Five international projects show how construction products play a supporting role in industries where new technology rollouts, tight timelines, and sustainable design are the new normal. Products used include Cement All, Concrete Mix, Rapid Set Cement, SET Control, and TRU Self-Leveling.
Tri-State Underlayments/Franz Floors only had four days to restore 1,200 sq ft of the existing flooring before interior framing began. For this reason, the contractor chose to use Rapid Set cement products to install the flooring, because they set quickly to produce 3,000 psi in one hour and full strength of 8,000 psi in one day. Products used include Concrete Mix, FLOW Control, SET Control, TXP Primer, TRU Self-Leveling.
The historic restoration project included repairing the underside of more than 100 exterior balconies and reinforcing and recoating interior foundation pillars. Careful material selection enabled the contractor to provide high-quality work and smooth finishes that reflect the luxurious lifestyle promised by the mixed-use building. Products used include Mortar Mix, SET Control, V/O Repair Mix, and WunderFixx.
The January 17, 1994, Northridge 6.6 earthquake did immense damage to many of the region’s vital traffic arteries. One serious disruption was the closing of the I-10 Santa Monica freeway due to the collapse of two bridges. The 1-10 is the busiest freeway in the nation. C.C. Myers completely rebuilt the two bridges 74 days ahead of schedule and received a $14.5 million bonus. Products used include Rapic Set Cement, Rapid Set Flowable Fill, and SET Control.
The Puerto Rico International Airport had a yearlong maintenance program to repair the runways without having to shut them down. The maintenance crew successfully performed partial-depth concrete slab and joint repairs, and returned those repaired portions of runway back to service during a two-hour window to not disrupt scheduled flights. Products used include DOT Repair Mix, FLOW Control, and SET Control.