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Beyond Concrete Achieves Gold with a Bomanite Revealed Platinum installation for the Westchester Beach Club

The Westchester Country Club is an exclusive family-oriented Club located in Rye, New York which is a short distance from Manhattan. The Westchester Country Club has been ranked 12th of 4,000 private Clubs in the United States and maintains its status as a “Platinum Club.” Among the amenities is the 62-acre Beach Club with a notable aquatics area. The Beach Club also features five separate food and beverage facilities. The Main Bar is centrally located and the hub of social activity at the Beach.

The Westchester Country Club Beach Club chose to install a platinum product from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System using Bomanite Revealed in two colors with stone and glass aggregates created durable walkways for the outdoor application installed by Beyond Concrete out of Keyport, NJ

Bomanite Licensee, Beyond Concrete located out of Keyport, NJ worked with the GC and Architect Kenneth R. Nadler, Consulting LLC to provide a product to withstand the exterior elements of the weather. After reviewing several architectural concrete samples of different Bomanite systems and products, the Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate System was chosen for its excellence in durability and ability to withstand freezing temperatures, sea salt, sand, pouring rain and plenty of sunshine.

The Westchester Country Club Beach Club chose to install a platinum product from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System using Bomanite Revealed in two colors with stone and glass aggregates created durable walkways for the outdoor application installed by Beyond Concrete out of Keyport, NJ

Beyond Concrete poured and placed approximately 11,200 square feet of walkways, main dining areas and patios for the Beach Club area with some weather and construction challenges. The job started in freezing weather, only to be set back by almost 3 to 4 weeks of constant rain. The wind was blowing off the water from the Long Island Sound throughout the entire installation. The weather changed so drastically that some of the pour days ended up being over 90 degrees. Beyond Concrete also had to custom form the job due to an existing structural slab condition that varied from as little as 2 inches to upwards of 9 inches. The Bomanite Revealed Exposed Aggregate slab had to be boom pumped over the roof of the building with the longest pump available not even reaching the areas to be poured. The concrete was pumped into wheel barrows and then poured in place.

The Westchester Country Club Beach Club chose to install a platinum product from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System using Bomanite Revealed in two colors with stone and glass aggregates created durable walkways for the outdoor application installed by Beyond Concrete out of Keyport, NJ

After all the difficult and challenging working conditions, the installation came out extremely well. The owners of the country club were ecstatic with the design of the two tone highly durable finish. The field was poured with the Bomanite Revealed in Coquina color and the Borders used the Bomanite Revealed in Sand color. A custom mix of stone and glass aggregates were chosen providing a cohesive and complimentary decorative concrete element to the outdoor club establishment.

The Westchester Country Club Beach Club chose to install a platinum product from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System using Bomanite Revealed in two colors with stone and glass aggregates created durable walkways for the outdoor application installed by Beyond Concrete out of Keyport, NJ

Bomanite Revealed is designed for outdoor applications where a highly decorative concrete surface is desired, a great option and final installation for the Westchester Beach Club. Bomanite Revealed is a durable monolithic topping system composed of a unique blend of cements, admixtures, recycled pozzolans, pigment and graded mineral aggregates that uses traditional concrete and advanced application technology. Bomanite Revealed combines the durability of concrete with color and pronounced decorative aggregate, producing a monolithic concrete slab with a beneficial low life cycle cost. Applications include pool decks, splash pads, plazas, shopping centers, schools and exterior walkways—anywhere improved wear resistance for light- to moderate-duty traffic with highly decorative appearance and durability is required. These highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that reduce heat island effect, hard to achieve colors for concrete, water resistant formulations for wet areas and other specialty applications, providing a Bomanite Decorative Concrete Platinum System for a Platinum Club.

AWARDS: 2015 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project Gold Award

The Westchester Country Club Beach Club chose to install a platinum product from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System using Bomanite Revealed in two colors with stone and glass aggregates created durable walkways for the outdoor application installed by Beyond Concrete out of Keyport, NJ

Bomanite’s Decorative Concrete Evolves as Designers Push Envelope

Bomanite was recently recognized in a Denver publication InnovatioNews.

DENVER — The leading edge of design will always be in the distance, a constant challenge most in the building industry find compelling.

Designers want to innovate because their clients expect a wow factor in the finished product. Builders must make it happen, stretching to find subcontractors with the precise knowledge, skill, and equipment required to deliver whatever the leading-edge innovation is.

For both designers and builders, keeping up with the curve is critical. When it comes to high-performance, indoor/outdoor, hard surfaces, Bomanite is the most recognized name in architectural concrete.

“Architects are often looking for something new or unique, an answer to a problem. That’s where we excel,” says Terry Grimble, director of technical services for The Bomanite Company.

Bomanite Director of Technical Services Terry Grimble

With a 70-year history, Bomanite is recognized as the inventor of stamped concrete, exclusively establishing the techniques and market for high-performance, imprinted, decorative, and ornamental concrete in the 1950’s.

Today, Bomanite products are being installed independently by licensed contractors in Colorado and all over the U.S. on commercial and residential projects of every scope and scale.

Bomanite’s collective knowledge and resources are available to each of the 50 independent contractors across the country when challenges arise and technical or logistical expertise is required.

When Texas Christian University renovated their football stadium the design objective for Founder’s Plaza was to emulate a map view of Fort Worth, Texas including city streets, railroad tracks and the Trinity River.

After offering design assistance in planning 40,000-SF of highly decorative exterior walkways around the stadium, Texas Bomanite completed the installation of multiple finishes, with logos, lights and letters imbedded throughout.

Being able to draw upon the collective knowledge of the Bomanite Company and 49 other colleague contractors working with Bomanite products is always an asset.

“Our goal is to be able to economically recreate all of the finishes we develop on a much larger scale, in a way that can be installed using tools and equipment common to the industry at generally any place in the U.S.,” says Grimble.

Harlequin Plaza with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Sandscape Texture

In addition to establishing the chemical compositions and installation techniques for products, Bomanite also produces technical details and product samples that can be shared with architects for specification, and marketing materials for licensees.

The increased desire for public wet-play surfaces like those found in water parks has also contributed to the growing range of decorative concrete products offered today.

At the Tandy Family YMCA in Tulsa, Okla., designer GH2 Architects introduced a dynamic splash pad at the main entrance as a public amenity. With any wet play surface, hardscape materials need to account for a coefficient of friction to make them safe for energetic, bare foot play on a hot summer day.

Bomanite Sandscape is ideal, combining locally sourced aggregates, colored sands, and custom glass to create a granulated surface texture speckled with shiny glass jewels.

GH2 and the Y’s leadership selected a combination of Bomanite Revealed (Custom Blue Glass) and Bomanite Sandscape Texture (Gobi Desert Integral Color) techniques.

“This project called for high-impact, aesthetically pleasing, and long-lasting architectural concrete,” says Jeremy Carlisle, associate principal with GH2 Architects in Tulsa.

“Perhaps just as importantly, we needed it to be installed by a team with the technical knowledge to tackle a very challenging configuration and complex coordination.”

The company said it takes pride in the meticulous development of compositions and finishing processes that can be readily installed in the field. With practicality for the builder, durability for the product, and high-quality for the owner all in mind, Bomanite goes through as many as 50 iterations before finalizing the technical details of laying a new type of concrete surface.

An example of a newer product, the Bomanite Antico process is used to create fissures, voids, and other random effects simulating a semi-worn stone surface comparable to natural pitted limestone or a travertine tile.

When the Northside Church in Clovis, Ca. decided to reinvent the plaza space in front of the church as a dynamic new baptismal center, their primary goal was to create a place where people feel welcome and connected.

There, designers selected a combination of the Bomanite Sandscape Refined Antico finish in Bomanite Light Brown and three integral colors in a Bomanite Sandscape finish to get the cohesive yet varied look they wanted.

“Decorative concrete is wonderfully flexible in terms of being able to create virtually any combination of color and texture and shape imaginable at a reasonable cost,” says Terry Broussard, principal with Broussard Associates, who led landscape architecture services for the redeveloped space in front of the church.

“Bomanite’s products are a very viable solution for public spaces where design matters and ordinary broom finished concrete isn’t going to feel special.”

Samples are a critical component of the product specification process taking place in design studios across the country, and decorative concrete finds no exception for either size or complexity.

“Concrete isn’t paint,” says Grimble with a smile. “There are a lot of variables, from the selected aggregate’s specific gravity and color influences to the ready-mix producer’s material composition.”

Standardized and custom 3-inch square chips developed in Bomanite’s Denver, CO laboratory allow architects, owners, and contractors to hold the real thing on a smaller scale, demonstrating clearly that design intent is understood.

“These samples are basically a business card and we are heavily invested in controlling quality and confidence in the finished project. They are far more accurate than a color chart or product photograph could ever be.”

While the edge of design will always be elusive, innovation is constant and Bomanite said it allows the building industry to continually increase their wow factor expectations.

By Sean O’Keefe

For InnovatioNews

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Bomanite Sandscape – an Environmentally Conscious Application for Waterparks

The Hilton Anatole Hotel is a landmark that spans 45 lush acres in the Dallas Design District just north of downtown. The hotel was constructed in 1979. The hotel has over 1600 guest rooms, ballrooms, five dining venues, a spa and health club, outdoor pool and 7-acre private Sculpture Garden. The hotel is host to many events, conferences, and conventions.
In 2015, Hilton broke ground on Jade Waters, a $20 million seasonal resort pool complex, utilizing 4 of the 7 acres of garden space. Jade Waters features a lazy river, two 180’ water slides, a children’s area and activity pool, leisure pool, swim-up bar and full-service restaurant. Cabanas and day beds are available in addition to the ample lounge seating. Jade Waters is exclusively for the use of hotel guests and health club members.

General Contractors, T&G Constructors, contacted Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite in the Design Development phase of the project to work with Landscape Architecture firm TBG’s design team to provide finish options and budgeting to T&G Constructors. The hardscape portion of the project contains 60,000 square feet. Texas Bomanite provided Sample Boards of concrete finishes to TBG prior to full-size mockups being constructed on-site. Two finishes from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and three different colors were selected by TBG and Hilton from the jobsite mockups. The finishes were Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Sandscape Refined systems. The Bomanite Refined finish was also combined with a Bomanite Custom Imprint System to create a unique finish for the area of the project bounded by the Lazy River and referred to as the “Big Island”. This finish was also installed at the “Beach Entry” of the activity pool. The Imprint System combined with the Bomanite Sandscape finish simulates shifting sands on a beach.

Following approval of the mockups, the construction phase began. Due to unusually wet weather and soil conditions, the project had fallen behind schedule. T&G Constructors required an accelerated schedule to maintain the July opening date for the waterpark. This required crews to work six and seven day workweeks as well as holidays for several weeks. The congested site and wet soils presented another obstacle and required daily meetings with T&G Constructors Superintendents and their subcontractors for coordination of work areas as well as laydown areas. Texas Bomanite used recycled concrete fines in place of cushion sand to provide a better base on which to set forms and pour the concrete. Recycled concrete was also used to provide haul routes to get materials and equipment in and out of the site. The waterpark and garden opened in July of 2016 as scheduled.

The sustainable properties of Bomanite Sandscape Texture make it an excellent choice for environmentally conscious applications. Bomanite Sandscape Texture mix designs readily accept fly ash or slag or other supplementary cementitious materials, offsetting a portion of the ordinary portland cement. Urban heat island effect can be greatly reduced by thoughtfully designed installations. Third party independent testing has shown that Bomanite Sandscape Texture can exceed .29 solar reflectance without the use of white cement, allowing for the concrete to be cooler underfoot making it ideal for large urban plazas and pool deck applications.

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Bomanite Licensee, Beyond Concrete LIVE installation of Bomanite Alloy

Bomanite Licensee, Beyond Concrete is LIVE! Watch the Beyond Concrete Team install a Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy System at the new Earthcam Headquarters located in Northern New Jersey.

EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam exists to encourage exploration, foster discovery and connect people through innovative live camera technology.

The installation can be viewed in real time live or time lapse from the start. https://www.earthcamhq.com/