From Walls to Kitchen Counters, Concrete is Hot
Concrete gives homes superior comfort, durability and energy efficiency. However, there are technologies and decorative processes that go beyond the basement walls.
NAHB’s 2006 Concrete Technologies Tour offers participants a first-hand look into concrete and cement-based technologies. Held June 11-13 in Phoenix, this year’s tour features everything from pre-cast applications to concrete roof tiles to a concrete subdivision.
"The Concrete Technologies Tour provides builders an opportunity to see the ‘inside story’ behind the manufacturing process for cement-based building products,” said Michael H. Weber, residential director of the Portland Cement Association and president of the NAHB Concrete Home Building Council.
“In addition to seeing how products are manufactured, the opportunity to go onto job sites and see how they are being used makes this tour different from anything else offered in the building industry," Weber added.
This year, home builders will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about several of the construction industry’s latest technologies, including the use of autoclaved aerated concrete walls, post-tensioned foundations and insulated and post-tensioned masonry walls.
The tour also brings together industry experts from around the country and gives builders an opportunity to network, ask the experts and tour manufacturing facilities.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get the latest information on concrete construction technologies all brought together and presented in a single conference,” said Jim Rogers, of Evaluation and Certification Services, LLC in Alexandria, Va. and CHBC member.
Online registration for NAHB’s 2006 Concrete Technologies tour ends Friday, May 26.
For more information, visit nahb.org/concretetour.
Win Free Registration to the Tour
Be the first to answer this question correctly and win one free registration for The 2006 Concrete Technologies Tour. E-mail your answer to Dawn Faull at NAHB.
Q: “What year did HUD approve the use of post-tensioned foundations?”
Don’t know the answer? Find out this answer and many more about the concrete industry at the upcoming Concrete Technologies Tour.