Brandon Gore, of Gore Design Co. and Hard Goods, recently launched a new training program for professionals called Concrete Design School. Based in Tempe, Arizona, the school offers stand-alone workshops that cover fabric-forming, mold-making, casting with pumps and transporting the finished product.
Gore’s been involved in training since 2005, when he conducted the world’s first class on creating concrete sinks and countertops using GFRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete). In 2008 he taught the industry’s first class on fabric-forming. Concrete Design School is the continuation and progression of those efforts. When Gore began working with GFRC, the techniques were still new and there was no training available. Gore’s classes helped concrete reach an ever-broadening market and allowed contractors to take their skills to the highest level. Gore’s classes are 1 1/2 days to 2 1/2 days in length.