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2020 Decorative Concrete LIVE!

  • Jan 1, 2018
  • Events & Recognition
  • Training & Education

Concentrates on Crafting Colorful Cityscapes at the 2020 Decorative Concrete LIVE! 

The fourth annual Decorative Concrete LIVE! will continue to showcase innovative construction applications for residential and commercial contractors at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas Feb. 4-7. In 2019, more than 5,000 attendees interacted with artisans, product experts and designers to learn the most current trends in decorative concrete construction.  

Decorative Concrete LIVE!’s 2020 theme is Crafting Cityscapes. Attendees will learn designs, techniques and materials with which to transform outdoor urban spaces into colorful, vibrant contributions to communities.

“Urban planners are combing colorful surfaces and textures with innovative shapes and structures to bring new life to their communities. These innovative elements include planters, pedestrian crossings, vertical spaces, water features and walking surfaces. Decorative Concrete LIVE! will demonstrate how designers and contractors can incorporate surface treatments, exterior claddings and texturing techniques to achieve an architect’s vision of a cityscape,” says Bent Mikkelsen, organizer of Decorative Concrete LIVE! and publisher of Concrete Decor magazine.

Decorative Concrete Live LogoMikkelsen’s team is conferring with several design experts on the final layout. But several applications under discussion include:

  • Using insulated concrete forms to build vertical substrates for economical and durable innovative surface treatments.
  • Constructing urban water features.
  • Placing textured walking surfaces that comply with current ADA requirements.
  • Selecting exterior coatings that bring color to standard concrete.
  • Forming curved surfaces with new technologies such as fabrics.  
  • Building concrete structures such as benches, tables and play areas.

“Decorative Concrete LIVE! allows the concrete community to come together to demonstrate the material’s versatility when combined with the artisan’s skill. We are will also be showing concrete’s role in building resilient and sustainable communities,” says Mikkelsen.

Artisans at work
A list of concrete artisans who will be demonstrating their techniques while working with a wide variety of products and systems will forthcoming. 



Pictures from previous Decorative Concrete LIVE! events.

An aerial view of Decorative Concrete Live.

Butterfield Demo at Decorative Concrete Live.

Applying color to the wall at Decorative Concrete Live.

Troweling the floor at decorative concrete live.

Carving concrete at decorative concrete live.

Read more about 2018 Decorative Concrete LIVE!
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