California’s central valley, home to the city of Clovis, is an area that’s booming because it ranks as one of the state’s most affordable places to live, among other factors. Community growth contributes to a resulting hospital services demand and thus the demand for the newest expansion of Clovis Community Medical Center, completed in the summer of 2022. This phase of expansion encompassed:
- a new 148-bed tower along with a sizable surgery/emergency addition.
- department expansions for food service, maintenance, and materials management.
- a new double-height main entrance.
- a new trauma bay emergency area with six operating rooms on the floor above it.
- a rapid assessment screening area for the Emergency Department to alleviate congestion.
- a place for ambulances to stack and be able to offload without impacting the public.
- outdoor space design.
- and more.
Bomanite Fountain Flows Serenely
Clovis Community Medical Center chose Clark Construction as the main contractor. Working with Vineyard Pools, Heritage Bomanite was selected to construct the main feature fountain for one of the outdoor areas. Heritage Bomanite and Vineyard Pools have a successful history of creating fountains for the Clovis hospital, so Heritage Bomanite was the perfect choice for this project. Terry Broussard, of Broussard and Associates, the designer on both projects, oversaw the construction and exceeded expected results for this particular project.
The very small project site made the onsite work even more challenging, requiring the work to be completed while the adjacent space was open to pedestrians. The formwork was quite complex, and the trough needed to be 100% level to allow for even water flow over the edge. Epoxy coated rebar was installed throughout the structure. Integrally colored decorative concrete was used, and the finish was smooth troweled. The project required a combination of pre-cast and cast-in-place decorative concrete. The 42 pre-cast trough covers were poured at Heritage Bomanite’s shop using the same integral color, with care being taken of the size specifications so each piece would fit properly into its individual stainless steel mounting brackets.
Heritage Bomanite Has Honored History
Like all Bomanite licensees, Heritage Bomanite has no equal in the industry in specialty concrete by providing unbeatable quality and unsurpassable service on every project. This project is a spectacular example of their quality craftsmanship during decorative concrete installations. Precision and professionalism are a hallmark of the work done by Heritage Bomanite. They are concrete artisans who welcome the challenge presented by projects others would not attempt. They know how to beat deadlines, deliver under budget, construct in ongoing operational settings, and create concrete works of art that keep their clients coming back for more. Over the years they have won many Bomanite Awards as a testament to their abilities.
Award Winning Decorative Concrete
For this project, Heritage Bomanite was awarded the 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Specialty Project. Chosen specifically because of their previous project performance and craftsmanship, Heritage again exceeded expectations of all stake holders by delivering another beautiful fountain for the Clovis Community Hospital. It is no wonder why they were chosen to provide pivotal project expertise. Hopefully the time spent near this fountain will be as healing as it is comforting and enjoyable. Patients, visitors, and staff can expect many years of this fountain providing peace, pleasure, and solace.