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August 11-12, 2005 - Chemical Staining & Specialty Techniques
Featuring Kemiko Stains
Location: Douglasville, GA
Two-day Workshop - $700.00 per student
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Two power houses, Kemiko Stains and the Decorative Concrete Institute combine efforts to offer an exciting seminar on the wonderful possibilities of acid staining.

October 11-12-13-14, 2005 - Getting Started in the Field of Decorative Concrete
Concrete Countertops, Decorative Epoxy Systems, Skim Coats, Stamped Concrete Applications using Stains and Dyes, Vertical Stamping
Location: Douglasville, GA
Four-day Workshop - $1,700.00 per student
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The first Getting Started workshop that was held in February was a huge success which created the demand to have another one! This workshop not only targets the Architect specifying the job, or the beginner wanting to get started and achieve their aspirations, but also the seasoned professional that wants to expand his/her business. Topics to be discussed and presented at this 4-day workshop are as follows: stamped concrete, staining, dying, skim coats, spray down toppings, decorative epoxy systems, concrete countertops, vertical wall stamping, epoxies, polished concrete and more...

Again, we've invited several well-known industry leaders to offer their insight and expertise in the field of decorative concrete. Guests include: Rocky Geans, President-L. L. Geans; Jim Peterson, President-Concrete Network; Kirk Stokes,Sales & Technical Director-Key Resin West; Glen Roman,Technical Representative-Brickform Products; Barbara & Earl Sargent, Owners-Kemiko; Mark Hoen, President-Adobe Coatings; Dominick Cardone, President-The Concrete Impressionist;Jeffrey Girard,P.E., President - The Concrete Countertop Institute, featuring Buddy Rhodes mix; Stan Pace, President-FossilCrete; John Abrahamson, President-HTC-America; Gerald Taylor, President-Images in Concrete; Jonathon Sweet, Editor-Concrete Concepts.

October 24-25-26, 2005 - Skim Coats-Stains-Dyes
Featuring: Color Maker Floors
Location: Douglasville, GA
Three-day Workshop - $875.00 per student           Register Now!


November 8-9, 2005 - Chemical Staining & Specialty Techniques
Featuring Kemiko Stains
Location: Douglasville, GA
Two-day Workshop - $700.00 per student
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December 5-6-7, 2005 - Skim Coats-Stains-Dyes
Featuring: Color Maker Floors
Location: Douglasville, GA
Three-day Workshop - $875.00 per student           Register Now!


February 22-23-24, 2005 - Skim Coats-Stains-Dyes
Featuring Color Maker Floors
Location: Douglasville, GA
Three-day Workshop - $875.00 per student
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Workshop Descriptions

Stain – Opportunity knocks in the field of stained concrete. Stain is one of the hottest applications in the field of decorative concrete. Learn the tricks of the trade while completing a masterpiece. You will learn the do’s and don’ts and a variety of topics will be covered enabling you to be more profitable in your business. Each student will have the opportunity to create their own masterpiece on sample boards and take home to use as a marketing tool for their own business.

Seamless Texturing – Come learn limitless possibilities in this Seamless Texturing workshop. In this workshop topics to be covered are form setting, mix design, proper concrete placement and finishing techniques. Take advantage of this “real world” training atmosphere to enhance your know how.

Stenciled Overlays & Engraved Concrete – During this seminar, learn how to transform your utilitarian concrete surface into a work of art. This course will cover topics such as proper surface preparation, crack repair, and the installation of stenciled overlays. Also as part of this course, take advantage of one of the more popular techniques using sophisticated equipment and permanently engrave your concrete with stunning results.

Skim Coats – Stain – Dyes – Learn this exciting aspect of the business using micro-thin skim coats. As part of this course you will work with three versions of some of the most advanced products available. Upon completion of the installation of your skim coat you will have learned the artistic side of the business utilizing a combination of reactive stains and dyes.

Imprinted Concrete – Come take advantage of this hands-on imprinted concrete experience. Throughout this course topics will include form setting, sub grade preparation, mix design, and a multitude of ways to color your concrete. Learn the intricacies of the entire stamping process, start-to-finish.

Floor & Wall Treatments – Come learn in one of it’s first-of-a-kind class where combining floor treatments and carrying the theme up the wall with state of the art faux finishing techniques. Learn how to expand your business from the floor up!

Stay tuned for up-coming workshop information
Specialty workshops such as
Advanced and Week-long workshops

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is my investment in training for each workshop?

A. Our workshop fees vary according to the duration of the workshop and content. Please refer to the description of each individual workshop and fees related to them.

The workshop fee includes a catered lunch each day, workshop materials and hands-on training.

All workshops are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Q. What about lodging during the workshop?

A. Lodging is the responsibility of the student. Our training facility is located in Douglasville, Georgia. We recommend you stay at the:

Holiday Inn Express
Atlanta West (I-20)
7101 Concourse Parkway
Douglasville, GA 30134
Telephone: 770-920-9228
Toll-Free: 866-920-9228
(This number is for LODGING reservations only, please!)

You should contact the Holiday Inn Express dirrectly to make your reservations. Be sure to tell them you are attending a Decorative Concrete Institute Workshop.

Q. What do I need to do about transportation for the workshop?

A. Transportation is the responsibility of the student. If you are traveling by air, you should make reservations to fly into Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (ATL). You will also need to reserve a rental car for the duration of your visit. All of the major rental car companies have facilities either on the airport terminal grounds or nearby. Shuttles to the rental car lots are at the front of the terminal.

Q. How do I get to the workshop facility?

A. Directions will be provided to each individual the Friday before the workshop via email or fax. Directions will include from the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the DCI facility.

Q. What if I have to cancel my workshop registration?

A. DCI requires a 14 day advanced notice for cancellations. Any cancellations received after the 14-day cut-off period will be charged a $250.00 cancellation fee (this policy also includes no-shows).

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Please provide your check number here and mail your check promptly to: Decorative Concrete Institute, 8729 S. Flat Rock Road; Douglasville, GA 30134. Your registration will be processed upon receipt of your check. If paying via MasterCard, Visa, or American Express, someone from our office will contact you for your credit card information.

By clicking the "Submit" button below, I acknowledge that I am registering for the class I have indicated. I understand that DCI has a 14-day advance notice cancellation policy and that any cancellation received less than 14 days prior to the beginning date of the workshop will result in a $250.00 cancellation fee being withheld from any refund due. This cancellation fee also applies to no-shows.

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