Every year, World of Concrete exhibitors submit their products to the Most Innovative Product Award Program—the only annual award program honoring product design for all segments of the concrete and masonry industries. The Experts Choice Award is presented to products selected by a group of industry professionals. This group includes members of the World of Concrete Seminar Advisory council, members of industry technical programs such as ACI, ASTM, and others, and faculty members of the Concrete Industry Management programs from around the country. Experts are asked to vote within their category of experience. These experts are asked to analyze the technical nature of each product.
Go-Early Technology is built on the AC•Tech 2170 fast-curing, zero-VOC, vapor-reduction system that has been recognized for high-performance and consistent results within the construction and flooring sectors. Now, this same German-engineered and specially manufactured epoxy resin has been formally tested as a Type 1, Class C Liquid Membrane-Forming Curing Compound in accordance with ASTM C1315-11 testing standards. Applied at 12 mils over a light broom finish 24 to 72 hours after initial concrete set, Go-Early Technology is a one-product, one-coat, one-system total solution for concrete curing, slab protection and vapor reduction … in Division 3.
“Fast Track construction is all about innovation,” states Mac Krauss, AC•TECH’s vice president of technical operations. “So we’re thrilled by this industry recognition of Go-Early Technology as a Most Innovative Product. We spent more than a year honing the process of applying the Go-Early epoxy resin in Division 3 so that it protects the slab—while it’s curing. This allows trades to get to work (and finish) days to weeks sooner. In this one-step application process, the final moisture and alkalinity control required of the project’s final flooring system is already in place over the entire deck—even before interior walls are installed. No moisture testing required. No Division 9 delays confronted. All protected by a 15-year warranty. It’s exciting to see what further innovation this Go-Early process is creating within the design-build community and among general contractors and architects.”