Material selection is one of the most important choices you will make to the overall outcome of your construction projects. Understanding how different material options impact your bottom line leads to better informed decision-making. This course highlights the advantages that durable, non-combustible, low-maintenance materials and finishes bring to your projects, why architectural and decorative concrete is the smart choice for buildings and floors, and why concrete is a sustainable option.
This course covers the fundamentals of quartz surfacing including its performance attributes vs. alternative products and typical applications. The course provides an overview of the production, testing and quality-assurance processes in the quartz surfacing industry. This will include an explanation of the supply chain and route to market, from raw material to the end consumer or project, as well as best practices in fabrication and installation of quartz surfacing.
Natural stone is used in a variety of applications from rustic cabins to minimalist modern interiors and can be specified in many sizes, shapes and colors. This presentation reviews the differences between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic stone products including the differences between a variety of natural stones and their best applications. An overview of numerous finishes, installations and appropriate maintenance techniques will provide information on how to select the right stone for any surface. Honed, tumbled, polished, split faced, brushed are just some of the finishes explained and illustrated in this presentation. This overview demonstrates why stone has numerous environmental benefits to architects who design buildings that are long lasting.
Find out why so many quality-minded contractors have made Surecrete their supplier of choice. We've pulled together the Top 10 reasons.
This course will discuss High-Performance Surfaces for Bath and Kitchen, Basic Types of Polymer Surfaces, Compression-Molded Solid Surface Product Uses & Comparisons, Compression-Molded Solid Surface Applications, What to Look for When Specifying, and Maintenance Features. You will also learn about the processes used for manufacturing these products, how to describe these next-generation materials to clients, and designing kitchens and bathrooms for increased durability and sustainability.
Designing With Surface Materials To Reinforce Key Trends Shaping Hospitality Interiors (Print Course)
This CEU will connect designers with the ways in which surface materials can help them respond to and reinforce hospitality trends through design, durability, and availability. We will explore trends impacting the hospitality industry, the performance attributes and applications of various surface materials, and how these materials can be used to improve design in high-trend hospitality spaces.
A groundbreaking national survey sheds new light on how precasters can take advantage of exciting new advances in demold cycle times, weight reduction, LEED-friendly compositions, and other fabrication factors to scale-up sales and profits."
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