Needless to say, we were probably not the best liked trade because of our demands. The running joke with all the trades became "it's all about the river." This was a physically and mentally challenging project, with several 16-hour days. All parties involved including the owners and architects, as well as our team, were in total agreement that the hard work was well worth it, considering the outcome. I must say, it was a pleasure working with Mike M., Mike S., and Kelly.
Needless to say, after this intense project we all got our inner tube float with several cold beverages.
Bob Harris is the founder and president of the Decorative Concrete Institute, Temple, Ga., which provides hands-on training in architectural concrete. He has personally placed or supervised the placement of more than 3 million sq. ft. of decorative concrete and is the author of a best-selling series of decorative concrete books. For more information, call (877) DCI-8080 or visit www.decorativeconcreteinstitute.com.