It has been a month since our last podcast. The holidays disrupted our schedules, and BG fell ill with Covid, the flu, and who knows what else. This experience made us consider the value of good health, and how one does not truly appreciate it until it is gone. This emphasis on health is why Jon originally developed ICT and continues to be a priority for Kodiak Pro. BG and Jon have a detailed discussion about the methods by which concrete artisans can prioritize their health in their shops.
In other news, an exciting workshop is approaching. The Concrete Hero's Quest will take place April 26th-29th, 2023 in Napa, CA. It will be held at Joe Bates' shop for 3.5 days, during which we will delve into a single, ambitious project: a post-tensioned concrete conference table. We will use sprayed GFRC, SCC, and troweled techniques. It will be a worthy endeavor to work together as a team to solve problems, construct, cast, finish, and seal a remarkable piece. There will also be ample time for meaningful discussion. If you have been waiting to invest in a class that is worth your time and money, friend, now is the time.
ATTENTION ADVENTURE SEEKERS! ARE YOU READY TO EMBARK ON A HANDS-ON JOURNEY AND BECOME A CONCRETE HERO?
Join us for our 3.5 day workshop, the Concrete Hero's Quest, where you'll work as a team to design and construct a one-of-a-kind post-tensioned concrete table. Using state-of-the-art equipment, you'll mix and spray GFRC, cure and de-mold the table, and finish and seal it to perfection.
This exciting workshop is not for the faint of heart – it requires teamwork, problem-solving, and creativity. But with the support and guidance of our experienced instructors, you'll have all the tools you need to succeed on your hero's journey.
- Day One: We'll dive into the world of design. You'll work alongside Joe Bates, Jon Schuler, and Brandon Gore to create and present different concepts and details for a post-tensioned concrete conference table. In the afternoon, we'll get our hands dirty as we work together to build the form for the table.
- Day Two: We'll continue to fine-tune the form and prepare it for casting. We'll discuss the ins and outs of mixing and spraying GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) before putting our knowledge to the test and casting UHPC (ultra-high performance concrete) using state-of-the-art equipment and processes.
- Day Three: We'll start the day with an open discussion about any questions you may have about the concrete industry, including pricing, sales and marketing, coloring concrete, and working with architects and designers. We'll then de-mold the conference table and spend the afternoon working on processing it.
- Day Four (half day): On the final day of the workshop, we'll seal the conference table using ICT Reactive Sealer, going through the entire process from start to finish.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, and create something truly special. Gain the confidence you need to transition from simple concrete countertops to large, complex designs. Sign up for the Concrete Hero's Quest today and become a hero in the world of decorative concrete.
Register for the Hero’s Quest: http://www.concretedesignschool.com/concrete-heros-quest
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