Pre-conference education programs scheduled in conjunction with the first annual Concrete Decor Show will feature discussions of floor coatings and treatments, concrete polishing, and decorative concrete, the event’s organizers announced.
The program is part of the Concrete Decor Show and Decorative Concrete Spring Training, scheduled for March 16-19, 2010, at the Phoenix Convention Center. The Journal of Architectural Coatings (JAC) is a media partner for the pre-conference program, and is the organizer and sponsor of a panel-presentation session titled “Exploring Form & Function: New Directions for Commercial Floor Coatings and Treatments.” Details on the pre-conference program were recently issued by show organizers.
The pre-conference program, scheduled for March 16, will feature a keynote address by acclaimed Phoenix-based architect Will Bruder, AIA, president of Will Bruder + Partners Ltd. Bruder will engage in a lively debate on sustainability with his colleague, the award-winning designer Fu-Tung Cheng, principal of Cheng Design Inc.
The panel presentation sponsored by JAC is part of the pre-conference program track focusing on architectural design. Speakers and topics planned for the session include:
• Designing and Specifying Decorative Concrete, Howard Jancy, Howard Jancy & Associates;
• Now Every Color Can be Green (coatings and toppings), Floyd Dimmick, Crown Polymers; and
• Advantages of Polyaspartric Seamless Floors, Doug Bannister, One Day Floors.
Panel-presentation sessions also include “Decorative Pervious Concrete in Municipal and Commercial Projects”; “Concrete Polishing: Addressing LEED Criteria and Safety Improvements”; and “Creative Opportunities for Decorative Concrete Design.”
Also scheduled as part of the pre-conference program’s architectural-design track are the following topics and speakers: “Creating Theme-Magic,” David Long, Lakeland Company; “Applications for Architectural Stain and Concrete Formliners,” Russell Gray, Nawkaw Corp.; “Gorgeous, Graphic & Green Concrete Artistry,” Shellie Rigsby, Acanthus Stain Design; and “A Systematic Approach to Successful Concrete Countertops,” Doug Bannister, One Day Floors.
The pre-conference program’s contractor-oriented track will offer sessions on “Decorative Concrete Around the World: A Global Perspective”; “The Internet Marketing Milkshake”; and “Managing Collaborative Public Works Projects Using Decorative Concrete.”
The emphasis of the new Concrete Decor Show is “hands-on training for decorative concrete contractors and specialty artisans,” show organizers said. Workshops and seminars will cover methods employed in concrete staining, stenciling, stamping, polishing, engraving, resurfacing, repair, renovation, and the creation of countertops, artificial rockwork, vertical features, and artistic specialties.
More information: www.concretredecorshow.com.