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Robert’s Pavilion Claremont McKenna College

Robert’s Pavilion at the Claremont McKenna College is a three-story events arena with a gymnasium and Olympic swimming pool. Bomanite Licensee, Bomel Construction’s scope was 50,000 square feet of exposed aggregate concrete paving, all perimeter walls, decorative walls, seat walls, and entire pool deck and coping.  Working with PCL Construction and the design team from LINK landscape Architecture, the walls were alternating either in hard troweled or sand blasted texture. Two of the most striking pictures features include the 30-step grand staircase and the outdoor seating area Light Sculpture titled “Meet in the Middle” with Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System in Dark Gray Bomanite Integral Color and seeded with crushed Mirror Glass and Black Silica Carbide.

Meet in the Middle, is a circular arrangement of eight street lamps and 24 benches. The sculpture provides a point of focus and a recognizable meeting place. It was designed by the artist, Chris Burden, and said to be optimistic, welcoming, and provocative, and provides a social setting where students and faculty can interact with the sculpture and each other. The lamps automatically illuminate at sunset and turn off at sunrise and are fitted with LED lights. Burden expressed in earlier comments that these installations were about human relationships to the places we have built for ourselves: the posts and benches represent human scale, and they are more ornate than they need to be—small sculptures that dotted the streets of the past. The Exposed System chosen provides an additional element of reflectiveness, both in physical nature and thought-provoking state. The Robert’s Pavilion is a Recipient of a merit award from the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects. It is also been deemed a LEED Gold certified facility.

Bomanite Revealed is intended for both new construction and major renovation projects and offers sustainable features such as low life cycle costs due to it’s 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.

The Bomel Construction Company received the 2017 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project over 12,000 sq. ft Silver Award for their precision installation and grand hardscape. To read more about Robert’s Pavilion: https://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/roberts-pavilion_1_o

Prairie View A & M University Logo

Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, Prairie View A&M University, founded in 1876, is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses, and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs through eight colleges and schools.

Along with a higher education, PVAMU fields  an impressive 16 intercollegiate sports teams and competes in the NCAA (Division 1) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference as the “Prairie View A&M Panthers.” The baseball field was recently renovated, featuring seating for 512, a new concession stand, new restrooms, a press box and bricked dugouts. The stadium entrance is emblazoned with a large custom 5-color PVAMU logo with the face of a Panther, which Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite had the opportunity to create using the Bomanite Micro-Top XT system. Texas Bomanite’s foreman for the project was Julio Mendoza. A 12-year employee for the company, Mendoza utilized his skills and knowledge of the Bomanite Micro-Top XT Concrete Overlay to blend and create the striking logo. In addition to the standard black and white, customer colors in the university brand of gray (PMS 416c), purple (PMS 268) and gold (PMS 123) were  utilized. A final coat of Polyurethane matte sealer was added for additional protection from the outside elements.

Vestavia Hills High School

Vestavia Hills High School was in need of major renovations, one being their school offices that included a waiting area, lobby passage and hallways. With a little over 5,000 square feet of surface space to redesign, Lathan Associates Architects contacted Bomanite Licensee, Jeffco Concrete Contractors to provide interior flooring options that would hold up to regular foot traffic and future maintenance needs and provide the multiple color intricate design.

After reviewing samples, the Bomanite Toppings Systems, Micro-Top was selected for the office flooring renovation for its fast track benefits and unique two-part cementitious material that tenaciously bonds to virtually any substrate including concrete, asphalt, wood, metal, or plastic. With Bomanite Micro-Top, a wide range of colors can be applied to create uniformity or blended to create variegation in the finish. Limitless color combinations and graphic designs can be used to transform damaged existing concrete or other materials into cementitious art forms, without affecting surrounding materials and fixtures.

By utilizing a troweled-on process to install the Bomanite Micro-Top System, Jeffco Concrete Contractors was able to create several high and low tone color variations within each particular Micro-Top color. Five differing colors, Cobblestone Gray, French Gray, Natural Gray, Desert Tan and Forest Brown were blended and applied in a seamless application to pinpoint the unique and creative layout of this floor design.

Grain Valley High School (Modena SL)

With school out for the summer that leaves room for designers and contractors to have more readily available access for specified improvements and upgrades. Growing School Districts looking to restyle, update or renovate can trust the Bomanite Modena SL system for low maintenance and cost saving benefits. The Grain Valley High School originally built in the late 1990s finished its phase 4 expansion to accommodate its rapidly growing student body. Expansion brought much needed instructional and collaboration space, a game changer for students. With a large amount of community support, the School took into consideration the need to provide a low maintenance flooring with an element of design to embody the school’s colors and team spirit.

Hollis + Miller Architects worked with Bomanite Decorative Concrete Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC on several other past projects and knew that they could come up with a custom winning design. They searched through a number of samples, library binders, created idea boards and pulled together a combination of polished concrete and different aggregates that would give the students academia pride in their newly expanded school.

Phase 4 creates a new main entrance, media center, lecture hall, administration area, and courtyard for student use. The new entrance to the “Eagle Way” promenade is flanked by a huge monolithic concrete wall dressed out in the school colors of royal blue and white. The entrance’s 2,890 sq. ft. hallway contains two shades of vibrant blue glass aggregate and eye-catching pieces of sparkling mirror glass polished to a brilliant luster. After the concrete base slab was poured, it was topped with a two-inch thick Bomanite Modena SL topping slab, aggregates added and after a brief curing period the floor was then polished to the perfect grit and shine.

Additionally, included in the project were 1,945 sq. ft. of a refined “cream polish” surface (Class A aggregate exposure with a Level 3 polish) and 4,335 sq. ft. of a perfect “salt and pepper” finish (Class B aggregate exposure with a Level 3 polish). Musselman & Hall crews also polished three sets of concrete steps with a three-line nose detail engraved into the concrete. The newly created grooves were filled with “Grain Valley Blue” epoxy to bring some school spirit and color into the Bomanite cream polished finish designed surface areas.

The Bomanite Modena SL Custom Polishing System is an engineered interior cementitious topping that is blended with selected aggregates and then ground and polished to the desired gloss level. The Modena system transforms existing or worn surfaces into beautiful walkways, school hallways, showrooms, restaurants 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. 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 Polished Concrete was the optimal choice for Grain Valley’s expansion and renovations.

Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC received several awards for their exceptional work at Grain Valley High School. They were awarded the Bomanite Outstanding Grand Award as well as the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Gold Award.

Olathe West High School

Olathe West High School opened in the fall of 2017, designed using architecturally advanced techniques to create an innovative and futuristic learning environment for their students. The three-story school, spanning 375,000 square feet, focuses on the use of technology, open, modular learning spaces, efficiency and collaboration among students. A centrally-located learning commons provides student gathering and education collaboration spaces that connect to the entire building.

The school is designed with four wings where students attend classes. The building also includes an open concept Library with 60 planting boxes on a growing wall, four mini-libraries overlooking the main first floor library, a Public Safety Academy, Green Tech learning center, media center, performing arts center with retractable seating, gymnasiums with a one-ninth mile track around the top and a 200 square foot rooftop greenhouse.

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC worked with the project designers to provide a sustainable low maintenance topping and polishing technique that is becoming a standard in school construction. Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC placed 25,000 square-feet of 2”-thick Bomanite Renaissance Deep Grind system as an unbonded topping slab integrating local aggregates and references. Once the slab was cured, it was ground down to expose the coarse aggregates and then polished to a semi-gloss concrete finish.

“Bomanite’s Renaissance Deep Grind is a high-end, readily customized decorative concrete that really bring designs to life,” says Dan Kroesen, a Vice President with Musselman & Hall Contractors. The Bomanite Renaissance Deep Grind polished concrete system represents a custom mix of individually sourced aggregates, sands, and added integral colors that can be installed as a slab on grade or unbonded overlay. Once the concrete sets, it is milled, ground, and finally polished to produce a beautiful, solid surface that looks and wears very similar to terrazzo.

While every type of flooring requires regular maintenance, one of the advantages of the Bomanite Renaissance Deep Grind process is the long-term cost positives. Because the floor is treated with chemical hardeners that reduce porosity, while still allowing it to breath, fully-exposed hard aggregates are the predominate wear surface rather than an applied sealer or coating. Correctly selecting aggregates by size, type, and color allows the floor to wear naturally while supporting superior stain resistance to traditional concrete because no film-forming agents are required to maintain a Bomanite Renaissance floor.

The Bomanite Renaissance system checks a lot of boxes – tremendous design flexibility, first-cost savings, lower cost maintenance, making Bomanite Decorative Concrete the right investment for long lasting beauty and benefit for school construction projects and its communities.

Infinite Campus (Modena Monolithic, Renassiance)

Infinite Campus is the largest U.S. owned K-12 student information management firm that is nestled among natural wetlands and a city park. Wanting to allow views to the exterior natural elements, the Finn Daniels Architect firm made sure the design incorporated architectural precast concrete wall panels, a glass curtain wall, and metal panels to provide views as well as creating an energy efficient building. The interior features open work spaces, two story garden elements with crossing bridges, a central rotunda, training rooms, and a full food service cafeteria.

When planning the cafeteria, the owner, Infinite Campus and Finn Daniels Architects wanted a free-flowing design that would complement existing epoxy terrazzo floors and carpet. The area needed to work with the natural elements already set and required low maintenance with a reflective sheen. During the conceptual stage the design team determined that the decorative concrete indoor flooring project should emulate the feeling of a sandy beach or shoreline which would shimmer and glisten like shells and sea glass in the sun. Bomanite Licensee Concrete Arts, Inc. provided the natural beach look by installing the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems with Bomanite Modena Monolithic for the winding middle sea shell area and Bomanite Renaissance Deep Grind for the shoreline perimeter.

The two unique appearances were accomplished by first pouring the two perimeter pours of Bomanite Renaissance utilizing integral color to achieve the desired shade of concrete. Then the Bomanite Modena Monolithic portion was poured to complete the winding area in between. The soft gray color of the Bomanite Modena Monolithic was enhanced with black and blue natural aggregates blended with blue recycled glass. Mirrored glass, sea shells and mother of pearl were also hand-seeded to create the shimmer and iridescence reminiscent of that perfect beach feel.

Bomanite Modena Monolithic is a poured-in-place monolithically bonded concrete overlay utilizing integral colorants blended with engineered cements and aggregates. Bomanite Renaissance Deep Grind is a poured-in-place colored concrete slab with selected aggregates ready-mixed and finished to receive a deep grind and polish. Once both areas were placed and sufficiently hardened, Concrete Arts began the grinding and polishing process. This exposed the beauty of the glass and aggregate while providing a low maintenance, durable surface with great sheen and light reflectivity.  When the sun shines through the glass curtain wall on the new cafeteria floor it evokes that happy feeling like a day at the beach.

Harrisburg High School Mascot Logo

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors worked with Kerkhover Studio Architects to develop a custom mascot logo for Harrisburg High School located in Harrisburg, IL. The original design called for a purple Integrally colored band with stamped letters to read “Harrisburg Bulldogs” surrounding an inner circle of stamped concrete in a brick pattern.

Several contractors provided pricing but could not provide acceptable proof of previous similar work experience, thus Musselman & Hall was contacted for their extensive work and ability to provide samples of design ideas and installed projects to show them. After the initial phone conversation with the project manager, Musselman & Hall set up a meeting with the team to review the original design and provide some new exciting modern options.

The team was so excited with the new options they chose to go with a Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy System that involved a custom Harrisburg Mascot Purple Color Hardener and engraving of the text and mascot at the center. The Team loved the design and the sparkle.

Bomanite Alloy is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using non-native quartz and decorative aggregates that are surface seeded on concrete. Due to the use of Bomanite Color Hardener, Bomanite Alloy is well known for its highly durable surface. Bomanite Alloy also provides increased surface and slip resistance. Bomanite Alloy 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, which makes it perfect for the exterior walkway of the Harrisburg High School. The final product is a unique alternate to other decorative concrete finishes that the school staff and students will enjoy for many years to come.

Kansas University School of Business Capitol Federal Hall

The Kansas University School of Business Capitol Federal Hall serves as a destination point for students who are determined to move business forward. From state-of-the-art technology to research labs, this will be a hub for collaboration and innovation.

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman and Hall Contractors worked closely with the local architecture firm, Gastinger Walker, during the design development phase of the project allowing the project specifications and samples to be fine-tuned, making sure this 166,500 square foot four story facility was at the top of its class. The work completed earned Musselman and Hall  the Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Project at the 2017 Bomanite Conference. The Kansas University School of Business Capitol Federal Hall has 20 classrooms, a 350 set auditorium and nearly two dozen collaborative spaces.

The atrium lobby, common area, and gathering space was completed with the Bomanite Custom Polishing Renaissance system. The large common area in the atrium lobby was designed to be a living room-like “entrepreneurship incubator” with 15,800 square feet of 4” thick integrally colored topping slab. The slab was integrally colored with Bomanite’s Coal Gray. The slab was ground to a “salt & pepper” aggregate exposure and polished to a semi-gloss finish. The placement of the topping slab included multiple sets of cast-in-place steps as well as an ADA accessible ramp.

The centerpiece of the project, and building as a whole, is the 24’ diameter Jayhawk symbol at the west entry of the atrium lobby. The Jayhawk involved the installation of an intricate zinc inlay with a polishable overlay. To learn more about the KU School of Business and see the development of the facility visit: http://capfedhall.ku.edu/

Deerfield Academy – Hess Center for the Arts (Modena SL)

Deerfield Academy Hess Center for the Arts, located in Massachusetts, worked with Bomanite Licensee, Premier Concrete Construction to choose Bomanite Modena 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.

Available in a range of colors and patterns using decorative sawcuts, topically applied stains, variety of aggregates are all options in creating a beautifully designed and functional floor. The Modena Custom Polished Concrete Flooring 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.