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Are you ready for the 2016 Olympics in Rio? Com Aquatics Inc. is ready with their newly sate of the art Natatorium.

In April of this year, City of Midland Aquatics opened the doors to the FMH Natatorium. The Natatorium spans 43,000 SF of water features and pools, with the crown jewel being the Olympic-sized pool, measuring 50 meters by 25 yards. The $10 million dollar project was funded by donors, corporations, businesses and foundations for the City of Midland.

Together with Adams Management Services Corporation, Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite completed 995 SF of Bomanite Micro-Top overlay in the entrance of the Natatorium. The Micro-Top design and four shades of blue replicate the movement of water and serves to welcome visitors of all ages into the building. The colors used were SW6235, SW6234, SW6523 and SW7615. Micro-Top can be pigmented to match virtually any color. Finally, the entrance was sealed with Bomanite Florthane sealer to keep the floors in pristine shape for years to come.

For more information about Texas Bomanite visit their website at www.texasbomanite.com; for information on the Natatorium, visit the City of Midland Aquatics website at http://www.comaquatics.com/page4.html. For more information about the general contractor, visit the Adams Management Services Corporation website: http://www.adamspmc.com/

Bomanite Micro-Top Overlay System

Bomanite Micro-Top Overlay System

Bomanite Micro-Top Overlay System

Bomanite Micro-Top Overlay System

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Victory Park is a 75 acre mixed use development that surrounds American Airlines Arena. It is home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars and is located in downtown Dallas. In 2014 a redevelopment with a focus on pedestrian-friendly improvements to Victory Park Lane was commenced. The goal was to improve the overall pedestrian experience and connectivity between American Airlines Center / Victory Plaza and the Southern area of Victory Park.

The street and streetscape improvements were a vital component of transforming Victory Park into Dallas’ premier walkable entertainment district. Texas Bomanite worked with Stantec ViBE in choosing the best medium for the proposed redevelopment streetscape areas. Bomanite Sandscape Texture was part of the hardscape design which included granite pavers, concrete pavers, and amenities such as benches, lighting, tree grates and signage. The Architect’s design of the Sandscape areas included sandblasting of a geometric pattern.

Texas Bomanite installed 4,500 Square Feet of Bomanite Sandscape Paving in the hardscape areas along Victory Park Lane between the tree grates and curbs. The project was built in 3 phases to meet the General Contractors critical schedule and to accommodate the W Hotel, High Rise Residences, Restaurants, and other businesses along Victory Park Lane.

The work performed by Texas Bomanite earned them top recognition and a Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project of the year.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture is designed for outdoor applications where an alternate to conventional concrete finishes is required. Sandscape Texture, one of the Exposed Aggregate Systems offered by Bomanite for architectural concrete surfaces, utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, additives, topical treatments and advanced application procedures.

The finished Sandscape Texture product resembles sand blasted concrete and can incorporate specialized colored sands in the concrete and aggregates exceeding 3/8” in diameter. The final product is an economical alternate to other decorative finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface. Applications include plazas, shopping centers, schools and exterior walkways—anywhere improved wear resistance for light- to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic is necessary. These highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that reduce heat island effect.

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Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. worked with Alaback Design Associates to specify Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System to produce a slip resistant surface for a splash pad on the City of Tulsa, Parks Department project Manion Park.

Manion Park Splash pad used recycled glass as the aggregate to produce the vibrant paving option that offered excellent slip resistance for kids on the playground. Saw-cuts where placed between colors to produce a clean break point for each color on the 2,800 SF splash pad.

Concrete Glass

Bomanite Revealed Assortment of Red, Blue, Yellow, Green and Orange Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bomanite Revealed is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using decorative aggregates that are bond in a unique binder and apply to plastic concrete. The Bomanite Revealed System utilizes pre-blended binders, light fast pigments, 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. 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.

Waterpark Tulsa

Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System – Manion Park

Manion Park Playground

Manion Park Playground

Greenway Station Shopping Center - Paver Failure

BEFORE: Greenway Station Shopping Center – Paver Failure

AFTER : Greenway Station Shopping Center - Bomanite Imprint Systems

AFTER : Greenway Station Shopping Center – Bomanite Imprint Systems

Greenway Station, located in Middleton, Wisconsin, built in 2003 is an open-air shopping center designed as a pedestrian-friendly environment with convenient store front parking. With its attention to architectural details and landscaping the upscale, open-air lifestyle center includes strolling walkways, extensive gardens, a spacious courtyard and a 60-foot clock tower. The brick pavers installed originally throughout the shopping center were failing badly and the Greenway staff contacted Bomanite Licensee, Bastian Concrete Construction for a solution. Working together Greenway appointed Bastian Concrete as the preferred contractor for installing only Bomanite Systems and products.

All of the work needed to be done while the stores remained open, which meant different projects, areas for renovation were done at odd hours to make it all come together. Bastian Concrete removed and hauled away all the pavers and base; all the used brick pavers were given to the local stone quarry for resale/recycling. Bastian Concrete then reset the base, took care of many drainage problems in the regrading and repoured the sections with Bomacron imprinted concrete. Several imprint patterns; Running Bond Used Brick, Herringbone Used Brick and Soldier Course Used Brick were chosen for the shopping center and paver replacement project to compliment the original design and upscale outdoor shopping experience.

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance - Bomanite Sandscape Texture

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance – Bomanite Sandscape Texture

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance - Bomanite Sandscape Texture

Helzberg Penguin Plaza Entrance – Bomanite Sandscape Texture

The design team at Bowman Bowman Novick approached Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors in 2012 to discuss the 2,500 square foot plaza that serves as the entrance to a new, $15 million, state-of-the-art penguin exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo that opened in November 2013. Bowman Bowman Novick, along with associate architects, The Portico Group of Seattle, WA created an exhibit that is a multifaceted, rich experience that features four penguin species as well as other exotic aquarium species with an emphasis on the world’s southern oceans and shoreline habitats. Both indoor and outdoor exhibits  incorporate land and water viewing of Tropical and Antarctica penguin species such as Humboldt or Blackfoots, and King, Gentoo and Rockhopper.

Musselman & Hall worked with the design team to incorporate the overall theme and vision for the decorative concrete plaza entrance by choosing the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System, Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Con-Color in various Blues and Green. The Bomanite Sandscape finished plaza was engraved and stained to replicate the earth from a South Pole perspective. Antarctica, Australia, South America, Africa, and the Galapagos Islands were created along with the oceans by using Bomanite Con-Color. The stain was layered from light to dark tones to create relief and variation in the oceans and land masses. The oceans were stained a light blue near the continents; transitioning to deep, dark blue at the deepest areas of the ocean for a real world effect. Along with replicating the continent, eighteen species of penguins along with their unique footprints (to scale) were engraved into the plaza that required a critical layout and accurate execution. The work performed by Musselman & Hall earned them top recognition and a Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project of the year.  The Helzberg Penguin Plaza entrance is the just the beginning to inspire people’s interest in becoming stewards of the planet’s wild penguin populations. For more information on the Helzberg Penguin Plaza and LEED Certification:  http://kcparks.org/2013/11/helzberg-penguin-plaza-fact-sheet/

 

Bomanite Broadcast Aggregate System -Apartment Hallways

Bomanite Broadcast Aggregate System -Apartment Hallways

Bomanite Broadcast Aggregate System -Interior/exterior exposure

Bomanite Broadcast Aggregate System -Interior/exterior exposure

Alliance Residential, sought out Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes for a solution to a needed renovated flooring surface for the Broadstone Cornerstar Apartments located in Aurora, Colorado. The existing concrete 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.

The Bomanite Toppings Systems, Broadcast Aggregate with Bomanite Florspartic 100 was chosen to replace the flooring on the existing breezeways. The Broadcast Aggregate System 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.

The Broadcast Aggregate System 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. The Broadcast Aggregate System was an excellent choice because of low maintenance, high durability, high slip-resistance, and a color choice that complimented the exterior finish. Bomanite Broadcast Aggregate floors consist of decorative and/or industrial aggregates encapsulated in high performance, two-component primer, body and top coats. The base of design process utilizes Bomanite Florspartic 100 however certain project specific criteria may influence the selection of a different Bomanite coating. Unique aggregates such as recycled plastic, glass and walnut shells along with minerals such as garnet may be utilized to create custom floors and walks. For industrial applications, hard aggregates such as silica carbide and aluminum oxide may be selected.

Flight 93 Memorial Map

Flight 93 Memorial Map

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

On September 10, 2011 the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial was dedicated and opened to the public. The National Park Service
(NPS) was assigned as the lead agency, you can find additional construction information, pictures of the memorial site, details for visiting
at: http://www.nps.gov/flni/planyourvisit/design-and-construction.htm

Completed features include the New Entrance, Approach Road and Ring Road and The Memorial Plaza at the Crash Site that consists of
several features; Visitor Shelter and Arrival Court, Memorial Plaza Hemlock Grove and Impact Site, Wall of Names and Flight Path.The Memorial Plaza contains long sloping black precast concrete walls that mark the northern edge of the larger crash site and debris field.
Benches offer places of rest and contemplation. Visitors can leave tributes in small niches in the wall. As they make their way to the Wall
of Names, the Memorial Plaza Walkway is created with Bomanite Revealed, installed by Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite Central
Pennsylvania to complement the 45 degree angled walls.

Capt. Petersen Splash Pad - Multiple Bomanite Color Hardeners

Capt. Petersen Splash Pad – Multiple Bomanite Color Hardeners

Bomanite Licensee, Harrington Bomanite Corp. installed multiple colors of Bomanite Color Hardener to give this splash pad a fun and entertaining feel. The splash pad at Watson Park was designed by Warner Larson Landscape Architects of Boston. Working with the Landscape Architect, Harrington Bomanite was able to suggest the best Bomanite products and system for the design to come alive. Bomanite Color Hardener provides the durability and strength needed to withstand climate changes.

The colorful, 4,000-square-foot play area in Watson Park, named after tugboat captain August J. Petersen, features mist sprayers, squirt guns and structures that spray water from the ground or dump it from overhead. Petersen was from Braintree whose generosity is legendary in the community. When he died in 1963, he left $65,000 to the town to build a swimming pool at Watson Park, a grassy recreational area on the bank of the Fore
River, in the neighborhood of East Braintree, where he had lived. For nearly half a century, residents squabbled over where the pool should go, while Petersen’s gift sat in the bank and grew to about $2 million.

Decades later, Petersen’s dream has been realized, at least in part. On April 2, Braintree officials broke ground on a “splash pad” at Watson Park that has been named after Petersen. The town is also planning to build a pool and ice rink in honor of Petersen at Braintree High School with the remainder of the money.

For Additional Photos: http://www.patriotledger.com/photos/x1815315364/Capt-Petersen-Splash-Pad-opens-in-Braintree

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

Megaplex 13 Box Office – Polished Concrete Floor

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

Megaplex 13 Food Court – Polished Concrete Floor

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

Megaplex 13 Food Court – Polished Concrete Floor

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

Megaplex 13 Box Office – Polished Concrete Floor

Megaplex 13 at the Junction in Ogden, Utah was in need of a sustainable flooring solution that provided low maintnenace requirements. Bomanite’s Custom Polishing System was chosen for it’s green beenfits and installed in the entry and into the food court areas. Unlike traditional floor finishes, such as carpet or vinyl tile, polished concrete does not require extensive maintenance procedures such as waxing, burnishing or wet vacuuming. Bomanite Licensee, Architectural Concrete & Design based in Draper, Utah worked with the client to provide a beautiful polished concrete floor finish.

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida - Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida – Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida - Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida – Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance

Paddock Square, a town square where residents congregate for nightly entertainment with plenty of food and retail opportunities, features water towers, silos, barn and log-cabin structures. The style is designed back to an era when cowboys drove cattle through the state. Bomanite Licensee, Edwards Concrete Company took the ideas of the architect, Michael Pape & Associates, and made them come alive with their talented crew of concrete artist and even added a few of their own designs to make the theme really stand out and create a WOW factor.

At Paddock Square, Edwards Concrete placed integrally colored concrete in an earthy brown shade. Bomanite Color Hardeners and Release Agents were utilized with the Dried Earth Texture stamp to provide an illusion of sun-baked mud and dirt.

The sidewalks to the entrance of Brownwood at paddock Square had to be poured while overhead cranes set the Bronze statues in place. Once the cows, horse and dog were in place the Edwards crew had to pour concrete up to and around the animal feet then stamped the concrete to make it look like the animals were traveling through an old west town on a dried cracked mud path. The cow and horse stamps had to be made to match the size of the animals and scale of the statues. Creative stamping techniques were utilized, for horseshoes, “cowboy” footprints and tracks of wagon wheels. Installers strapped horse stamps onto their own feet and even hired a white dog to strut across the wet concrete. The
Bomacron Dried Earth Texture imprinting tool from Bomanite was employed to weather the faux dirt.

For more information on this project or other questions, contact Edwards Concrete Bomanite. Information on the building of Brownwood is also available on YouTube Episode 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiypsxPZLWs&list=PL9917AFFAAEA4C534

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance