Hand Crafted Concrete: Floors, staircases, worktops, landscape and sculpture

26
Jan
2011
 
XX
XX
AM
This event was rescheduled from Wednesday 17 November.

A practical half day short-course for architects, interior designers, landscape designers, builders and self build enthusiasts.

Speakers:

David Bennett, Architectural Concrete Consultant
Jon Akers Coyle, Gillespies, Landscape Architects
Gillian Lambert, AOC Architects

The course will cover:

• Mixes for floors, for worktops, for landscape projects - Selecting materials, aggregate size, recycled glass, cement, pigments, admixtures, weighing scales

• Mixing Methods, including hand batching, mortar concrete mixers and small truck mixers

• Forming and Finishing, including formwork tips, reinforcement mesh, floor joints, placing and compacting and curing surface finishes

• A Step by Step Approach To Casting Concrete Plinths and Stairs - mix designs, moulds, casting tips, tamping and finishing, polishing, grinding, pigment, texture, maintenance issues

• A detailed case study of Redcliffe Street Plaza, Bristol by Jon Akers Coyle, Gillespies

• A detailed case study of the staircase at Hearth House, North London by Gill Lambert of AOC Architects

Comprehensive technical notes and reference information are included.

Cost: £125 + VAT, booking is essential. Registration from 4pm.