3 Day GFRC Advanced Workshop

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3 Day GFRC Advanced Workshop

Time: April 19, 2017 to April 21, 2017
Location: Fishstone training center, Crystal Lake, IL
Website or Map: http://www.concretecountertop…
Phone: 815-276-0299
Event Type: training
Organized By: Tom Fischer- Fishstone,CCS
Latest Activity: Jan 11, 2017

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Event Description

3 full days of hands-on training in GFRC, Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete, learn precast techniques to produce counter tops and architectural elements in our 4,000 sq. ft. dedicated training facility. 

Great Course to expand your skill set in decorative concrete trades.  Learn how to make your own mix, spray and finish your decorative concrete precast projects using GFRC. 


Some things we will cover:

  • Mix design, understanding admixtures when and how to use them 
  • Tooling and shop setup needed to produce GFRC. 
  • We will cover types of molds, polishing techniques and sealers in addition to the type projects suited for the GFRC application. 
  • Learn from an expert actually producing GFRC successfully along with many tips to selling projects that will make your business a success.
  • Heavy hands on projects in class: integrated sinks, fire pit, tiles, individual projects 

April 19-21, 2017 

Day One- Check in Time is 8:30am, Class begins at 9:00am

Day Two- Start time 8:30am 

Day Three - Start time8:30am

  • $ 200 discount for previous participants 
  • (call for multi-student discount)
  • Multiple trainers and small class size insure you will have focused attention
  • Breakfast and Lunch during class 
  • Limited to 6 students
  • Location in Crystal Lake, IL (near Chicago)
  • Easy access to Chicago O'hare International Airport 

Plan for an extra day and take the train(station is one block away) and visit the heart of Chicago to see some of its great architectural buildings or visit one of its renown museums.  Or just spend a day strolling along the lakeside.

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