We’ve been teaching concrete enthusiasts for a long time - nearly 15 years now, and that has resulted in a lot of conversations. The APEX Concrete Workshop is a result of those discussions.
What we’ll focus on in this workshop:
Post-Tensioned Concrete: Post-tensioning concrete is a great solution for concrete pieces that will have long unsupported spans - think massive dining tables and modern benches. We will work as a class to build a form for and cast a post-tensioned piece.
Rubber Mold-Making: Being able to create your own rubber molds is the Swiss Army Knife of concrete skills! We are constantly crafting custom rubber components, whether they be for drain or faucet knockouts, integral drainboards and soap-dishes, or custom objects such as planters. This is by far one of the most requested topics from workshop attendees, so if you want to learn how to make rubber molds for concrete applications, this is your class.
GFRC - Mix, Casting, and Finishing: We will share our GFRC mix design, blending protocol, casting processes, and how to properly finish your concrete masterpiece. 15 years of trials and tribulations distilled down to what works - we learned the hard way what not to do, so you don’t have to.
The Business of Running a Successful Concrete Business: If you do something that isn’t profitable it’s a hobby. You can’t pay your mortgage with a hobby. Knowing how to work with concrete is only half of the battle, we’ll share with you what has worked for us when it comes to selling and marketing high-end concrete. How to approach pricing, what you should do, and most importantly, how to avoid the pitfalls that will cost you money. Through your time at this workshop you will have access to Brandon Gore’s years of concrete fabrication and design experience, and his working knowledge as a professional self-supporting concrete artisan.
Day 1 A.M.:
Introduction to post-tensioning principles, and when to utilize the method
Creating the mold for the post-tensioned piece
How to properly place and orient the post-tensioning steel
GFRC Mix Design
Mix and cast the post-tensioned piece
Day 1 P.M.:
Introduction to rubber mold-making and types of rubber
Each participant will construct their own mold, the afternoon will be spent doing this
Day 2 A.M.:
Post-tensioned piece mold removal
Day 2 P.M.:
Rubber mold construction continues
Day 3 A.M.:
Concrete Sealers, what works in the real world and what doesn’t
How to properly seal concrete
Day 3 P.M.:
Rubber mold reveal
Presentation of behind-the-scenes photos of complex forms
How to approach different pieces, from simple to complex
Final question and answer
Hugs and kisses goodbye
This will be the last workshop Brandon will conduct for 2019, so if you want to start 2020 with a fresh outlook and supercharged skillset, register today and we’ll see you in Eureka Springs!
October 7 - 9, 2019
Session Time and Capacity
3 full days of training in the Concrete Design School Headquarters located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
These sessions are limited to 20 participants to ensure hands-on learning and class participation
First-time Students: $2400 / Use Discount Code ‘EARLYBIRD’ at checkout to save 10%, for a savings of $240, bringing the total to $2160. The Early Bird Discount expires on August 31, 2019!
Alumni: $1920 / Use Discount Code ‘EARLYBIRD’ at checkout to save 10%, for a savings of $192, bringing the total to $1728. The Early Bird Discount expires on August 31, 2019!
You may be asking yourself, which ticket type should I purchase? If this is your first time attending a Concrete Design School Workshop you should choose the 'First Time Student' ticket. If you have previously taken part in a Concrete Design School class you should choose the 'Alumni' ticket, as we offer special reduced pricing to returning attendees as way of saying thank you for your continued support.
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WORKSHOP LOCATION AND TRAVEL DETAILS
Concrete Design School is located at:
45 Bear Ridge Rd., Eureka Springs, AR 72631
GPS Coordinates: 36.421726, -93.789226
The Fine Print
If you need to cancel, the course fee will not be refunded but the amount can be used towards a future Concrete Design School workshop.
All participants will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with penalties for unauthorized disclosure of material. The methods and formulas taught during the class may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form.
Concrete Design School reserves the right to change, modify or cancel the class schedule at any time.