc & Bcc defaults for your email reports and correspondence. Tradies will store all your information on your phone and/or tablet by project, under each mini App and in date order and provide you with a preview of every document before you send it.
Tradies user’s can also download a products & materials importing template then populate or update it as a straightforward spreadsheet before e-mailing it to your own mobile device (or another’s) to automatically import and update their Tradies product and materials database
Tradies is a genuine stand alone mobile software application, not a data hungry portal to a web based facility. Tradies stores all historic and up to the minute data in your devise so you can access it in seconds, invaluable when resolving disputes or avoiding costly deviations from your project’s plan.
Tradies’ powerful daily site diary records instructions received and given, every worker and visitor on site, what they did and for how long. Your site diary’s production summary details materials, plant and tool usage, change orders, materials requests and deliveries, off-hire of plant plus details weather conditions, delays and extension of time notices. There are also provisions for monitoring OH&S procedures, tool box talks, safety walks, incident and damage reports plus PPE. Tradies consolidates, adds photos and previews your dailies report then sends it directly to all recipients.
Developed and supported by ‘Contractors Apps’ of Sydney Australia, Tradies is the flagship mobile app developed under the direction of Dave Campbell a successful and enterprising Aussie building contractor who has developed a collection of mobile apps for construction industry workers.
Product Name: DataMaster by Wagner Meters
Wireless Data Upload
Description: When establishing moisture content in a concrete slab, data integrity is just as vital as accurate RH testing. Wagner Meters’ new DataMaster combines the accuracy and efficiency of the Rapid RH 4.0 EX testing system with wireless technology for complete and accurate ASTM-compliant documentation on all your job sites.
Simple to use, the wireless DataMaster integrates seamlessly with Wagner’s Rapid RH 4.0 EX test system. Smart Sensors are installed in the concrete slab for constant equilibration. The new Rapid RH Bluetooth reader adds Bluetooth technology to transmit all relevant data to the handheld DataMaster, including: -internal relative humidity and temperature of the concrete slab -date and time stamp of the readings -each Smart Sensor serial number for calibration verification. With no required manual data recording and its easy touch-screen operation, the DataMaster from Wagner Meters ensures that the RH testing results stay untouched and accurate, from initial reading to final reporting.
Wagner has accomplished this by combining several proven technologies into one exciting new application. The original Rapid RH Easy Reader with its Touch-n-Sense technology allows readings to be taken as soon as the Easy Reader contacts the Smart Sensor. No re-equilibration time, no delays. Bluetooth technology added to the reader design gives portable and reliable accuracy with data from each job site, allowing RH% and temperature readings from within the slab via the Smart Sensor. Another vital part of proper moisture testing is measuring and recording the ambient conditions of the job site. This information is captured internally by the handheld DataMaster. Touch screen operation makes the smartphone-sized wireless handheld device simple to operate and convenient to carry. Incoming data is stored on standard SD cards for compact, proven technology and ease of use.
Contractors, inspectors and flooring professionals can store multiple job sites on each card, or maintain individual and complete records for each contract by simply swapping out the SD card for each job site. USB data transfer can be done directly from the DataMaster via its integrated USB port, or with the use of any standard SD card reader. All data can be exported to standard Excel spreadsheets for record-keeping, trending or other data analysis as necessary. The rechargeable energy source also means no concerns with battery life or energy demand.
Once collected with the DataMaster, relative humidity and job site data can be easily and accurately uploaded to a password-protected user account at www.f2170reports.com for further reporting, sharing and archiving. Along with generating RH reports from the most current readings, Wagner’s reporting site compares each sensor serial number with their database to verify that the sensor is within the calibration window documented on the certificate of calibration, which is provided with each sensor purchase. It will also print the verification on each report generated.
Product Name: Greengo Handling System by Movex Innovation
Wireless Material Handling System
Description: Unique and innovative, Greengo can easily, quickly and safely move heavy pieces of equipment and large volumes of material in places that are hard to reach.
The battery operated and wireless controlled handling system Greengo is designed for moving products of all type in constricted work areas. These include stairs, access aisles, roads and congested worksites. The unit has a capacity of up to 600 lbs.
The Greengo Handling System was recently used in the Montreal subway by a local concrete contractor to rehab a subway station. The contractor’s team had to extract a very large quantity of concrete, ceramic and other construction rubble from a worksite three-stories away from street level. Given the fast pace of the job, the contractor originally planned to man handle small buckets to clear the debris.
By using 6 hoppers simultaneously, one Greengo handling system moved all the material in a timely fashion. One operator ran the Greengo up and down the stairs to the street level each shift, eliminating worker exposure to injury.
Product Name: Hilti TE 700-AVR Demolition Hammer by Hilti, Inc
Efficient, Ergonomic Concrete Breaker
Description: Thanks to the innovative brushless SR motor the new Hilti TE 700-AVR has 15% more power than previous models. The TE 700-AVR also features reduced contact pressure, a streamlined profile, as well as an optional TE DRS-B Dust Removal System. The TE 700- weighs only 17.4 lbs. and has 8.5 ft-lb of impact energy. This tool achieves impressive breaking performance, and has an Active Vibration Reduction system that helps keep vibration to a minimum for increased comfort and productivity for the contractor. An active cooling system reduces wear and tear, and the three-chamber sealing system helps keep dust out of the tool. The result is longer intervals between service and extended expected tool life.
Product Name: Load Warrior by Load Warrior
Efficient Concrete Buggy
Description: Load Warrior is an premium engineered three wheeled concrete buggy with bottom pour technology. Its state of the art engineered design reduces spilling, slopping, and clean-up. Contractors can efficiently move concrete in tight spaces.
Load Warrior allows contractors to move heavy loads across tricky terrain and into restricted spaces. With improved engineering, The Load Warrior excels in less than ideal conditions, and it’s powerful hydraulic drive can negotiate even the most demanding terrain. Wth its low to the ground delivery, the Load Warrior efficiently delivers payloads without splash or mess.
Product Name: Mako Screed Support System by Mako Enterprise
System for Level Floors
Description: MAKO Screed Support Systems maintain the finished elevation of concrete and increase F-Numbers; improves overall slab quality; and reduces production time. The patented system consists of a driver and FinCap screed supports. It is highly accurate, extremely versatile and virtually indestructible plus it is easy-to-use.
The system is designed for: slab-on-grade, slab-on-deck, superflat floors, bridges, overlays, multiple mat supports, irregular surfaces and leveling sub-grade. The MAKO System can be used with hand, roller, vibrating, wet, or truss screeds. The FinCaps may remain in the pour. The MAKO system allows contractors to quickly product a superior finished product while staying compliant with ACI 302, ACI 117 and ASTM E 1155.
The MAKO driver quickly and accurately allows one person to set multiple FinCap screed pipe support locations in seconds. The patented, non-metallic FinCap fits mounting structures from 3/8” (10mm) to 5/8” (16mm) making it the most versatile screed support system available today. The FinCaps may be mounted on a variety of structures including: #3, #4 and #5 rebar or CFRP rebar, PVC, coil rod and conduit. The FinCaps support a nominal 1.5” (40mm) - schedule 40 or higher - screed pipe (1.5” ID/1.9” OD).
MAKO Screed Support Systems are highly versatile and can be used in many different applications. Listed below are a few of the numerous applications: For slab-on-grade as well as maintaining elevation when using multiple mat, a threaded rod and coupling nut provides an adjustable support solution. For elevated decks, contractors use a powdered-actuated threaded stud and coupling nut, allowing for slab thickness from 3.75” to 6”. For bridge decks, pairing the MAKO FinCaps with CFRP rebar provides a completely non-metallic slab solution. When casting a thick slab, the MAKO screed supports are an alternative to chair supports to help support both the top mat as well as the primary mat. The MAKO system provides a fast solution for leveling sub-grade for roads, slabs, landscaping, etc. MAKO Screed supports work with all different types of vapor barriers. When the vapor barrier cannot be punctured, simply use an inverted OSHA rebar cap, all thread and nut with the FinCap to have an adjustable solutions.
Product Name: Phoenix 7500 Slipform Curb and Gutter Machine by Phoenix Curb Machines
Mid-Size Slipform Machine
Description: Contractors can compete for bigger jobs and bigger profits with the Phoenix 7500 Slipform Curb and Gutter Machine, the industry’s first true, mid-size. Robust yet truly portable, the Phoenix 7500 can tackle the majority of what the bigger machines do, but at around 2/3 the initial price. The Phoenix 7500 is the culmination of 45 years of experience in concrete construction, and machine engineering, by one of the pioneering inventors of curb and gutter machines, Ed Taylor, who is part of the ownership team.
Unique features on the Phoenix 7500 Slipform Curb and Gutter Machine include: Less than 10,000 pounds for easy set-up and transport by a 1-ton pickup; fast pouring speed up to 50 ft./min; travel speed up to 200 ft./min; Kubota engine technology, and a full-size trimmer used on 20,000 pound machines, capable of grading in toughest conditions.
The machine features patent pending technology allows machine to grade and pour a 3 ft. radius. Its 24-inch by 72-inch carbide-tipped auger is positioned ahead of the rear tires, the actual pivot point where machine negotiates radius. Operators can lift the machine’s hopper without removal of mold. The design allows for below grade pouring ability, especially helpful for growing retrofit market.
The unit automatically backs down a string line with just one operator. The Integrated Topcon System 5 Sonic with sonic grade control and system 5 slope control allows for accurate placement.
The unit also features an expandable hopper . The operator can direct the machine from 3 different positions. It’s advanced 4-wheel drive and auto rear steering allows easy site control.
Donnie Hawkins, Construction Project Manager for the Green River Group based in Morgantown, West Virginia is a Phoenix 7500 fan. “I’ve poured a million feet of curb over 20 years and the Phoenix 7500 pours as perfect a curb as you’ll ever find, performing on time, under budget and with fewer labor costs. It will open up a whole new revenue stream for us,” said Hawkins.
Product Name: RS844 Roller Screed by Allen Engineering Corp
Ride-On Steerable Roller Screed
Description: The RS844 Roller Screed was designed with the highway panel replacement contractor in mind. On highway panel replacement projects contractors have a small window to tear out and replace the panels and have the roadway opened back to traffic. The RS844 Roller Screed was designed for production, job site efficiency, improved job quality and safety in mind. The high horse power diesel engine in conjunction with the optional concrete spreading auger provides the perfect combination for the machine to handle rapidly setting concrete as well as low slump concrete with ease while at the same time reducing labor by not requiring men in front of the machine racking concrete. With the heavy duty dolly jack system, which comes standard on the machine, the contractor can now mobilize the machine without needing additional lifting equipment on the job site. The larger diameter (8”) paving tube provides 25% more surface contact to the concrete than other roller screeds. Combine this with the additional weight of the machine, the RS844 Roller Screed provides for smoother pavements reducing or eliminating costly grinding. Many safety features including safety shut off switches and cables, strobe light and horn are all designed into the machine providing a safer work environment on the job site. The RS844 Roller Screed can also be used on white topping and airfield paving as well.
Product Name: The Concrete MD by Cart-Away Concrete Systems Inc.
Concrete Mixer for Remote Locations
Description: The Concrete MD is the first mixer specifically designed to produce consistent ready-mixed concrete in the poorest and most remote regions of the world. The MD replaces mixing on the ground with shovels and provides a way to mix consistent batches using only limited local resources. A unique auger design and calibrated batching buckets make the MD the cure for the world’s poorest concrete.
Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti the development team at Cart-Away Concrete Systems began work on a solution for hand-mixed batching practices. The MD’s blending action mimics shovels working in unison, and the measuring system copies the bucket-brigade practices that are common in developing countries. The auger-blender in the belly of the Concrete MD is a mechanical mixing ditch that whips and stirs the mix better than any shovel could. The robust, hydraulically powered auger provides uniformly blended concrete every time because it incorporates a counter-rotating mixing system. This unique blending action allows the raw materials to fold back and forth within the open mixing chamber. The open chamber allows for easy loading of the machine using batch-buckets and sacks of Portland cement. On each side of the mixer rests a batch-bucket that is used to accurately measure and tip in the concrete recipe - One bucket measured for sand and the other measured for rock. There is even an “abacus-style” counting system provided on the machine for tracking the bucket dumps. The recipe also gives instructions as to the correct measurement of water that is needed to create a strong mix. The design team studied the distribution methods used by concrete workers in Haiti to create the unique discharge tube for the machine. Because they use 5-gallon buckets to pack the wet concrete, the MD dispenses from a 6” tube at the bottom of the mixing chamber. This tube provides a perfect bucket loading system with excellent fill control. This discharge tube becomes a part of the traditional bucket-brigade delivery process that an excess of labor resources makes possible. If wheelbarrows are used, the legs of the MD extend up to allow the tube to pour in concrete at wheelbarrow height. With many construction sites located in very remote areas with difficult access, the Concrete MD was designed for human mobilization. The main mixing unit weighs 700 pounds and is counter-weighted so that a couple of people can use the sliding tow bar and wheels to push it around a job site. The Honda/Hydraulic power unit is a separate rolling system that weighs 400 pounds, and is also easily pushed around the site.
Product Name: Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete by STEGO Industries, LLC
Mix Eliminates Floor Drying Concerns
Description: Aridus Rapid Drying Concrete is a proprietary concrete mix that reduces the drying time and risks associated with excess moisture vapor in concrete slabs. Now contractors have a proactive concrete solution, validated by industry-approved testing, that will add value and time-savings for their clients. It enables faster and more effective floor covering installations that helps keep projects on schedule. It significantly reduces the risk of liabilities associated with floor covering failures.
Aridus is the first ready-mixed concrete solution to floor covering failures, an industry-wide problem that cost contractors and owners millions of dollars annually. Developed by USC Technologies, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Concrete, Inc., Aridus dries faster than conventional concrete mixes allowing flooring materials to be installed on concrete in as little as 30 days. Aridus helps keep critical projects on schedule and significantly reduces the risk of liabilities for contractors, owners, and designer.
The product of many years of research and development, Aridus is a game-changing concrete solution to concrete slab moisture problems and is transforming the way contractors, building owners, and design professionals think about floor slabs and construction schedules. Aridus concrete is being made available nationwide through a qualified producer network. Each licensed company in the Aridus producer network is selected for their expertise and experience. In addition, Aridus concrete is readily available through the U.S. Concrete family of ready-mix concrete companies at locations serving major construction markets in the United States. Aridus support and training are also available nationwide through Stego Industries, U.S. Concrete’s exclusive sales partner.
Product Name: BNRJ-100 Robo Joiner by BN Products-USA, LLC
Mechanized Control Joint Installer
Description: The BNRJ-100 Robo Joiner mechanizes the installation of control joints. It can easily reduce the time it takes to install joints in concrete during the curing process. The tool comes with two grove patterns; a rolled edge joint, and a “saw-cut” look.
The Robo Joiner does the hard break in work with its variable speed stainless steel blade, eliminating skinned knuckles while putting in control joints. The tool gives a contractor complete control over the placement of their joints. The vibrating, and up/down motion of the blade pushes aggregate down and away from the joint, providing better crack control.
Once the concrete has bled off the excess water and is setting up, the tool is ready to be used. The Robo Joiner allows contractors to put joints in when the concrete can still be worked. The system helps finish quick drying jobs that are starting to get away.
A great feature of this tool is the blade and plate for those finishes requiring a “saw-cut” look. The thin blade attachment is complimented by an aluminum bottom plate that creates a grove equal to a “saw-cut” diamond blade. This allows you to put the grove in during curing instead of waiting hours for the concrete to set up. Using this tool eliminates the dust created by a blade in addition to finishing your job hours faster.
The Robo Joiner comes in a blow molded case, with two 20V Li-Ion batteries and a quick charger. One charge of the battery will allow for over 100 feet of joints. It is easy to change from one style of joint to another with just a few changes of parts. Clean up with just water and a brush.
Product Name: Certi-Vex Clean Lift by Vexcon Chemicals
Active Bond Breaker
Description: Certi-Vex Clean Lift is an efficient, fast-track membrane forming, reactive bond breaker. This product is specifically formulated as a solvent base low VOC product for tilt-up and pre-cast concrete construction. Certi-Vex Clean Lift features a propriety formulation of chemically active release agents, which form micro layers on the concrete surface. These layers are the foundation for the only chemically active bond breaker when independently tested to meet all the requirements of ASTM C 309 (Standard Specification for Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds for Curing Concrete).
Certi-Vex Clean Lift not only meets this curing standard but also can be used on any type of finished concrete slab without any additional supplemental curing, saving the contractor time and material cost. In addition, since the concrete slab maintains proper moisture retention, the product reduces surface defects such as crazing, spider cracking, shrinkage, dusting, curling, carbonization and “stickers”, producing a repair free, smooth, and uniform panel and concrete floor.
Today's new generation of bond breakers alone, regardless of how the concrete slab is finished, do not comply with ASTM C-309, the industry curing standard without some form of supplemental curing. A properly cured concrete slab yields a higher quality, and better performing long term concrete floor.
Certi-Vex Clean lift significantly reduces or eliminates panel surface defects and any osmotic effect. It enables fast drying for optimum concrete pour scheduling. Slabs are quickly and easily cleaned, allowing for subsequent treatments and coatings without excessive preparation or delay. The product does not contain any wax or hydrocarbon resins and has a long shelf life.
Product Name: Econwall by Econ Wall
Insulated Concrete Wall System
Description: Econwall is an insulated concrete thermal mass wall system which places the insulation on the outside of the concrete walls. In doing so, the insides of the building are free of thermal insulation. This enables the concrete to absorb, store, and later release thermal energy to achieve significant energy savings whilst improving occupant comfort levels.
Buildings constructed using Econwall can harness both passive and active energy. When combined with a passive solar design, the concrete thermal mass in ECON WALL will capture and store the thermal energy from sun light transferred into the building through windows and doors. The thermal mass properties of Econwall can be extended by embedding hydronic pipes into the concrete walls and circulating hot water through them from a roof top hot water collector or a geothermal system. This active energy method provides comfortable heating at a low cost.
Econwall has been engineered as a versatile stay in place formwork. An outer layer of insulation is connected to an inner layer of fiber cement via a non-conductive polymer stud which also acts as a support for steel reinforcement bars. Once braced, the resulting cavity is poured with concrete to form an insulated concrete thermal mass structural wall.
Econwall has been designed to use a variety of different insulation sheets such as Expanded Polystyrene, Extruded Polystyrene, and Polyisocyanurate. For easy application of renders and other outer finishes, the outer insulation can also be pre finished with an enhanced coating system and reinforced with fibreglass mesh. Alternatively, ECconwall can be clad with fiber cement sheets or siding, aluminium composite sheets and even modern ventilated facades.
The inner layer is made from either fiber cement sheet or magnesium oxide sheet. This provides a highly durable and smooth inner surface for easy application of high quality paint finishes.
Another key advantage of Econwall is that it has the facility of a built in full services cavity for easy installation of electrical, communications, plumbing and other services without the need to put cast in conduits. The services cavity can be placed inside, outside or both sides of the concrete wall.
From a construction point of view, the use of Econwall result in lower on-site costs and a faster construction time because the system is a fully integrated vertical form which is delivered as pre-fabricated modules. These modules come with window and door sub frames, starter channels and articulation joints with built in dowel and sleeve systems. With these features a typical single story house can be set up and poured in a few days.
ECON WALL has been used to create Australia’s first 9 Star energy rated insulated concrete thermal mass house with beyond carbon neutral potential.
Product Name: GelMaxx DuraGel by GelMaxx
Eliminate Slurry Problems
Description: GelMaxx DuroGel is very beneficial to producers and contractors by allowing them to dispose of their concrete slurry waste efficiently, easily, and legally. Many different contractors can benefit by using DuroGel. Here is a short list of different applications where GelMaxx DuroGel can be used; concrete polishing, concrete cutting and coring, painting contracting, and excess waste water removal. A great benefit to the contractor is the pricing which is low enough for all contractors to purchase. Another phenomenal aspect about the product to the contractor is that it helps to reduce the risk of injuries at the jobsite. A final benefit to this innovative product is that it helps to protect the environment. It helps by eliminating the need for wash out bins and stops the water pollution caused by illegally disposing of slurry waste water.
DuroGel on the other hand is clean, environmentally friendly and contains no clay base. The solidified waste has a moist granule feel and meets the EPA Method 9095B paint filter test, as well as the EPA regulations for proper disposal methods. This means that landfills accept the solidified waste and that it can then be picked up and thrown away in any standard trash can or dumpster legally as long as it meets local, state, and federal disposal regulations.
DuroGel is comprised of all organic ingredients and is not harmful to the society or the environment. DuroGel is comprised of a substance which is highly absorbent and non-sticky that solidifies messy slurry water. The polymeric particles which act as tiny sponges that retain many times their weight in solution.
Contractors can use DuroGel for many operations. Concrete polishers first squeegee slurry into a pile, then evenly cover the pile with a thin coat of DuroGel. The DuroGel reacts quickly and solidifies the slurry.
Concrete cutters can pour a small circle around their coring bit then cut the concrete as usual. As the slurry water hits the DuroGel it begins to swell and solidify instantly. The DuroGel wall and create a mess or potential slurry water run off hazard on the jobsite. The Corer will then sweep the DuroGel into the slurry which will densify the excess liquid. This also eliminates the need of having an extra employee at the jobsite to vacuum the slurry with a vacuum which in return saves on cost of labor.
Product Name: JonCrete by Diversey, Inc.
Concrete Floor Maintenance System
Diversey’s JonCrete is a the line of products specifically created to keep concrete floors looking their best.
Floors make an immediate statement about a facility. JonCrete products make sure it’s the right statement by eliminating stains, removing embedded soil, and maintaining gloss consistency. Customers choose concrete flooring because of its cost-effectiveness, durability, and lower maintenance needs. The JonCrete system was designed to extend the life of floors, lower labor costs, and reduce the need for mechanical resurfacing. The integrated approach simplifies a facility’s maintenance operation and helps floors last longer— maximizing your customer’s investment. All JonCrete concrete sealers meet the requirements of ASTM 2047 for slip resistance.
The system includes:
Product Name: LTM Concrete Coil Protector by LTM Concrete
Durable Coil Plugs
Description: LTM Concrete’s solid blue Coil Protector keeps concrete from filling a coil during the pour, and does it better than anything else on the market. LTM’s superior engineering and extra-tough materials combine to deliver near-perfect performance every time. Each piece is specially coated and LTM’s proprietary removal tool works with a standard wrench.
When working with coils, it’s difficult to keep concrete from going where it shouldn’t be. The solution is to plug the coil and then remove the plug once the concrete hardens. Unfortunately, traditionally used plugs fail at a rate of 50% or more. Contractors often spend 30 min drilling out broken plastic shards just to keep the job moving forward.
Using high-grade materials, LTM Concrete also uses a method to inject this part with fewer voids than before. This gives their Coil Protector unparalleled strength, and eliminates the frustration of drilling out broken plastic on-site.
The head of the LTM Coil Protector has also been improved. A new design makes slippage virtually impossible; the proprietary removal tool fits snugly into place and offers maximum torque using a standard wrench.
“We recently switched to the new LTM Coil Protector,” explained one major precast manufacturer. “They save us a lot of time and frustration.”
Product Name: Lythic Day-1 by Lythic Solutions Inc
Power Troweling Aid
Description: Lythic Solutions’ Day1 is a new type of power troweling aid that extends finishing time and reduces surface drying without adding excessive water or in other ways weakening the slab. It gives finishers extra time to close the slab, and reduces trowel wear and operator fatigue. Day1 helps the concrete retain water during curing with performance equal to a membrane-forming curing compound, even though there is no membrane, film, or residue left over to remove.
Day1 becomes a permanent part of the slab that strengthens the surface and makes it water-repellant. Based on eco-friendly colloidal silica, Day1 is a liquid that is sprayed on freshly-placed concrete during finishing. As the trowel works it into the surface, Day1 chemically reacts with the concrete to close the pore structure, which slows evaporation. That produces a host of benefits to the finisher and to the concrete. Day1 extends finishing time anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. In conditions of wind, low humidity, or heat, that can make the difference between finishing the job right and “losing the slab.”
When finishers try to buy extra time by adding water to the surface to keep it workable (sometimes called “blessing the slab”), it weakens the concrete and can cause dusting and other problems. Day1 makes extra water unnecessary. It strengthens the surface, eliminates dusting, and helps prevent checking and crazing. During field testing, contractors described Day1 as, “like having an extra finisher on the jobsite.” It also lubricates troweling: when Day1 is sprayed on, the power-trowel speeds up audibly. Day1 reduces operator fatigue and wear-and-tear on the equipment.
Use of Day1 during finishing results in a better slab. It has been tested to meet the water-retention requirements of a liquid membrane-forming curing compound (per ASTM C156 Standard Test Method for Water Loss (from a Mortar Specimen) Through Liquid Membrane-Forming Curing Compounds for Concrete). It closes the surface so effectively that the concrete becomes water repellant.Day1 has also been third-party tested to mitigate potential for ASR popouts.
Lythic Day1 is part of the family of Lythic colloidal-silica based concrete treatments. It is packaged as a concentrate to minimize environmental impacts of transportation and shipping costs. It is available from select distributors, and worldwide direct from the manufacturer.
Product Name: PrimeComposite Structural Slabs by Primekss - Rabine North America, LLC
Durable, Concrete Flooring System
Description: PrimeComposite Structural Slabs are placed with a new industrial concrete flooring technology. The technology delivers slabs that are resistant to shrinkage and create tough concrete surfaces. The process also can create a completely jointless slab up to 50,000 sq. ft.
Product Name: Rapid Set LevelFlor by CTS Cement/Rapid Set
Description: Rapid Set LevelFlor is an advanced hydraulic cement based self-leveling underlayment that can be used both indoors and outdoors. LevelFlor is an excellent choice for both new floor projects and repair projects. LevelFlor rapidly levels, maintains workability for 30 minutes and produces a flat, strong surface with high bond strength. LevelFlor is designed for fast track leveling applications and can be covered with finished flooring in 6 to 16 hours at 70°F (21°C) depending on the flooring type. This advanced underlayment can be applied from feather-edge to 1” (25 cm) thick and up to 5” (127 cm) thick when extended with aggregate.
The innovative features of LevelFlor include long-life durability in wet and dry environments due to its formulation with hydraulic cement. It is quick setting and minimizes downtime. A floor can be ready for foot traffic in 3 to 4 hours. LevelFlor may be used for a temporary wear surface prior to installation of finished flooring. Moisture insensitive flooring, such as tile, may be placed in as little as 6 hours. With LevelFlor, a 3,000 psi compressive strength can be achieved in 24 hours and 3,500 psi in 7 days. To use, just add water, mix and place using barrels or pump.
Product Name: RheoTEC™ Z-60 Workability-Retaining Admixture by BASF
Flexible Workability Admixture
Description: Until now, the industry has not had a true solution for workability loss and it has largely been accepted as inevitable. Ineffective methods for counteracting slump loss have included retempering, re-dosing with a high-range water-reducing admixture, and batching to a higher-than-required slump. However, these methods all result in concrete variability or are inefficient from a profitability perspective. With RheoTEC Z-60 workability-retaining admixture, BASF offers a new chemistry that helps concrete producers improve quality, reduce rejected loads, and enhance their bottom line.
While typical water-reducers provide excellent initial workability, concrete producers have continuously asked for a technology that could retain workability under various adverse conditions, without retarding cement hydration. RheoTEC Z-60 is designed specifically to help the concrete producer maintain workability, control performance and improve operational efficiency.
By maintaining concrete workability from batching to placement, a producer can save significant time and money. This includes lowering mixture costs by reducing overdesign and eliminating admixture dosing on site, improving truck efficiency, reducing QC personnel time at the jobsite dedicated to re-dosing admixture, and improving delivery logistics.
BASF has developed the Consistent Concrete Value Tool (CCVT) to help producers model the dollar savings potential they can achieve with more consistent concrete, through the use of RheoTEC Z-60. Using this tool, the producer identifies certain situations that may occur on the jobsite to determine how they affect his or her bottom line. The CCVT incorporates market data with these producer inputs and produces a value estimate that can be printed and utilized to demonstrate the savings that can be achieved with consistent concrete.
In addition, concrete contractors benefit by receiving consistent performing concrete mixtures from batch to batch. This means less time is required for jobsite adjustment of concrete fresh properties resulting in more efficient placement and finishing activities as well as improved in-place quality.
Product Name: UltraPozz by Nippon Electric Glass America
Control Thermal Cracking
Description: UltraPozz will reduce the heat of hydration anywhere from 10-40% during the first 100 hours, depending on the mix design, thus lowering the threat of thermal cracking and allowing for a cooler, controlled set. After 100 hours the cement-water hydration process wanes while the UltraPozz mixes continue to hydrate until one of the two remaining hydration agents, calcium hydroxide or UltraPozz, have been consumed. This slow pozzolanic hydration process can continue for months or even years, bringing long term strength well beyond the OPC control. Previous tests indicate that the eventual compressive strength of the UltraPozz mixes will exceed the control by 15-40% depending on the mix design.
Testing in accordance with ASTM C1012, sulfate resistance, shows the UltraPozz blended cements qualify as "High Sulfate Resistant Cements." Chloride penetration resistance, a key factor in protecting reinforcing steel embedded in concrete from corrosion, is nearly 500% of control when using UltraPozz.
University of Utah ASR mortar bar expansion tests clearly show UltraPozz is resistant to the ravages of ASR. A University of Utah study corroborated previous test data, which indicates that UltraPozz is free of crystalline silica and other hazardous materials. This material is so safe that it is used in the dental industry to clean your teeth and in the cosmetics industry as an exfoliation agent in skin creams.
Product Name: MobileTwin Shaft Mixer by Liebherr Concrete Technology Co.
Portable Twin Shaft Mixer
Description: The MTS combines the simplicity of dry-batch plants with the superior mixing quality of a twin shaft mixer. The mixer is installed on a mobile trailer unit and placed under a dry-mix plant for batching and mixing. A standard recipe requires only 30 sec mixing time. Mixed concrete is discharged onto a concrete discharge belt, which loads directly into a dump or mixer truck. No special modifications are required to the dry-mix plant.
Product Name: Model 5000 Series pH Control Systems by Fortrans Inc
pH Control System
Description: The Model 5000 Series pH Control system features the patent pending Dif-Jet carbon dioxide diffusion/injection device that is highly efficient for adding gases such as carbon dioxide to water with high solids. The device uses much less carbon dioxide than older technology like spargers (bubblers) or diffusers. In addition, the Dif-Jet device does not clog with the solids found in process or stormwater.
The Model 5000 Series of systems are much safer and less expensive to purchase and operate than acid based pH neutralization systems.
Product Name: Colorspreader by Colorspreader by Triple Hard Tools
Safe, Efficient Material Broadcast System
Description: The Colorspreader broadcasts what has traditionally been called "dry shake" materials, or materials that are "shaken on by hand" onto the surface of wet or plastic concrete. These products include color hardeners, floor hardeners, and light reflective materials. These materials have traditionally been hand applied which creates a very dusty work environment and unpredictable final surface. Airborne silicates and iron oxide pigment create potential health risks.
With this device, concrete finishers are no longer limited in the amount of concrete that could be poured because they could only reach "so far" using the "dry shake" method and still meet the manufacturer's recommended coverage rate.
Colorspreader is an innovative tool as it helps mitigate exposure to airborne products, and increases finisher productivity.
Product Name: Conquer20 SS by Kut-Rite Mfg
Residential Grinder and Polisher
Description: The all-new Conquer20 SS is the newest member of the Conquer series of grinders and polishers. The 210-pound Conquer20 SS, an entry level, low cost machine, combines all the versatility of the Conquer20 with new features targeted for the typical residential contractor. Grinding and polishing on a 20-inch cut, the Conquer20 SS is a planetary machine with a sturdy, well-balanced chassis and a powerful cast-iron motor available in 110- and 220-volt models. But the Conquer20 SS has a handle with unique pivot break point midway up the shaft to allow for “in operation” adjustments in tight positions, such as closets. This is ideal for residential contractors who have many different polishing needs.
The Conquer20 SS rolls the floor and counter-top options into one versatile system. Contractors can purchase an additional counter-top handle for the Conquer20 SS, which allows the machine to convert from floor grinder/polisher into a counter-top unit. Since residential contractors have unique responsibilities, the Conquer20 SS’s conversion system is the perfect option for them, enabling the user to expand his range of work without adding entire machines that might be too costly for him. The wheel system of the Conquer20 SS resembles the Conquer Twin for ease of transporting up and down stairs.
The Conquer20 SS is designed for both wet and dry operations. For dry operations, it connects to the Kut-Rite KleanRite RF21 vacuum. Like the rest of the Conquer series, the Conquer20 SS is fit with Kut-Rite’s Belt-Drive System and Quick Disconnect (QD) Tooling for ease of use. In addition, the Tilt-Back Bowl design head offers quick, safe and easy tool changes.
Product vName: Crystal Shield by Diversey, Inc.
Durable Concrete Finish System
Description: Crystal Shield solution from TASKI by Diversey, is the complete, integrated solution for a durable, long-lasting gloss appearance on concrete floors. It brings together the products, tools and equipment needed for great looking floors, with the expertise and partnership from Diversey, the industry’s global leader in floor care.
Crystal Shield is the new, alternative floor care program for concrete, terrazzo, marble and other stone substrates. Crystal Shield costs less to use than traditional finishes or mechanical floor care programs. It eliminates chemical stripping and crystallization chemicals, improving worker safety and sustainability while reducing labor costs. Crystal Shield combines mechanical and chemical methods to create and maintain glossy floors and improve sustainability, requiring 20% less chemical spend than traditional floor maintenance methods.
Crystal Shield offers a system that combines innovative diamond technology, protectants, cleaners and machines to deliver an outstanding, productive and sustainable floor care solution. The key to this success is the power of diamond-impregnated discs and pads and the efficient, labor-saving TASKI machines to hone, polish and burnish floors to reveal the floor’s beauty.
Crystal Shield Protector protects floors against scuffs, scratches, stains and dirt while providing slip resistance and enhancing the gloss.
Product Name: Deco-Strip by Nox-Crete Products Group
Decorative Acrylic Sealer Remover
Description: Deco-Strip, makes removing worn out, discolored, decorative acrylic sealers from stamped concrete quick and easy. It softens and lifts the installed coating without scrubbing, scraping or creating harmful waste.
Over time, sealed concrete can develop a white “frost-like” appearance, from moisture buildup under the sealer. This causes the coating to lose its bond. Sealers can also yellow after long-term UV exposure. Before a new surface-protecting sealer can be applied, the old sealer must be removed.
Deco-Strip is biodegradable stripper that is sprayed or rolled onto concrete. Deco-Strip is thin and penetrates into the uneven ridges and crevices of stamped concrete that cannot be reached by scraping. Deco-Strip generally requires one to two coats and can be rinsed off with a pressure washer or garden hose equipped with a spray nozzle, restoring concrete back to its original unsealed condition. Deco-Strip can be applied in any weather condition and has a pleasant scent.
Product Name: Rhino RL450 by NewGrind Inc.
Contractor-Friendly Floor Grinder
Description: The Rhino is a dustless floor-grinding machine. It is compact, powerful and heavy-duty, enabling it to be used in all grinding and polishing situations on all floors. Designed by a former contractor, it has the power to behave and keep up with some of the biggest machines on the market.
It’s equipped with a special tool plate’s feature magnetic quick release interface, for use with common trapezoid tooling. The Rhino can flatten or conform to any floor profile allowing customizable tool articulation by simply choosing between two available densities of replaceable grommets. The multi – point articulating handle feature allows contractors to use it in tight areas.
Twin high volume stack type vacuum ports, ensures maximum particulate extraction in all situations. An easily adjustable dust skirt helps make the dust extraction efficient.
The Rhino’s recommended tool system features high technology German engineering. The manufacturer’s goal in designing the Rhino was to have a small machine that behaves like a big machine The Rhino weighs 450 lbs. but can be loaded with up to 270 extra pounds (122 KG) to increase point pressure for very hard floors and to rapidly expose aggregate. That makes this "compact" machine very easy for transporting and getting up and down stairs. The unit’s biased weight system uses standard Olympic weight plates, allowing placement on either side to increase pressure when grinding edges with slab curl and high and low spots.
The machine has no proprietary components, helping contractors secure parts faster and less expensively.
Product Name: Scan Combiflex 330 by Scanmaskin USA, Inc.
Grinding and Floor Prep Machine
Description: The Scan Combiflex 330 is two machines in one. Contractors can use SC 330 for grinding small and medium sized floors and also as floor preparation machine before coating.
This small floor grinder major innovation is that the manufacturer has combined the functions of clean floor grinding with the functions of an edge grinder.
With an easy operation you can move the head and the dust cover to the left or to the right and turn the machine into an edge grinder.
The unit weighs 700 lbs, and has a grinding width of 330 mm. SC 330 is also easy to separate in two parts for lifting.
Product Name: Super Cast by Clemons Concrete Coatings
Description: Super Cast’s new formula acts as an indefinite surface deactivator. This action reduces scheduling conflicts for contractors because the surface can be washed at any time after the initial set. All new pigments in the product provide a more vibrant color that is easily visible during the application. These new pigments ensure even coverage and proper application rate.
The improved Super Cast also aids in the curing of freshly placed concrete. Super Cast meets the standards of ASTM C309 for curing concrete if not removed until the surface is 28 days old.
Super Cast is resistant to rain, unlike other surfaces retarders. This property reduces the costs of purchasing and installing poly sheeting. The material’s water resistance also allows a more even finish by allowing the run off wash water to flow harmlessly over the coated surfaces. This limits the ability of the wash water to etch the surface further.
Super Cast is also a great alternative to broom swept concrete. Super Cast will not affect the integral color as broom sweeping and other finishing techniques can.
Super Cast is available in four easy to identify colors, providing the most popular etch depths in decorative concrete. Available etch depths are as follows: Violet for an acid etch; Blue for a sandblast etch; Yellow for aggregate up to ¼ inch; Gray for aggregate 3/8 inch to ½ inch.
Product Name: Cooper Bussmann OMNEX 2-Way Radio Remote Control with Color Display by Cooper Bussmann/OMNEX
Two-Way Radio Remote Control
Description: The new Cooper Bussmann OMNEX Multi-Function Mobile 2-Way Radio Remote Control with Color Display is a robust, next generation remote control designed for smooth operation and precise control of industrial machinery. The multi-function radio remote incorporates state-of-the-art design, industry-leading ergonomics and integral two-way communications into a robust and lightweight portable control unit. The transmitter can be configured with numerous proportional and digital controls including 2 and 3 axis joysticks, paddles, potentiometers, buttons, and toggles. The OMNEX industrially hardened Trusted Wireless FHSS radio technology and impact resistant packaging ensures dependable operation and precise control.
The unit has many applications: concrete boom pumps, skid-steer and compact track loaders, truck cranes, material handling equipment, trench compactors, and concrete mixer trucks.
The unit features: state-of-the-art, ergonomic design; customizable multi-function controller with vast controls capability; OMNEX Trusted Wireles Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology; 3.5” transflective color LCD display; a ugged and weatherproof enclosure. 30-hour battery life, and waist belt and shoulder harness attachment points.
Contractors will find these benefits. The unit’s ergonomic, light-weight design minimizes operator fatigue. The unit’s durable, weatherproof construction provides reliable control even in the harshest environments. The units can accommodate a wide variety of controls. Its safety features include operator alert buzzer, drop/fall/tilt/inactivity detection, E-stop, and redundant signals on joysticks. The LCD display’s superior graphics are readable in day and night conditions, providing extensive status monitoring, diagnostic information and controls capability.
Product Name: Dam-It Dams Portable Cofferdam System by Dam It Dams
Eco-Friendly Coffer Dam System
Description: Dam-It Dams’ patented Portable Cofferdam System offers a cost effective and highly adaptable solution to manage, move, dam or divert water with minimal or no impact on the environment. The easy-to-install System uses on-site water. This system replaces the sand bags and earthen fill and eliminates waste and mitigates post-construction job site damage.
A cofferdam is a temporary enclosure in or around a body of water constructed to allow the enclosed area to be pumped out, thus creating a dry environment for work activities to proceed. Today’s cofferdams are typically conventional embankment dams of both earth- and rock-fill, although concrete or some sheet piling also may be used. The system offers cost effective solutions to dewatering virtually any type of work site.
Dam-It Dams Portable Cofferdams are made of a heavy-duty, geotextile woven polypropylene outer casing that contains two side-by-side inner tubes. The inner dual tubes act as a stabilizer to keep the dam from rolling because of outside water pressure or other forces. Because the cofferdam needs to be 25% higher than the depth of the water to be controlled, our Portable Cofferdams come in eight different heights, ranging from one to 12 feet. Installation is easy. On-site water is pumped into the two fill tubes causing the dam’s chambers to slowly and evenly inflate, forming a strong, stable cylindrical tube. As the inner tubes continue to fill and the water pressure builds, the dam un-rolls in a controlled manner to create the cofferdam. Contractors find the layout easy to adapt. Cofferdams can be molded perfectly to fit a lake bed, river bed, watershed or any other type of physical setting. Using the available extension coupling system, individual dams may be easily linked together to create a watertight barrier. The system can be used for: bridge/pier repairs; dewatering; environmental remediation; construction site.
Product Name: Gehl V400 “King” Skid Loader by Manitou America's Inc
True Vertical-Lift Skid Loader
Description: Gehl, a leader in compact equipment for the construction markets, introduces the all-new, vertical-lift V400 Skid Loader. It is the largest skid loader in the world.
The V400 has a rated operating capacity of 4,000 lbs. (1814 kg) and a true vertical lift height of 144” (3647 mm). As the king of all skid loaders, this machine reigns over the largest jobs.
The all-new V400 is a true vertical lift machine, which means the lift path follows a vertical line as opposed to an ‘s’ shaped path offered by competitive vertical-lift models. Lifting up to 144” (3647 mm), the V400 can easily load high trailers and trucks.
With an unmatched rated operating capacity, there are few jobs this powerful machine cannot handle. Paired with its high lifting height, the V400 enters the high-end of the skid loader market. The V400 provides maximum capacity and the industry’s largest breakout force at 9,150 lbs.
The V400 comes equipped with a powerful Cummins diesel engine providing 326 ft-lbs. (442 Nm) of torque and 99 gross horsepower (74 kW). The hydraulic fan with swing-out cooler reduces fuel consumption and noise levels, and provides improved service access. All daily maintenance and service checks can be performed through the large rear engine hood.
The V400 skid loader is equipped with the tools to get the job done right. Its high system pressure, with optional high-flow of up to 40.8 gpm (154 L/min), is designed to handle virtually every high-performance attachment. The unit’s standard Hydraglide ride control allows the lift arm to “float” when transporting loads, minimizing loss of material and offering increased operator comfort. The new state-of-the-art operator’s compartment features unsurpassed ergonomics and superior comfort.
The standard level II ROPS/FOPS cab-forward design optimizes the view to the bucket. A side-folding restraint bar with adjustable armrests increases operator safety and comfort. An optional pressurized cab enclosure with sound reduction material and a rear-mounted air filter provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment.
Product Name: GSL 2 Surface Laser by Bosch Power Tools & Accessories
Floor Level Laser
Description: The Bosch GSL 2 Surface Laser is the world’s first surface laser that quickly checks floor level and flatness with greater accuracy and ease. When the GSL 2 scans the surface, two laser lines come together when floor is flat and level and separate when floor is not level or flat. Flooring contractors can determine even surfaces, high or low spots in the floor with the GSL 2 more efficiently than traditional spot checking methods such as spirit levels, optical levels, rotary and line lasers. A target plate and RC 2 remote control with a working range of 60 feet allow users to remain close to the uneven spots for marking and examination, rather than having to stay near the tool to operate. With accuracy of 1/8 inch at 30 feet, the GSL 2 offers line visibility of 30 feet, increasing to 60 feet when used with the target plate. The tool also self-levels in five seconds within a leveling range of ± 4 degrees. The GSL 2 can be used with the four included AA 1.5V alkaline batteries or with the Bosch 12V Li-Ion battery pack for up to 15 hours of operating time, adding the convenience of a dual-power source to the user experience.
Product Name: Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan Radar Detection System by Hilti, Inc
Powerful 3-D Scanner
Description: The PS 1000 makes it simple for contractors to find and mark potential drilling locations and helps to limit damage caused by hitting rebar, pipes or post tension cables. By locating various objects (up to 12 inches deep in concrete) the PS 1000 X-Scan helps identify safe spots to drill, core or saw and can also help reduce any rework.
The PS 1000 X-Scan stands apart from other tools in its class because it has an innovative way to visualize embedded objects in three dimensions. Contractors have a more complete understanding of objects in concrete to better avoid the embedded objects when doing through hole or anchoring applications.
In addition to the innovative visualization, the PS 1000 X-Scan changes the game in the way contractors, engineers and other stakeholders share and report relevant project information, With the X-Scan, contractors collect either raw data themselves or capture the raw data in PDF form so that all project stakeholders have access to the information.
Product Name: Makita 14” 76 cc 4-Stroke Power Cutter (model EK7651H)
Description: Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, is releasing the world’s first 4-stroke power cutter, the 14” 76 cc 4-Stroke Power Cutter (model EK7651H). The EK7651H, scheduled for release in July 2013, is the latest addition to Makita’s extensive range of concrete solutions.
Product Name: Modular Light Tower 25 by Multiquip Inc
Rugged Portable Light Tower
Description: The Multiquip MLT25’s industrial Light Tower Assembly has been engineered to support the most demanding environments and consists of: a heavy duty mast with corrosion resistant telescoping zinc dichromate sections, an easy-stow coil cord and collection tube, rugged 1000W metal halide lamps, and 360 degree mast rotational coverage. The Light Towers rise vertically to 30’, and can withstand wind gusts of up to 65 MPH.
The MLT25 series is powered by a MQ Power WhisperWatt DCA25SSIU3C GenSet; prime rated at 25 kVA, and is equipped with six 1000W Metal Halide lamps. The MLT25’s unique ability to provide trusted single phase 240/120V, three phase 240/139V, 3 phase 480/277V; while concurrently powering six metal Halide Lamps, is great operational value. It is offered with an industrial (DOT Certified) dual axle trailer with integrated 100 gallon fuel tank that provides extended run times and is ideal for remote sites where refueling is costly and challenging.
The new Multiquip MLT25 has a full feature control panel with automatic voltage rectifier, starter relay, current transformer, voltage selector switch, and an over-current relay. It provides a 1.0 power factor maintaining 60Hz within 3-5 percent. Further, the sound attenuated, weather resistant design of the GenSets provide full power operations at 63 dB(A) at 23 feet.
Product Name: Mustang RT Series Track Loaders by Manitou America's Inc
Durable Undercarriage Design for Track Loaders
Description: Mustang offers the 1750RT and 2100RT compact track loader models as part of a comprehensive range of compact equipment that feature performance, durability, and comfort as standard. They also offer feature a proprietary undercarriage with automatic track tensioning, which are designed to boost value and return on investment.
With its latest range of compact track loaders, Mustang started by listening to customers and completing exhaustive research. On compact track loaders, nothing is closer to the ground than the undercarriage, and few elements of the machine contribute as equally to overall performance and durability. The undercarriage is fully-welded to the loader chassis, offering more integral durability than a bolt-on undercarriage, or an over-the-tire track design. Rollers are manufactured from steel, offering better abrasion resistance and wear characteristics compared to rubber, especially in arduous conditions. Hydraulic plumbing to the drive motors is internal to the chassis, as opposed to external designs, offering augmented protection to essential tubes and lines. Mustang tracks feature steel-belted tracks with steel lugs, enhancing durability and longevity. All components and design elements, such as drive sprockets, front idler placement, and track angle, were designed to complement overall performance, offering outstanding tractive effort. Roller spacing and positioning were thoroughly investigated to offer optimized ride and traction characteristics.
Mustang compact track loader undercarriages also feature the exclusive HydraTrac automatic track tensioning system. When the engine is running, correct track tension is constantly maintained by a pilot-charged hydraulic cylinder on each side of the undercarriage. When the engine is not operating, track tension is released, removing tension from bearings, and prolonging the life of undercarriage components. HydraTrac extends track and bearing life by up to 15%. Owners and operators save valuable time by not having to manually inspect and adjust essential track tension.
With the HydraTrac system, undercarriage maintenance is virtually eliminated, saving time and increasing profit. With fully-sealed rollers and automatic track tensioning, no greasing or adjustment of the undercarriage is needed as part of daily or periodic inspections.
Owners and operators have the peace of mind in knowing that they are operating innovative equipment designed with their needs at heart. Both models are proudly manufactured in the USA.
Product Name: Packer Brothers PB78 Electric Rammer by Packer Brothers
Well-balanced Electric Rammer
Description: The Packer Brothers Rammer is manufactured with the contractor in mind. It features a twist lock plug that easily connects to a 110-volt electric power source. With its electric power, contractors have no worries with exhaust fumes or excessive engine noise.
The unit is well-balanced for operator ease of use.
The motor protector also doubles as an extra motor support to ensure unit durability.
Product Name: Quick Release Rotary Mount for the Wagman Revolution System by Wagman Metal Products Inc
Power Trowel Attachment Couple
Description: The new quick release mount has a V-notch connection with a sealed bearing that allows for quick attachment to a power trowel with the EDCO style spring load adapter. This system allows a concrete contractor to utilize their power trowel for more than finishing concrete. And they do not have to invest in other equipment to now do more work. The quick release allows for easy removal, better storage and transportation of the rotaries to keep from damage.
The mount consists of a patented connection with steel V- notch channel and sealed bearing which allows for attached rotary to “float” freely on the surface.
The passive planetary action provided by the mount makes an ideal action for scrubbing and stripping. The floating action of the mount allows the rotary to stay in contact with the surface and wears evenly.
The Quick release allows contractors efficient to interchange rotaries of either brush or pad drivers. For example when using the power trowel with the Revolution System with grit brushes for surface prep of a stain or a dye they then can quickly change to a tampico (soft) brush for polishing off residue on the same project. Another common use occurs when the contractor is applying penetrating sealer/dustproofer/densifiers.
Product Name: Ultra-Ever Dry by UltraTech International
Description: : Ultra-Ever Dry is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid. Ultra-Ever Dry uses proprietary nanotechnology to coat an object and create a barrier of air on its surface. This barrier repels water, oil and other liquids unlike any coating. The other breakthrough associated with Ultra-Ever Dry is the superior coating adherence and abrasion resistance allowing it to be used in all kinds of applications where durability is required.
The barrier prevents wetting , corrosion, icing, and contamination.
The coating is self-cleaning. The Ultra-Ever Dry repels dirty water and thick oils, and remains clean and virtually bacteria-free. When dust, dirt or other molecules accumulate on a coated surface, a light spray of water or a blast of air grabs the dust and removes it.
By using the coating, contractors are more productive. Many products fail from moisture, water, oil or simply getting too dirty for continued use. Contractors can use Ultra-Ever Dry to extend the life of work gloves and other PPE, electric motors by preventing moisture on the windings, coat nuts and bolts to prevent corrosion, coat tools, equipment, and virtually any item that needs to be kept dry, corrosion free, de-iced, uncontaminated or clean.
Product Name: Hilti AG 500-A18 Cordless Cut-Off Tool by Hilti, Inc
Durable Cordless Cut-Off Tool
Description: The Hilti AG 500-A18 is the world’s first 5” cordless cut-off tool. The AG 500-A18 is designed to last. Hilti is so confident that it is the first cut-off tool on the market backed with a 2 year no cost wear and tear coverage.
The tools design includes a brushless motor which helps deliver metal cutting performance comparable to corded tools. Delivering the highest work per charge, the brushless motor helps to significantly increase tool life. The sealed electronics also help ensure longer tool life by keeping debris out, allowing more efficient performance. Longer tool life for a contractor means less down time.
Contractors are more productive when it comes time to change the blade. The keyless quick-change flange makes it easy to swap abrasive discs without needing a wrench. An electronic brake that stops the blade within one second.
The tool comes with 25 thin cut-off blades, 5” diameter, the largest capacity on the market for this class tool. These blades are designed to cut metal quickly and to increase the cuts per charge and will cut steel and stainless steel. With 5” contractors get increased productivity because they have less blade changes and deeper cutting capacity.
Product Name: Hilti TE 2-A18 Cordless Rotary Hammer Drill by Hilti, Inc
Rotary Hammer Drill
Description: Hilti TE 2-A18 Rotary Hammer Drill is the ideal tool for drilling anchor holes or through holes in concrete, brick and block with an optimum drilling diameter range of 3/16” to 3/8”. Contractors have tried cordless tools for drilling in concrete and rejected them because they do not perform like corded tools. Hilti cordless tools are designed to perform at or above that of a corded tool. It has a high efficiency motor that delivers more work per charge and is lightweight . Using a cordless tool that performs like a corded tool allows contractors to work more efficiently because they do not have the hassle of an extension cord, electrical supply, etc. Contractors will like the fact that this cordless rotary hammer is built to be highly reliable. The same reliability that has made Hilti’s name legendary in concrete work.
Product Name: Pumpmaster PG-30 by Airplaco Equipment Co
Self-Propelled Masonry Grout Pump
Description: The PumpMaster PG-30 allows mason contractors to efficiently and effectively accomplish structural reinforcement and core filling requirements. The PumpMaster PG-30 is a masonry grout pump designed for grouting masonry block walls and hoisting mortar. The complete machine setup for masonry grout and mortar pumping includes reducers, clamps, material hose and masonry wall hook nozzle.
Essentially, the PG-30 is a small concrete pump with self-propelled movement. Contractors can easily drive the machine into position on the jobsite. The AIRPLACO Hydraulic Drive Train, exclusive to the industry, gives the pump a smooth self-propelled movement.
Mason contractors can further benefit from the portability of the machine. Its compact size makes transport to and from the jobsite a breeze. These pumps can be transported on a trailer or in a typical pickup truck. The PG-30 includes forklift slots and lifting lugs to allow it to be moved or loaded with ease.
The PumpMaster PG-30 includes a 4 inch swing tube material valve. Swing tubes are standard equipment for concrete pumps today.
The PumpMaster features a 29 HP gasoline-powered engine with fuel injection and key start. The trademark "LONG LIFE" hard-chrome cylinders are built to last. The compact PG-30 offers a large 4 inch heavy-duty material discharge, making it a truly one-of-a-kind masonry grout pump.
The PumpMaster PG-30 will pump materials directly from a ready-mix truck. AIRPLACO supplies material mix designs that contactors can specify with their ready mix provider. The PG-30, due to its smooth operation and ability to handle larger aggregates, can pump 3/8” pea gravel and grouts with ¾ coarse aggregates. Contractors can also use their mixers with a masonry grout pump. When coupled with a silo system or wet-mix system, masonry grout pumps offer the perfect means of delivering materials from silo mixers to grout the block walls.
PumpMasters are the ideal machines for efficient core filling. Operators control material flow at the front of the machine with an on/off switch. The pump includes a remote control with cord for convenience. Wireless remotes are also available. The flow control valve controls the rate of movement and variable pumping speed. The PG-30 provides the power to grout walls at 10 yards per hour.
The PumpMaster is proudly made in the USA.
Product Name: Quick-Fit End Dam by Freedom Flashing Products, Inc.
Seamless End Dam
Description: Freedom Flashing Products brings the masonry industry the first adjustable seamless end dam. Constructed from one piece of stainless steel, the Quick-Fit End Dam’s patented angularly adjustable rear leg can be tilted to accommodate for nonparallel cavity variations between the inner and outer wall components. Its seamless moveable web provides a watertight pan to protect your project from water intrusion through masonry openings.
For years, trained masons have been installing end dams at window and door openings to prevent water accumulation. If built well, a sealed end dam does a great job of containing water. If built poorly, a failing end dam can allow for significant damage, such as corroded metal, saturated insulation, damaged interiors and mold.
Give two masons the task of field constructing an end dam, and you will often end up with two very different items. The seamless Quick-Fit End Dam’s manufacturing process guarantees the installation of the same reliable product every time. The end dam’s single-piece seamless construction eliminates the need for pond testing.
Whether the mason is retrofitting an old wall or constructing a new one, Quick Fit End Dam saves contractors time and money.
Quick Fit End Dams are available in a number of standard sizes and materials.
Product Name: RHH181 Rotary Hammer by Bosch Power Tools & Accessories
Combines Drilling and Chiseling
Description: The RHH181 18V Li-Ion SDS-plus Rotary Hammer features Bosch’s innovative CORE brushless technology package, and chiseling functionality necessary to tackle multiple applications with one tool. The new hammer delivers the ideal combination of drilling and chiseling in a very light weight and compact size, while the brushless EC motor technology extends tool life and increases tool efficiency.
The Bosch CORE Technology includes a brushless EC motor, customized on-board electronics and next generation Bosch CoolPack batteries. The brushless EC motor delivers up to 30 percent more power. It lasts longer and runs cooler while its integrated electronics allow for superior control and protection against tool and battery damage in demanding applications. New Bosch CoolPack batteries have a unique design that incorporates advanced, heat-conductive housing that significantly reduces heat build-up while you work. This results in a more efficient battery that stays cooler and lives up to 100% longer. And with new 2.0 and 4.0Ah battery options, you get up to 65% more run time.
The RHH181 18V Li-Ion Rotary Hammer also features a new chisel function and Bosch-engineered pneumatic hammer mechanism that delivers optimal performance and chisel power. Thanks to the new CORE technology and 4.0Ah battery, the new tool can drill more than 150 ¼”x1-1/2” holes in concrete with one battery charge. The 3-mode selector switch lets users choose between rotary hammer, rotation only and chisel mode. The Vario-Lock rotates the chisel into various positions for chiseling work at any angle. Additional features include an LED work light to illuminate work areas during low light applications, large soft-grip handle for reduced fatigue during extended use.
Product Name: Tie-Cast System by Tie-Cast Systems Inc.
Mortar-less Wall System
Description: Tie-Cast Systems, Inc. has developed a process to fabricate a mortarless, groutless, reinforced construction block that allows the user to create a custom textile appearance. This revolutionary block can be used to construct a variety of projects, including sound walls, retaining walls, schools, warehouses, and temporary structures.
In the early 1900’s renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright created a unique structural system known as textile block. He introduced to modern architecture the system of stacking textile blocks without the use of mortar. He improved the system by adding a network of inter-block joints, filled with grout and steel reinforcement to add strength and resilience to the structure.
For decades, architects around the world have studied the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and his use of mortarless textile blocks. However, this revolutionary form of construction has not been widely used due to its inherent challenges: the difficulty of making a mortarless block having precise dimensions, and the lack of a cost-effective process to make block with a quality textured surface.
This new system solves these problems. Custom textures are molded into block face and sides. Final blocks can be removed, re-used or reconfigured. The availability of an effective and cost-efficient way to make customized textile block that has the utility and strength of a traditional reinforced concrete block will redefine the block construction industry and open doors for wide-spread and innovative applications of Frank Lloyd Wright’s dream for mortarless textile block.