Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the Concrete Academy
Decorative concrete is not your parents’ drab, utilitarian concrete … but it is, without question, on the cutting edge of a new breed of concrete design and architecture. The plain, rough gray of traditional concrete has given way to low-maintenance, eco-friendly design solutions that offer strength, beauty, and versatility for a wide range of building types, both inside and out.
Concrete as a work of art? Not only is it possible, but these trends, including textures, stamps, and exposed aggregate, are gaining steam, offering architecture and design professionals an innovative and cost-effective way to transform concrete substrates into an aesthetic focal point. Through presentations by an expert panel, which will include project case studies.
This webinar will explore a variety of decorative techniques, covering such topics as aesthetic and performance benefits, available and dynamic finishes, materials and methods, process and production, how architects dealt with the challenges of working with exposed and decorative concrete, as well as the designers’ vision, mock-ups and specs. At the end of the presentations, there will be time for a brief Q&A with the speakers.
- Describe different types of decorative concrete trends and treatments, including overlays, coloring techniques and finishes, and exposed aggregate.
- Discuss the growing popularity of decorative concrete and examine a range of project types that would benefit from decorative concrete solutions.
- Identify the aesthetic and performance strengths of decorative concrete and explore ways in which longevity and quality can be maintained.
- Explain how different types of decorative concrete can support a project’s sustainability goals.