Cast-in-Place Special Finishes / Over 5,000 SF: Waldorf Astoria
Multiple Applications / Over 5,000 SF: Wilshire Grand
Stained / Over 5,000 SF: Entrada de Santa Barbara
Cast-in-Place Special Finishes / Over 5,000 SF: Wilshire Grand
Lance Boyer of Trademark Concrete Systems, Inc. was recognized by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) at their Convention in Milwaukee, WI for his “determination in the development of (ACI Publication) Placing and Finishing Decorative Concrete Flatwork which will serve as the knowledge source for Decorative Concrete Finisher certification program and fills the need for a comprehensive educational document on the design, construction, and maintenance of decorative concrete flatwork.”
Multiple Applications over 5,000 SF – TV Academy
Stained Concrete over 5,000 SF – Highway 299 Curve Improvement
Vertical Application under 5,000 SF – Ford Theatres
Multiple Applications over 5,000 SF – Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School in Irvine, CA
Cast in Place Special Finishes under 5,000 SF – Kaiser Panorama City
Cast in Place Special Finishes over 5,000 SF – Los Angeles Private Residence
By Ryan Olson
“The close working relationship between the concrete contractor and the design team was crucial to the success of the decorative concrete work on a restoration project….”
Stained Concrete Over 5,000 SF – Pepperdine University Firestone Fieldhouse and Aquatics Center
Cast in Place Special Finishes over 5,000 SF – Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts; in addition, Wallis Annenberg for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) was named Best project in the Cultural/Worship category in the nation by ENR (Engineering News Record Magazine)
Formerly a U.S.Post Office Facility, now a model of sustainable re-use structure. Trademark constructed all of the decorative concrete paving and cast-in-place concrete steps and walls for this innovative creative space project.
The white concrete paving was achieved by using white cement, white aggregate, and white sand. The surface texture was exposed by use of top surface retarder. The high cost of the white concrete contributed to the risk of the project.
The cast-in-place walls are uncolored concrete; the sand texture on the vertical and horizontal surfaces of the wall was achieved through the use of a top surface retarder as well.
1. Sawcut joints on the horizontal surface align with the vertical sawcut joints on the walls.
2. The joint between two adjacent concrete colors is separated by a sawcut to create a crisp clean joint.
3. The continuous radius edge of paving was required to be smooth to allow for a clean and level transition between the wood (Ipe) deck and the concrete paving.
By Greg Udelhofen
“Trademark Concrete Systems once again showcases its ability to deliver a unique architectural look with a black and white banded concrete placement in Inglewood, California…”
“The Southern California Chapter of the American Concrete Institute is pleased to formally recognize Trademark Concrete System’s professional accomplishments in the outstanding use of concrete at the ACI Southern California Chapter 2013 Concrete Awards.
In recognition of their contribution to an award winning project, our Concrete Awards will be presented to the Owner, Architect, Structural Engineer, Concrete Contractor, Ready-Mix Supplier, and Project Submitter.”
“It’s been a pleasure working with Trademark Concrete for over 10 years. Their personal attention and knowledge has helped further our understanding of successful concrete detailing. Their willingness to provide sample mockups of candidate treatments has been instrumental in specifying colors and finishes for every one of our projects.”
– Craig Sensenbach
Associate Landscape Architect
RJM Design Group
Concrete Construction 2013
Decorative concrete requires extreme craftsmanship.
“Our company is defined by the quality of our employees,” says Trademark Concrete Systems President Lance Boyer. “Quality employees create quality work.” And with Trademark’s work completely focused on decorative concrete, quality is critical. Customers have high expectations for decorative concrete, but Trademark has been able to deliver that by taking care of its staff of skilled craft workers.
“Everyone in our field and office knows why our clients use us – because our work looks great, we are knowledgeable, workers are true craftsmen, and we are easy to work with. We are not a low-priced contractor. We believe that our knowledge and expertise brings value to our clients.” Trademark shows off this skill in its showroom in Los Angeles where it educates and informs design professionals on technical issues.