Natural Resource Research Campus Building E (NRRC)



Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes of Denver, CO, incorporated the Patène Artectura system into their award winning Natural Resource Research Campus Building E (NRRC) project completed in February 2005 in Fort Collins, CO. Together with project designer, Mimi Hillen, Colorado Hardscapes created the beautiful mountain waterfall themed design to a 1992 sq. ft. entryway space of this US Forest Service office building. Using their signature quality craftsmanship and expertise, Colorado Hardscapes fulfilled the designer’s vision by utilizing innovative products and techniques while crafting the beautiful nature scene.

Along with installing a natural and simulated rock water feature, Colorado Hardscapes fashioned the shallow meandering stream look by using exposed aggregate to create depth and contrasting stream beds to the Aqua Blue Bomanite Con-Color curvatures of the flowing waterscape design. To create the prairie themed area of the project, Bomanite Olive, Auburn, Pine and Rust Red Chemical Stains were beautifully blended together giving the hardscape a warm and lustrous finish, adding to the overall aesthetic appeal of the entryway. With a unique touch to bring the project theme full circle, Colorado Hardscapes sandblasted animal tracks of 21 different animals throughout the area to capture the essence and complement the nature scheme of the inspired foyer.

Winning the 2005 Bomanite Gold Award for Best Patène Artectura Project, Colorado Hardscapes continues to illustrate their dedication to produce superior architectural concrete work by utilizing their impressive skill and artistry in combination with the Bomanite Systems in pursuit of creative concrete solutions.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)


Client Need:
A distinctive paving was needed for the entry and front patio of the NCSL headquarters in the Lowry Redevelopment. Natural stone carved with state names needed to be integrated into the paving material at the front.

Bomanite Licensed Contractor Colorado Hardscapes, Inc.’s integral color concrete with the exclusive Sandscape Texture® by Bomanite finish results in the distinct look. Natural stone is skillfully integrated into the concrete.

Colorado Hardscapes, Inc. (CHI) created the entrance, a conference patio, drop off zone, outdoor patio break area, and a section under a revolving door for the NCSL buildings. Sandscape Texture® by Bomanite finished concrete, poured 4 inches thick, was used. Sections were integrally colored with a variety of custom shades with standard gray interspersed at the entrance to the building. The sawcuts further distinguish the different colors and flush out the pattern. Forty-eight linear feet of six inch planter curb was used and rounded seat wall surround the rounded sections of concrete and line the grill area on one side of the building.

Cheshire County Jail Kitchen

Bomanite Licensee, Premier Concrete Construction, LLC, worked with the Cheshire County Jail to make over their kitchen to fit their budget needs as well as safety needs. Premier Concrete poured 2,500 sq. ft of concrete slab and cast on Bomanite Color Hardener and polished the slab to 400 grit giving the surface a durable high wear finish.

Praised for brilliant color and extra-hard durability, Bomanite’s color-hardened surfaces stand up to more traffic than ever before when used in conjunction with this polishing system. The system chemically closes surface pores and mechanically polishes the floor, locking down color beneath an impenetrable shine. Suitable for surfaces in high-traffic industrial, commercial and public spaces, Belcolore by Bomanite is the right choice where strength is as important as beauty.

Gendy Street @ Fort Worth Western Heritage Center

Texas Bomanite was brought in at the later stages of the project at which time color and pattern had not been selected. This project had a drop dead date for completion to coincide with the dedication of the “national cowgirl museum”. Working with the designer, the representatives of the Western Heritage Association and a Landscape Architect in Washington D.C., Texas Bomanite prepared 15 samples for approval.

Job site mockups were produced and then tweaked for final color and pattern. Texas Bomanite crews started construction on the circlular sidewalk located at the perimeter of the traffic circle. A custom curb mule was fabricated to specifications provided by the Western Heritage Association.

Carter & Burgess, Inc. provided an autocad drawing of the intersection so that Texas Bomanite could design and layout the construction joint pattern. Texas Bomanite suggested a design change for the lane divider header in order to transfer the loads (traffic). Once the curb and gutter and traffic lane dividers were installed the field paving started. Work phases started in April and final pours were made in May. This project was on a very tight schedule and was a very high profile for the city.

Covington Readiness Center LA Army National Guard

The Grasscrete System was selected for the project due to it’s LEED characteristics. Grasscrete Molded Pulp Formers were utilized for this project providing sustainability with their 100% recycled content and ability to degrade over time into the sub-soils. The selection of a Grasscrete System is one of the easiest ways to achieve LEED points due to the reduction in heat island effect, management of storm water runoff, recycled content used in the application process as well as the concrete and sub-base, the long lifespan and the low maintenance required. Grasscrete Systems are highly sustainable with a very low life-cycle cost and the ability to be completely recycled and used in a future project.