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Concrete Arts Proud to Rebuild Target to Help Heal a Community


Bomanite licensee Concrete Arts installed the decorative concrete flooring at the reconstructed Target East Lake in Minneapolis, MN, using Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems with Bomanite Patene Teres.
There are few events in history that can create a rift in the space-time continuum of a community, a veritable paradigm shift that causes ripple effects worldwide.  The death of George Floyd in May of 2020, and subsequent protests and riots, in Minneapolis is just such an event.  Floyd’s death occurred less than a mile from the Target East Lake Street store, which was nearly destroyed, and the Third Precinct Police Station, which was burned to the ground, is directly across the street from that store.  The loss of Target East Lake made it hard for the people in this south Minneapolis neighborhood to buy groceries since there were no other grocery stores within walking distance.

 

How We Rebuild Is More Important

What makes this restoration unique is Target’s commitment to include community input.  “Today, with construction well underway, I recognize that how we rebuild is just as important — if not more so — as when we rebuild. We want the Lake Street community to view this store as a part of itself, not just a place to shop,” Cephas Williams Jr., a group Vice-President at Target, said. “So, we’re listening to the voices of the community and applying what we’re learning and will continue to do so.”  Cephas William’s full statement is titled, To Our Lake Street Minneapolis Community: We’re Listening, Learning, and Re-Opening.  Target’s community outreach was in-depth and extensive.

Partnering With People Who Live Nearby

Bomanite licensee Concrete Arts installed the decorative concrete flooring at the reconstructed Target East Lake in Minneapolis, MN, using Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems with Bomanite Patene Teres.Target partnered with Nawal Noor, CEO of Noor Companies, a local Black-woman-owned General Contractor and Developer to lead the rebuilding efforts to complete Target’s fastest restoration ever.  Bomanite Licensee Concrete Arts was contracted to be a part of the demolition of the damaged carpet, VCT and corresponding adhesives. The scope of that first stage was completed the last week in June of 2020. Concrete Arts removed approximately 110,000 square feet of flooring in a week running double shifts.  Concrete Arts then left the site to allow for extensive repairs and changes to the concrete. They came back in on August 1st and had five weeks to polish the 90,000 square feet of flooring.  Working 12 hour days, six days a week Concrete Arts finished in 4.5 weeks despite being at the epicenter of the social justice fight which subjected them to three separate shut downs due to further protests.

A Reimagined Store Is Restored.

Bomanite licensee Concrete Arts installed the decorative concrete flooring at the reconstructed Target East Lake in Minneapolis, MN, using Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems with Bomanite Patene Teres.Concrete Arts installed Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems decorative concrete flooring using Bomanite Patene Teres to complete the redesigned, reimagined, and community inspired reconstructed store.  The new store has a secondary entrance and a well-lit walkway from the rail station to help increase access and to address community voiced safety issues.  The new pharmacy is located closer to the front of the store between both entrances so that elderly shoppers now walk a shorter distance to reach it.  Acknowledging the diverse neighborhood, Target even added a greater variety of spices.  The community asked for more food and more produce, and those sections were almost doubled.  The significant changes to the store culture and the store environment were made to match the community concerns.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite licensee Concrete Arts installed the decorative concrete flooring at the reconstructed Target East Lake in Minneapolis, MN, using Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems with Bomanite Patene Teres.Concrete Arts earned the 2020 Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project Honorable Mention Award for this extraordinary project.  As per Mike Dougherty of Concrete Arts, “As you can see from the photos, the damage was quite extensive, but we were able to make some pretty good lemonade out of the lemons we were dealt. Our company feels a great deal of satisfaction in helping this suffering neighborhood try to get back to some sort of normalcy.”

 

 

Icon Apartments Provide Luxury Living with Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate Pool Deck

Bomanite licensee Architectural Concrete & Design installed the pool deck area at Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farms in Bozeman, MT, using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems featuring contrasting bands of Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed.Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farm, an exclusive luxury apartment community located in the heart of Bozeman, MT, needed an iconic pool deck area to match its name.  In a very collaborative process with the owner, Black Ridge Companies, the project designer, Norris Design created a memorable design that emulates a starburst and sun rays emanating from it for the area surrounding the pool.  The vision was to create a community outdoor living space for tenants to mix and mingle, to relax, to swim, and to enjoy, with a unique look and feel.

Design Comes To Life

Bomanite licensee Architectural Concrete & Design installed the pool deck area at Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farms in Bozeman, MT, using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems featuring contrasting bands of Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed.Bomanite licensee, Architectural Concrete & Design, brought that vision to life using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems with Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed to create the strikingly contrasting bands of decorative concrete.  The pool area is an active place in the summer partly because it feels more like being at a vacation resort featuring a pool with sunning shelves, built-in umbrellas, and cabanas.  The atmosphere and the decorative concrete is as iconic as the name Icon Apartments implies.

Vacation-Inspired Collection of Amenities

Bomanite licensee Architectural Concrete & Design installed the pool deck area at Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farms in Bozeman, MT, using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems featuring contrasting bands of Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed.This complex boasts an impressive list of amenities including a club-inspired fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art equipment, dedicated yoga and fitness rooms, indoor and outdoor bar with outdoor living rooms and fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven.  This pet-friendly community features an on-site dog wash and sprawling dog park, complete with agility course, that is adjacent to their own nature trail with outdoor pavilions.  There is even a Swingtrack Widescreen HD Golf, Hockey, Football and Baseball simulator with Golf Swing Analysis.  Walking distance proximity to restaurants, shopping, and office complexes is a desirable bonus for the tenants.  Icon Apartments is a community that is an integral part of its Bozeman neighborhood and lifestyle, whether it’s enjoying the dining and nightlife, a visit to the Museum of the Rockies, or the beautiful outdoors.  There are enough nearby parks, hiking trails, rivers, lakes, and beautiful mountains to satisfy any outdoor enthusiast.  Yellowstone National Park is a mere 90 miles close.

Durable Hardscapes Create Safe Pool Areas

Bomanite licensee Architectural Concrete & Design installed the pool deck area at Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farms in Bozeman, MT, using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems featuring contrasting bands of Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed.Bomanite Revealed provides the high safety features of a slip resistant surface, long term durability, low-maintenance, low life cycle requirements for a space built for recreation and relaxation like this pool deck area.  It can be used in splash pads, plazas, shopping centers, schools, and exterior walkways—anywhere improved wear resistance for light-to-moderate-duty traffic with highly decorative appearance and durability is required.  Bomanite Sandscape Texture feels great under bare feet and utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, additives, decorative mineral aggregates, topical treatments, and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that resembles sand blasted concrete through fine “quarried stone”.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Architectural Concrete & Design earned the 2020 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project Bronze Award for this owner inspired alternate banding of Bomanite Exposed Aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed to create an inviting decorative concrete pool area for this community to appreciate the craftsmanship and then to enjoy the area.

Bomanite of Tulsa Creates Redbud Community Park Riverbed with Bomanite Decorative Concrete

The Owasso Redbud Festival Park is a community-oriented project for the City of Owasso with a large, open green space encompassing one city block of 2.25 acres. The goal of the City was to create an urban core that brings people downtown to the heart of the city. Gh2 Architects created a design that has an open stage at one end for concerts and a covered farmers market area at the other, providing for an incredibly adaptive and flexible site for any variety of community events. The space also features a splash pad, fire pit, playground, water feature and native plant landscaping.

Owasso Redbud Festival Park used a custom Bomanite Chipped Shale Imprint for a stylized streambed that incorporated a splashpad designed by GH2 Architects and installed by Bomanite of Tulsa for the Owasso Community to enjoyLocal licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. had the pleasure of installing the natural looking Bomanite Decorative Concrete starting with the water feature that stretches the length of the park along with a splash pad that emulates a riverbed of rock using a custom Bomanite Imprint System Pattern Chipped Shale along with Bomanite Cobblestone Gray color for a stylized running stream. Accent borders were placed in the pavilion area using the Bomacron Sandstone Texture in the same Cobblestone Gray color to delineate features of the paved area and support the overall design aesthetic of the park as well as provide containment for an area of white, light gray and dark gray concrete pavers.

Owasso Redbud Festival Park used a custom Bomanite Chipped Shale Imprint for a stylized streambed that incorporated a splashpad designed by GH2 Architects and installed by Bomanite of Tulsa for the Owasso Community to enjoyWith well over 400 distinct patterns and associated textures Bomanite has a commanding selection of imprinting tools to select from with the ability to customize your own design like that of the Owasso Redbud Festival Park landscape elements. Bomanite molds are developed from natural products such as stone or wood as well as unconventional surfaces such as metal or plastic or whatever your imagination may bring to the table. Images, logos, borders and highly custom textures are all part of the Bomanite offering. The selection and quality of Bomanite Imprinting Tools is unsurpassed in the industry as well as the quality of people that do the installations.

Owasso Redbud Festival Park used a custom Bomanite Chipped Shale Imprint for a stylized streambed that incorporated a splashpad designed by GH2 Architects and installed by Bomanite of Tulsa for the Owasso Community to enjoySuperior craftsmanship has always defined the Bomanite brand and sets a Bomanite installation apart from other imprinting contractors and product manufacturers. All Bomanite Licensees receive the most extensive ongoing technical education program in the industry. And it shows in every installation as a reflection of the long standing Bomanite tradition of innovation, service and expertise. The Owasso Redbud Festival Park was a game-changer for not only the Redbud District, but for the city as a whole, bringing opportunities for the community to come together for movie nights, concerts and holiday celebrations, to name a few, where everyone can make wonderful, long-lasting memories.

Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. received the 2019 Honorable Mention Bomanite Best Imprint Project Award for their custom and creative work for this community project.

Colorado Hardscapes Earns Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Award for Outstanding Work on the CoLab LEED Gold Co-housing Community Development

CoLab is an impressive 7-story podium student housing residential development with 253 apartment units that house 727 individual bedrooms and includes top-notch amenities. The 5-story residential component sits atop a 2-story partially buried parking garage creating a unique above ground level installation for outdoor amenities. Colorado Hardscapes, a Bomanite Decorative Concrete Contractor worked with Landscape Architect, Britina Designs to make the outdoor living space a stylish modern green community. Environmentally conscious, CoLab chose materials and systems to minimize waste and maximize energy.

CoLab Student Living Housing Community built several outdoor gathering areas for tenants to enjoy, the pool court (Resort-Style Pool), Fire Court (Outdoor Lounge) and Water Court (Table Games) all featuring Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, Bomanite Toppings Systems and Board Formed Concrete by Colorado HardscapesThe CoLab Student Living Housing Community, a USGBC Gold LEED project, brings the outdoors in with smartly styled study spaces, a rooftop deck and several lush outdoor gathering areas for tenants to enjoy; the pool court (Resort-Style Pool), Fire Court (Outdoor Lounge) and Water Court (Table Games) all featuring decorative concrete.  During the design stage Britina Designs visited Colorado Hardscapes Showroom viewing several samples of different concrete systems and to determine the final finishes, aggregates and colors.

CoLab Cohousing located in Denver, Colorado created a stylish student living community with Bomanite Bomanite Sandscape Textured Walking Paths designed with different colors to create a modern patternBomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Sandscape Texture was chosen for the general walkways and courtyards with an inviting eye-catching alternating band of color panels of flatwork. The Bomanite Sandscape Texture was also incorporated into the pool coping with a child safety grip and coordinating color. Bomanite Sandscape Texture utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, additives, decorative mineral aggregates, topical treatments and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that resembles sand blasted concrete through fine “quarried stone”. Bomanite Sandscape Texture typically involves the use of Bomanite Integral Color and may incorporate specialized natural, regionally selected and qualified sands such as slag, granite, quartz or limestone.

CoLab Cohousing located in Denver, Colorado created a stylish student living community with Bomanite Sandscape Refined installed around the board formed firepitThe Bomanite Sandscape Refined Series is similar in design to conventional Sandscape, based on the exposure of fine quartz aggregates but bound in Bomanite Color Hardener. The resulting texture is known as “sugar cube finish”; the feel of the concrete mimics the texture of formed sugar cubes. Due to the use of Bomanite Color Hardener, the Bomanite Sandscape Texture Refined Series is available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including cost effective light-reflective formulations that do not require the use of white cement to reduce heat island effect. The Sandscape Refined Architectural Concrete Finish was installed around the firepit lounge area and included amber glass and crushed mirror glass for a natural reflective nighttime sheen.

CoLab Cohousing located in Denver, Colorado created a stylish student living community with Bomanite Micro-Top ST on curbs and steps to compliment the Bomanite Sandscape Textured WalkwaysThe Bomanite Toppings Systems Micro-Top ST, a spray applied concrete resurfacing product, has excellent adhesion and weather resistance with the ability to withstand prolonged pedestrian and light duty vehicular traffic. Bomanite Micro-Top ST provides a tough, slip resistant water-retardant coating that substantially reduces water penetration, freeze-thaw scaling and concrete carbonation making it perfect choice for the exterior areas of this Denver Community Housing development. Colorado Hardscapes placed the Micro-Top ST on curbs, steps and walls with a custom color match to complement the surrounding finishes. Once the finish was complete the owners loved the look so much that they requested an additional application to the front foundation.

CoLab Cohousing located in Denver, Colorado created a stylish student living community with a board formed water feature installed by Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes, providing a relaxing atmosphere to just hang out and enjoy your neighborsA popular growing technique, Colorado Hardscapes installed Board-formed Concrete, for the fire pit, water features and outdoor kitchen BBQ. Board-formed Concrete is a process of patterning concrete that leaves a wood grain image on the finished face of the concrete. Because concrete is extremely well-suited as a finished material in modern design, by imprinting the wood grain on the surface, it visually softens and warms concrete’s somewhat cooler appearance while still allowing concrete to express the construction technique giving a modern yet rustic organic vibe to these CoLab outdoor hangouts.

CoLab achieved LEED GOLD certification with the collaboration efforts from the owner/developer, designers, contractors, and consultants that led to points in the following categories: High Efficiency Heating and Cooling Systems; Energy Efficient Appliances; High Efficiency Hot Water Heating; Energy Efficient Lighting; Indoor Environment Quality; Innovation & Design Process; and Material and Resources. Making a LEED Gold certified community, CoLab provides the peace of mind to tenants of knowing their community was built and operates in an environmentally friendly manner with the generated benefits of energy-efficiency and cost-savings. Everyone worked together to transform a great design into reality, a stylish decorative green living community.

Colorado Hardscapes earned the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Award Over 6,000 sq. ft Bronze Award for their outstanding and contributing decorative concrete work on the CoLab LEED Gold Co-housing Community Development.

Heritage Bomanite’s Excellence in Workmanship Earns Award for Valley Children’s Hospital Exposed Aggregate Landscape Plan

Valley Children’s Healthcare began as the vision of five civic-minded women who saw the need for a dedicated pediatric hospital in Central California. For nearly 70 years, Valley Children’s Healthcare has grown from a 42-bed hospital in 1952 to a 358-bed, nationally respected pediatric healthcare network today with more than 640 physicians and 3,500 staff. Valley Children’s delivers high-quality, comprehensive care to more than 1.3 million children in a 12-county service area and has been recognized four years in a row by U.S. News and World Report as one of the “Best Children’s Hospitals” in the nation for various specialties. Valley Children’s is the first children’s hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation, the highest nursing benchmark in the world.

Valley Children’s Healthcare Network implements their Landscaping Master Plan Phase 2 with Bomanite Decorative Exposed Aggregate Revealed and Sandscape Texture Systems installed by Heritage Bomanite located in Fresno, ca creating an artistic yet functional design for fundraising events and vehicle traffic.As the Valley Children’s Healthcare network continues to grow and expand they recently implemented their landscaping Master Plan Phase 2 at the Valley Children’s Hospital location in Madera, California to accommodate gatherings, family events and fund raising efforts. Taking advantage of the beautiful California weather for more outdoor events, their south side building landscaping needed improvements for vehicle access for caterers, food trucks as well as emergency, freight and maintenance vehicles.

Working with Heritage Bomanite, the California Central Valley Bomanite Decorative Concrete Contractor, a design was put in place to accommodate the vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Dedicated to providing a top-notch installation for a top-rated children’s hospital was a common goal of all trades during the installation. With a strong presence in the Central Valley, the values of Valley Children’s call for a set of shared standards driven by excellence, compassion, heart, care for all, and integrity.

Valley Children’s Healthcare Network implements their Landscaping Master Plan Phase 2 with Bomanite Decorative Exposed Aggregate Revealed and Sandscape Texture Systems installed by Heritage Bomanite located in Fresno, ca creating an artistic yet functional design for fundraising events and vehicle traffic.The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System exterior concrete hardscape stands up to the test of time with a history in strength, durability and adds multiple design aesthetics to collaborate with plantings, shrubs and structures. Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed were chosen based on a previous specification in place for Valley Children’s smaller satellite hospitals north and south of the central valley location that were also installed by Heritage Bomanite. With its proven performance and keeping within the color theme, 21,082 Square feet of Seal Gray Bomanite Sandscape Texture and 5,899 Square feet of Bomanite Revealed with Light and Dark Blue Glass, Black Granite Aggregate and Bomanite Seal Gray Integral Color were incorporated into a new sidewalk/accessible driveway and patio entrance along with 5,555 square feet of decorative sawcuts delivering necessary control joints with designer appeal.

Valley Children’s Healthcare Network implements their Landscaping Master Plan Phase 2 with Bomanite Decorative Exposed Aggregate Revealed and Sandscape Texture Systems installed by Heritage Bomanite located in Fresno, ca creating an artistic yet functional design for fundraising events and vehicle traffic.Heritage Bomanite installed the Pergola Amphitheater with stadium seating that will host many concerts for the children and their families. Over 13,000 square feet of natural gray broom finished concrete can be found in exterior walkways surrounding the amphitheater and the low-maintenance freshly landscaped planter and flower beds by Landscape Development Inc. Working with an event deadline, the newly finished landscape created a perfect background for the 23rd Annual Harvest Ball, a Signature Event of Valley Children’s. This elegant gala has grown to host more than 900 of the community’s most generous philanthropists each year and celebrates the life-saving mission of Valley Children’s.

Valley Children’s Healthcare Network implements their Landscaping Master Plan Phase 2 with Bomanite Decorative Exposed Aggregate Revealed and Sandscape Texture Systems installed by Heritage Bomanite located in Fresno, ca creating an artistic yet functional design for fundraising events and vehicle traffic.Used in combination with a variety of color and staining options, Bomanite Sandscape Texture creates consistent texture and durable hardscapes. Natural stone such as granite, quartz or marble along with unique aggregates such as recycled glass or porcelain are common aggregates of choice for Bomanite Revealed installations. The natural non-skid properties and abrasion resistant aggregates make both Bomanite Revealed and Bomanite Sandscape Texture the perfect choice for entries, municipal or public works projects, hospitals, educational facilities, museums, pool decks, plazas and more. The Bomanite Decorative Concrete Exposed Aggregate Systems offer a variety of modernized mixes and an unlimited palette of colors, textures and aggregate options to choose from, providing cost-effective solutions that are more durable than ever and reveal just how brilliant concrete can be while delivering that little bit of sparkle to any festivity.

Jose Campos, Field Engineer for Quiring General, the GC for this project had this to say about Heritage Bomanite’s workmanship “On behalf of Quiring General, we would like to thank Heritage Bomanite for their outstanding contribution to the Valley Children’s Healthcare Landscape Master Plan Phase II project in Madera, CA. We appreciate your team’s persistence, commitment, and focus to help deliver a high-quality project on schedule and within the client’s budget. Your team’s ability to tackle various design changes without substantial delays was an important factor of delivering this project on schedule. Throughout constructions, the crew exhibited a team-oriented goal of completing the project. We appreciate your crew’s ability to work long hours for the project’s completion.”

Heritage Bomanite exemplified Valley Children’s values of excellence and integrity earning them the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project Over 6,000 Sq. ft Silver Award. With their outstanding workmanship they have been asked to continue with Phase III of the Valley Children’s Healthcare Landscape Master Plan, providing additional beautiful Bomanite Decorative Concrete.

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Valley Children’s Healthcare Network implements their Landscaping Master Plan Phase 2 with Bomanite Decorative Exposed Aggregate Revealed and Sandscape Texture Systems installed by Heritage Bomanite located in Fresno, ca creating an artistic yet functional design for fundraising events and vehicle traffic.