Five projects that featured products from the Scofield line, a brand of Sika Corp., were honored in the 11th annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition. First-place winners and runners-up were announced during the recent World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
This year’s selectees were determined by an open voting invitation to the public via Sika Scofield’s website, where more than 200 ballots were cast.
The Grand Prize winners in the five judged categories are:
Orcutt | Winslow, Nashville, Tennessee
Harpeth Hall Athletic and Wellness Center
The 60,000-square-foot athletic and wellness building on Harpeth Hall’s campus in Nashville is home to a thriving athletic program and facilities designed to help girls embody wellness. The highly trafficked space needed an attractive durable, low-maintenance floor.
The architectural firm of Orcutt | Winslow’s solution involved incorporating Lithochrome Chemstain Classic in Padre Brown and Dark Walnut, alternating in an undulating pattern in the public circulation areas. An intermediate seal coat was 6- to 8-mil-thick clear epoxy, and the finish coat was a 2- to 3-mil-thick clear urethane.
David McCaskill Design Group, Southlake, Texas
In 2016, Westlake Academy hired David McCaskill Design Group to prepare a master plan for outdoor learning activities scattered across the campus. The master plan identified 12 spaces to encourage students to learn in an outdoor environment.
DMDG worked closely with faculty members from the math and science departments for both secondary and primary students to come up with a program of activities for a math and science plaza. The result was a concrete plaza with outdoor classroom seating that included a giant-sized standard and metric ruler and protractor, a compass rosette, a human sundial, phases of the moon and racks with inclined planes and pulleys to use for physics experiments.
C. Green Scaping LLC constructed the plaza and used several Scofield products including an array of Lithochrome Tintura stains; Lithotex Pavecrafters: Rock Salt embossing skins; Selectseal Plus concrete sealer and Lithocast surface retarder.
Utility Concrete Products, Morris, Illinois
NU Ryan Fieldhouse/Walter Athletics Center Bench Wall
A prominent feature of Northwestern University’s Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center is a unique retaining wall running along the facility’s north side. Originally designed as cast-in-place, a tight timeline and the recent success of the “wave wall” drove Utility Concrete Products to decide that precast was the best way to construct this wall. While its main purpose is to serve as an earth retention system, the high side of the wall adjacent to the building was shaped like a bench where students and visitors could sit.
Some of the wall’s distinct features are the curvature in multiple planes and the skate-deterrent void, which was created to prevent individuals from damaging the bench sections. The 366-foot-long wall consisted of 38 segments, each almost 10-feet long.
The self-consolidating concrete mix design included Scofield Integral Color SG in Sand Buff, which was altered to match a sample of the existing building’s limestone. UCP’s skilled architectural finishing team sandblasted the segments to achieve the architect’s desired appearance and to match the adjacent wave wall.
Deco-Crete, Richmond, Virginia
The Hilton Richmond Downtown driveway project involved a driveway and porta cochere area installed over a structural slab/parking garage. The project entailed removing 500,000 pounds of pavers that were failing and installing stamped concrete with a seamless texture.
After the pavers were removed, Deco-Crete installed the stamped concrete in three placements while the hotel remained open. Pavers were recycled at a local recycling/repurpose center. To do the job, 12,000 square feet of Scofield Integral Color SG in Southern Clay was stamped with Lithotex Pavecrafters Fractured Earth embossing skins and accented with Lithochrome Antiquing Release in Classic Gray and Deep Charcoal.
Envirocrete, Vancouver, Washington
Ridgefield Middle School
Envirocrete Inc. in Vancouver, Washington, specializes in commercial work where it installs environmentally friendly architectural concrete flooring systems. For the Ridgefield Middle School project in Washington state, the company managed to salvage a job begun by a competitor, finish it in time for the school year and win a grand award from Sika Scofield for its efforts. Overall, Envirocrete polished 65,000 square feet of concrete and used Scofield Formula One liquid densifier, liquid dye concentrate and Guard-W.
To view more photos and the complete list of winners, visit www.scofield.com