Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 17, 2005
Jeffrey Girard, P.E., President of The Concrete Countertop Institute and pioneer of engineered concrete countertops, presented the first engineering-based training for concrete countertops ever offered on the West Coast in Los Angeles on November 4-5. During the 2-day class, students learned every step of countertop-making: forming, correct reinforcing, how to deal with faucet and sink holes (including undermount sinks), mixes, proper curing to prevent cracks, finishing for a smooth, beautiful surface, and high-performance sealing.
“I was proud to host The Concrete Countertop Institute as part of the Decorative Concrete Training Series,” said Frank Lewis, a trailblazer of decorative concrete since 1973. “My goal is to bring quality decorative concrete training to southern California, and Jeff did a wonderful job teaching concrete countertops. I was impressed with how well he knows concrete countertops, and how well he was able to help students understand concrete countertops.”
Girard’s interactive class gave students the opportunity to learn both precast and cast in place concrete countertops. Every student completed a small project and participated in 2 larger projects that demonstrated all of the ins and outs of precast and cast in place countertop construction. The Concrete Countertop Institute is dedicated to quality concrete countertop education throughout the US, and will offer more California classes based on demand.
For more information about upcoming classes, visit http://www.concretecountertopinstitute.com.
About The Concrete Countertop Institute:
The Concrete Countertop Institute offers the most comprehensive, engineering-based education in concrete countertops in the industry. Its mission is to raise the standard for concrete countertops by helping contractors succeed in the business of making concrete countertops. Jeffrey D. Girard, P.E., the founder of The Concrete Countertop Institute, is a licensed professional civil engineer. He was the first person to approach concrete countertops from a structural engineering perspective. Jeff is a nationally recognized expert who has been making concrete countertops since 1999. For more information, contact Lane Mangum at 888-386-7711.