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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS/INFORMATION

Description:

Bomanite Licensee, Shepherd’s Construction Company, Inc. had the opportunity to work with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to create realistic flooring for Seti l’s Tomb. The Dried Earth Texture was created so as to replicate an old mud or earthen sandstone to be used throughout the passageways and burial chamber of the exhibit. 2,000 square feet of the Bomacron Dried Earth texture was installed along with another 4,500 square feet of the Bomacron Coquina Texture, Bomacron San Ysidro Brick, Bomanite Florspartic 100 and Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems.

The largest children’s museum in the world opened the 7,400 square-foot exhibit – National Geographic Treasures of the Earth – in June 2011. This permanent exhibit features three archaeological discoveries in the world and offers visitors the chance to explore the history and arts of ancient Egypt and China as well as the general science of archaeology.

Teams of museum staff members and National Geographic Society experts explored the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Seti l with famed Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and worked with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities to create a one of a kind real life experience. In the museum’s new Archaeology Lab, visitors use real science to examine
a CT scan of Seti I’s mummy (the only replica of Seti I’s mummy). A sound and light show helps families work together to interpret the tomb’s hieroglyphs, see real artifacts from the time of Seti I, and reassemble a recreation of the pharaoh’s broken sarcophagus lid.

“This exhibit is a learning experience for all visitors,” said Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “From the Captain Kidd shipwreck in the Dominican Republic, to the Terra Cotta Warriors of China, and finally to the ancient Egyptian tomb of Seti I, people will have the opportunity to discover some of the world’s most significant treasures, all with a trip to the Children’s Museum.” For more information about The Children’s Museum, visit www.childrensmuseum.org.

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Fresno Fairgrounds Entrance

Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Heritage Bomanite, was asked to join the team of contractors creating a newly designed entrance to the Fresno Fairgrounds. Heritage Bomanite worked closely with Wildwood Pools in designing the layout and materials to be used. The Bomacron pattern Large Sandstone was chosen for the surface of the entrance. To provide a natural look Bomanite Sand Color Hardener and Natural Gray and  Bomanite Franciscan Red Release Agent were chosen for the color option. Seat walls and caps were also installed along with the custom rock and small water features that were created.

Broadstone Cornerstar Apartments

Client Need:
The existing slabs were showing shrinkage cracks from a previous installation, therefore the client needed a product that wouldn’t crack, require little maintenance, and add an updated look to the residential complex as well as be weather resistant.

Solution:
Bomanite Toppings Systems, Broadcast Aggregate with Bomanite Florspartic 100 was chosen to replace the flooring on the existing breezeways. This product can be installed in cold temperatures, has a short dry time, high durability, and low maintenance. A great solution for a high-traffic residential complex. The entire courtyard flowed with harmonizing colors and textures inherent in each feature.

Results:
This product had to be installed while tenants were occupying the building, but due to the short dry time it was easier to work around the tenants. This product was an excellent choice because of low maintenance, high durability, high slip-resistance, and a color choice that complimented the exterior finish.