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Anchoring for NYC Subway Station Retrofit Project
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Expert: Economy “Gaining its Footing”

Edward Sullivan, PCA group vice president and chief economist, says second quarter GDP growth of 2.3% is “disappointing, but was stronger that first quarter growth.” More

Western Specialty Contractors Restores Brick Archways Underneath Historic Eads Bridge
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Western Specialty Contractors Restores Brick Archways Underneath Historic Eads Bridge

The iconic Eads Bridge crossing the Mississippi River between St. Louis, Missouri... More

New Mississippi River Bridge Luncheon at World of Concrete
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New Mississippi River Bridge Luncheon at World of Concrete

The project cement-supplier, Holcim, discussed project challenges and successes. More

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2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure App 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure App

Jason Peek of the American Society of Civil Engineers describes the 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure App More

Countdown to World of Concrete 2014
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Countdown to World of Concrete 2014

With two weeks to go until the big show, here are 14 things you don’t want to miss. More

End Dam and Flashing
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End Dam and Flashing

I know that you should put an end dam at the end of flashing that terminates... More

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Installing end dams

How should you install end dams on flashing at loose laid lintels over windows? The Brick Industry Association recommends that end dams be provided at the discontinuous ends of flashing, such as those at window lintels. How should this placement be done? Should a weep hole be put at the end? Should the end dam extend out of the wall? If so, how can it be made less unsightly? More

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Terminating through-wall flashing

How should you terminate masonry through-wall flashing at door jambs and at first floor windows that extend to the base of the masonry wall and are recessed from the face of the wall?I know that end dams are recommended; however, how can end dams be installed in these cases when the brick masonry is typically returned beyond the face of the window at the jambs? Should the end dam be placed in the first mortar joint in front of the window or door? In this case, what will happen to any leakage that may occur in the space between the end dam and the face of the window or door? More

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