Cast stone and precast concrete seminar
Join us at our cast stone and precast concrete seminar.
Learn everything there is to know about manufacturing cast stone and glass fiber reinforced concrete at our precast seminar, from the conceptual drawings, to mold making, to mixing the raw materials, then hand laying or spray coating the material into molds. Learn these manufacturing techniques direct from our staff here at our plant.
Personally developed and led by Jerry Griffiths, the Advanced Cast Stone and GFRC Training is comprised of an intensive hands-on program as well as cast stone seminar modules on design.
Participants will learn the principles of good concrete design, the techniques to implement them, advanced mold-making, and the trade secrets of Ventura Cast Stone's many texture finishes.
Each team of participants will craft a personally designed profile from scratch; each design includes features and techniques discussed throughout the program.
This intensive, 5-day program is held at our 5,000 s.f. Fabrication Studio, Ventura Cast Stone working concrete shop. The advanced cast stone and GFRC training is conducted by professional instructors who possess real-world experience in the precast concrete business. Participants will learn complex mold-making and will complete an advanced-level cast stone and GFRC concrete program.
What will I learn in the Advanced Cast Stone and GFRC Training?
At the center of this program, you'll gain the need-to-know, secrets and details for designing and crafting beautiful, high-end cast stone and GFRC precast profiles.
With a solid understanding of design, attendees will be prepared to transform concrete from the humble material of sidewalks and highways into high end columns, balusters, door-window trim, pool-wall coping and much more.
Working with Jerry and his experienced instructors, attendees will learn the tips, techniques and methods that have made Ventura Cast Stone the unparalleled leader in Cast Stone concrete design, craftsmanship, and education.
Working in small groups, you'll build a complex, concrete project under the guidance of our Instructors. All instructors possess extensive hands-on, professional experience in the design, fabrication, and marketing of Cast Stone and GFRC.
This high-end finish developed over 20 years ago has been the cornerstone of Ventura Cast Stone's success in the cast stone and precast concrete industry, without requiring any additional finishing after de-molding.
Who should take the Advanced Cast Stone and GFRC Training?
The 5-day advanced cast stone seminar is recommended for the concrete professional looking to expand his/her portfolio of skills and experience to confidently work in the high-end market and design community and start a business of their own.
Participants should know the fundamentals of making concrete or have attended our 1-day Concrete Essentials Workshop. Back-to-back scheduling of the 1-day concrete workshop and 5-day advanced training are available. Please review the current workshop and training schedule below.
Spend the time with other professionals, like yourself, experienced in construction and who approach the training with a serious enthusiasm about expanding their skills and craftsmanship.