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Bomanite Sandscape – an Environmentally Conscious Application for Waterparks

The Hilton Anatole Hotel is a landmark that spans 45 lush acres in the Dallas Design District just north of downtown. The hotel was constructed in 1979. The hotel has over 1600 guest rooms, ballrooms, five dining venues, a spa and health club, outdoor pool and 7-acre private Sculpture Garden. The hotel is host to many events, conferences, and conventions.
In 2015, Hilton broke ground on Jade Waters, a $20 million seasonal resort pool complex, utilizing 4 of the 7 acres of garden space. Jade Waters features a lazy river, two 180’ water slides, a children’s area and activity pool, leisure pool, swim-up bar and full-service restaurant. Cabanas and day beds are available in addition to the ample lounge seating. Jade Waters is exclusively for the use of hotel guests and health club members.

General Contractors, T&G Constructors, contacted Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite in the Design Development phase of the project to work with Landscape Architecture firm TBG’s design team to provide finish options and budgeting to T&G Constructors. The hardscape portion of the project contains 60,000 square feet. Texas Bomanite provided Sample Boards of concrete finishes to TBG prior to full-size mockups being constructed on-site. Two finishes from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and three different colors were selected by TBG and Hilton from the jobsite mockups. The finishes were Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Sandscape Refined systems. The Bomanite Refined finish was also combined with a Bomanite Custom Imprint System to create a unique finish for the area of the project bounded by the Lazy River and referred to as the “Big Island”. This finish was also installed at the “Beach Entry” of the activity pool. The Imprint System combined with the Bomanite Sandscape finish simulates shifting sands on a beach.

Following approval of the mockups, the construction phase began. Due to unusually wet weather and soil conditions, the project had fallen behind schedule. T&G Constructors required an accelerated schedule to maintain the July opening date for the waterpark. This required crews to work six and seven day workweeks as well as holidays for several weeks. The congested site and wet soils presented another obstacle and required daily meetings with T&G Constructors Superintendents and their subcontractors for coordination of work areas as well as laydown areas. Texas Bomanite used recycled concrete fines in place of cushion sand to provide a better base on which to set forms and pour the concrete. Recycled concrete was also used to provide haul routes to get materials and equipment in and out of the site. The waterpark and garden opened in July of 2016 as scheduled.

The sustainable properties of Bomanite Sandscape Texture make it an excellent choice for environmentally conscious applications. Bomanite Sandscape Texture mix designs readily accept fly ash or slag or other supplementary cementitious materials, offsetting a portion of the ordinary portland cement. Urban heat island effect can be greatly reduced by thoughtfully designed installations. Third party independent testing has shown that Bomanite Sandscape Texture can exceed .29 solar reflectance without the use of white cement, allowing for the concrete to be cooler underfoot making it ideal for large urban plazas and pool deck applications.

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Veterans Administration Walk of Honor Memorial

The Veterans Administration (VA) Central California Health Care System originally hired Heritage Bomanite to place plain gray concrete with a broom finish for their Walk of Honor Memorial project. Heritage Bomanite worked with the VA and TETER Architects & Engineers Company and had them visit their architectural design showroom. Many samples were reviewed and they were so impressed with the quality, durability, look and feel that they decided to upgrade to the Bomanite Sandscape Texture System.

The walk is a landscaped area that leads visitors to the center’s Wall of Honor. The integrally colored concrete and Sandscape finish path has a hand cut pattern in dark and light grey colors. Heritage Bomanite installed the red granite stars along with the decorative concrete finish. The walls are locally quarried Black Granite with more than 1,100 Veterans names engraved.

TETER was so moved by the project that their staff gathered donations that made it possible for the VA to purchase a Battlefield Cross bronze statue for the Walk of Honor. TETER’s Jonathan Schlundt who served as Project Manager on the memorial stated, “The entire process was inspirational in many ways—from the participation of staff creating a plethora of designs, the involvement and advice from community activists alongside the VA, and the commitment of local contractors; but the best part was seeing what the project meant to the Veteran’s and their loved ones on opening day.”

The VA stated that the Walk of Honor was a significant undertaking that will enhance the physical, spiritual and mental healing of Veterans, families and visitors. Each November following Veterans Day, the VA will host a dedication ceremony to add names of Veterans to the memorial.

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Veterans Walk of Honor – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture
Veterans Memorial Walk of Honor Fresno Heritage Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture Light Gray and Dark Gray Decorative Concrete
Veterans Walk of Honor – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture
Veterans Memorial Walk of Honor Fresno Heritage Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture Light Gray and Dark Gray Decorative Concrete
Veterans Walk of Honor – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture
Veterans Memorial Walk of Honor Fresno Heritage Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture Light Gray and Dark Gray Decorative Concrete
Veterans Walk of Honor – Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture

Marriott Courtyard Porte-Cochere Stylish Stamped Concrete

The Marriott Courtyard Asheville Airport Hotels entryway and guests terrace received a much needed beautiful makeover. Bomanite Licensee, Carolina Bomanite, was called in by the general contractor, Pro Construction, on advice from the owner. The owner, Touchstone Hospitality, was having a workmanship issue with the first pour of stamped concrete by a local contractor. Lack of skilled labor, lack of multiple tools led to a very poorly poured terrace off the meeting area. The client had used Carolina Bomanite before on a Hampton Inn Hotel project and was familiar with the workmanship and asked if they could remedy the issues.

Carolina Bomanite was able to review the project and recommend corrections that were in need for standard regulation pours and stamped concrete work. All of the curb and gutter at the porte-cochere was 11” to low and the area leading to the front door exceeded 5% slope. In addition, a small smoking patio sidewalk had to be reworked with a twist in order to get enough length to keep the slope under 3%. All of these items were noticed by the Carolina Bomanite team. Carolina Bomanite first took control of the grades, and then made some adjustments to the pattern and the project turned out great. The Bomacron English Sidewalk Slate Pattern and Bomacron Slate Texture were used for the porte-cochere area with Bomanite Caramel Color Hardener and Bomanite Forest Brown Release colors. For the circular terrace area, the Bomacron Running Bond Used Brick pattern was installed with a Bomanite Brick Red Color Hardener.

Touchstone Hospitality was very pleased with the work done. Guests are now welcomed with a properly installed, safe, stylish stamped concrete entrance and inviting relaxing stamped concrete terrace.

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Bomanite Licensee, Beyond Concrete LIVE installation of Bomanite Alloy

Bomanite Licensee, Beyond Concrete is LIVE! Watch the Beyond Concrete Team install a Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy System at the new Earthcam Headquarters located in Northern New Jersey.

EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam exists to encourage exploration, foster discovery and connect people through innovative live camera technology.

The installation can be viewed in real time live or time lapse from the start. https://www.earthcamhq.com/

Garmin Expansion Calls For Pedestrian Pathway

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors (M&H) worked with local architecture firm Gould Evans during the design development phase of the Garmin Expansion project. M&H assisted with the project specifications and samples. The design team and owner’s representatives visited the M&H architectural concrete showroom multiple times to discuss project particulars and review samples until the team was able to fine tune the project finishes.

Musselman & Hall placed 40,800 SF pedestrian plaza as part of a building expansion project at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, KS. Nearly 25,800 SF of the plaza was done utilizing the Bomanite Sandscape Texture Finish, Multiple planter beds, cast-in-place Sandscape finished concrete benches, a continuous 1’ x 8’ joint spacing, and the detailed stain pattern created unique challenges to this project.

The entire plaza was saw cut and v grooved, or bevel cut, on a 1’ x 8’ joint spacing, joint layout was extremely critical. The jointing was continuous throughout the 700’ long plaza. Any variance in joint layout would be obvious and would not be acceptable.

M&H used Bomanite Con-Color to stain the Sandscape Texture portion of the plaza. The stain pattern incorporated three Bomanite Con-Colors; Cobblestone Gray, Nickel Gray, and Natural Gray. The stained Sandscape was then sealed with BomaSeal C-18.

This is a beautiful project and exhibits the potential and beauty of quality architectural concrete. This project won the Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project.

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Garmin Expansion – Bomanite Sandscape Texture with Bomanite Con-Color
Bomanite Colored Sandscape Texture Plaza
Garmin Expansion – Bomanite Sandscape Texture with Bomanite Con-Color
Bomanite Colored Sandscape Texture Plaza
Garmin Expansion – Bomanite Sandscape Texture with Bomanite Con-Color

Bomanite Color Hardener Durable Enough for Courtyard Spaces

8N Lofts, is a service-driven student living community located near the city’s Historic Haymarket District on 8th and N Streets. The lofts include a sky deck with a jumbo LED TV, fitness facility, outdoor climbing wall with firepit and seating areas, private courtyards and grilling stations to name a few amenities all along with a 4,200 square foot all-inclusive clubhouse.

Bomanite Licensee, Stephens and Smith Worked with CSO Architects and Hausmann Construction, on creating an outdoor entertaining space that was a perfect fit for the defined areas for using Bomanite decorative concrete for the defined areas.  Two separate courtyards were created with fields of different colors and textures. The courtyards serve as bike storage with a pergola and have multiple areas like sitting area around the fire pit, ping pong table, rock climbing, outdoor kitchen and a wood deck to enjoy the fresh air.

The Bomacron Herringbone Used Brick and Bomacron Running Bond Used Brick patterns were used with a circular design in the shape of the number eight.  Bomanite Color Hardeners in Coquina and Natural Gray with Bomanite Release Agents in Mexican Tile and French Gray complement the building colors and outside décor.

Bomanite Color Hardener provides increased durability, wear resistance and fade resistance, just what is needed for an outdoor entertainment space, student living complex.

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Bomanite Announces Decorative Concrete Award Winners

Bomanite is happy to announce the Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners! Bomanite Licensee Bomel Construction Company located in California, received the Gold AND Grand Award for their outstanding project the Great Wolf Lodge Resort. The custom boardwalk pattern and Alicante Pattern with a Bomanite Alloy Finish showcased great talent and design for this grand indoor waterpark.

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman and Hall Contractors, located in Missouri, brought home two Gold Awards. A Gold Award was received for their Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture work for the Garmin Expansion project. Bomanite Con-Color was used intricately with three different shades to create the design to match the exterior of the building. Their project KU School of Business Capitol Federal Hall used the Bomanite Custom Polishing Renaissance System to provide durability and sustainability, with the center and focus of the project on a 24’Jayhawk logo.

Texas Bomanite, located in Dallas and Austin, was awarded the Gold Award for the Best Grasscrete Pervious Concrete Project for their work at the Sprouts Farmers Market, providing LEED status to an environmentally conscious corporation.  Licensee, Concrete Arts, located in Wisconsin received the Gold Award for the Best Specialty Project for their artistic techniques installed for the Light Rail System.

Additional awards were given for Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention categories, to view all of the winners and their amazing projects, please see the link below.

We’d like to thank all of our Bomanite licensed contractors who submitted entries for this year’s award contest. The Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Project Awards has been a tradition for more than 30 years for Bomanite Licensed Contractors to submit their outstanding projects for the year. Bomanite Licensees compete among the best of the best in order to be recognized for their hard work and creative talents. The winners are announced at the Bomanite Annual Conference, held in various cities from year to year. This is a taste of artwork and craftsmanship in the decorative concrete market that can be achieved by the Bomanite network of decorative concrete craftsmen. Please take a look at the award winning projects.

Bomanite Grasscrete Project Category

  • Gold Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – Sprouts Farmers Market (MPF)

Bomanite Specialty Project Category

  • Gold Award: Concrete Arts, Inc. – Hudson, WI – Light Rail System (Sandblast)

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Category

  • Honorable Mention Award: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. – Tulsa, OK – Tandy Family YMCA (SS/RV)
  • Honorable Mention Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – South Congress Hotel (SS)
  • Bronze Award: Heritage Bomanite – Fresno, CA – Veterans Walk of Honor (SS)
  • Silver Award: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. – Tulsa, OK – Harford Commons (Alloy)
  • Gold Award: Musselman & Hall Contractors– Kansas City, Mo – Garmin Expansion (SS)

Bomanite Toppings Systems Category

  • Honorable Mention Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – Greenhill School Performing Arts Center (MT)

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Category

  • Bronze Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – The American Fallen Soldiers Project (PT)
  • Silver Award: Heritage Bomanite – Fresno, CA – St. Lucy’s Church (MD)
  • Gold Award: Musselman & Hall Contractors – Kansas City, MO – KU School of Business Capitol Federal Hall (RN)

Bomanite Imprint Systems Category

  • Bronze Award: Carolina Bomanite Corp. – Charlotte, NC – Marriott Asheville
  • Silver Award: Stephens & Smith Construction – Lincoln, NE – 8N Loft
  • Gold Award AND Grand Award: Bomel Construction – Anaheim, CA – Great Wolf Lodge Resort

The Smart Choice for School Cafeterias is Bomanite Polished Concrete Floors

The design team for Upper Iowa University wanted a flooring option for their student center which achieved the same look as coated acid stained floor without the maintenance the coating requires. When approached by the construction management firm with the clients wants and needs, Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts located in Hudson, WI proposed Bomanite polished and dyed concrete floors for the answer.

Together it was decided that the Bomanite Patène Teres level two polished concrete system would be used. A custom blend of Bomanite Warm Honey and Bomanite Malt Brown Concrete Dyes were used to create a stained patina look, with Turquoise accents.  The polished concrete floors deliver low maintenance and durability for thousands of students that walk the floors throughout the year.

Upper Iowa University was so thrilled with the look of the floor it decided to utilize it in the new Student Book Store and Liberal Arts Center. The book store incorporated a similar polished floor look and had polished concrete counter tops for the bar in the Student Center installed. The Liberal Arts building utilized precast stair treads with an open-riser look as well to create even more continuity from space to space.

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Salina Bicentennial Center Receives Colorful Exterior Renovation

The Salina Bicentennial Center project involved an extensive renovation to the interior and exterior of the 35 year old arena. Nicknamed Mid-America’s Meeting Place, the Salina Bicentennial Center provides central Kansas a place to meet, play and experience events that enhance living-in and visiting the City of Salina. The landscape design firm, Landworks Studio, and Convergence Design worked with the Local Bomanite Licensee, Musselman and Hall through the sample and specification process of the design process to choose a Bomanite System that would meet the entertaining expectations.

The new 18,000 sq. ft. entry plaza dramatically enhances the arena entry providing a place for outdoor events and gatherings. The Bomanite Sandscape Texture finish that was selected for the exterior plaza incorporates a multi-colored palate utilizing Bomanite Con-Color in Sonora Tan, Brick Red, and Mexican Tile. When applied to concrete, Bomanite Con-Color will provide variegated and translucent coloring effects without creating a film or coating that can be worn away. Bomanite Con-Color is a viable alternative to traditional acid-based stains when a larger color palette or ease of installation is required. Bomanite Sandscape Texture works well to incorporate Bomanite Con-Color as an additional coloration technique and design element. Used in combination with a variety of color and staining options, Bomanite Sandscape Texture creates consistent texture and durable hardscapes ideal for plazas, walkways, shopping centers, schools and more.

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Bomanite Modena Polished Concrete Floors Suitable for Renovated Spaces

Did you know that Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete floors have excellent abrasion resistance? Deerfield Academy Hess Center for the Arts worked with Bomanite Licensee, Premier Concrete Construction, located in New Hampshire, to choose Bomanite Modena Custom Polishing System for their renovated space. Installed for high durability, for everyday foot traffic, musical equipment and powerful art exhibits, this engineered interior cementitious topping is blended with selected aggregates, ground and polished to the desired gloss level.

Bomanite Modena is available in a range of colors and patterns using decorative sawcuts, topically applied stains, variety of aggregates to create a beautifully designed and functional floor. The Modena system is a low-cost alternative for renovation projects and provides the durability and strength for this exceptionally long lifespan system. With the industry’s lowest lifecycle costs, low to zero VOC and minimal maintenance requirements, Modena by Bomanite is the optimal choice for renewed surfaces.

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