Today's luncheon and forum will feature experts in concrete polishing discussing what contractors need to know to grow their businesses. The forum will concentrate on the important topic of concrete polishing specifications - something every concrete polishing contractor is talking about.

Speakers will include:

  • Rick Smith, senior consultant and vice president of operations, Structural Services Inc., Richardson, Texas, will discuss ACI standards.
  • Lendall Mains, senior vice president, SSA Architecture, Small Studio Associates, Las Vegas, is a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) fellow and will discuss CSI's point of view.
  • Peter Wagner, Portland, Ore., is a concrete polishing expert and speaker. He currently is assisting Deco-Pour, a water-based dye manufacturer, and Revolutionary Concrete, a cleaning chemical manufacturer, to bring their polished concrete products to the U.S.

Attendees also will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions during an open forum following the presentations.

Hosted by Concrete Surfaces magazine, sponsored by the organizers of the International Concrete Polishing & Staining Conference, and cosponsored American Decorative Concrete, FGS PermaShine, and Substrate Technology Inc.