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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LIUNA Training and Education Fund | Evaluated Learning Experience

Decorative Concrete Finishes CON.DEC

Course Category: 
Location: 

LIUNA Pomfret, CT, and other LIUNA approved training centers

Length: 

16 hours.

Dates: 

April 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the basic process of exposing aggregate in concrete using the seeding, brushing, and washing method; given the proper tools, equipment, and PPE, demonstrate the seeding method for creating an exposed aggregate finish on a freshly placed slab of concrete; describe three finishing techniques used to enhance the appearance of colored concrete; describe the basic process of stenciling freshly placed concrete; given the proper tools, equipment, and PPE, demonstrate the process of concrete stenciling on a slab of freshly placed concrete; describe the process of stamping freshly placed concrete; given the proper tools, equipment, and PPE, demonstrate the process of stamping concrete on a slab of freshly placed concrete; describe four factors that may affect the appearance of a stained concrete finish; and describe three applications for spray-top finishes.

Instruction: 

Major topics include: various concrete finishes (exposed aggregate, colored concrete, stenciling concrete, and stamping concrete). Participants learn factors that affect the quality/appearance of each, materials used, processes for applying each finish, and health and safety factors. Participants observe, practice, and demonstrate the process for creating each decorative finish. Safety and proper work techniques are emphasized.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 1 semester hour in Construction Technology (4/16).

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