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Musselman & Hall’s Hallmark Headquarters Overhaul

Musselman &Hall Contractors installed Bomanite Modena SL at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO.Hallmark, a leader in creative expression, recently embarked on an ambitious project to renovate 17,000 square feet of their corporate office space in Kansas City, MO.  This major refresh was aimed at creating an inviting, modern environment to attract top talent to the office.  The renovation was a collaborative effort with JE Dunn as the main contractor and Burns McDonnell as the project designer, but it was Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC, working directly with Hallmark, who played a critical role in the sample development of the decorative concrete flooring that became the centerpiece of the new design.  The meticulous sample development process highlighted Musselman & Hall’s commitment to excellence and attention to detail.

Pioneering Perfection: Musselman & Hall’s Expertise

Musselman &Hall Contractors installed Bomanite Modena SL at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO.Musselman & Hall brought their extensive expertise to the forefront of this project.  Engaging directly with Hallmark through the sample development process, they ensured that the chosen materials would not only meet but exceed the desired aesthetics and performance requirements.  This partnership was crucial in selecting the Bomanite Modena SL system decorative concrete, part of the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, which provided the perfect blend of beauty and durability for the office space.  It offered a sophisticated look that aligns with Hallmark’s modern aesthetic vision.

Musselman &Hall Contractors installed Bomanite Modena SL at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO.

 

 

The coloration and design chosen was Bomanite Modena SL with titanium dioxide and surface seeded Honey Lemon size 01 glass with brass inlay terrazzo strips.  Through trial and error, Musselman & Hall Contractors found with the low loading and size of glass they had to approach their self-leveler installation differently than in previous installations.  Their crew of concrete craftsmen hand broadcast onto the surface after the first spike roll.  A second light handed spike roll was used to seat the glass.  Previous failed attempts showed the aggregate being organized into faint lines by the spike roller when they tried other methods.

Transforming Surfaces with Modena by Bomanite

Musselman &Hall Contractors installed Bomanite Modena SL at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO.Modena by Bomanite offers an innovative solution for transforming existing or worn surfaces into stunning walkways, showrooms, and lobbies.  This engineered interior cementitious topping is blended with selected aggregates and then ground and polished to the desired gloss level, creating a beautiful and durable floor.  The Modena system is available in a variety of colors and patterns, utilizing decorative saw cuts to enhance its aesthetic appeal.  Additionally, topically applied stains and a variety of aggregates, such as recycled glass or porcelain, provide options for creating a uniquely designed, environmentally friendly, and functional floor.  The Modena system is an excellent choice for those looking to revitalize their space with a low-cost, high-impact solution.

Durable and Cost-Effective Flooring Solution

Musselman &Hall Contractors installed Bomanite Modena SL at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO.One of the standout benefits of Bomanite Modena is its exceptional durability and strength, making it ideal for high-traffic areas.  This flooring system is designed to last, offering one of the industry’s lowest lifecycle costs.  Its cementitious toppings are bonded to the surface of cured or plastic concrete or correctly prepared wood substrates, ensuring a solid and lasting installation.  The Bomanite Modena SL, TG, and MONOLITHIC systems provide various aggregate sizes and applications, allowing for tailored solutions to meet specific project needs.  With low to zero VOC emissions and minimal maintenance requirements, Modena by Bomanite is not only cost-effective but also environmentally friendly, contributing to a sustainable building design.

Versatility and Customization

Musselman &Hall Contractors installed Bomanite Modena SL at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO.The versatility of Bomanite Modena is another significant advantage, offering a wide range of customization options to suit any design vision. The system’s ability to incorporate different aggregates and colors means it can be tailored to match the specific aesthetic requirements of any space.  Whether it’s a commercial lobby needing a high-gloss, sophisticated finish or a showroom requiring a unique and eye-catching floor design, Modena can deliver.  The engineered toppings are ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate and polished to the required gloss level, then treated with a Bomanite stain resist for added protection.  This customization ensures that each installation of Bomanite Modena is as unique as the space it enhances, providing both beauty and functionality.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Musselman &Hall Contractors installed Bomanite Modena SL at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO.

 

For this project, Musselman & Hall Contractors received the 2023 Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project HONORABLE MENTION Award.  Musselman & Hall Contractors is renowned for their deep knowledge, exceptional expertise, unwavering dedication to quality, and meticulous focus on precision.  The completed project has turned Hallmark’s headquarters into a contemporary and welcoming workspace, showcasing the company’s commitment to innovation and employee well-being.  The stunning Bomanite Modena SL system decorative concrete flooring, expertly installed by Musselman & Hall, serves as a standout feature of the project, seamlessly blending aesthetics and functionality.  This renovation establishes a new benchmark for corporate office environments, highlighting the importance of thoughtful design and skilled execution.

Musselman &Hall Contractors installed Bomanite Modena SL at Hallmark Corporate Offices in Kansas City, MO.

Musselman & Hall Masterfully Modernizes Lee’s Summit High School with Bomanite Belcolore

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

 

In Lee’s Summit, MO, Lee’s Summit High School underwent an $80 million dollar renovation.  The 60,000 SF expansion featured a new centralized media center, outdoor learning spaces, and an extensive transformation of the façade as well as the existing classrooms and public spaces.  The total duration of project construction took approximately two years to complete.  JE Dunn was chosen as the main contractor and Multistudio was chosen as the Project Designer.  Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC was selected to execute the architectural vision of decorative concrete which consisted of an expansive installation of Bomanite Belcolore system throughout the public spaces and thoroughfares.  The project also utilized precast stair elements with monolithic tread and riser matching the flooring.  The stakeholders chose Bomanite Charcoal Gray color hardened polished floors and precast treads.  Installing the Belcolore finish on a large scale as well as in the precast treads were both charting in new territory not just for Musselman & Hall, but seemingly anywhere.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.The treads were doubly challenging with the monolithic battered riser.  They were poured upside down into the forms by first spraying a ¼” thick coat of concentrated color hardener mixed with water and other admixtures using a hopper gun.  Then back built with a lightweight aggregate concrete mix. The floors were poured as a 3″ thick topping slab.  Musselman & Hall placed a standard floor mix and roughly floated.  Then once the slab had set enough to allow their concrete craftsmen to get on it without sinking, they spread a pound and a half of color hardener per square foot.  When the hardener had soaked through, from the slab moisture, they worked it to a cream with 4-foot pan walk behind power trowels.  Eventually they switched to combo blades to get the final finish desired.  After the slabs were cured out and phasing allowed, they gave the floors a fairly standard paste polish with only minor accommodations made for the color hardened surface.  The project was in numerous phases and stretched from Nov 2021 to July 2023.  Some of the stair treads were cast and stored for over a year before installed.

Bomanite Belcolore Bold Breakthrough in Concrete Coloring

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.The Bomanite Belcolore system, part of the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, is revolutionizing the way decorative concrete surfaces are finished and maintained in both new constructions and major renovations. This innovative system utilizes Bomanite Color Hardener, which is applied directly onto the surface of freshly placed concrete.  The Color Hardener is evenly distributed over the surface and then expertly troweled, akin to the traditional finishing of concrete.  This method not only ensures a uniform color distribution but also enhances the surface’s durability.  Once the concrete has cured, it undergoes a paste polishing process to achieve the desired gloss level, followed by treatment according to the standard Bomanite VitraFlor System. This approach eliminates the need for topically applied dyes or stains, offering a more robust and long-lasting finish.  The final product is a high-gloss, abrasion-resistant surface that is distinguished for its beauty and durability.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

 

One of the standout features of the Bomanite Belcolore system is its superior abrasion resistance, which makes it ideal for high-traffic areas where longevity is key.  The range of color options available with the Bomanite Color Hardener is significantly broader than those offered by integrally colored concrete, allowing for customization and versatility in design.  This vast variety ensures that each project can achieve a unique aesthetic without sacrificing the structural integrity of the concrete.  Furthermore, the Bomanite Belcolore system is specifically designed for environments undergoing significant transformations, such as new buildings or extensive refurbishments, where a reliable and effective flooring solution is critical.  By integrating the color during the concrete’s initial placement and finishing stages, the system also streamlines the construction process, reducing additional steps and materials typically involved in achieving such high-quality results.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

 

The application of the Bomanite Belcolore system offers numerous advantages for architects and builders looking to incorporate durable, architecturally pleasing decorative concrete surfaces in their projects.  Not only does the system provide a wide array of vibrant, intense color choices, but it also contributes to a more sustainable construction practice by eliminating the need for frequent repairs or replacements.  This method aligns with modern construction standards that prioritize both aesthetic appeal and environmental sustainability.  The ease of maintenance and the enduring quality of the finishes ensure that the installations remain attractive and functional for years to come.  As more construction and renovation projects seek innovative solutions that combine form and function, the Bomanite Belcolore system stands out as a leading choice for achieving superior, polished decorative concrete surfaces.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC was awarded the 2023 Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project GOLD Award.  The project planners and architects collaborated closely with Musselman & Hall, experts in decorative concrete applications, to ensure the material’s optimal use throughout the school’s hardscape, where durability meets design.  This partnership has facilitated a tailored approach, adapting the unique properties of Bomanite Belcolore to meet the specific needs of Lee’s Summit High School.  The installation process itself was a painstaking operation, focusing on achieving high-quality finishes that are both functional and visually appealing.  Musselman & Hall’s meticulous attention to detail guarantees that the renovated areas will stand the test of time while enhancing the overall educational experience.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

Musselman & Hall’s Bomanite Sandscape® Sandblasted at Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.

 

 

Since 1973, the Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) has been instrumental in connecting lives across Kansas and western Missouri.  Working as a not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) that is federally certified, MTN collaborates with organ, eye, and tissue donors and their families, along with hospitals and various professional partners.  Their efforts are aimed at extending legacies, offering hope, and saving lives.  Notably, MTN is ranked within the top 10% of OPOs in the United States.  Obviously, these can be very traumatic and stressful times for patients and families.  MTN needed a Memorial Plaza that provides a space for families to honor the donor heroes and the gift of donation.  McCownGordon, the main contractors on the project, and Hoefer Welker, the Project Designer chose Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors to install the decorative concrete plaza.

Project Specs Not Size Dictate Difficulty

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.

 

 

The choice of Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems was a perfect project decision.  Though relatively small in size at 740 SF, the project had a number of elements that made it complex.  The project featured Bomanite Sandscape® Texture with concentric, overlapping sandblasted rings to achieve a variance in color and texture.  The memorial plaza includes a sculpture foundation and a small water feature in the center of the plaza.  Along the plaza’s perimeter, five decorative concrete benches are strategically placed to provide a comfortable resting spot for families who spend time here.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.

 

 

Musselman & Hall concrete craftsmen were concerned about achieving the distinct and consistent sandblast rings.  The sandblasting was further complicated by the circular pattern and detailed lines.  Musselman & Hall built custom cut plywood sandblast shields and used sandblast tape where the “infinity rings” overlapped.  The outcome is the creation of a stunning plaza, meticulously designed for the patients and their families.  This space serves as a peaceful retreat, where individuals can relax and find solace amidst their challenges, offering a serene environment that enhances their overall experience.

Enhancing Outdoor Spaces with Bomanite Sandscape® Texture

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.Bomanite Sandscape® Texture emerges as an innovative solution for outdoor environments, offering a distinctive alternative to traditional concrete finishes.  This advanced concrete solution is crafted through the use of specialized mix designs, additives, topical treatments, and precise application techniques.  It adeptly mimics the appearance of sand-blasted concrete, and it can also integrate specialized colored sands and aggregates larger than 3/8” in diameter.  The appeal of Bomanite Sandscape® Texture lies not only in its aesthetic resemblance to natural textures but also in its cost-effectiveness as a decorative concrete option.  This economical choice yields a monolithic concrete slab that boasts a low life-cycle cost, attributed to the surface’s pre-aged nature, making it a prudent selection for numerous projects.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is engineered for versatility and longevity, making it the perfect choice for a wide range of applications including plazas, walkways, shopping centers, educational facilities, and more.  The surface’s texture is not only consistent but also durable, offering a multitude of standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that mitigate the heat island effect.  When paired with various color and staining options, such as Bomanite Con-Color and Bomanite Chemical Stain, it allows for the creation of distinctive and resilient hardscapes.  The advanced technology behind Bomanite Sandscape® Texture caters to both aesthetic preferences and functional requirements, establishing it as an indispensable solution for contemporary outdoor design.

Compassionate Creative Concrete Design

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.This plaza is a sanctuary where the legacies of donor heroes are honored, and families find comfort and connection during times of profound loss and reflection.  The intricacies of the project—from the meticulous selection of materials to the careful crafting of sandblast rings—highlight the dedication of Musselman & Hall Contractors to achieving a finish that complements the sacredness of the site.  The result is a space that transcends its physical boundaries, becoming a beacon of hope and healing for the community. It showcases how decorative concrete can be elevated from a mere construction material to an integral part of landscape design that touches human lives.  As the Midwest Transplant Network continues its noble mission, the Memorial Plaza remains a tangible representation of their commitment to connecting lives, extending legacies, and fostering a community of support and remembrance.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.

Musselman and Hall Lay Lavendar Concrete Ribbon

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.Mosaic Life Care, located in St. Joseph, MO, has unveiled a state-of-the-art cancer center, offering comprehensive treatment services in a single, 25,000-square-foot facility.  This eliminates the need for patients to travel between multiple buildings for care.  The center features a spacious chemotherapy infusion room with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake, a healing garden, and the walking trail system leading to the Ribbon Walk Pavilion.  Designed to be warm and inviting, diverging from a traditional hospital setting, the center boasts a $22 million design inspired by Mayo Clinic facilities.  It serves as a premier world-class destination for cancer care in the region, fostering a healing environment.  Patients have convenient access to various services within a mere short walk, including Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Labs, Social Services, spiritual care, massage care, acupuncture care, the pharmacy, the chemotherapy infusion room, and a special boutique and salon for patients experiencing hair loss – all in one place.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.To bring their vision to life, Mosaic Life Center contracted Lehr Construction as the main contractor and Creal Clark & Seifert was chosen as the designer for the project.  They selected Bomanite Licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC to install the decorative concrete in the Ribbon Walk Pavilion.  This portion of the project consisted of approximately 700 SF of Bomanite Revealed system, part of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, in two shades of a custom “lavender” integral color.  Bomanite developed the design control samples for the project.  Total project duration from design development through completion of construction took nearly one year.  Color #1 is a white base Bomanite Revealed with a #1 purple glass.  Color #2 is a white base Bomanite Revealed with a #1 crystal clear glass.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.The lavender color ribbon is the universal symbol that represents “all types of cancer”.  Musselman and Hall also installed the seat wall and pavers surrounding the Ribbon Walk Pavilion.  The lavender Ribbon Walk is dedicated to patients who have courageously fought cancer and is a reminder that we can give hope to conquering this disease through support and advocacy.  This lavender Ribbon Walk stands as a tribute to the valiant individuals who have battled cancer, embodying a symbol of hope and a commitment to defeating this illness through continued support and advocacy.  Positioned on the walking trail adjacent to the Cancer Center, on the northwest corner of the Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph, Medical Center campus, the Cancer Ribbon Walk is a place of remembrance and honor.  Here, individual pavers are laid, each one representing a heartfelt tribute to someone who has been affected by cancer, either as a commemoration of their brave fight or in memory of those dearly missed.

Bomanite Revealed Raises Result Standard

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.Bomanite Revealed is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using decorative aggregates that are bound in a unique binder and applied to primed concrete.  The Bomanite Revealed System utilizes preblended binders, light fast pigments, specialized admixtures, topical treatments, and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the seeded aggregate.  Unlike most surface seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed provides 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate with no native sands detracting from the finished appearance.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.The final product is unique alternate to other decorative concrete finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the 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.  Bomanite Revealed is intended for both new construction and major renovation projects.  Topically applied products such as Bomanite Con-Color and Bomanite Chemical Stain are compatible with Bomanite Revealed.

 

Musselman and Hall Takes Time Essential for Excellence

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC specializes in addressing significant architectural concrete needs for commercial projects.  Their team of decorative concrete craftsmen takes pride in collaborating with architects, landscape architects, owners, and engineers, proactively addressing design and construction challenges. This collaborative approach leads to inventive solutions, carefully choosing the most suitable product for each application by balancing factors like aesthetics, durability, cost, scheduling, and logistics.  Design control samples were critical to the success of this project, and the necessary time and effort was taken to get it perfect.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.

Musselman and Hall Revitalizes Riverfront in Omaha

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.The Omaha RiverFront Revitalization Project aims to rejuvenate a 72-acre urban parkland area along the Missouri River.  This initiative involved the transformation of three previously underused parks, namely Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America, and Lewis and Clark Landing, into new attractions for the local and regional community.  By enhancing accessibility to the river and creating inviting outdoor spaces, the RiverFront Revitalization project will strengthen connections within the city.  These three parks will not only offer improved access to downtown Omaha but also promote environmental sustainability and support economic growth.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.The RiverFront’s realization was made possible through the generosity of the community.  An exceptional public-private partnership played a crucial role in financing the $325 million project.  The City of Omaha contributed $50 million, with the remaining funds coming from local philanthropists.  This collaborative approach ensured the project’s prompt execution and represented a significant investment in the city’s future.  While the City of Omaha owns The RiverFront, its private management falls under the responsibility of the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA).  MECA oversees day-to-day operations, and maintenance at The RiverFront while providing supervision of park activities and security measures.

Bomanite Revealed Revamps Existing Walls and Stairs

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

 

The Main Contractor selected for the massive project was Kiewit Infrastructure Co.  Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors worked with landscape architecture firm, OJB Landscape Architecture, to develop the basis of design and samples for assorted park hardscape finishes.  Musselman & Hall was selected to install over 8,200 SF of Bomanite Revealed™ bonded overlay over existing walls and stairs.  The process took significant planning and sampling to develop the appropriate installation methods and processes.  Musselman & Hall also installed other cast-in-place walls with a Bomanite Sandscape® finish to match the revealed overlay.  The challenging complexity for this project was the depth of difficulty.  Dan Kroesen, Vice President of Musselman & Hall said, “This project challenged us to think and work creatively to build a project we take great pride in.”

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

 

 

 

In this project Musselman & Hall used Brass colored Bomanite Revealed™ in the appropriate dosage.  They also utilized Bomanite Surface Deactivator.  The depth of etch used was Standard Sand Etch.  White Bomanite Revealed™ was used for the “white” overlay.  Musselman & Hall created a cohesive look and feel to the many disparate locations throughout the overall project.

 

Architectural Exposed Concrete Creates Exceptional Results

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.Bomanite Revealed™ Systems, part of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, offer an innovative approach to architectural exposed concrete. This decorative concrete solution features a captivating blend of decorative aggregates firmly bound by a unique binder, skillfully applied to primed concrete surfaces.  To achieve this exceptional result, Bomanite Revealed™ relies on preblended binders, lightfast pigments, specialized admixtures, specialized topical treatments, and advanced application techniques that highlight the seeded aggregate.

 

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.Unlike typical surface-seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed™ ensures a 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate, with no native sands to distract from its finished appearance.  The end product stands out as a distinctive alternative to other decorative concrete finishes, all while delivering a monolithic concrete surface with a low life cycle cost due to its pre-aged surface characteristics.

 

Bomanite Revealed™ is suited for exterior applications, where improved wear resistance against light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic, along with an architectural finish, is essential. Thanks to the Bomanite Revealed binder, these surfaces offer outstanding durability and come in a wide range of standard and custom options. Additionally, cost-effective light-reflective formulations are available, eliminating the need for white cement to mitigate the heat island effect.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.Musselman & Hall received the highly sought after 2022 GRAND AWARD for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project.  With more than a century of construction heritage, and an incomparable reputation in the decorative concrete sphere, it is not by chance that Musselman & Hall was chosen to bring to life the vision of all the stakeholders of this project.  Their highly skilled concrete craftsmen created a series of outdoor spaces that are destined to be an integral and valuable asset to life in Omaha for many years into the future.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

 

Musselman and Hall Creates Transformational Hardscape with Bomanite Sandscape Texture

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.One of the key projects of the Move Rolla Transportation Development District included the realignment of University Drive.  Rolla, Missouri residents have consistently rated transportation, specifically congestion relief, as the top focus of City efforts over the last 18 years.  This realignment addressed their long-time concerns by realigning University Drive to a new arrival district area for Phelps Health and Missouri S&T.  Providing this multimodal transportation network for Rolla’s primary transportation routes was imperative to improve mobility and safety, to connect major activity centers, maximize economic development opportunities, and to provide aesthetic improvements that create a sense of place for Rolla residents.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture Provides Durable and Decorative Detail

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

Included in this project was the construction of a large roundabout with 15,000 SF of decorative median islands.  The addition of the roundabout helps to ease traffic by diverting vehicles away from the City’s other two interstate exits and creates a new front door to the Missouri S&T campus.  Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors was enlisted to install the decorative concrete median islands and utilized Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems for their installation.  Bomanite Sandscape Texture was installed with Bomanite Brownstone Integral Color and Bomanite Color Hardener in Rattan.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

Musselman & Hall placed the integrally colored concrete paving and then broadcast the color hardener.  They created a custom 15-inch hexagon template that was used to sandblast the color hardener from the surface.  This was done in a very specific pattern that was illustrated by the design team to achieve a two-tone design, further emphasizing the pattern, and highlighting the distinct textural detail.  Because of the complexity of design, this process required extreme attention to detail and the sandblasting process alone took two weeks to complete.

 

Musselman and Hall’s Meticulous Workmanship Takes the Spotlight

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

The Musselman & Hall team brings a unique approach to concrete installation, making them the perfect partner for this truly unique project.  With an extremely high level of detail, this installation required diligent and meticulous workmanship.  Sandblasting the linear hexagon pattern around the oblong roundabout island was a huge challenge as each hexagon had to be exact for the design to meet up all the way around and not show misalignment at any point.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

The result is seamless, showcasing the attention to detail and precision that Musselman & Hall is well known for while highlighting a beautifully designed and executed decorative concrete installation.  Musselman and Hall was awarded the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Specialty Project and the striking feature they created not only provides a safe and convenient transportation environment but also creates a sense of place for the community to enjoy and appreciate.

 

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents a decorative concrete median on University Drive. ` Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents a decorative concrete median on University Drive. ` Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents a decorative concrete median on University Drive.

Musselman & Hall Installs Multiple Bomanite Systems to Create Unified Design

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

The Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri is one of over 30 library service outlets in the Mid-Continent Public Library district.  This location opened in September 2022 and spans approximately 35,000 square feet.  Green Hills Library Center offers a community programming room, children and teen areas, a story time room, and meeting and collaboration rooms for public use.

 

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

Helix Architecture + Design collaborated with Sapp Design Architects to support MCPL’s design and construction of new destination branches that target specific needs in the community.  Green Hills was designed to be a cutting-edge culinary literacy center and the culinary center area is set to open later this year.  The culinary center will house a demonstration kitchen with seating for programs and classes as well as a commercial kitchen space that will be available for food-based businesses.  This destination branch will promote literacy through food – they will offer guest appearances by specialty chefs, help to improve patron health by inspiring people to prepare healthy meals, and incorporate a play area that features healthy produce to also extend the culinary education offerings to children.

Delivering the Bomanite Promise – Again

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.Working previously on the MCPL Colbern Road Library Center with contractor JE Dunn Construction, Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors was again enlisted to install Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, this time featuring Bomanite Renaissance custom polished concrete.  Renaissance by Bomanite provides a lustrous finish to floors made with premium Bomanite Integral Color.  The primary benefit to Bomanite Renaissance is the simplicity of installation.  With no topical dyes or products needed to achieve color in the floor, the process is much like polishing uncolored concrete, making the system more efficient to install compared to other more labor-intensive coloring systems.  Renaissance by Bomanite is intended primarily for new construction or major renovation projects and was the perfect choice to create a durable and decorative flooring surface inside the Green Hills Library Center.

Seamless Design Flow

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.Musselman & Hall placed and polished 2,200 SF of Bomanite Renaissance deep grind polished concrete.  They also installed a cast-in-place bench that is bisected by a glass curtain wall separating the café from the exterior patio.  To create a unified aesthetic from inside the library café to the exterior, they installed an 1,800 SF outdoor patio to match the design of the interior floor.  The patio was framed with a band of Bomanite Revealed, one of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems applications.

 

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

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, making it ideal to create the seamless design from the exterior hardscape to the interior flooring finish at Green Hills Library Center.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Customizing and tailoring Bomanite Systems to a specific project allows designers, architects, and owners to have a measure of control over the quality and finished product of their designs.  Musselman & Hall gives designers the ability to select concrete construction materials installed according to specific construction means and methods, which translates directly to the quality of the finished product.  Green Hills Library Center features two superb Bomanite product installations by Musselman & Hall.  The installations of Bomanite Renaissance and Bomanite Revealed integrate seamlessly and provide a stunning result, which earned Musselman & Hall Contractors the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project.  Their versatile design resulted in an interior flooring surface and exterior hardscape surface that provide durability and offer a beautiful aesthetic for library patrons to admire as they explore the new library and its many innovative features and offerings.

Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri. ` Musselman & Hall installed multiple Bomanite Systems to create a unified design from the interior to exterior flooring surfaces at Green Hills Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Musselman & Hall Magnifies Design Theme with Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

Musselman & Hall magnified the design theme at Colbern Road Library Center by installing Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems utilizing Bomanite VitraFlor.The Colbern Road Library Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri is one of over 30 library service outlets in the Mid-Continent Public Library district.  Originally opening in 1993 and after many years of use by its beloved patrons, the Colbern Road branch was due for a revamp, including an addition to accommodate new programming and technological features.

The new Colbern Road Library Center offers a significantly larger children’s section, additional meeting rooms and seating, co-working and collaboration spaces, an extensive community room, and an area that presents small business services to entrepreneurs and people exploring different careers.

Imagination to Realization

Musselman & Hall magnified the design theme at Colbern Road Library Center by installing Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems utilizing Bomanite VitraFlor.Imagining what the new library could be, project designers at Sapp Design Architects reminisced about passing notes as children, which ultimately led to the idea of paper airplanes.  This theme resonated with the owner and played into the programs slated for the new library center.  All facets of design relate back to the folded paper airplane, including the large screen wall façade that greets patrons as they enter and the multi-colored airplanes that offer way-finding clues throughout the library.

To further embellish the design theme, Bomanite Licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors was selected to employ Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems by installing Bomanite VitraFlor.  Bomanite VitraFlor is the standard system that all other Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems are based on.  Utilizing select un-colored concrete that is placed and finished to the standards required for decorative polished concrete, ground to expose the desired amount of aggregate, and then polished to the required gloss level, Bomanite VitraFlor was the optimal choice to create a paste polish finish on the slab placed by the concrete contractor.

Delivering the Bomanite Promise

Musselman & Hall magnified the design theme at Colbern Road Library Center by installing Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems utilizing Bomanite VitraFlor.To further emphasize the library’s theme after the concrete finishing process was completed, Musselman and Hall engraved a host of paper airplane outlines into the surface.  These intricate engravings mimic the acrylic paper planes that fly overhead throughout the library and add distinct detail that is not only eye-catching but further enhances the architectural design and embellishments.

 

As demonstrated here with Bomanite VitraFlor, even the results on gray concrete are stunning.  Bomanite promises that all concrete can be functional and stylish and Musselman and Hall’s stellar installation and craftsmanship delivered that promise.  Musselman and Hall Contractors want to help you achieve the exact look you imagine using the most exceptional products and techniques.  They did exactly that at Colbern Road Library Center by executing a polished concrete installation featuring eye-catching paper airplane engravings that fully enhance and complement the library’s theme.

 

Musselman & Hall magnified the design theme at Colbern Road Library Center by installing Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems utilizing Bomanite VitraFlor. . . Musselman & Hall magnified the design theme at Colbern Road Library Center by installing Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems utilizing Bomanite VitraFlor.

Musselman & Hall Provide Primate Heaven at St Louis Zoo

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Primate Canopy Trails is a 35,000-square-foot outdoor expansion to the Primate House at the St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis, MO. The $13 million exhibit consists of new outdoor homes for primates and includes climbing structures that allow guests to explore the forest canopy next to the animals.  This new exhibit is like a jungle gym for all primates, both zoo animals and human visitors.  Creating a first-of-its-kind zoo experience, it is an outdoor playground that brings a sense of joy and freedom to all who venture there.

 

 

 

Decorative Concrete Conveys Story

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Overhead mesh tunnels connected to the Primate House lead to tall, preexisting live trees and other outdoor habitats with spaces for the animals to climb and perch.  Four tunnels lead to the Primate House, and four lead to the Primate Care Center.  There is even a see-through tunnel that guests can walk through to get a panoramic view of the animals.  Inside the care center, windows provide the primates with a view to the outside, which they didn’t have at the original Primate House.  Two custom-built boxes in each habitat provide shelter from the rain or just a place to spend some alone time. In the winter, the caretakers can add a heating pad to transform the boxes into a warm zone. Each habitat also has custom shade sails and a cool mist fan for warm or hot days.  While down below the paving placed by Musselman & Hall allows guests to wander beneath the trees surrounded by jungle.  Bomanite Imprint Systems custom decorative concrete has the ability to tell a story as well as to enchant the eyes and stimulate the senses.

 

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Sam Kroesen of Bomanite licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors worked with the designers from PGAV Destinations to develop a hardscape that would not only impress guests but would also mimic the natural habitat of the animals. Musselman & Hall craftsmen placed integrally colored concrete with “Dried Mud” textures and then imprinted the surface with actual jungle leaves and anatomically correct footprints for several monkey species to accurately represent the gait pattern of each species.

 

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

All of the Musselman & Hall work was capped with the jewel of the project, a 17-foot diameter medallion that used stenciling and three colors of Bomanite Color Hardener before being imprinted with an “Embedded Stone” texture to create a large-scale graphic that would hold up to the heavy foot traffic.  Bomanite Imprint Systems are cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving that adds a distinctive architectural touch to any project, together with the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions.

 

 

You Dream It, We Will Make It Happen

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Bomanite Bomacron is a textured version of the original Bomanite Imprint decorative concrete, and is also cast-in-place, colored and imprinted, but provides the added dimension of texture and relief between the joint lines. The multitude of available patterns simulates a wide variety of natural materials including slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, wood, and cobblestone.  Of course, as in the case in this project, if none of the existing patterns fit your specifications, custom patterns are in reach of your imagination.  You dream it, and our network of Bomanite licensee’s will make it happen.

 

 

Bomanite Licensee Exceeds Expectations

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Bomanite licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors is unsurpassed in the industry for their ability to handle difficult logistics and unusual specifications scenarios.  They are well known for delivering projects that far exceed the expectations of their clients, easily meeting the challenges of budgets and timelines, and providing innovative solutions that specify the best product for each application.  This project is an example of their highly qualified craftsmanship and ingenuity.  Visitors of all ages to the St. Louis Zoo, and even many more yet-to-be-born generations, will be enchanted by their work of concrete art.

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

Musselman & Hall Creates Custom Seeded Aggregate Finish with Bomanite VitraFlor Polished Concrete

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.Cornerstone Elementary school in Excelsior Springs, MO was built in response to continued growth and ongoing maintenance issues and serves as a replacement for the existing Westview Elementary, which was renovated and converted into the Excelsior Springs School District’s new early childhood center.  Included in the new building and learning spaces at Cornerstone Elementary are a music room, art room, gymnasium, cafeteria, media center, and administrative support areas, serving over 500 students with forward-thinking design, addressing the needs of learners, and providing flexibility to adapt to new learning advancements and techniques.

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Deliver the Best Flooring Finish

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.Musselman & Hall Contractors was the preferred decorative concrete provider for this project and utilized Bomanite VitraFlor to create the custom polished concrete flooring.  VitraFlor by Bomanite is the standard system by which all other Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems are based.  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.  Bomanite VitraFlor provides superior durability and functionality that made it the optimal choice for the installation at Cornerstone Elementary.

Bomanite Licensees Are Decorative Concrete Experts

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.While the school was still in early design development, Musselman & Hall worked with project designer Incite Design Studio to develop a custom seeded aggregate finish for portions of the school’s interior flooring surfaces.  After several rounds of samples, the designers settled on a blend of white, orange, and black natural aggregates from Cactus Canyon quarries.  Musselman & Hall was able to push this project even further by displacing a large precast house and producing the matching precast treads on site.

 

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.

 

 

Given that the stair treads were cast in house, Musselman & Hall had to make sure their loadings were all correct for the decorative aggregate seeding in the cafeteria.  The foreman was provided with takeoffs showing square footages of specific areas, from which he preloaded the aggregates into buckets in amounts specific to that surface area to ensure that each area of the wide-open cafeteria was seeded consistently and accurately.  Their attention to detail and precision guaranteed a spectacular finished flooring surface that coordinated perfectly with the pre-cast stairs.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Musselman and Hall Contractors is renowned for their expertise in decorative concrete, helping their clients achieve the exact look they’ve imagined while using the most exceptional products and techniques.  With a decorative concrete team that remains on the cutting edge of the concrete industry, it’s no wonder that Musselman & Hall’s impressive installation of Bomanite VitraFlor at Cornerstone Elementary earned them the 2021 Silver Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project.  Their expert installation of VitraFlor custom polished concrete at Cornerstone Elementary has provided an easy to maintain and durable flooring surface with beautiful, seeded aggregates and a stunning sheen, adding distinct detail and dramatic flair while creating a beautiful feature inside the school.

Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete. Musselman & Hall created a custom seeded aggregate finish with their installation of Bomanite VitraFlor polished concrete.