ACI webinar, Tuesday, May 6: “Guide to Decorative Concrete”

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Webinar Announcement:

Guide to Decorative Concrete

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

1:00 – 2:00 pm EST

Presented by
Cori Sutton, president of Diamond Designer Concrete, Inc., vice president of Maya Brothers Inc. and treasurer of Baycrete Inc., Erie, Pennsylvania

Larry Rowland, CSI – CCPR, LEED A.P., manager marketing and technical services at Lehigh White Cement Co.

This American Concrete Institute presentation will provide an overview of the recommendations made in ACI 310 Guide to Decorative Concrete for the production of cast-in-place decorative concrete. The Guide is a comprehensive resource for contractors, designers, owners, and the public explaining the most popular methods of producing decorative concrete which has become an increasingly large part of the overall concrete market. Contractors create dynamic finishes through the use of integral concrete colors, exposed aggregate, color hardeners, chemical stains, surface-applied pigments and dyes, special textures, and polishing techniques. The Guide, assembled by veteran applicators, designers and concrete professionals sets clear expectations for what can be achieved in concrete flatwork. The 60-minute program will outline the how the Guide is organized and touch on key materials and methods for achieving great-looking decorative concrete. It is a must see for those new to decorative concrete and the seasoned professional alike.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the general organizational structure of the Guide.
  • Compare and contrast sample and mock-up panels
  • Discuss the sustainable attributes of decorative concrete
  • Learn the correct method of specifying polished finishes
  • Describe the role of sealers and surface applied coatings in polished and decorative finishes

More upcoming ACI webinars

  • June 3 – ACI 332: A Contractor-Friendly Code
  • August 5 – Design and Construction of Externally Bonded Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) Systems
  • September 2 – Load Testing of Concrete Members of Existing Buildings
  • October 7 – Formed Concrete Surfaces

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