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Nishimine Dental Office

The Nishimine Dental Office located in Fresno, CA wanted to renovate their office to make it more modern and comfortable for patients and employees. They met with the project designer Suzanne Byrnes of Facility Designs for the overall look. After visiting with the local Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Heritage Bomanite, the flooring that was chosen was the Bomanite Custom Polishing System VitraFlor. Polished concrete met the criteria for the overhaul for it’s functionality and style; even gray concrete can be stunning!

Bomanite VitraFlor utilizes select un-colored concrete that is placed and finished to standards required for decorative polished concrete flooring. The concrete is ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate, then polished to the required gloss level and treated with a Bomanite stain resist. The primary benefit to Bomanite VitraFlor is the simplicity of installation and durability of the finished floor, lending to its low-maintenance and long-term sustainable features.

Bomanite VitraFlor is the most cost effective of all the Bomanite Custom Polishing systems. Heritage Bomanite installed approximately 1,000 square feet of the VitraFlor system, polishing up to 3,000 grit and finishing with the Bomanite VitraFinish floor sealer. The dental offices, hallways and conference room were all given the polished treatment for that extra durability and modern vibe.

MMGY Office Lobby (Modena SL)

MMGY, the largest integrated travel marketing organization in the world, and Lisa Jensen Design contacted Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, for a decorative concrete flooring solution for the outdated, 800 square foot lobby of their office. The existing flooring was a worn cork flooring that showed wear and damaged from years of use.

The client wanted a “white polished concrete floor” and was looking for a thin overlay application to achieve the desired finish. The Bomanite Modena SL system was proposed with the production of finished samples for client review of the final color and finish.

Bomanite Modena SL is a polymer-modified, cementitious interior bonded floor topping that is blended with selected decorative aggregates then placed with no finishing. Once fully cured Bomanite Modena SL is ground to expose the aggregates and polished to the desired gloss level.

The project was a fast-track installation in order to keep a minimum disruption to their operation. Bomanite Modena SL may be lightly walked on 12 hours after placement providing a benefit for needed accelerated renovations. On a Thursday evening, prep began with removing the existing cork flooring, grinding the exposed concrete sub base, and applying Bomanite XP Primer with a sand broadcast. The next morning the Bomanite Modena SL integrally colored product was poured and size 0 and size 1 white terrazzo glass was blended into the overlay. On Saturday, the floor was polished and completed. The client was able to be back at work within 48 hours.

The finished floor is a gorgeous representative of Bomanite’s Modena SL system and the design flexibility of decorative architectural concrete. The Modena system transforms existing or worn surfaces into beautiful walkways, showrooms and lobbies and is available in a range of colors and patterns using decorative sawcuts. Additional topically applied stains and a variety of aggregates, such as recycled glass or porcelain along with regionally sourced materials, are all options in creating a beautifully designed, environmentally friendly and functional floor.

Flight at Tustin Legacy

Flight at Tustin Legacy, previously home to the Naval-Lighter-Than-Air-Station and the Marine Corps Helicopter Base, has been considered a first of a kind office development, that is the next generation of working living playing communities. The City of Tustin and Lincoln Property Company laid out a massive future plan to keep with the flight history, innovation in design, productivity and entrepreneurship. From vast commercial farming of orange groves in the 1900’s, to the military’s construction by hand of two massive blimp hangars that are the largest wood structures in the world, Flight aims to carry on this legacy of excellence of ingenuity.

This historical site comprising of 18 acres is adjacent to the 26-acre Tustin Legacy Park, providing inspirational design elements and the new office campus clientele with additional outdoor space and walking trails.  The project’s first phase was completed with a total of about 470,000 square feet, that includes eight office buildings, four level parking structure, a food hall and an event conference center.

Bomanite Licensee, Bomel Construction has been designing and building parking structures, office buildings, hotels, stadiums, bridges and virtually any kind of concrete structure for over 40 years. Widely regarded as the dean of parking structure construction in the West, Bomel was the design-build general contractor for the 1,169-stall parking structure, self-performing all structural concrete. Bomel also acted as the subcontractor for the structural concrete, formwork, rebar and metal decks for the buildings. Additionally, Bomel’s Architectural and Site Concrete Division completed the exterior tenant access points while working with Rios Clementi Hale Studios, the mulit-disciplinary award-winning global design firm responsible for the urban planning, architecture, interior public spaces, and landscape architecture for this first phase.

Each building is designed with adaptable, tall, uninterrupted and light-filled spaces that offer tenants the ability to customize the building interiors according to their business needs. The larger hangar-like structures feature a unique design idea. Rather than concentrating the lobbies, elevators, stairs and services at the center of the building as most commonly seen in traditional office parks, Rios Clementi Hale Studios positioned them at the perimeter of the spaces to produce more usable interior space while maximizing the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Sliding and roll-up doors open to balconies and terraces that overlook an array of outdoor rooms, parks, and amenities with exterior stairs that provide direct access to plazas which act as outdoor lobbies and extensions of the workplace. The layout cements the design firm’s approach to creating pedestrian-friendly access throughout the project.

With over 101,750 square feet of decorative concrete, Bomel Construction installed all of the exterior hardscapes along with seatwalls, bleacher, stairs, outdoor kitchen, fire hearths and even an outdoor BBQ with a Polished concrete countertop. The majority of the walking paths, pedestrian sidewalks, courtyards use the Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System. With a project this vast, Bomanite Revealed is the product of choice for projects requiring a highly decorative and durable finish. Bomanite Revealed is an engineered concrete with sustainable finishing options that incorporate a unique binder and color blending process with specialty aggregates. Natural stone such as granite, quartz or marble along with unique aggregates such as recycled glass or porcelain are common aggregates of choice. A dark gray Bomanite Integral color with natural gray washed finishes and Ivory botticino aggregates were used to transform the open space into active pedestrian landscapes that promote social interaction and alternative spaces for work and collaboration. The overall design uses active landscape strategies including exterior amenities to diversify the outdoor workplace experience.

The natural non-skid properties and abrasion resistant aggregates result in a robust concrete with high-strength performance that has an excellent life cycle with reduced maintenance requirements. The Flight at Tustin Legacy’s installation of Bomanite Revealed for the decorative concrete landscapes is the perfect architectural exterior allocation for the working living playing lifestyle.

Garmin Expansion Pedestrian Plaza

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.

The Emerson Luxury Apartments

Completed in 2014, this luxury residential tower includes a restaurant, café, main lobby, tech center, office space and fitness center. Bomel Construction worked with designers, Rios-Clementi and GC Pankow to provide walkways, paths and outdoor entertaining area with a sophistication that matches the world class architecture. Bomanite Revealed was installed in two finishes. One with a white base, beach tint and seeded with mother of pearl shells aggregate and the other with a gray base, black tint and Inyo white rock to match the upscale lifestyle.

The Emerson brings elegance to downtown LA living and boasts over 250 residential units ranging in size from studios to one- and two-bedroom layouts. The Emerson promotes a warm sense of community within an urban landscape.

Rising 20 stories above the epicenter of Los Angeles’ arts and culture scene, The Emerson unifies architecture, exquisite design and a marquee location. Panoramic views of the entire city from residences and amenity spaces create an awe inspiring setting for city living and instill a feeling of connectivity to downtown Los Angeles.

iProspect Office

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Description:

Founded in 1996, iProspect is a global leader in digital marketing services.Today iProspect employs over 850 people and 39 offices in 27 global markets.Because of its dog-friendly, family-oriented and employee-morale based culture, the Fort Worth office of iProspect was ranked by Texas Monthly magazine as the #2 Best Place to Work in Texas in February of 2012.iProspect’s client list includes Neiman Marcus, Gap, Inc., Staples, Estee Lauder, The Container Store and Sears.

Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite was called on by Fort Construction to provide polished concrete flooring in the new office space for iProspect: a renovated warehouse in the popular 7th Street District in Fort Worth.The vision for the new space was to create a contemporary workspace with a retro twist, exuding a warm and inviting feel.To help achieve this look, Texas Bomanite renovated over 19,580 SF of concrete using the Bomanite VitraFlor Polished Concrete System. The floor was diamond polished with a 1,500 grit finish and utilized over 1,120 linear feet of joint filler. iProspect’s new Fort Worth office was completed in May 2012.For more information on iProspect, visit www. iprospect.com.

Autodesk AEC Headquarters

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Project Description:

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems are aff ordable alternatives to expensive custom flooring treatments. Their sustainability, durability, energy efficiencies and low maintenance make choosing a custom polished concrete floor an easy choice. Fast becoming the “must have” finishing solution for LEED® certified projects, polished concrete has found an enthusiastic audience of contractors and specifiers who are increasingly including such floors into the building plans of countless restaurants, schools, retail stores, auto showrooms and Corporate offices such as the Autodesk AEC Headquarters located in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Autodesk, certified LEED® Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council, began as an existing shell building erected by developers, Tocci Building Corporation. Tocci was the selected General Contractor for the project.Working together with designer, KlingStubbins, Bomanite polished concrete, Patène Teres, was chosen as the sustainable flooring option to meet the needs of the fast-track schedule. Certified and trained Bomanite contractor, Premier Concrete Construction, LLC worked throughout the evenings to color and polish 13,000 square feet of concrete on three levels, along the way repairing and patching numerous small cracks and divots to provide that perfect smooth polished floor in the time frame allowed.

Bomanite Water-based Concrete Dyes were chosen as the coloring method for their low VOC content and brilliant color hues. To achieve a custom look, Black Orchid Dye was mixed with Thistle Green Dye for the main floor and Red Berry Dye was utilized for the two dining rooms on the upper floor. There are a variety of custom finishes to choose from in the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems collection. Whether you are looking for the timeless look of terrazzo, brilliant color or long-lasting protection for newly designed or existing surfaces, Bomanite has the perfect floor treatment for you. Patène Teres by Bomanite™ utilizes a unique, topically applied coloration system to create a one-of-a kind floor, Patène Teres offers versatility and permanent results. With lustrous color protected by a tight, beautiful sheen, the patented technology of Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, paired with our long established color and craftsmanship, steps out into the forefront delivering the industry’s best concrete floor finish.

Intermark Group

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Description:

Intermark Group is an advertising agency based in Birmingham and worked with Architectureworks to develop a collaborative environment that would inspire creativity in their new downtown location.

Bomanite Licensee, Jeffco Concrete Contractors were called upon to add a touch of spice to the decor with the neutral Tan and the vibrant Smoldering Red custom Bomanite Micro-Top colors. The floor area was laid out and decorative sawcut in a random design. The Micro-Top was then troweled on by hand to create a mottled effect. The decorative joints were filled with a black grout to finish this stunning project off.

Awards
2011 – Honor Award, Alabama Council of the AIA

Stapleton Redevelopment

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Client Need:
Concrete paving is very prominent on this project, and the designers needed to be sure that the finished product met all of their specifications for the high profile center of the Stapleton Redevelopment. The hardscapes needed to integrate with real stone in the city center and lend consistency and beauty to the rest of the walkways, patios and plazas along the street.

Solution:
Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Colorado Hardscapes, walked the property and worked closely with designers to determine their needs. With the Sandscape Texture® by Bomanite system and the superior craftsmenship of Colorado Hardscapes, the team was able to install the job to the quality necessary of the project.

Results:
Colorado Hardscapes worked with both Mortenson and Saunders on different sections around the Stapleton Town Center, including paving for patios and sidewalks along 29th Ave. Black banding and special “V” saw-cuts distinguish special areas along 29th Ave. Near the water features at the town center real stones were integrated into theBomanite Sandscape Texture around the perimeter. The Visitors Center features a multi-colored Bomanite Micro-Top interior floor.

Powerhouse Plaza

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Client Need:
Designers were looking for a paving material with the right texture for their vision of this plaza.

Solution:
Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes showed the designers the exclusive Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System, Sandscape Texture® by Bomanite paving installed nearby on the NCSL building and they were sold. Although the colors and patterns are quite different, the finish lends a nice texture to many design styles.

Results:
This plaza proves how concrete can take any shape. The dramatic lines of the design are enhanced by elegant, crisp Sandscape Texture paving with stained bands. Seat walls along the structure complete the look.