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Continuing Education &  Webinar Events

Green Umbrella provides continuing education options for professionals at all stages of architectural concrete.

AIA Presentations

USGBC Presentaions

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Receive clear and defined instruction to cut labor, cut downtime, and cut environmental impact. Understand Green Umbrella architectural concrete systems’ benefits, methods, and maintenance.

Basics of PHP Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors

The Basics of Profiled, Honed, and Polished Concrete:  This course introduces the different processes and systems used to create a green and sustainable polished concrete floor. Learn how to specify flooring and finishing options and deep dive into the benefits of polished concrete, including versatility, value, and sustainability. The discussion will address moisture issues, long-term maintenance, and LEED certification.

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

Integrally Troweled CURE and Polished Concrete Floors

Integrally Troweled Cure and Polished Concrete Floors: This course discusses the method used to create a polished concrete floor during the concrete finishing process using tools common in the industry to reduce labor, downtime, and environmental impact.

  • 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
  • Managing Specifications

Expansive Components for Concrete

Expansive Components for Concrete:  Understand the issues faced with concrete and how to eliminate them.

  • Dry Shrinkage Control
  • Choice of Components
  • Producer Partnership
  • Expansive Mix Design
  • Restraint
  • Formwork
  • Placing and Finishing
  • Curing
  • Value of Expansive Components 

Design of Architectural Concrete Floors

Design of Architectural Concrete Floors:  How to successfully design and execute an architectural concrete floor.

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

Upcoming Webinars

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The Basics of Profiled, Honed, and Polished Concrete

May Be Valid for State License

(1 LU/HSW)

This course introduces the profile, hone, and polish (PHP) process used to create a polished concrete floor and discusses the benefits of polished concrete flooring, including versatility, lower costs, and sustainability. Learn more and register today.

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Integrally Troweled Cure
and
Polished Concrete

May Be Valid for State License

(1 LU/HSW)

This course discusses the method used to create a polished concrete floor during the concrete finishing process. Learn more and register today.

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Expansive Components
in
Concrete

May Be Valid for State License

(1 LU/HSW)

This course discusses the benefits of shrinkage compensating concrete and how it can be implemented in various applications. Learn more and register today.

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Design
of
Architectural Concrete

May Be Valid for State License

(1 LU/HSW)

This course discusses the fundamentals and value of designing high-quality architectural concrete floors using best practices to meet customer expectations. Learn more and register today.

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Nine Fundamentals for Canvas Control of Architectural Concrete



This presentation discusses the fundamentals for canvas control of architectural concrete floors. Learn more and register today.

Lunch & Learn Seminars

 

Green Umbrella provides Lunch & Learn seminars for architects and engineers nationwide for continuing education credit. 

Green Umbrella provides AIA continuing education learning units via Lunch & Learn seminars for architects and engineers to advance specialty skills and maintain continuing education requirements. To maintain membership, the American Institute of Architects requires 18 hours of continuing education each year. This can be achieved through various methods: online articles with review, webinars, or presentations in your office or local AIA chapter. Green Umbrella offers several eye-opening presentations designed to pique your interest in the world of concrete and decorative concrete.

By inviting a Green Umbrella consultant into your office, you are opening up the possibilities of improvement on projects still in the design phase, currently under construction, and even future work. We will not only be sharing the latest in concrete technology, but we will also be equipping you with knowledge and information that you can use on every project using a standard CSI-format specification.

Click the button below to register and allow us to share our love for and knowledge of concrete with you and your team!

Our firm has had several Green Umbrella presentations. They know concrete, and each presentation has been better than the last. These presentations create conversation… Thank you Green Umbrella!

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Just finished the webinar: The Basics of Profiled, Honed, and Polished Concrete – Sustainable Floors … One of the best I’ve seen!JCJ Architecture