In July 2022, the Utah State Board of Education, in Salt Lake City, UT, witnessed a remarkable transformation of its courtyard, a project that not only redefined its outdoor space but also set a new standard for design innovation. Bomanite Licensee Architectural Concrete & Design, a firm renowned for its expertise in architectural decorative concrete, took on the challenge to install a new courtyard with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems using Bomanite Sandscape® Texture. This project was unique in its approach, employing two pours of two integral colors – Bomanite Coloration Concentrate “Dark Gray DM” and “Pewter DM” – to create a visually striking and highly functional outdoor area. The goal was not merely to renovate the existing space but to elevate it into a modern, aesthetically pleasing, and multi-functional courtyard. Working with an in-house design team, Architectural Concrete & Design envisioned a space that could seamlessly blend with the architectural ethos of the USBE building while introducing an element of contemporary elegance. The decision to use Bomanite Sandscape® Texture in two contrasting colors was driven by a desire to create a dynamic and engaging environment that could inspire creativity and tranquility.
Two-Phase Pour Precision and Expertise
The installation process is a testament to Architectural Concrete & Design’s mastery and concrete craftsmanship. The project was executed in two phases to accommodate the two-color scheme. Precision was key, as the team of concrete artisans meticulously planned the pours to ensure sharp, clean lines between the colors, achieving a seamless transition that visually expanded the space. One of the significant challenges faced during the installation was maintaining the integrity of the design amidst the logistical complexities of executing two separate pours, creating an intricate interplay of shades that added depth and dimension to the courtyard. This project has not only enhanced the aesthetic and functional value of the courtyard but also demonstrated the potential of architectural concrete to bring design visions to life.
Durability Meets Design
One of the project’s core considerations was selecting a material that could withstand the rigors of Utah’s climate while maintaining its visual integrity. Bomanite Sandscape® Texture, known for its durability, low maintenance, and the ability to incorporate multiple colors into the design, can withstand the rigors of high foot traffic and provides a non-skid surface. It was an ideal choice, ensuring that the courtyard would remain a vibrant and inviting space for years to come. It is now a visually appealing outdoor space and a picturesque setting for photos of smiling award recipients. Architectural Concrete & Design, through their creative use of Bomanite Sandscape® Texture and meeting design goals, has showcased the transformative power of architectural decorative concrete. This project stands as a beacon of modern design, inspiring future projects to push the boundaries of creativity and functionality.
Mosaic Life Care, located in St. Joseph, MO, has unveiled a state-of-the-art cancer center, offering comprehensive treatment services in a single, 25,000-square-foot facility. This eliminates the need for patients to travel between multiple buildings for care. The center features a spacious chemotherapy infusion room with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake, a healing garden, and the walking trail system leading to the Ribbon Walk Pavilion. Designed to be warm and inviting, diverging from a traditional hospital setting, the center boasts a $22 million design inspired by Mayo Clinic facilities. It serves as a premier world-class destination for cancer care in the region, fostering a healing environment. Patients have convenient access to various services within a mere short walk, including Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Labs, Social Services, spiritual care, massage care, acupuncture care, the pharmacy, the chemotherapy infusion room, and a special boutique and salon for patients experiencing hair loss – all in one place.
To bring their vision to life, Mosaic Life Center contracted Lehr Construction as the main contractor and Creal Clark & Seifert was chosen as the designer for the project. They selected Bomanite Licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC to install the decorative concrete in the Ribbon Walk Pavilion. This portion of the project consisted of approximately 700 SF of Bomanite Revealed system, part of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, in two shades of a custom “lavender” integral color. Bomanite developed the design control samples for the project. Total project duration from design development through completion of construction took nearly one year. Color #1 is a white base Bomanite Revealed with a #1 purple glass. Color #2 is a white base Bomanite Revealed with a #1 crystal clear glass.
The lavender color ribbon is the universal symbol that represents “all types of cancer”. Musselman and Hall also installed the seat wall and pavers surrounding the Ribbon Walk Pavilion. The lavender Ribbon Walk is dedicated to patients who have courageously fought cancer and is a reminder that we can give hope to conquering this disease through support and advocacy. This lavender Ribbon Walk stands as a tribute to the valiant individuals who have battled cancer, embodying a symbol of hope and a commitment to defeating this illness through continued support and advocacy. Positioned on the walking trail adjacent to the Cancer Center, on the northwest corner of the Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph, Medical Center campus, the Cancer Ribbon Walk is a place of remembrance and honor. Here, individual pavers are laid, each one representing a heartfelt tribute to someone who has been affected by cancer, either as a commemoration of their brave fight or in memory of those dearly missed.
Bomanite Revealed Raises Result Standard
Bomanite Revealed is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using decorative aggregates that are bound in a unique binder and applied to primed concrete. The Bomanite Revealed System utilizes preblended binders, light fast pigments, specialized admixtures, topical treatments, and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the seeded aggregate. Unlike most surface seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed provides 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate with no native sands detracting from the finished appearance.
The final product is unique alternate to other decorative concrete finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface. Bomanite Revealed is suited for exterior applications—anywhere that improved wear resistance for light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic combined with an architectural finish is necessary. Due to the use of the Bomanite Revealed binder, these highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including cost effective light-reflective formulations that will not require the use of white cement to reduce heat island effect. Bomanite Revealed is intended for both new construction and major renovation projects. Topically applied products such as Bomanite Con-Color and Bomanite Chemical Stain are compatible with Bomanite Revealed.
Musselman and Hall Takes Time Essential for Excellence
Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC specializes in addressing significant architectural concrete needs for commercial projects. Their team of decorative concrete craftsmen takes pride in collaborating with architects, landscape architects, owners, and engineers, proactively addressing design and construction challenges. This collaborative approach leads to inventive solutions, carefully choosing the most suitable product for each application by balancing factors like aesthetics, durability, cost, scheduling, and logistics. Design control samples were critical to the success of this project, and the necessary time and effort was taken to get it perfect.
Buildings have a life span, but more importantly they often have an earlier shelf life, as was the case for two elementary schools in Central Texas. The Del Valle ISD (Independent School District) is a public educational district located in the Del Valle area, which is an unincorporated part of Travis County, TX. This district provides educational services to a significant portion of southeast Travis County. The district encompasses several incorporated communities, including Creedmoor, Webberville, the majority of Mustang Ridge, and some sections of Austin. In conjunction with the 2019 voter approved Bond proposition, and an architecture schematic subsequently created by Pfluger Architects, Del Valle ISD contracted American Constructors as the General Contractor to demolish and replace two of the district’s oldest campuses, Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary and Smith Elementary. American Constructors selected Texas Bomanite to install the decorative concrete in both schools.
Texas Bomanite was asked by American Constructors to provide over 70,000 SF of Diamond Polished, Dyed, and stamped concrete throughout the elementary school for each of the schools. The project scope and timeline took three months to complete and included an initial mockup for each school prior to installation, 1500 grit polished concrete with Salt and Pepper aggregate exposure, a dyed concrete geometric design throughout the floors, and a school logo unique to each school. The colors used for the geometric floor design were Sweet Potato, Black Orchid, Pineapple, Blueberry, Pine Green, and Turquoise. The decorative concrete chosen for both of the installations were Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems using Bomanite VitraFlor and Bomanite Patène Teres, Bomanite Toppings Systems using Bomanite Patène Artectura, and Bomanite Imprint Systems.
Many Systems Many Satisfied Stakeholders
The Bomanite Custom Polishing System’s patented technology, when combined with Bomanite’s renowned color and craftsmanship, results in the finest concrete floor finish in the industry. The process involves a polish that chemically bonds with the concrete, locking in the color, while the mechanical application seals the surface, preventing contaminants from penetrating. One application, permanent results. Lustrous color, protected by a tight, beautiful sheen.
The Bomanite Custom Polishing System is offered in a range of finishes, from satin to gloss, and provides outstanding slip, abrasion, and impact resistance. Surfaces treated with this system are also water and oil-repellent, as well as dust-proof. Unlike coatings with a limited lifespan, this finish does not necessitate replacement, recoating, or waxing. Its application is safe for the environment, being non-toxic, non-flammable, and odorless. Additionally, maintaining the surface’s shine is easy with routine cleaning, making it user-friendly.
The Bomanite Custom Polishing System VitraFlor, even when applied to gray concrete, can yield remarkable results. This system, which is the foundation for all other Bomanite systems, can be used on both new and existing uncolored concrete. With Bomanite VitraFlor, Bomanite fulfills its promise of making all concrete both functional and fashionable. The process includes initial grinding, hardening with Bomanite Stabilizer Pro, honing, and polishing, capped off with protection from Bomanite VitraFinish. Of all the Bomanite Custom Polishing systems, Bomanite VitraFlor is the most cost-effective option, mainly intended for new construction or extensive renovations.
Meanwhile, the Bomanite Patène Teres system is designed to color fully cured concrete during the polishing process, using Bomanite Chemical Stains and Bomanite Concrete Dyes. Starting with a base of uncolored gray concrete, which may include Bomanite Integral Color or Bomanite Color Hardener applied during placement, the floor undergoes grinding, staining, or dyeing, and then follows the standard Bomanite VitraFlor System process. The key advantage of Bomanite Patène Teres lies in its ability to introduce a wide spectrum of topical colors to concrete. When combined with skilled saw cutting techniques for patterns or designs, this process can elevate concrete to a form of art, offering a range from simple monochromatic tones to bright, vibrant hues and a variety of finishes from urban sophistication to varied, rustic styles. Like Bomanite VitraFlor, Bomanite Patène Teres is primarily aimed at new construction or major renovation projects.
Bomanite Imprint Systems provide cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving that not only enhance the architectural appeal of any project but also possess the resilience to withstand heavy traffic and various environmental conditions. With a history spanning over fifty years, these systems offer a vast selection of colors, textures, and patterns, all at a cost significantly lower than traditional materials. Boasting over 100 patterns and numerous custom tooling possibilities, Bomanite Imprint Systems comes with an extensive range of coloring choices. They emulate natural textures such as slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, cobblestone, and used brick, allowing for creative and diverse design options.
Texas Bomanite Best-In-Class
For Del Valle ISD, Texas Bomanite has once again proven why they are the company of choice for concrete craftsmanship expertise to provide decorative concrete for any school. The overall results of these two projects far exceeded the expectations of all involved parties. The ultimate beneficiaries of the work done by Texas Bomanite are the student body of each respective school. Currently, in one of the fastest growing areas of the state, Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary has 93% minority student enrollment and 91% economically disadvantaged students. For Smith Elementary, the numbers are 80% and 84% respectively. These students and their future successors deserve the beautiful environment in which to learn and thrive that Texas Bomanite has built for them.
In the heart of the Central Business District in Seattle, WA, 800 5th Ave, a 42-story, 935,243 square foot, Class A tower, previously known as Bank of America Fifth Avenue Plaza, dominates its portion of the landscape and the skyline. It is the tenth-tallest building in Seattle with construction completed in 1981, an era when high-rise buildings were supposed to make you feel a little bit intimidated and in awe. The building and courtyard required renovation to transform them into inviting spaces where people feel encouraged to linger, dine, meet, and collaborate.
Bank of America picked Sellen Construction Company, INC as the main contractor and Olson Kundig was selected as Project Designer. Because of their proven track record of excellence and professionalism, Bomanite Licensee Belarde Company was chosen to install the decorative concrete on the courtyard and stairways. Belarde Company collaborated with all stakeholders and Bomanite Sandscape® Texture with “black” integral color was picked for the project. To get the project dark enough for the end user, Belarde Company used Bomanite Black Con-Color to stain the entire project prior to sealing with a clear color enhancing acrylic sealer. Belarde was forced to use maximum 7-yard loads due to the steep hill that concrete trucks and line pumps had to work off, a unique challenge created by Seattle’s downtown topography.
Bomanite Sandscape® Texture Transforms Terrains
Bomanite Sandscape® Texture, part of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, is crafted using a unique blend of concrete mixtures, additives, and decorative mineral aggregates to create a finish that closely resembles evenly sandblasted concrete or fine “quarried stone”. This technique usually involves integrating Bomanite Integral Color and may include specific natural sands like slag, granite, quartz, or limestone, chosen for their regional availability and quality. Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is also compatible with topically applied products like Bomanite Con-Color and Bomanite Chemical Stain.
Additionally, the Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is offered in the “Refined” Series, which, while similar to the conventional Sandscape, features fine quartz aggregates embedded in Bomanite Color Hardener. This creates a “sugar cube finish,” where the concrete’s texture resembles that of sugar cubes. The Bomanite Sandscape® Texture Refined Series comes in various standard and custom options, including eco-friendly light-reflective formulas that reduce the heat island effect without needing white cement.
Ideal for both new constructions and significant renovations, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is typically installed as a full-depth slab on grade or as thick, un-bonded toppings over 3 inches thick on membrane applications. The success of the final product heavily depends on the quality of aggregate selection and the precision in placing and finishing.
Bomanite Licensees Leverage Training and Expertise
Founded in 1998 as the Belarde Company, this firm’s connection with Bomanite dates to the mid-1980s, when John Belarde, its owner, was part of his father’s concrete construction business. The Belarde Company, serving Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, is recognized as a leading provider of architectural concrete for major commercial projects in the Pacific Northwest, known for its commitment to quality, advanced technical expertise, and safety on the job site. The team at Belarde Company collaborates with owners, architects, landscape architects, and builders to grasp the unique aspects of each project, crafting concrete solutions that align with cost, quality, schedule, and design goals. In the construction phase, the Belarde team’s concrete experts focus meticulously on site and formwork preparation, applying Bomanite processes with precision to ensure exceptional quality in every project.
When a homeowner purchased a home overlooking beautiful Lake Mallalieu in Hudson, WI, the backyard steep hill down to the lake became an immediate issue. There was a compelling need for mobility accessible access to the lake, as well as the existing old timber and paver stair system was falling apart. Craig Primoli of Yardmasters Landscapes & Nursery was hired as the Project Designer. The architect selected for the project not only specified a trolley system to meet the mobility accessible requirements but also wanted a set of concrete steps to provide longevity and more stability, while creating a safer option for the homeowner. Bomanite Licensee Concrete Arts was chosen to install decorative concrete and bring the vision of the planners to life.
Concrete Arts came in and laid out the outside forms and established the elevations. A series of 18-inch diameter and 6-foot-deep frost footings were excavated and poured for stability. The forms for the riser system were then installed and the pouring was scheduled. There are 49 risers in the stair system. Bomanite Slate Gray Integral Color was used with a custom form liner for the steps to make the edges look like rocks, and Bomacron Regular Slate Texture, part of the Bomanite Imprint Systems, was used for the flat surfaces. Together, these techniques created a one-of-a-kind stair system that is strikingly beautiful yet functional.
Bomanite Imprint Systems Not Limited by Imagination
Bomanite Imprint Systems deliver durable, cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving solutions, providing a unique architectural flair that is resilient against heavy traffic and various environmental challenges. For over fifty years, these systems have offered an extensive selection of colors, textures, and patterns to both homeowners and designers, all at a cost significantly lower than conventional materials. With more than 100 patterns and numerous custom tooling choices, along with a broad range of standard and custom color options, Bomanite Imprint Systems ensures versatility. Available textures include those resembling natural elements like slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, cobblestone, and used brick. For architectural paving that stands out, Bomanite Imprint Systems are the unparalleled choice.
Bomanite Licensees Lift Project Expectations
Since its inception in 1993, Concrete Arts has earned a distinguished reputation in the field of architectural concrete, serving a broad spectrum of projects throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. Catering to both commercial and residential clients, their unmatched technical expertise, a hallmark of the Bomanite Licensee network, is paired with superior customer service to guarantee top-quality products, processes, and workmanship for every undertaking. Recognized as a reliable partner by owners, architects, contractors, and landscape architects, Concrete Arts is celebrated for the long-lasting value its decorative concrete brings to various projects. Their foundation in deep technical knowledge enables them to offer innovative, tailor-made, and practical solutions that are delivered within budget and schedule constraints. Their showroom, showcasing a wide array of samples, provides designers, builders, and clients a chance to explore the endless possibilities offered by decorative concrete.
Award Winning Decorative Concrete
Concrete Arts earned the 2022 Silver Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project. Because of the sheer steepness of the hill being worked on, this project presented its own exceptional set of challenges. The trained concrete craftsmen at Concrete Arts pride themselves in having created a company culture of commitment, and thus they accept these types of challenges with the knowledge they can create innovative, customized, functional solutions. The stunning results of this project far exceeded the expectations of all stakeholders involved.
This project started with the name NX Restaurant but was renamed before opening to Saizon Restaurant located in The Row at Heritage Grove shopping center at Willows and Shepherd Avenues in NE Fresno. Billed as Napa Valley meets Mexico, it specializes in a contemporary American cuisine with Mexican influences and a distinct California point of view. However, the menu is not the only attraction to this popular restaurant. The ambience feels like you have been transported out of Fresno to a big city restaurant with an upscale feel yet maintaining incomparable hospitality that is the hallmark of Fresno.
The project was new construction of a new Restaurant. First, Heritage Bomanite had to grind and prime the area. Secondly, they installed Brass Terrazzo strips with incredible accuracy to make sure they looked like continuous lengths. Heritage Bomanite then installed the Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete. Polishing was completed once an Artist had applied the concrete stain to create the ocean effect lapping on to a sandy beach. Finding the right level of shine and sand beach effect, using several applications of sealer, to the satisfaction of all project stakeholders, was one of the most difficult aspects of the project.
The use of custom colors by Heritage Bomanite, and an Artist working with concrete stain, has created a truly unique decorative concrete flooring that is exclusive to this restaurant. The bar area features the Artist’s concrete stain simulating the gentle motion of ocean waves washing over a sandy beach and generates an exceptional environment not often seen successfully created in concrete. The talented concrete craftmanship of the Heritage Bomanite crew allowed everything to seamlessly flow together.
Bomanite Patène Artectura presents a revolutionary coloration system that redefines concrete surfaces as an artistic canvas, enabling the creation of diverse and unique design statements. This innovative system is ideal for those looking to mimic natural textures like sun-bleached flagstone or the sophisticated appearance of fine Italian marble. Bomanite Patène Artectura offers a wide array of design possibilities, enabling the crafting of distinct and one-of-a-kind floors that are not only visually appealing but also durable and simple to maintain. This system of specialized coloring techniques empowers you to transform mundane concrete projects into captivating works of art, filled with creative effects and personalized touches.
Bomanite Patène Artectura is not just about aesthetic enhancement; it’s also a practical and cost-effective solution for upgrading plain, grey concrete into stunning, artistic masterpieces. Whether the setting is indoors or outdoors, residential, or commercial, or involves new construction or retrofitting, Bomanite Patène Artectura adapts seamlessly to your needs. Its versatility surpasses that of traditional concrete treatments, making it an ideal choice for a variety of projects. Additionally, Bomanite Patène Artectura can be effortlessly integrated with other concrete systems, such as Bomanite Imprint Systems, Bomanite Toppings Systems, Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, or precast elements. This integration fosters the creation of architectural concrete that is not only functional but also visually striking and breathtaking.
The broad spectrum of applications for Bomanite Patène Artectura is remarkable. It’s perfectly suited for a tranquil residential entryway, a sleek commercial countertop, or a bustling restaurant floor, accommodating any project requirement. With Bomanite Patène Artectura, you gain access to a virtually unlimited range of options that align with any design vision and budget. This flexibility and diversity in application mean that every project can be tailored to meet specific aesthetic and functional needs, resulting in spaces that are not only unique but also reflect a high standard of craftsmanship and creativity. Bomanite Patène Artectura is truly a game-changer in the realm of decorative concrete, offering unparalleled opportunities for innovation and artistic expression in concrete design.
Award Winning Decorative Concrete
Heritage Bomanite received the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project. For over 45 years, Heritage Bomanite has exemplified excellence in cast-in-place decorative concrete, focusing intently on quality through meticulous attention to detail. This project showcased the professionalism and the skilled decorative concrete craftsmanship of the Heritage Bomanite crew. Diners at this restaurant, for years to come, will enjoy not only the food but the ambiance enhanced by the beautiful concrete flooring.
The Omaha RiverFront Revitalization Project aims to rejuvenate a 72-acre urban parkland area along the Missouri River. This initiative involved the transformation of three previously underused parks, namely Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America, and Lewis and Clark Landing, into new attractions for the local and regional community. By enhancing accessibility to the river and creating inviting outdoor spaces, the RiverFront Revitalization project will strengthen connections within the city. These three parks will not only offer improved access to downtown Omaha but also promote environmental sustainability and support economic growth.
The RiverFront’s realization was made possible through the generosity of the community. An exceptional public-private partnership played a crucial role in financing the $325 million project. The City of Omaha contributed $50 million, with the remaining funds coming from local philanthropists. This collaborative approach ensured the project’s prompt execution and represented a significant investment in the city’s future. While the City of Omaha owns The RiverFront, its private management falls under the responsibility of the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA). MECA oversees day-to-day operations, and maintenance at The RiverFront while providing supervision of park activities and security measures.
Bomanite Revealed Revamps Existing Walls and Stairs
The Main Contractor selected for the massive project was Kiewit Infrastructure Co. Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors worked with landscape architecture firm, OJB Landscape Architecture, to develop the basis of design and samples for assorted park hardscape finishes. Musselman & Hall was selected to install over 8,200 SF of Bomanite Revealed™ bonded overlay over existing walls and stairs. The process took significant planning and sampling to develop the appropriate installation methods and processes. Musselman & Hall also installed other cast-in-place walls with a Bomanite Sandscape® finish to match the revealed overlay. The challenging complexity for this project was the depth of difficulty. Dan Kroesen, Vice President of Musselman & Hall said, “This project challenged us to think and work creatively to build a project we take great pride in.”
In this project Musselman & Hall used Brass colored Bomanite Revealed™ in the appropriate dosage. They also utilized Bomanite Surface Deactivator. The depth of etch used was Standard Sand Etch. White Bomanite Revealed™ was used for the “white” overlay. Musselman & Hall created a cohesive look and feel to the many disparate locations throughout the overall project.
Bomanite Revealed™ Systems, part of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, offer an innovative approach to architectural exposed concrete. This decorative concrete solution features a captivating blend of decorative aggregates firmly bound by a unique binder, skillfully applied to primed concrete surfaces. To achieve this exceptional result, Bomanite Revealed™ relies on preblended binders, lightfast pigments, specialized admixtures, specialized topical treatments, and advanced application techniques that highlight the seeded aggregate.
Unlike typical surface-seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed™ ensures a 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate, with no native sands to distract from its finished appearance. The end product stands out as a distinctive alternative to other decorative concrete finishes, all while delivering a monolithic concrete surface with a low life cycle cost due to its pre-aged surface characteristics.
Bomanite Revealed™ is suited for exterior applications, where improved wear resistance against light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic, along with an architectural finish, is essential. Thanks to the Bomanite Revealed binder, these surfaces offer outstanding durability and come in a wide range of standard and custom options. Additionally, cost-effective light-reflective formulations are available, eliminating the need for white cement to mitigate the heat island effect.
Award Winning Decorative Concrete
Musselman & Hall received the highly sought after 2022 GRAND AWARD for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project. With more than a century of construction heritage, and an incomparable reputation in the decorative concrete sphere, it is not by chance that Musselman & Hall was chosen to bring to life the vision of all the stakeholders of this project. Their highly skilled concrete craftsmen created a series of outdoor spaces that are destined to be an integral and valuable asset to life in Omaha for many years into the future.
The Stack Deep Ellum is a 16-story mixed-use building located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. It features 14,000 square feet of street-front retail space and nearly 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office space. The building’s design is edgy and innovative, while providing function and blending seamlessly with the energetic vibe of the neighborhood.
International real estate firm, Hines, is part of the team that developed The Stack and now occupies 11,000 square feet of prime office space, a natural move for them as they created the building to foster collaboration and creativity.
Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete Provides Durability and Boosts Beauty
The Bomanite VitraFlor system consists of initial grinding, chemical hardening with Bomanite Stabilizer Pro, and honing and polishing with protection from Bomanite VitraFinish. Bomanite Patène Teres uses Bomanite Chemical Stains and Bomanite Concrete Dyes to color fully cured concrete as part of the polishing process and for this project was utilized in conjunction with Bomanite Concrete Dye. This project included 4,615 SF of polished concrete at a 400-grit finish in the hallways and 680 SF with pattern, scoring, and dye in The Hub. The design in The Hub consisted of a geometric triangle pattern in two different shades of Bomanite Black Orchid Concrete Dye. Bomanite custom polished concrete was selected so that the office space would uphold beauty while maintaining durability against the high foot traffic expected in the office.
Award Winning Decorative Concrete
Texas Bomanite created a surface that is practical and purposeful, provides durability and versatility, and complements the edgy and innovative style throughout the space. The stellar execution and quality of work by Texas Bomanite earned them the 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project. The office space was complete and ready for visitors in a little over 6 months and Texas Bomanite enjoyed working alongside a great crew while providing a strong, durable flooring surface inside The Stack.
In 1965, the inaugural Tulsa Tech campus was established on 40 acres with only a handful of buildings, driven by the vision of improving the lives of upcoming generations of Oklahomans. Today, after more than half a century, this campus has become the primary hub for Tulsa Tech’s healthcare career training, the cultivation of skills for future engineering students preparing for college, and the education of students in conventional trades such as construction, electrical work, welding, and various other vocational disciplines.
The Tulsa Technology Center, Lemley Memorial Campus embarked on Phase III of construction that encompassed a comprehensive Entry Package, including a roundabout, pavement, parking lots, and sidewalks and building entryways. Flintco LLC was selected as the Main Contractor for the project and they used Timber Wolf Excavating as the Sub-Contractor. Bomanite of Tulsa was chosen to create the architectural design concept of over 21 thousand square feet of decorative concrete for the Entry Package. Bomanite of Tulsa completed their portion of the project in 2022.
Bomanite Granite Setts Set Standard for Cobblestone Look
The TTC Lemley Phase III Entry Package decorative concrete project included various Bomanite Systems. Most prominent was the Bomanite Imprint Systems concrete pavement using 11,120 square feet of Bomacron Pattern Granite Setts in 6” x 6” size. The definition of a Sett is a small rectangular paving block made of stone, such as granite, used to provide a durable road surface, like a cobblestone, but in this instance, it is architectural, concrete. The coloration for this installation utilized Bomanite Coal Gray Color Hardener and Bomanite Cobblestone Gray Release Agent.
In addition to the imprinted concrete installation, two Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems were also used. The first consisted of 8,817 square feet of Bomanite Sandscape Refined decorative concrete pavement installed in the Bomanite Coquina color. The second of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems installed was 1,352 square feet of Bomanite Alloy pavement in the Bomanite Café au Lait color. Bomanite Alloy utilizes advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the seeded aggregate, with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface.
Award Winning Decorative Concrete
Established in 2002, Bomanite of Tulsa has garnered a well-deserved reputation for its excellence in crafting architectural concrete through the cast-in-place method. For this project, Bomanite of Tulsa received the coveted 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project. The hallmark of working with Bomanite of Tulsa lies in their collaborative and transparent communication approach. Their decorative concrete artisans take pride in delivering concrete products that not only endure but also maintain a remarkable appearance over time. Bomanite of Tulsa is dedicated to comprehending the unique challenges and opportunities associated with each project, crafting concrete solutions that are not only aesthetically suitable but also cost-effective and durable. Their team seamlessly integrates with clients to visualize and actualize superior construction quality while adhering to project budget and schedule constraints. Students, Faculty, and visitors will enjoy the beauty of this project for a lifetime.
Located in the vibrant heart of the central business district between 16th and 17th Streets in downtown Denver, Republic Plaza is a 56-story iconic high-rise building. Built in 1984, Republic Plaza includes 1.2 million SF of office space and three retail levels and rising 717 feet currently holds the title of tallest building in the entire Rocky Mountain region.
Republic Plaza recently underwent renovations to the main lobby, lower-level concourse, and exterior plaza that leads to the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall. Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes was selected to create decorative concrete elements in the exterior plaza area. Originally, the plans called for precast benches and planter walls. Colorado Hardscapes asked general contractor The Weitz Company if they would consider a cast-in-place option instead. After looking at the numbers, Weitz was interested in seeing other cast-in-place benches installed by Colorado Hardscapes and following their portfolio review, approved moving forward with a mock-up of cast-in-place benches utilizing Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and featuring Bomanite Sandscape Refined.
One of the most difficult aspects of this project was the shape of the wall. Not only did it include a reverse batter, 2” bull nose, and channel for lighting, but it was also on a curve. Colorado Hardscapes knew that a mock-up was the best option for this project to establish expectations and to address any issues they might encounter. By utilizing custom CNC contoured foam, they were able to cast the desired shape at their design center. Colorado Hardscapes typically uses this method for their water feature basins, but it also worked out perfectly for the specialty benches.
Once everyone approved the mock-up, the Colorado Hardscapes crew started on site. In total, they installed 156 linear feet of Sandscape Refined curved benches and 189 linear feet of Sandscape Refined planter walls with a more conventional shape. The biggest challenges of this project were the difficult access and hot summer temperatures. Working right off 16th street, they were limited to only using Tremont Street for access in addition to the complications of downtown in general. This required them to place the benches in smaller loads. Despite placing multiple batches, the Sandscape Refined showcases a consistent finish and color from one side of a pour joint to the next.
Award Winning Decorative Concrete
With its superior structural capacities, faster production time, and cost-effectiveness, cast-in-place concrete offers an outstanding solution for various construction projects. Colorado Hardscapes discussed with the client how this method could benefit them in terms of visual appeal and utility features, and they were able to gain the client’s trust with their successful installation using cast-in place methods.
Colorado Hardscapes showcased confidence in their ability as a Bomanite Licensed Contractor and utilized previous successes by taking potential clients to past projects, proving their ability to create amazing results. The mock-ups they created were an invaluable resource, and moreover, by speaking up about cast-in-place concrete, they saved the owner a significant amount of money on the project while creating an end-product even more beautiful than the original precast option. The 2022 Silver Award for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project was awarded to Colorado Hardscapes for their superior effort on this project – not only did they go the extra mile to provide the client with resources that would gain their trust, but they also provided an exceptional product that will stand out and be a feature at Republic Plaza.