Concrete International Magazine (CI)

March 2017

Decorative & Architectural Concrete

Feature Articles

Concrete Pushes Mexico to New Heights
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The tallest building in Mexico is nearing completion in the northern state of Nuevo León

The lateral force-resisting system includes indirect outriggers comprised of reinforced concrete perimeter belt walls and stiff slab diaphragms.

Products & Practice Spotlight: Precast Provincial

Precast concrete panels are more than decorative features

The cladding system for the Champagne complex in Calgary, AB, Canada, provides the primary structural material as well as the primary thermal barrier.

2015 Nepal Earthquake

Key observations on the effects of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes on low-rise and high-rise reinforced concrete buildings

ACI Committee 133, Disaster Reconnaissance, deployed researchers from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, who were assisted by 12 volunteer civil engineers from Nepal.

Decorative Concrete Council Award Winners for 2017

Award categories included stamped, polished, stained, vertical applications, and overlays

Sundeck of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, won the WOW! Award, best overall project, for Mission Concepcion Park, also in San Antonio.

2016 HNA Hardscape Project Award Winners

Award categories included combination of hardscape products, concrete pavers, clay brick, and segmental retaining walls

Awards were sponsored by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), the Brick Industry Association (BIA), and National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).