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In this 96-page “cementitious” issue of Arizona Contractor & Community magazine, we’re focused on the heavy, whitish-gray material called concrete composed of aggregate and cement that is used in many types of construction. To commemorate this building material, we examine how concrete is fashioned into breezeblocks, placed using mobile mixers, helps create structures, roads, fountains, and statues, and allegedly by a jealous wife who had a truck driver unload his concrete mix into the interior of her husband’s convertible. The centerpiece of the issue is a 16-page advertorial celebrating the 130th anniversary of CalPortland, a company who has supplied Arizona’s building needs since 1895.

Copies are available via the ACC website or at Books on 7th Avenue in Phoenix, or the Ignite Sign Museum in Tucson.


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Arizona Contractor & Community magazine has become a vital forum for the state’s building industry by providing critical information and exposure to companies in the field. Moreover, the publication has expanded beyond traditional construction, architecture, and real estate topics and has found an audience with those who have fresh ideas on adaptive reuse of historic buildings or making new developments more community-friendly and sustainable. ​


​The magazine also looks frequently in the rearview mirror with articles that honor the many remarkable accomplishments of the building industry in Arizona. It may have been “just a job” back in the day, but these construction pioneers created the spectacular framework that still holds Arizona together. Anyone with an interest in history or engineering will enjoy the incredible legacy of roads, buildings, dams, and other infrastructure projects featured in the magazine.


 physical back issues

Back issues of Arizona Contractor and Community magazine feature articles, illustrated with vintage photographs, about Arizona construction, architecture, and history that can’t be found elsewhere.

Digital copies can be downloaded