While in the course of business these days, you will sometimes be asked to travel outside the United States to do decorative concrete work. The pitfalls are many, but the windfalls can be huge.
A marketing professional discovered the genius of Fu-Tung Cheng after he decided to renovate his home with concrete countertops.
Today’s lesson is one each decorative concrete professional must heed: Creating the perfect project sample is the path to your artistic future.
A better understanding of how carbon dioxide is absorbed by concrete.
Training in the construction industry seems more daunting than some other professions. With all of the moving parts of our industry, we not only need to train on skill and leadership, but also safety and technology.
Designing decorative concrete is no different from any other process that has endless options. The first step is to ask the questions that define the project and guide the design.
Scientists in the UK develop a self-healing concrete that uses bacteria to plug cracks.
Europe's first solar concrete wall appears at Reckli's headquarter in Herne, Germany. The structure's smart facade combines various concrete structures and a solar energy generating film.
While on mobile phones, concrete contractors should conduct themselves professionally to make a good impression wherever they may be.
The decorative concrete industry is driven by fascination. Inspiring this fascination in customers is only possible when you connect first and foremost. Unfortunately, this is the number one aspect I see missing within our talented artisans today. Just like your ability to create with color and concrete, there is an art to connecting with architects, designers and owners.
Growing your business on limited resources can seem daunting or nearly impossible, but it is achievable over time with hard work and a clear plan of action. Adding employees can be a tough idea to grasp, when considering additional payroll and human resources.
Battelle scientists have developed a tiny bead, the Battelle Smart Corrosion Detector bead, that not only detects corrosion but delivers a payload to help heal the microscopic cracks that rust creates.
The one universal truth about the polished concrete industry is that, sadly enough, there is no universal truth. We don’t agree about what defines polished concrete, what steps are important, or what is the best way to steer the industry.
Referrals from satisfied customers will propel you to the top.
In today’s digital age, many contractors are increasingly using the Internet, social media and iPads to highlight their portfolios and suggest options to potential clients.
We all need new business, but distinguishing between reasonable and unreasonable buyers is important. The difference between a deal breaker and an issue that is merely an obstacle can be a loss or profit of thousands of dollars.
When it comes to edging that pleases the eye, decorative concrete curbs have no competition.
Railroad ties rot, bender board breaks and brick mortar crumbles. But decorative curbing is permanent.
Women CEOs of concrete companies are smashing glass ceilings and bucking trends that have emerged for women in other nontraditional occupations. While women CEOs only comprise 2 percent in the basic and infrastructure sectors according to World Economic Forum and Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
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A researcher is trying to give cement sensing properties with applications in the oil industry.
Peace of mind seems to be a rare commodity these days. So, if you could become involved in a program that helps offer that to you and your clients— and possibly helps grow your business, as well— wouldn’t you leap at the opportunity?
A successful presentation requires more than just showing up with lunch and a slide show. A successful presentation requires knowing your audience, offering them value, preparation, passion, focus, visual aids and follow-up.
You have likely heard by now that sharing visual content — infographics, photographs and videos — on social media garners attention, builds brand awareness and increases audience engagement better than text-only posts.