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Infinite Campus is the largest U.S. owned K-12 student information management firm that is nestled among natural wetlands and a city park. Wanting to allow views to the exterior natural elements, the Finn Daniels Architect firm made sure the design incorporated architectural precast concrete wall panels, a glass curtain wall, and metal panels to provide views as well as creating an energy efficient building. The interior features open work spaces, two story garden elements with crossing bridges, a central rotunda, training rooms, and a full food service cafeteria.

Infinite Campus creates a natural cafeteria floor beach theme with sea shells using Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Modena Monolithic and Renaissance Deep Grind in Blaine MinnesotaWhen planning the cafeteria, the owner, Infinite Campus and Finn Daniels Architects wanted a free-flowing design that would complement existing epoxy terrazzo floors and carpet. The area needed to work with the natural elements already set and required low maintenance with a reflective sheen. During the conceptual stage the design team determined that the decorative concrete indoor flooring project should emulate the feeling of a sandy beach or shoreline which would shimmer and glisten like shells and sea glass in the sun. Bomanite Licensee Concrete Arts, Inc. provided the natural beach look by installing the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems with Bomanite Modena Monolithic for the winding middle sea shell area and Bomanite Renaissance Deep Grind for the shoreline perimeter.

Infinite Campus creates a natural cafeteria floor beach theme with sea shells using Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Modena Monolithic and Renaissance Deep Grind in Blaine MinnesotaThe two unique appearances were accomplished by first pouring the two perimeter pours of Bomanite Renaissance utilizing integral color to achieve the desired shade of concrete. Then the Bomanite Modena Monolithic portion was poured to complete the winding area in between. The soft gray color of the Bomanite Modena Monolithic was enhanced with black and blue natural aggregates blended with blue recycled glass. Mirrored glass, sea shells and mother of pearl were also hand-seeded to create the shimmer and iridescence reminiscent of that perfect beach feel.

Infinite Campus creates a natural cafeteria floor beach theme with sea shells using Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Modena Monolithic and Renaissance Deep Grind in Blaine MinnesotaBomanite Modena Monolithic is a poured-in-place monolithically bonded concrete overlay utilizing integral colorants blended with engineered cements and aggregates. Bomanite Renaissance Deep Grind is a poured-in-place colored concrete slab with selected aggregates ready-mixed and finished to receive a deep grind and polish. Once both areas were placed and sufficiently hardened, Concrete Arts began the grinding and polishing process. This exposed the beauty of the glass and aggregate while providing a low maintenance, durable surface with great sheen and light reflectivity.  When the sun shines through the glass curtain wall on the new cafeteria floor it evokes that happy feeling like a day at the beach.

Infinite Campus creates a natural cafeteria floor beach theme with sea shells using Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Modena Monolithic and Renaissance Deep Grind in Blaine Minnesota

Anderson University Decker Hall Plaza recently underwent renovations for their centennial celebration. Students returning from summer vacation arrived to a newly-paved valley along with many other changes that improved the appearance of the 100 year old campus.

KRM Architecture, Inc. worked with the local Bomanite Licensee, Shepherds Construction Co, to help recreate the original paving in a more stable, durable, cost-effective and aesthetic appealing paving material. Bomanite Stamped Concrete Imprint Systems was chosen for its realistic appearance to brick. The Bomaron Running Bond Used Brick pattern was colored throughout with an Integral Color and highlighted with a Bomanite Release Agent to show the texture and old worn brick finish.

Bomanite Stamped Concrete is highly durable long-lasting for harsh winter environments and stands the test of time for several million footsteps a day, making it ideal for the Anderson University campus.

 “[President Pistole] speaks to excellence in all things, and our campus needs to strive to reflect that excellence,” said Dean of Students Chris Confer, speaking to the reasoning behind renovations this year. The renovations include replacing uneven bricks on the walkway with concrete that will still appear to be brick, but is a more cost-effective material than brick. The plan to add greenery will also improve the aesthetic appeal of the area.

“[The area outside of Decker] is the front door to our campus,” said Confer. “These renovations will improve its appeal and eliminate the hazard of broken and uneven bricks that can be difficult to walk on and can possibly cause injury, especially in bad weather.”

In 1970, Decker Hall was completed, replacing Old Main as the central academic building on campus and consisted of 10,000 square feet of brick pavers installed over concrete sub-base and sand leveler. For the Centennial Celebration the pavers were removed and disposed of with new construction of curb planters, 5,000 square feet of Bomanite stamped concrete and approximately 3,300 square feet of broom finish banding and tributary walkways, giving this project a brand new start to another 100 years.

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8N Lofts, is a service-driven student living community located near the city’s Historic Haymarket District on 8th and N Streets. The lofts include a sky deck with a jumbo LED TV, fitness facility, outdoor climbing wall with firepit and seating areas, private courtyards and grilling stations to name a few amenities all along with a 4,200 square foot all-inclusive clubhouse.

Bomanite Licensee, Stephens and Smith Worked with CSO Architects and Hausmann Construction, on creating an outdoor entertaining space that was a perfect fit for the defined areas for using Bomanite decorative concrete for the defined areas.  Two separate courtyards were created with fields of different colors and textures. The courtyards serve as bike storage with a pergola and have multiple areas like sitting area around the fire pit, ping pong table, rock climbing, outdoor kitchen and a wood deck to enjoy the fresh air.

The Bomacron Herringbone Used Brick and Bomacron Running Bond Used Brick patterns were used with a circular design in the shape of the number eight.  Bomanite Color Hardeners in Coquina and Natural Gray with Bomanite Release Agents in Mexican Tile and French Gray complement the building colors and outside décor.

Bomanite Color Hardener provides increased durability, wear resistance and fade resistance, just what is needed for an outdoor entertainment space, student living complex.

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The KU 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 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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The state-of-the-art Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center was the first new construction project on campus in 30 years and designed by KSQ Architects, to provide a modern, sleek and youthful structure. Under the Bomanite Toppings Systems, Bomanite Chemical Stain was chosen to set the design in motion, and installed by Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc.

The $11 million building encompasses 28,000 square feet and was designed to provide food, fun and fellowship for ORU’s students and alumni. Approximately 16,384 square feet of Bomanite Chemically Stained flooring was provided throughout the building to complement a vibrant, youthful color palette that delineates student activity zones into quiet spaces, pool tables and video game consoles, live performance areas, an Internet café and a 12’ x 21’ screen for viewing concerts, sporting events or video game competitions.

The project was completed in three phases working around other trades to keep the building of the project moving and on schedule. Several dilutions of Bomanite Chemical Stain were used to achieve the mix of lighter and darker colors and then sealed with an acrylic sealer for protection.

Bomanite Chemical Stains are water and acid-based solutions of metallic salts formulated to “color-etch” new or existing concrete surfaces. These penetrating solutions react with cements to form insoluble precipitants of varying colors to produce permanent, transparent color that will not chip, crack, peel or fade. Bomanite Chemical Stains give concrete an attractive variegated or marbleized appearance in a variety of earth tone colors, such as tans, browns, reddish browns, and greens.

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