Hanley Wood University

 

Concrete Surfaces

  • Diamond Polished Concrete Floors: Why?

    1 LU

    Many architects want their projects to benefit from the beauty, sustainability and durability of diamond polished concrete floors. However, there are several ways to get the initial “look” of a diamond polished concrete floor without it actually being one. This educational unit teaches architects and specifiers what it takes to achieve an authentic diamond polished concrete floor, for both new constructions and renovations. Armed with this information, architects and specifiers will ensure their vision is turned into reality. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2014
    Subject(s):
    Concrete Surfaces
    Sponsor:
    Husqvarna
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Solving Moisture Issues with Rapid Drying Concrete

    1 LU

    This course will discuss moisture in concrete slabs and solutions to end slab moisture issues such as flooring failures, mold, warping or curling, and excessive drying times. One solution to these moisture related problems is utilizing a rapid drying concrete. Rapid Drying Concrete is a ready-mix concrete solution for preventing moisture-related floor covering failures, an industry-wide problem that costs millions of dollars annually in damage, downtime, repair and replacement. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2014
    Subject(s):
    Structural Concrete, Concrete, Concrete Curing, Concrete Slabs and Floors, Concrete Surfaces, Concrete Construction
    Sponsor:
    US Concrete
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Moisture Testing of Concrete Floor Slabs

    1 LU AIA

    Several tests are available to test the moisture content in concrete, but not all are accurate or reliable. This program will review common sources of moisture in concrete floor slabs, why it's important to test for moisture, describe test methods, and discuss why relative humidity testing is the most accurate test method. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Concrete Surfaces
    Sponsor:
    Wagner Meters
  • Concrete Basics: Curing and Sealing

    1 LU LU

    There are many factors that affect the long term durability of concrete. Some of these are: mix design, environmental conditions, structural loading and design, quality of the raw materials used in the concrete and mixing, placing and curing. This presentation will explain the basics of cement hydration, and introduce the various curing methods and floor treatments available. In addition, this presentation will help the specifying agency and/or end user identify the proper materials and products needed for the project. Take the course.

    Posted:
    September 2011
    Subject(s):
    Concrete Surfaces, Concrete Curing
    Sponsor:
    W.R. Meadows
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Sustainable and Instant Cure UV Coatings for Concrete Floors

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    In the last few years, a new surface treatment for concrete floors has been developed that is impacting selection preferences. UV-cured floor coatings provide a durable surface with an instant cure, yielding much faster return to service, while the near-zero VOC emissions and low odor make these 100% solids materials a safe and environmentally-friendly choice. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2011
    Subject(s):
    Sustainability, Concrete Surfaces
    Sponsor:
    DSM