Tuesday, Jan. 18–Friday, Jan. 21,
During show hours

Contractor Clinics, sponsored by Concrete Construction, Masonry Construction, and Concrete Surfaces magazines, will feature presentations to demonstrate attendees new techniques, materials, and tools used in concrete construction. Presenters will include manufacturers and suppliers of products and services. There also will be a number of industry-specific issues and initiatives including sustainability, repair work at Alcatraz, and the National Concrete Canoe Competition. Each presentation will be 30 minutes, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period.

Schedule

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. | Introduction to Hanley Wood University’s Online Education Portal for the Concrete Construction Marketplace
Presented by Hanley Wood University
Attendees will be able to see a live demonstration of Hanley Wood University, which provides free online certified and noncertified continuing education learning modules. Starting in mid-February 2011, Concrete Construction magazine and Hanley Wood University will offer these courses on demand and create unique learner pages within the portal for each specific registered learner. Participants of this clinic will be shown a live demonstration on how the portal works and be shown actual online courses from a learner’s perspective to become familiar with navigation in preparation for the Concrete Construction courses arrival in mid to late February.

12 p.m.–12:45 p.m. | New Dust Collection Systems Overview and Q&A 
Presented by Dustless Technologies
The presentation will cover the new Pro Series line of Industrial HEPA vacuum systems from Dustless Technologies in addition to their certified HEPA Wet-Dry vacuum and dust collection accessories for use with power tools.

1 p.m.–1:45 p.m. | Lifting Concrete Slabs with Lightweight Polyurethane Foam Vs. Mud Jacking
Presented by Prime Resins
This contractor clinic will focus on the advantages of lifting and realigning sunken concrete slabs or foundations with lightweight polyurethane foam verses conventional cementicious grouts or mud jacking. Topics discussed will include techniques to improve weak soils or fill voids in various below grade applications, as well as an overview of necessary equipment and the characteristics of various polyurethane formulations and where they perform best.

2 p.m.–2:45 p.m. | Concrete Repair Meets Decorative Concrete on Alcatraz Island
Presented by Chico State
Leading concrete repair expert Tanya Wattenburg Komas, PhD, director of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program, College of Engineering, California State University, Chico, and Chico State CIM Students will present their repair and decorative concrete work at Alcatraz Island that was done in conjunction with the National Parks Service. State-of-the-art repair technology from BASF was blended with artistic decorative concrete on the Island's National Historic Landmark structures. The presentation will remind attendees of our country’s, as well as our industry’s commitment, to advances in concrete construction technology, forensic evaluation, and the study of material performance as well as the opportunities for achieving aesthetically and historically appropriate repairs. Decorative techniques for texturing and coloring new concrete patches to age them to match historic/older concrete will be discussed.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
10 a.m.–10:45 a.m. | Reviving Faded, Worn or Mismatched Color in Integrally Colored Concrete
Presented by L.M. Scofield Co.
Have you ever had a customer who wasn’t happy with the color of their concrete? Now there’s a great new solution! Scofield Revive Color Refresher is ideal for companies and contractors who want to bring faded concrete color back up to that new look, bring consistency to mismatched color, or even add a measure of color to uncolored horizontal concrete or concrete pavers. When you attend this clinic you’ll get in-depth information about this versatile new colored water repellant, be able to view concrete samples and get expert tips from Scofield’s experienced trainers Scott Thome and Bob Torres.

11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. | Castorcrete Urethane Modified Concrete Systems Introduction & Demonstration
Presented by Arizona Polymer Flooring
Arizona Polymer Flooring will be demonstrating the installation of their new Urethane Modified Concrete Castorcrete. Along with the Demonstration there will also be a discussion that will focus on surface preparation system selection and installation procedures.

12 p.m.–12:45 a.m. | Introduction to Hanley Wood University’s Online Education Portal for the Concrete Construction Marketplace
Presented by Hanley Wood University
Attendees will be able to see a live demonstration of Hanley Wood University, which provides free online certified and noncertified continuing education learning modules. Starting in mid-February 2011, Concrete Construction magazine and Hanley Wood University will offer these courses on demand and create unique learner pages within the portal for each specific registered learner. Participants of this clinic will be shown a live demonstration on how the portal works and be shown actual online courses from a learner’s perspective to become familiar with navigation in preparation for the Concrete Construction courses arrival in mid to late February.

3 p.m.–3:45 p.m. | Marketing in a Challenging Economy
Presented by Brian Gallagher and Kimberly Kayler, CPSM, CSI, www.leadingwithmarketing.com
As the economy continues its slow recovery, concrete contractors face dynamic challenges. Many contractors are cutting marketing expenditures, but marketing is more important than ever in challenging economic times. While dollars may be tight, a consistent presence in the marketplace now will pay dividends in the future. In this clinic session, you will learn where your company should be investing to win work now and prepare for the recovery.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
10 a.m.–10:45 a.m. | Concrete in LEED—Can We Get a Little Help Here?

Presented by Barry Descheneaux, LEED AP, manager product support and development, Holcim
There are a few different green building rating systems. Perhaps the most widely known is LEED, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Holcim will cover some of the LEED points available when using concrete and demo a new tool for some of the tougher point calculations: calQ—Material Assessment Calculator for Green Building Systems.

11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. | Grinding & Polishing Synthetic Fiber-Reinforced Floors: Myths, Truths, and Tips 
Presented by Forta Corp.
Grinding and polishing concrete floors has become extremely popular to owners for many reasons, but cracks and joints can be flies in the project ointment. As a result, high dosages of macrosynthetic fibers have become a popular reinforcement method to minimize these issues, as long as they can be ground and polished successfully. This session will provide fiber characteristics that maximize concrete performance, and tips to lead contractors to a successful polished result.

1 p.m.– 1:45 p.m. | Decorative Concrete Steps
Presented by Butterfield Color Inc.
This contractor clinic will focus on various methods of creating decorative concrete steps. During the clinic, instructors will review several techniques to create decorative steps with form liners and stencils. Use of integral coloring, color hardeners and overlays with steps will be discussed as well. The seminar will include live demonstrations on framing cantilevered steps and coloring/texturing existing steps.

2 p.m.– 2:45 p.m. | Mortar Water-Protection System
Presented by Kryton
Add more value to your work and learn how to build water-protection right into your mortar. Kryton’s Krystol Mortar Admixture (KMA) is a chemical admixture designed to reduce permeability and water absorption for cementitious mortar. Kryton will demonstrate the mixing, application, and water-repelling abilities of this unique formula. This add-on to your mortar renderings and block and stone wall projects will help ensure you deliver a durable water resistant structure to your customers.

3 p.m.–3:45 p.m. | Old World Concrete Countertops and Fireplaces Made Easy and Inexpensive
Presented by Concrete Solutions
Concrete Solutions presents The Ashby System: an alternative to all the systems and methods available. Cut time and costs creating old world and natural looking concrete countertops, fireplaces and artistry. No polish necessary to achieve amazing result. Discussion will be led by the system creator and artist Ben Ashby.