Armada Construction was hired to construct a Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center that would match the splendor of the actual Red Rock Canyon. Mimicking the canyon, 11 different architectural-finished walls intersect each other at different angles and slopes. The walls range from 9 to 19 feet in height and cross at various points.

The formwork was chosen for its ability to adapt standard components to unusual designs and to rapidly changing conditions. The formwork also proved to be a cost-saver because it enabled four walls to be poured at a time. The contractor performed a study to determine which walls had similar measurements in order to allow for groupings that would minimize the gangs needed.

The project used 2200 square feet of formwork and comprised four groups of gangs, which were pre-assembled and delivered to the site ready for deployment.

Designer's Perspective

Here is one of our latest retroplate diamond-polished, acid-stain jobs. It was for a client that asked for a polished floor that looked like a real wood boat deck.

ModernCrete spent a long time putting all of the grain in the floor with acid stains. The owner even made the barstools out of real fighting chairs that come on sport fishing boats.

This was all done with HTC Superfloor system using Retroplate by Advanced Floor Products. The project took a total of two weeks to complete. ModernCrete used a three-person crew to diamond polish the floor and two artisans to complete the detailed stain work.

The floor was located in the party barn, a house in La Grange, Texas. Far enough away from civilization, the crew had to camp at the jobsite to maximize time and save driving time each day. ModernCrete stained each plank and then moved around on each plank so that the grain wasn't the same on any two planks.