Member Benefits of the Decorative Concrete Council (DCC)


Decorative Concrete Council (DCC) – The DCC educated contractors on the technical and business aspects of decorative concrete contracting. The Council also promotes decorative concrete to designers, owners and other end users.

1)     Networking – Events, committee meetings, MIX Groups and other special opportunities provide members the occasion to mix and meet not only with other outstanding contractors and suppliers, but with some of the best and brightest in the industry.

2)     Four Telephone HotlinesFREE to Members – These telephone lines are staffed by experts who can answer your questions.               
Ÿ  Decorative Concrete Ÿ  Polished Concrete       Ÿ  Concrete Construction       Ÿ  Safety and Insurance             

3)     Contractor E-mail Forum – Contractors submit and answer business and technical questions via e-mail. Invaluable advice from your peers on everything from curling to sealers to time sheets to vehicle use. A members only, web-based Concrete Information Directory contains all of the Q & A from the Forum for easy reference.

4)     Best Practices – One-page papers cover topics such as “Curing Textured Stamped Concrete” and “Trowel-Finished Integrally Colored Concrete.” There are also 44 Position Statements on general concrete construction issues and three Position Statements on polished concrete.

5)     MIX Groups – Management Information eXchange (MIX) Groups program is a way for owners of concrete construction firms to meet and share best practices without violating antitrust laws. Participation is FREE to members.

6)     Annual Awards Competition – Highlighting decorative concrete installations around the world provides an opportunity for contractors to gain recognition for special projects.

7)     Mentoring Program – The ASCC Mentoring Program unites seasoned concrete construction professionals with members of lesser experience in a guided program to share knowledge and experience. Mentees can be any ASCC member seeking to augment their general knowledge of running a concrete contracting business or looking for guidance in a particular area.

8)     Mentor Advisory Board – This group of hand-selected contractors provides advice to members who don’t have the need for a full-time mentor, but could use the experience and counsel of a seasoned counterpart.

9) "Trends in Decorative Concrete" PPT – AIA Presentation (provides CEU credits), Notated.  This presentation was assembled by Todd Scharich and Chris Sullivan.  It is intended to be given by DCC contractors to local, regional or national design audiences to inform them of the latest advancements and popular tendencies in our industry. Our staff would like to be informed when you show the PowerPoint and what the response was; email

10)     A Guide to Selecting a Concrete Contractor – Provides the small to medium-sized contractor a checklist of items such as references, drawings, safety practices, insurance coverage, etc., that allows potential customers to compare what your company offers with the competition. This simple brochure emphasizes that contractor selection should be determined by pre-planning, experience, quality of work and track record, not just price. One copy FREE to members.

11)    Safety Manual – This comprehensive manual can be used as your basic safety program. Provided on a flash drive, you can print as needed and customize for your company. The first copy is FREE to ASCC members. Extra copies are available to members for $25.00 each ($75.00 each for non-members).

12)   Sealer Publications – Documents produced by ASCC members dealing with solvent and water-based acrylic sealers for interior and exterior use. Sealer Selection and Application Guide, Concrete Sealer Expectations & Maintenance Guide, a Sealer Characteristics selection chart, and a Glossary of Related Terms are downloadable by members.

13)   World of Concrete Registration and Seminar Discounts – As an ASCC/DCC member, your registration at the World of Concrete is $25* until January 10th (enter code A20), for a $50 savings off the on-site admission fee. At the show, registration will be $75 with a printed PDF Buyer Invite or $95 without. You also receive discounted advance registration for all World of Concrete seminars.

 * Vendor companies eligible to exhibit at The World of Concrete receive a 50 percent discount on their registration fee.

14)   Member Discounts on Valuable Publications (1st one FREE):

  • Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
  • Checklist for the Concrete Pre-Construction Conference                                                                                                      
  • Checklist for Ordering and Scheduling Ready Mixed Concrete
  • Guide for Surface Finish of Concrete Slabs on Ground
  • Construction Spanish Pocket Dictionary
  • Cement Burn Poster

Discounted Publications Include: Guide for Concrete Slabs That Receive Moisture-Sensitive Flooring Materials, Tolerances for Cast-in-Place Concrete Buildings, Design & Control of Concrete Mixtures, plus many more.

15)   Magazine Subscriptions FREE subscriptions to Concrete International and Concrete Contractor  keep you and key personnel current with concrete construction technology and business issues.

16)   Webinars – 45-minute webinars, offered monthly, provide members access to speakers and topics from the comfort of their offices. A mix of business and technical topics have included Sealer Issues, Accuracy and Productivity in Estimating, Benefits of Chemical Admixtures in Concrete Construction, and Architectural Concrete: One Person’s Defect May Be Another Person’s Feature. All webinars are archived for members only.

17)   Member Directory – The ASCC Member Directory lists all members of the ASCC by company, delegate and alternate member names; address, telephone number, and e-mail addresses.

18)   Company Listing on the ASCC Website – Every member receives a FREE listing on the ASCC website.