The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC) is a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) our of St. Louis, Mo. Recently, the group announced the winners of its 13th annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition. The winners are listed here and were also recognized at ASCC’s Annual Conference, September 23, 2021.
Ruttura & Sons Const. Co., Inc., West Babylon, NY won the WOW! Award, best overall project, for Little Island @ Pier 55, Manhattan, NY. Little Island is a $250 million Hudson River Park Trust project which takes the idea of both piers and parks to a new level. The most visible portion is the pots, fabricated giant cups put together with pieces called petals. 39 sets of formwork were made following extensive 3D computer modeling to create the 132 pots.
While the pots were modeled, cast, and assembled, marine contractors drove the pilings in stages, up to 200 ft. below the river. The project also includes a total of 267-cylinder piles, each supporting approximately 250 to 350 tons.
Additionally, the “jewel” of the project, according to Kevin Zimont, a project executive with construction management firm Hunter Roberts Construction Group, is the 700-seat amphitheater. “Architectural concrete designed for a 100-year life cycle made it difficult to satisfy the architect’s wishes,” says D. Thomas Ruttura, Ruttura & Sons Const. Co.
Other Decorative Concrete Awards winners are
Cast-In-Place Stamped, Over 5,000 SF
1st Place, Bomanite Artistic Concrete, El Paso, Texas, for El Paso Zoo Chihuahua Desert Exhibit.
2nd Place, Alchemy Concrete, Inc., Amherst Junction, Wis., for Nelson: Witenblauw.
Cast-In-Place Stamped, Under 5,000 SF
1st Place, Salzano Custom Concrete, Aldie, Vir., for National Harbor Showcase Intersection.
2nd Place, Kaufman Construction, Inc., Casselton, N.D., for the Voss Residence.
Polished Concrete & Overlays, Over 5,000 SF
1st Place, Floor Seal Technology, Milpitas, Calif., for Skyline Community College.
Polished Concrete & Overlays, Under 5,000 SF
1st Place, Hyde Concrete, Pasadena, Md., for 6721 Columbia Gateway.
2nd Place, Surfacing Solutions, Inc. Temecula, Calif., for Alila Marea.
Cast-in-Place Special Finishes, Over 5,000 SF
1st Place, T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc., San Diego, Calif., for UC San Diego Mesa Housing Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge.
2nd Place, Bomanite International Ltd., Bury, United Kingdom, for OCT Harbour Plus Rose Square.
Cast-in-Place Special Finishes, Under 5,000 SF
1st Place, Musselman & Hall Contractors, Kansas City, Mo., for St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station.
2nd Place, Bomanite of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla., for Choctaw Cultural Center.
Vertical/Facades, Over 5,000 SF, 1st Place
Coloscapes Concrete, Loveland, Col., for Confluence.
Concrete Artistry, Over 5,000 SF
1st Place, T.B. Penick & Sons, San Diego, Calif., for 3rd Street Improvements, Phase 2.
Concrete Artistry, Under 5,000 SF
1st Place, Fisher Companies, Midland, Mich., for Kalkaska Trout Inlay.
2nd Place, Scott L. Aker, Architect, LLC, Philadelphia, Penn., for June 5 Memorial Park.
Multiple Applications, Over 5,000 SF
1st Place, Trademark Concrete Systems, Camarillo, Calif., for SoFi Stadium.
Multiple Applications, Under 5,000 SF
1st Place, Colorado Hardscapes, Greenwood Village, Col., for Red-Tailed Hawk Inclusive Playground.
2nd Place, Tom Ralston Concrete, Santa Cruz, Calif., for Santa Cruz Chinatown Monument.
Stained, & Dyes Over 5,000 SF
1st Place, Bob Harris, SSI, Waxahachie, Texas, and also Lee Ann Harris, Decorative Concrete Institute, Temple, Ga., for Harris Re-creation of the Church of San Salvador.
Architectural Cast-in-Place Concrete Structures Over 5,000 SF
1st Place, Ruttura & Sons Const. Co., West Babylon, NY; Long Island Concrete, Queens, NY; and also Fort Miller Co., Inc., Greenwich, NY for Little Island @ Pier 55.
2nd Place, Ruttura & Sons Const. Co., West Babylon, NY, for Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Cementitious Overlays, Over 5,000 SF
1st Place, Beijing Orangestone Hardscape Co. Ltd., Beijing, Beijing China, for Zhuhai Chime-Long Hengqin Island Theatre.
2nd Place, Concrete Coatings, Grand Prairie, TX, for Lakeshore Amenity Center.
Cementitious Overlays, Under 5,000 SF
1st Place, Captivating Concrete, Prescott, MI, for Self’s Reclaimed Basement.
1st Place, Lamberson Construction Concrete by Design, Horton, KS, for Happy Bassett Barrel House.
2nd Place, Hyde Concrete, Pasadena, MD, for Mason & Rook Mobile Bar.
Decorative Resinous Coatings, Under 5,000 SF
1st Place, Knox Concrete LLC, Lewiston, ID, for Brandon Beier.
2nd Place, Birmingham Decorative Concrete, Leeds, AL, for P&M Mechanical.
About the DCC
The DCC is composed of contractors, manufacturers, and also suppliers of decorative concrete products. The Council is dedicated to improving both the technical and business expertise of the contractors that pursue this specialty market.
The ASCC Foundation was created in 1989. The group funds both education and research that advances both the quality and productivity of concrete construction.
The ASCC is a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete. They also provide them with a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry, such as architects, specifiers and distributors. There are approximately 740 member companies in both the United States and 14 foreign countries. For more information visit the website at www.ascconline.org or you can also call (866) 788-2722.