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Reaching for Cloud9 in Architectural Concrete Design.

Cloud number 9 is in fact a reference by the International Cloud Atlasi ts initial purposes included aiding the training of meteorologists and promoting more consistent use of vocabulary describing clouds, Cloud 9 being one of the hightest.  Many are familiar with the expression of bliss, and is how a design professional and craftsman feel when a concrete design comes full circle. This article that started the series was the GP9, published in 2011 in Specifiers Magazine was a foundation for the development for products that are more common in the market place today. 

 

GP9

 

NINE FUNDAMENTALS TO GREEN POLISHING FROM DESIGN TO COMPLETION

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors.  Course is an introduction to the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also address moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED and sustainability. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing optons, undrstand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and describe its versatile, economical and sustainable benefits. 

  • Managing Expectations
  • The Green Specification
  • The Engineered Canvas
  • The IAQ Equipment
  • The Wet Grind and Wet Hone process
  • The Green Treatments
  • The Sustainable Color System
  • The Sustainable Polish
  • The Repair and Maintenance

GHP9 

Nine Fundamentals for Ground, Hone & Polished Architectural Concrete

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors.  Course is an introduction to the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also address moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED and sustainability. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing optons, undrstand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and describe its versatile, economical and sustainable benefits. 

  • The Concrete Surface
  • Testing Methods
  • Wet vs. Dry
  • Equipment
  • Liquid Cutting Agent
  • Cutting Abrasives
  • Honing Abrasives
  • Polishing Abrasives
  • Managing Specifications

CCanvas9 – 

NINE FUNDAMENTAL FOR CANVAS CONTROL OF ARCHITECTURAL CONCRETE FLOORS

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors.  Course is an introduction to the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also address moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED and sustainability. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing optons, undrstand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and describe its versatile, economical and sustainable benefits. 

  • Unconventional Architectural Floors
  • The Value of Higher Quality Floor Design
  •  Integrally Troweled Cure and Placement Process
  • Canvas Components: (Fiber, Expansive, Integral Colorant)
  • Wet Abrasive Process
  • The Guides for Best Practice
  • Surface Treatments
  • Managing Expectations & Specifications
  • Canvas-Cycle Management

ITC9

Nine fundamentals for Placing & Curing an Integrally Troweled Concrete Floor

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors.  Course is an introduction to the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also address moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED and sustainability. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing optons, undrstand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and describe its versatile, economical and sustainable benefits. 

  • Defining the Vision & Mechanism
  • Mechanical Densified Method: The Placement
  • Mechanical Densified Method: The Finish
  • Troweled Cure
  • Surface Fixative
  • Unconventional Architectural Finish
  • Integral Color Options
  • Maintenance/Surface treatment
  • Specifications

ITCp9

Nine Fundamentals for Mechanically Ground ITCP floors
Canvas Control & Abrasive Polish System

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors.  Course is an introduction to the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also address moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED and sustainability. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing optons, undrstand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and describe its versatile, economical and sustainable benefits. 

  • Unconventional Architectural Floors
  • Defining the Mechanism of Integrally Troweled Concrete: The Placement & Finish Troweled Cure
  • Surface Fixative
  • Surface Treatment
  • Wet Abrasive Process Equipment
  • Wet Abrasive Process
  • Managing Expectations and Specifications
  • Canvas-Life Schedule

EC9

Nine Elements for Expansive Components for Shrinkage Compensating Concrete

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors.  Course is an introduction to the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also address moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED and sustainability. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing optons, undrstand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and describe its versatile, economical and sustainable benefits. 

  • Dry-shrinkage is controllable
  • Choice of Components
  • Producer Partnership
  • Mix-Design
  • Restraint
  • Formwork
  • Placing
  • Finishing
  • Curing

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors.  Course is an introduction to the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also address moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED and sustainability. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing optons, undrstand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and describe its versatile, economical and sustainable benefits. 

  • Cut Labor
  • Cut Downtime
  • Cut Environmental Impact
  • Safety
  • Wet Polish
  • Treatments
  • Equipement
  • Tooling
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Maintenance

IntegralConcrete9

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors.  Course is an introduction to the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also address moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED and sustainability. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing optons, undrstand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and describe its versatile, economical and sustainable benefits. 

  • Cut Labor
  • Cut Downtime
  • Cut Environmental Impact
  • Safety
  • Wet Polish
  • Treatments
  • Equipement
  • Tooling
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Maintenance

SurfaceColorant9

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors.  Course is an introduction to the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also address moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED and sustainability. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing optons, undrstand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and describe its versatile, economical and sustainable benefits. 

  • Cut Labor
  • Cut Downtime
  • Cut Environmental Impact
  • Safety
  • Wet Polish
  • Treatments
  • Equipement
  • Tooling
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Maintenance

WhiteConcrete9

The Basics of Ground, Honed & Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors.  Course is an introduction to the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. The discussion will also address moisture issues, long term maintenance, LEED and sustainability. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing optons, undrstand the benefits of polished concrete flooring and describe its versatile, economical and sustainable benefits. 

  • Cut Labor
  • Cut Downtime
  • Cut Environmental Impact
  • Safety
  • Wet Polish
  • Treatments
  • Equipement
  • Tooling
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Maintenance

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