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North Shore Roadways Receive a Facelift

North Shore Roadways Receive a Facelift

Concrete is one of the most durable and sturdy construction materials available, making it a key component of today’s transportation infrastructure.  It is used to build subways, runways, city streets, and highways. With its many benefits, concrete is used in new pavement projects as well as those involving existing transportation infrastructure in need of a facelift.   

Concrete Strong: The Answer to Industrial Construction

Concrete Strong:  The Answer to Industrial Construction 

Industrial buildings can serve many different purposes.  They can house heavy or light manufacturing. With the explosive growth of e-commerce, many are used as warehouses or distribution centers.  And, as more and more data is consumed daily, many industrial buildings are being built as data centers and as storage facilities for telecom equipment.  No matter what an industrial building’s purpose is, concrete is a key material that is used throughout it. Concrete provides a host of advantages that other materials cannot.  

Schools Achieve High Marks with Concrete

Schools Achieve High Marks with Concrete

Next generation schools are incorporating different technologies and materials such as digital lighting and glass as sturdy as walls.  However, whether a school is being newly built or simply being renovated and/or expanded to keep up with other facilities, concrete is still the building material of choice.  This construction staple offers many benefits, which staff and students enjoy, and the surrounding community appreciates. 

Concrete Flooring-Just What the Doctor Ordered

Just What the Doctor Ordered:  Concrete Flooring

Concrete has become the flooring standard of choice in all types of medical facilities, from hospitals and rehabilitation centers to dental offices and medical clinics.  It is not only being used in new construction, but it is also popular in remodels, often replacing vinyl tile installed in the 1960s or even earlier. Concrete flooring offers a multitude of benefits for demanding healthcare environments. 

Put Your Stadium on Firm Footing with Concrete

Today’s stadiums are mega complexes with not only fan seating, but also with restaurants, shops, lounges and VIP clubs.  And, fans can enjoy these many amenities along with private suites on the stadium’s concourse level or sometimes right in the front row, allowing close proximity to all the action.  In order to support the tens of thousands of fans who converge on these major venues for games, concerts or special events, concrete is a construction must. This powerful material not only provides superior strength and better fire resistance, but it also offers maximum durability, enabling it to stand up to nature’s elements and the millions of fans over time.  Besides being used for a stadium’s foundation, it is also instrumental throughout, comprising wall panels, columns, stairs and more. And, concrete is key in the construction of the very important parking garages often adjacent to stadiums.  

Retail is NOT Dead. Just Ask the Northern Illinois Concrete Contractors.

Frequently, there are stories in the news about another mall or a retail chain closing its doors.  With this type of publicity, many think that brick and mortar stores have gone by the wayside and the masses are shopping online.  It is true that ecommerce is playing a larger role in retail sales, but stores are still generating the bulk of business today.