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How to Cut Decorative Joints in Concrete, by ConcreteNetwork.com

How to Cut Decorative Joints in Concrete, by ConcreteNetwork.comYou’ve probably seen decorative joints in concrete before, from faux paving stones to circular medallions. You may have even wondered how they’re made. After all, saw blades only cut in straight lines, right?

According to Bob Harris of the Decorative Concrete Institute, not really.

Harris shows you how to cut both round joints and precise straight joints with walk-behind saws and angle grinders in this ConcreteNetwork.com video. (You may remember him from another ConcreteNetwork.com video that we featured two weeks ago on cutting control joints in concrete). Since this is a video about decorative concrete, there’s also a section on dyeing and acid staining. Watch it now, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

How to Cut Control Joints in Concrete with a Cut-off Saw, by ConcreteNetwork.com

How to Cut Safely with a Diamond Blade and Handheld Saw

We’ve shown you how control joints in concrete work. Now we’re going to show you how to make them with cut-off saws.

You can make these cuts with walk-behind or early entry saws, of course. However, some surfaces like stamped and other decorative concretes demand smaller cut-off saws, according to Bob Harris of the Decorative Concrete Institute. This video from ConcreteNetwork.com shows you how to do cut control joints in these surfaces with these saws. Watch it now, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Infographic on the “Fatal Four” of Construction Accidents, by Viewpoint

Infographic on the "Fatal Four" Construction Injuries, by Maxwell ConstructionThe construction industry has seen worker deaths drop almost two-thirds since 1970, according to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, it’s still the deadliest private industry in the U. S., with 775 on-the-job deaths in 2012. What’s more, OSHA says that over half of those deaths were caused by just four types of accidents: falls, electrocutions, and getting caught between or struck by objects. Preventing this “fatal four” of accidents can save over 400 lives a year.

This infographic from Viewpoint, formerly Maxwell Systems, lays it all out in one place. Click on the “Read More” link to see it.

Thanks to AEC Business.

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One Last Look at World of Concrete 2014

One Last Look at World of Concrete 2014We took a lot of photos at the World of Concrete 2014 convention last week, and we didn’t want them to go to waste. So we went through them and picked out some of the best, including a couple that haven’t been seen on this blog before! Scroll down as we take one last look at World of Concrete 2014.

You can also see the rest of our photos from our booth setup and from Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 at World of Concrete 2014, as well as photos of our raffle winners at the convention.

Phil Leggard and Glen Hellebrand Calling the Office while Setting Up Desert Diamond Industries' Booth at World of Concrete 2014

We had only one day – Jan. 20 – to set up our booth at World of Concrete 2014. Phil Leggard and salesman Glen Hellebrand had their work cut out for them.

Desert Diamond Industries from Dscaff Engineering Scaffolding at World of Concrete 2014

An aerial view of our booth, taken on Jan. 21 from a scaffold erected by Dscaff Engineering.

Nicholas Mione of Desert Diamond Industries Getting His Photo Taken by Las Vegas Review-Journal

A Las Vegas Review-Journal photographer took photos of Desert Diamond Industries’ owner Nicholas Mione with our Ductile Iron Safety Blade for their World of Concrete 2014 story on Jan. 21.

Nicholas Mione of Desert Diamond Industries Showing Off Saws at World of Concrete 2014Then it was back to selling for Nick. Here he is talking up our Husqvarna saws on Jan. 21.

Gionni Mione during Break at World of Concrete 2014

Company president Gionni Mione during a break in the action on Jan. 21.

Staff Meeting at World of Concete 2014

General Manager Troy Fullerton, second from left, rallying the troops on Jan. 21. From left to right: booth attendant Elisabeth Lund, salesman Mike Harris, and salesman Benny Mione.

Benny Mione at World of Concrete 2104

Benny selling a customer on our Husqvarna saws on Jan. 22.

Crowded Booth at World of Concrete 2104Foot traffic was light at World of Concrete 2014, but we still managed to pack ’em in a couple of times, like during this mob scene on Jan. 22.
Mike Harris Shaking a Customer's Hand at World of Concrete 2014

Mike shaking hands with a customer on Jan. 23.

Gionni Mione Playing Air Saw at World of Concrete 2014Gionni showing a customer how to use one of our Husqvarna saws on Jan. 23. Either that, or he’s playing air saw again.

Customers Measuring Husqvarna K970 Ring Saw at World of Concrete 2014

Apparently, two World of Concrete 2014 goers didn’t believe us when we said that the Husqvarna K970 ring saw had a 14-inch blade. This photo was taken on Jan. 23.
Gionni Mione and Benny Mione Selling Concrete Combo Blades at World of Concrete 2014Gionni showing two convention goers our concrete blades on Jan. 23.

Congratulations to Our Raffle Winners from World of Concrete 2014!

Congratulations to Our Raffle Winners from World of Concrete 2014!Congratulations to everyone who won our daily raffles at World of Concrete 2014 last week! They were kind enough to let us photograph them with our booth attendants, so let’s take a look at them!

Laurie and Stacey Hague from Fre Mart Homes, LTD, Brooks, AB, Canada at World of Concrete 2014

Laurie and Stacey Hague of Fre-Mart Homes LTD in Brooks, AB, Canada won our Jan. 21 drawing. Their prize was a 14-inch Champion Concrete Asphalt Combo Blade. Here they are with our booth attendants Elisabeth Lund and Marie Lazo.

Elden Peterson from PBC Companies, Brea, CA

Robert Peterson of PBC Companies in Brea, CA won our Jan. 22 drawing. His prize was also a 14-inch Champion Combo Blade. Here’s his brother Elden accepting his prize with Marie.

Jerry Lane of Laneco, Inc. in Portland, OR won our Jan. 23 drawing. Unfortunately, no photo is available of him.