As part of our Architectural Technology Qualification, we try to expose our second-year learners to as many service providers and Industry Experts through outing and presentations. Our hope is that this opportunity will not only expose the students to valuable contacts but also give back to these presenters by specifying or recommending their products or services once they enter the Industry.
Recently we visited the showrooms of WODC (World of Decorative Concrete). This company was established in 1995 by Mr. Johan Coetzee and focusses on, as the name would suggest decorative concrete. To date, our students were only exposed to the functional side of concrete: slabs, columns, and beams, but Mr. Coetzee showcased an entirely new dimension to this exciting and beautiful product.
From modified polymers to exposed concrete floors, the options (in colour and aggregates) are almost endless. The presentation also involved a few demonstrations which were helpful to explain the various sealant options for concrete. The showroom, located in Brackenfell in Northern Suburbs, showcased all their products in a range of colours and applications. One popular room amongst the students even displayed a resin-based aggregate that was charged by UV lights and glowed in the dark! A response to load shedding one might think?
The students were welcomed with delicious coffee & cookies and left feeling inspired and informed. We look forward to visiting the showroom again next year to see what new and exciting products Mr. Coetzee will have on display. https://cad4all.co.za/blog/cad4all-visitsworld-of-decorative-concrete/