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Reaching For Cloud 9 in Architectural Concrete Design

Cloud 9 is, in fact, a reference by the International Cloud Atlas, first published in 1896. Its initial purpose included aiding the training of meteorologists and promoting more consistent use of a vocabulary describing clouds—cloud 9 being one of the highest. Many are familiar with the term as an expression of bliss, and maybe that is how design professionals and craftsmen feel when a concrete design comes full circle. The article that started The Concrete 9 series, published in 2011 in The Construction Specifier magazine, was the foundation for developing products that are now common in the marketplace.

 

GP9

 

NINE FUNDAMENTALS TO GREEN POLISHING FROM DESIGN TO COMPLETION

  • Managing Expectations
  • Green Specifications
  • The Engineered Canvas
  • IAQ Equipment
  • Wet Profile and Hone Process
  • Green Treatments
  • Sustainable Color System
  • Sustainable Polish
  • Repair and Maintenance

GHP9 

Nine Fundamentals for Profiled, Honed, and Polished Architectural Concrete

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

CCanvas9

NINE FUNDAMENTALS FOR CANVAS CONTROL OF ARCHITECTURAL CONCRETE FLOORS

  • 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
  • Guides for Best Practices
  • Surface Treatments
  • Managing Expectations and Specifications
  • Canvas Cycle Management

    ITC9

    Nine Fundamentals for Placing and Curing an Integrally Troweled Concrete Floor

    • Defining the Vision and 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 Profiled ITCP Floors
    Canvas Control and Abrasive Polish System

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

    EC9

    Nine Fundamentals For Expansive Components for Shrinkage Compensating Concrete

    • Dry Shrinkage Is Controllable
    • Choice of Components
    • Producer Partnership
    • Mix Design
    • Restraint
    • Formwork
    • Placing
    • Finishing
    • Curing
    • The Conventional Reinforcement
    • The Level of  Reinforcement
    • The Types of Fiber Reinforcement
    • The Fiber Dosage
    • The Mix Design 
    • Transparency in the Mix  
    • Producer Partnership
    • Managing Expectations 
    • Managing Specifications 
    • The Integrally Colored Canvas
    • The Benefits Over Surface Colorant
    • The Environmental Impact of Colorants
    • The Colored Mix Design
    • The Producer Partnership
    • Finishing the Colored Canvas 
    • Managing Expectations
    • Managing Specifications
    • Canvas Cycle Managment
    • The Types of Concrete Colorants
    • Concrete Pigments  
    • Concrete Dyes
    • Managing Expectations
    • Sustainable Concerns 
    • Carry Agents
    • Application Requirements
    • Trouble Shooting
    • Surface Colorant Cycle Management

     

    • The Reflective Concrete Canvas
    • Cut Downtime
    • Cut Environmental Impact
    • Mix Design
    • Producer Relationship
    •  Reflectivity and Lower Utility Costs
    • Unique Surface Colorants With White Concrete
    • High-Performance Canvas
    • Canvas Cycle Management

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