Author: Stacey Enesey Klemenc

A group of students gathered around blueprints on a jobsite.

Concrete Science Degree Program Aims to Fill Manager Void

The first graduating class in the Concrete Science Technology program at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport received their diplomas this spring. Prior to that, all seven graduates had already received great job offers, says Frank H. Reber, a construction technology instructor who heads up the two-year associate degree […]

As part of an office renovation in downtown Chicago, the existing concrete floor was grinded, stenciled, stained and sealed. Part of the process involved manipulating the intensity of the stain and erasing parts of the stencil to create a worn look

Newly Stenciled Concrete Made to Look Worn and Faded

When Robert D. Bauer first laid eyes on Eastlake Studio’s rendering for the new headquarters for Waystar, a healthcare-related technology company in Chicago, the president of CCI Flooring was intrigued. The project involved remodeling an office building in downtown Chicago. Their goal was to create a wide-open space with distressed […]

Carved concrete coffee table on a mutli-colored area rug.

Polished Concrete Tops Off Coffee Table

When Warren Ness was invited to be the vertical concrete carving instructor for Cody Carpenter’s Plan B Studio training program last fall in Tacoma, Washington, Ness detailed plans to make a coffee table resembling a large boulder with pops of color, dendritic plant embellishments and a flat top. The latter […]

Artisan’s Invention Opens Possibilities for Bigger and Better Pieces

Before concrete artisan Josh Thiel of Thiel Studios in West Palm Beach, Florida, changed his career path, he was a mechanical engineer. From building combat robots for television and designing Power Wheels with Fisher-Price, he was involved with one intriguing project after another. One that serendipitously prepared him for future […]

Keeping Old Construction Techniques Alive

In a world where construction projects are dominated by cutting edge products and constantly evolving technology, Jack Aldrich wants to do his share of preserving the “old ways” that have typically been passed on from generation to generation. He sees value in keeping old construction techniques alive in this ever-changing […]

Wide Array of Products at World of Concrete Offers Solid Solutions and Creative Courses

The 45th edition of the World of Concrete bustled with nearly 54,000 registrants packing the halls and spilling over into the outside exhibit areas at the Las Vegas Convention Center Feb. 4-7. The annual expo succeeded in being a very strong event for the concrete and masonry industries, featuring 1,310 […]