The Decorative Concrete Institute continues to
provide consulting, education, installation and training to marketplaces
across the United States and Internationally. DCI places its focus
on Architects, Artists, Concrete Finishers, Faux Finishers, General
Contractors, Interior Designers, Ready Mix Producers, etc. to
bring them knowledge and offer advice on the demands of Interior
and Exterior Architectural Design.
DCI has worked with and continues to work
with a diverse range of industry professionals catering to the
individual needs of each project focusing on products and designs
that are conducive to the particular environment they are working
in. DCI consults with on-the-job applications and installations
and provides the technical expertise to complete jobs successfully.
DCI offers different levels of workshops
and training to accommodate each student’s needs, from the
beginner to the advanced installer. The Decorative Concrete Institute
offers to the professionals not only on-the-job training, but
classroom knowledge of cutting-edge products and techniques that
are available in the industry. Some of the topics covered in the
curriculum include proper surface and floor preparation, faux
finishes, design layout, decorative scorecutting, and staining
techniques. Other topics covered include sand blasted and engraved
graphics, concrete stenciling and stamping, and countertops that
will enable the students to provide their consumer with successful
turn-key projects. Hands-on training is a key factor at the Institute.
Students apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom
to designing, installing, and completing actual projects.
On occasion special featured guests are invited to DCI to share
their knowledge in their fields of expertise, such as artists,
faux finishers, demos from floor preparation companies, along
with writers and editors from magazines within the industry.
Come experience time-tested training in
a fresh, new environment with no limitations.