Mahts

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by sgallaher, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did anybody go to the MAHTS show? If so how was it. I did not get the chance to go this year. Was it as good as past years. Seems like thay are charging more for everything. It used to be nearly free in the past. Tell us what you thought of it if you went.
     
  2. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I went . I had a good time. I took the raised patio seminar. Talked mostly about shooting elevations and flowable fill though.
     
  3. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was at that one too, and one of my guys was at the advanced hardscaping applications one at the same time. Apparantely, the sleeve-guy spoke in his just before ours, and that seminar was consumed with flowable fill also. The seminars were pretty repetitve, flowable fill and call an engineer or ConServ were pretty much the drum they were beating all week. I picked up a few new things from the seminars but I don't think I will take any next year, unless they offer some more advanced stuff, and I am not even that experienced!

    I did like the town meeting though.

    Dan
     
  4. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The only seminars worth taking are the "business" type seminars. The others are a joke! IMO! They make it sound incredibly interesting and then when you go.................DDDUUUUHHHH! I learned this stuff in Bella Vista University!:hammerhead:

    Chris
     
  5. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    I went to it also I took classes all week. Did you guys take the raised Patios Friday Morning? I was the guy that asked the question about the wall blowing out when they were pouring the flowable fill on that video. It was the raised patio in the parking lot.
     
  6. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep - I noticed that too Crafty !
     
  7. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice! I was thinking the whole time I was there, I saw this before at Bella Vista Academy! A whole week of classes and all I had to do was pick-up the phone to get all the answers!

    Dan
     
  8. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
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    Jason,

    Why didn't you call me, or PM me? We could have caught up there! I was sitting right next you!

    Dan
     
  9. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    I honestly was just surprised I made it after plowing snow for so long. Where were you sitting and what were you wearing? DId you see me?
     
  10. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
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    I didn't see you, but I was right near you. I enjoyed MAHTS but I think interning at Bella Vista would just as good as the seminars they offered. I did take some time to talk with the Delaware ConServ guy and he let me know Smyrna and Dover and the beach areas are craving paver companies.

    Dan
     

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