This exclusive seminar is designed to teach professional fabricators the latest and recently developedd methods and techniques of three dimensional fabric forming. The intention of this seminar is to encourage fabricators to push the limits of form work and explore new approaches to design and process. All of which will enable new offerings for the home, business and hospitality environments.
Our three-man team of seasoned veteran fabricators offers the most experienced instructors available.
David Akers, owner of a successful design-build firm in Atlanta, brings years of real world experience in decorative concrete casting with an emphasis in the commercial market. David started Amelia Concrete’s journey ten years ago while having been actively involved in decorative concrete pre-cast and cast-in-place since 1972. David was also a Buddy Rhodes artisan trainer for four years and launched the first satellite Cheng Concrete “Center of Excellence” training center.
Justin Burd started Tribe One Customs in 2006. At the time he was based out of Fayetteville, WV. His obsession with concrete grew as he obtained more work and was able to express himself through the medium. In 2009 he was accepted into the Best of West Virginia artisans, accepted into the Huntington Museum of Art, and became a Buddy Rhodes artisan. It was a really cool experience to be involved in art shows, museum installations, and certified by his hero and mentor Buddy. In the fall of 2010 he moved to Chattanooga where he teamed up with Set in Stone.
Nathan Smith earned a business degree with a emphasis on entrepreneurship in 2005. Two years later he started Set in Stone in a tiny shop and has since grown from fabricating simple slabs to more complex dimensional projects. In 2009 he moved the shop from their humble beginnings to Main Street in Chattanooga. He continued to do work on residential and commercial projects, and in 2009 was selected to participate in a public art project in downtown Chattanooga using concrete as his medium of choice.
In 2011 Set in Stone was selected to create some concrete for the Extreme Home Makeover and in 2012 we were chosen to present at the Artistry in Decorative Concrete at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Also in 2012 Justin was selected to be a trainer for the Concrete Decor show in San Antonio. Set in Stone now focuses on creating unique and well-designed concrete and we feed off of the energy of working and collaborating together. We seem to be constantly pushing the limits of what concrete can do.
What will I learn in 3 days of Professional Bathroom Element GFRC Fabric Forming Training.
This class is dedicated to giving you a new tool for your toolbox: fabric. We are focused on teaching you how to use fabric to create unique pieces specifically for the bathroom environment. The sink is the perfect medium to showcase the beauty and movement of concrete and water. We want to teach you to push your thinking and explore the many shapes and uses sinks can actually have. We want to give you new understanding of how to use fabric as a tool to simplify and create designs that were cost prohibitive or out of reach before this class.
The shower is another bathroom element where concrete is usually bypassed for another material. Yet concrete is suitable, beautiful, and durable for this setting as well. There are a lot of tricks to not only making a shower that looks good and is designed well, but that also performs correctly so you can feel good about it lasting a lifetime. You will learn how to design then template, create a shower pan and wall panels using fabric, and how to install it properly. You will also learn the ins and outs of proper pre-slope, rubber membranes, and waterproofing. What you will learn just on this aspect of the class will more than pay for your investment…this information is vital. This is a great high margin item that you need to know about if you are serious about growing your business.
You will learn the art of quality craftsmanship in a unique new style along with tips and techniques from our experienced instructors that were developed over many years in the industry. Working in small groups of three, with no more than three groups per class, each group will build a three dimensional element under constant supervision and direction from the instructors. These high impact segments will teach not only the newest fabricating tips but the latest in various materials used in the industry. This part is really amazing!
Learn Who Your Target Market Is.
Taking advantage of this new method and skill set plus utilizing marketing and sales techniques, you will have greater interest from each and every prospective buyer and have much greater opportunities to train specifiers to sell for you.
Interact With Other Concrete Professionals.
Spend the week with other professionals who bring their experiences to the table for all to learn from but who approach this seminar with a serious enthusiasm about expanding their skills and market share in their region.
Who Should Take This Training?
3 day Professional Fabric Forming Bathroom Element Training is a must for the individual or small business owner who is committed to saying “yes” to being successful in the concrete industry.
This business-oriented seminar is geared toward the professional who wants to grow or alter his or her concrete business. This educational experience should be viewed as an investment opportunity designed to expand business capabilities.
You will see and experience working in a “State of The Art” Fabrication Shop. This opportunity will save you valuable time and money as you grow and expand your work space.
Sessions Time and Capacity.
Full days of training in Chattanooga TN. First 3 days from 8:00 am to 5 pm. Sessions limited to 9 participants to ensure highest degree of learning and class participation.
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