Classes Offered

Colorado Hardscapes is an AIA Approved Provider

Decorative Concrete Construction Details

AIA CU/HSW, Course #: Concrete201

Course Objectives: 

  1. Identify key attributes of decorative concrete mix designs
  2. Compare concrete reinforcement options
  3. Discover the difference between control joints, expansion joints and decorative joints
  4. Define 3 ways to color new concrete and 7 different ways to finish the same mix of concrete

1 hour course

Designing with Water

AIA CU/HSW, Course #: Water201

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify which questions need to be asked in order to design a water feature to meet budget and design intent.
  2. Understand the mechanics of what goes into water features.
  3. Identify 3 types of water features.
  4. Explore the budgeting considerations when developing a water feature design for a client.

1 hour course

Decorative Concrete Site Walls

AIA CU/HSW, Course #: Concrete202

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic requirements to detailing a site wall
  2. Identify details in specifying decorative concrete site walls
  3. Identify wall finish options
  4. Define the challenges and constraints of decorative concrete site walls and how to overcome them

1 hour course

Aggregates in Decorative Concrete

AIA CU/HSW, Course #: Concrete203

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the dynamics sand and aggregates have to the overall appearance of decorative concrete.
  2. Explore decorative concrete options beyond traditional exposed aggregate.
  3. Understand the risks and challenges associated with adding decorative aggregates or materials to concrete mix designs.
  4. Identify 4 decorative aggregate techniques to create different options for decorative concrete

1 hour course

Artificial Rock Design & Construction

AIA CU/HSW, Course #: Rocks101

Course Objectives

  1. Identify 3 design considerations that should go into every design with natural or artificial rocks.
  2. Understand the dynamics of coloration and weathering for artificial rocks
  3. Explain the effect of social responsibility and impact landscape design and artificial rock design has on projects
  4. Explore when, why and how to design and build with artificial rock versus real rock

1 hour course

Concrete in Parks

AIA CU/HSW, Course #: Concrete204

Course Objectives

  1. Identify 4 different vertical decorative concrete options for parks and playgrounds.
  2. Explore different coloring options for decorative concrete flatwork in parks
  3. Explain the different finish options and benefits of each in a park setting
  4. Understand the process required to construct different decorative concrete elements.

1 hour course

Design Center Tour

A Custom Tour around our Design Center is available for any on-site Lunch and Learns or events. This tour is customized to your group and is approved for 1 AIA self-learning credit.