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Musselman & Hall Contractors Earn Silver for Bomanite Renaissance Deep Grind Application for 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 Bomanite Renaissance Polished Concrete system provided design flexibility, first-cost savings and lower cost maintenance for the new construction of the Olathe West High School interior floors installed by Musselman & Hall ContractorsThe 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.

The Bomanite Renaissance Polished Concrete system provided design flexibility, first-cost savings and lower cost maintenance for the new construction of the Olathe West High School interior floors installed by Musselman & Hall ContractorsBomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC worked with the project designers, Hollis + Miller and  Stantec, 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.

The Bomanite Renaissance Polished Concrete system provided design flexibility, first-cost savings and lower cost maintenance for the new construction of the Olathe West High School interior floors installed by Musselman & Hall Contractors“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.

The Bomanite Renaissance Polished Concrete system provided design flexibility, first-cost savings and lower cost maintenance for the new construction of the Olathe West High School interior floors installed by Musselman & Hall Contractors

 

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.

AWARDS: Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC earned the Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Silver Award 2019 for the high-end, readily customized decorative concrete installation at Olathe West High School.

Musselman & Hall Contractors Receive Award for Starbucks Sustainable Bomanite Modena SL Polished Concrete Floor

The General Contractor, J.E. Foster Building Company, contacted Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC about a new Starbucks Coffeehouse being built in the Brookside community of Kansas City. Starbucks was considering the incorporation of new flooring material in a prototype store.

Starbucks design studios are located around the world so that their designers can fully understand the communities they serve. The mission of each designer is to create a spectacular Starbucks café experience that is steeped in the local culture and reflects the unique characteristics of each neighborhood.

Starbucks Coffeehouse Brookside Creates Community Design with Bomanite Modena SL Polished Concrete Floors in Kansas City installed by Musselman and Hall

Starbucks believes a coffeehouse should be a welcoming, inviting and familiar place for people to connect, so they design their stores to reflect the unique character of the neighborhoods they serve. They are also interested in the way design can connect everyone to sustainable building practices and provoke thoughtful questions and engagement with the built environment. To guide their building and design efforts, Starbucks uses the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® certification program as a benchmark for success.  In addition to reducing energy and water consumption, they incorporate reused and recycled materials wherever possible and often use locally inspired design details and materials in their stores.

After some research and several references, the general contractor worked with the local contractor Musselman & Hall for assistance. Based on a tile sample provided by the Starbucks design team and an overall design concept, Musselman & Hall produced a series of Bomanite Custom Polishing Modena SL samples for the client’s consideration. The samples immediately impressed the Starbucks staff.

Starbucks Coffeehouse Brookside Creates Community Design with Bomanite Modena SL Polished Concrete Floors in Kansas City installed by Musselman and Hall

The Modena System, unique to Bomanite, is a trowel applied cementitious overlay that contains zero VOC and no solvents in the chemically hardening product with attributes to its “Low-Emitting Materials” LEED credits. Modena is polished to a highly durable finish and is commonly used to renovate floors that are unacceptable candidates for polished concrete. It can be applied as thin as 1/8” or as thick as ¾” dependent upon existing elevations. Modena can be either highly decorative with aggregate exposure or simpler with light aggregate exposure similar to finely ground concrete.

The Modena system contributes to additional LEED accrual points in “Innovation by Design” by its ability to renovate an existing concrete slab that would otherwise be unsuitable for concrete polishing. This provides specifiers the ability to use polished concrete much as they would traditionally select a manufactured tile or other flooring system only without the maintenance requirements. Bomanite Modena is more economical than typical terrazzo, is breathable which minimizes moisture vapor issues, can be colored in any color, lessens the amount of product brought to a jobsite compared to stone or tile and provides all the benefits of polished concrete.

The relatively small project (600 SF) utilized the Bomanite Nickel Gray Integrally Colored Bomanite Modena SL system. The polished overlay was placed at approximately ½” thick. The overlay was ground and polished to a 400-grit finish. Musselman & Hall coordinated with Starbucks artist who utilized a portion of the floor as a canvas to paint a fun and colorful mural. This is the first Starbucks location in the region to utilize the Bomanite Custom Polishing Modena SL flooring system.

The finished floor is a simple, but elegant representation of the design flexibility of decorative architectural concrete and Bomanite’s diverse sustainable offering of floor systems.

AWARDS: 2018 Bomanite Custom Polishing Project – Honorable Mention

Starbucks Coffeehouse Brookside Creates Community Design with Bomanite Modena SL Polished Concrete Floors in Kansas City installed by Musselman and Hall
Starbucks Coffeehouse Brookside Creates Community Design with Bomanite Modena SL Polished Concrete Floors in Kansas City installed by Musselman and Hall

American Fallen Soldiers Project Keeps on Giving with Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete

In 2016, The American Fallen Soldiers Project National Gallery opened its doors with 5,000 square feet of gallery and office space.  The project was borne of an idea that professional artist, Phil Taylor, had upon learning that his childhood friend, Capt. Blake Russell, had been killed in Iraq in 2006. Inspired by stories of Blake’s patriotism and courage during the funeral, Phil knew that he wanted to contribute to the Russell family’s healing process, so he painted a portrait of his childhood friend for them.

American Fallen Soldiers Gallery Gives Back to the Community with Texas Bomanite Concrete Dye Patene Teres Polished Concrete Floors

The family’s reaction to the portrait changed Phil’s life forever and he began the American Fallen Soldiers Project. Since its inception in 2007, over 220 portraits have been painted and presented as a gift to Gold Star families of fallen soldiers all over the country at no cost to the families. 

American Fallen Soldiers Gallery Gives Back to the Community with Texas Bomanite Concrete Dye Patene Teres Polished Concrete Floors

To keep the gallery costs down for this very special project, Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite discounted the retail price as a donation towards the project’s success and was honored to be part of this special space. The decorative concrete floors consisted of 3,040 square feet of Bomanite Concrete Dye in Black Orchid using the Bomanite Patène Teres system polished to a 400 grit. The Polyurea Joint Filler was in the color Gauntlet Grey. The strength and durability of the polished concrete floors is a perfect, permanent, custom finish for the gallery.  

American Fallen Soldiers Gallery Gives Back to the Community with Texas Bomanite Concrete Dye Patene Teres Polished Concrete Floors

The beautiful elegant American Soldiers Fallen Project is a place of peace and solace through art and displays in a setting of inspiration and healing.  An especially poignant display  is an American flag with the stripes covered by photos of the fallen.  In his portraiture work, Phil Taylor takes special care in not only capturing the features but the actual essence of the fallen soldier he is painting.  It is not just a typical portrait painting, but more the life and energy, the appearance and the personality, of the person represented on canvas.  By telling the stories of those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice, the gallery strives to change the lives of generations to come.  It truly is a Portrait Gallery Like No Other.

Vizient Honors Fallen Soldier Dane Balcon through American Fallen Soldiers Project (2018)

Vizient, in collaboration with American Fallen Soldiers Project, are honored to commemorate Army Specialist Dave Balcon who died while conducting combat operations in Iraq. To honor Balcon, Vizient presented his family with a portrait of Dane painted by artist, Phil Taylor, founder of the American Fallen Soldiers Project. We thank Dane for his service to our country as he dedicated his life to protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. To learn more about this year’s award visit newsroom.vizientinc.com or americanfallensoldiers.com.

JayHawks Shine with Bomanite Integral Colored Polished Concrete

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/

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Bomanite Announces Decorative Concrete Award Winners

Bomanite is happy to announce the Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners! Bomanite Licensee Bomel Construction Company located in California, received the Gold AND Grand Award for their outstanding project the Great Wolf Lodge Resort. The custom boardwalk pattern and Alicante Pattern with a Bomanite Alloy Finish showcased great talent and design for this grand indoor waterpark.

Bomanite Licensee, Musselman and Hall Contractors, located in Missouri, brought home two Gold Awards. A Gold Award was received for their Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Texture work for the Garmin Expansion project. Bomanite Con-Color was used intricately with three different shades to create the design to match the exterior of the building. Their project KU School of Business Capitol Federal Hall used the Bomanite Custom Polishing Renaissance System to provide durability and sustainability, with the center and focus of the project on a 24’Jayhawk logo.

Texas Bomanite, located in Dallas and Austin, was awarded the Gold Award for the Best Grasscrete Pervious Concrete Project for their work at the Sprouts Farmers Market, providing LEED status to an environmentally conscious corporation.  Licensee, Concrete Arts, located in Wisconsin received the Gold Award for the Best Specialty Project for their artistic techniques installed for the Light Rail System.

Additional awards were given for Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention categories, to view all of the winners and their amazing projects, please see the link below.

We’d like to thank all of our Bomanite licensed contractors who submitted entries for this year’s award contest. The Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Project Awards has been a tradition for more than 30 years for Bomanite Licensed Contractors to submit their outstanding projects for the year. Bomanite Licensees compete among the best of the best in order to be recognized for their hard work and creative talents. The winners are announced at the Bomanite Annual Conference, held in various cities from year to year. This is a taste of artwork and craftsmanship in the decorative concrete market that can be achieved by the Bomanite network of decorative concrete craftsmen. Please take a look at the award winning projects.

Bomanite Grasscrete Project Category

  • Gold Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – Sprouts Farmers Market (MPF)

Bomanite Specialty Project Category

  • Gold Award: Concrete Arts, Inc. – Hudson, WI – Light Rail System (Sandblast)

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Category

  • Honorable Mention Award: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. – Tulsa, OK – Tandy Family YMCA (SS/RV)
  • Honorable Mention Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – South Congress Hotel (SS)
  • Bronze Award: Heritage Bomanite – Fresno, CA – Veterans Walk of Honor (SS)
  • Silver Award: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. – Tulsa, OK – Harford Commons (Alloy)
  • Gold Award: Musselman & Hall Contractors– Kansas City, Mo – Garmin Expansion (SS)

Bomanite Toppings Systems Category

  • Honorable Mention Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – Greenhill School Performing Arts Center (MT)

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Category

  • Bronze Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, TX – The American Fallen Soldiers Project (PT)
  • Silver Award: Heritage Bomanite – Fresno, CA – St. Lucy’s Church (MD)
  • Gold Award: Musselman & Hall Contractors – Kansas City, MO – KU School of Business Capitol Federal Hall (RN)

Bomanite Imprint Systems Category

  • Bronze Award: Carolina Bomanite Corp. – Charlotte, NC – Marriott Asheville
  • Silver Award: Stephens & Smith Construction – Lincoln, NE – 8N Loft
  • Gold Award AND Grand Award: Bomel Construction – Anaheim, CA – Great Wolf Lodge Resort

The Smart Choice for School Cafeterias is Bomanite Polished Concrete Floors

The design team for Upper Iowa University wanted a flooring option for their student center which achieved the same look as coated acid stained floor without the maintenance the coating requires. When approached by the construction management firm with the clients wants and needs, Bomanite Licensee, Concrete Arts located in Hudson, WI proposed Bomanite polished and dyed concrete floors for the answer.

Together it was decided that the Bomanite Patène Teres level two polished concrete system would be used. A custom blend of Bomanite Warm Honey and Bomanite Malt Brown Concrete Dyes were used to create a stained patina look, with Turquoise accents.  The polished concrete floors deliver low maintenance and durability for thousands of students that walk the floors throughout the year.

Upper Iowa University was so thrilled with the look of the floor it decided to utilize it in the new Student Book Store and Liberal Arts Center. The book store incorporated a similar polished floor look and had polished concrete counter tops for the bar in the Student Center installed. The Liberal Arts building utilized precast stair treads with an open-riser look as well to create even more continuity from space to space.

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Bomanite Annual Award Winners Announced

Bomanite is happy to announce the  Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners! Bomanite Licensee Beyond Concrete located in New Jersey,  received several awards for their outstanding projects. a Gold Award was received for their imprint work, with numerous patterns for the Steuben Street Apartments as well as a Gold Award for the Exposed Aggregate Revealed work at the Westchester Country Club.

Texas Bomanite was awarded the Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Project for their work at The Richards Group, polishing floors high above ground level to a dangerous edge.  Harriman’s Bomanite received the Gold Award for the Best Residential Imprint Systems Project for their stamping and staining techniques installed for their homeowners driveway.

Additional awards were given for Silver and Bronze categories, to view all of the winners and their amazing projects, please see the link below.

We’d like to thank all of our Bomanite licensed contractors who submitted entries for this year’s award contest. The Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Project Awards has been a tradition for more than 25 years for Bomanite Licensed Contractors to submit their outstanding projects for the year. Bomanite Licensees compete among the best of the best in order to be recognized for their hard work and creative talents. The winners are announced at the Bomanite Annual Conference, held in various cities from year to year. This is a taste of artwork and craftsmanship in the decorative concrete market that can be achieved by the Bomanite network of decorative concrete craftsmen. Please take a look at the award winning projects.

Bomanite Commercial Imprint Systems Category

  • Bronze Award: Progressive Hardscapes – Phoenix, Arizona – Villas of the Caves
  • Silver Award: Texas Bomanite – Dallas, Texas – Canyon Falls Development
  • Gold Award: Beyond Concrete – Keyport, New Jersey – Steuben Street Apartments

Bomanite Residential Imprint Systems Category

  • Gold Award: Harriman’s Bomanite – Spencer, Indiana – Private Residential Driveway

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Category

  • Bronze Award: Bomel Construction Company, Inc. – Anaheim, California – Grand M Hotel
  • Silver Award: Bomanite Toronto – Ontario, Canada – Private Residence Driveway
  • Gold Award: Beyond Concrete – Keyport, New Jersey – Westchester Country Club

Bomanite Toppings Systems Category

  • Honorable Mention Award: Beyond Concrete – Keyport, New Jersey – Stout Bar

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Category

  • Bronze Award: Premier Concrete Construction, LLC – Wilton, New Hampshire – Private Residence
  • Silver Award: Colorado Hardscapes – Denver, Colorado – Denver International Airport South Terminal Expansion
  • Gold Award; Texas Bomanite – Dallas, Texas – The Richards Group