Religious Projects

Landmark Church Reborn
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Landmark Church Reborn

Contractor uses shotcrete to repurpose burned structure in Texas as park pavilion. More

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Hamburg Baptist Church

2008 Decorative Honoree More

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2006 Decorative Concrete Project of the Year - Nominees

The selections here demonstrate how decorative concrete in public spaces and the commercial sector continues to grow and mature. Whether in schools, churches, retail spaces, theaters, grocery stores, and corporate headquarters or along beachfronts, the following projects demonstrate decorative concrete found throughout the country and beyond. More

Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Ariz., 1956
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Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Ariz., 1956

Built in the rugged desert terrain, this chapel's dominant element, the 90-... More

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Implied Warranty

I was hired to build a concrete slab for an addition to a church. My winning bid was $65,000. When it was completed, according to plan, the building inspector decided it was not up to code and could fail. More

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Project of the Month

Clancy & Theys Construction Company built Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Winter Park, Fla., with a focus on the highest quality construction and craftsmanship. The church required extensive attention to detail. Two major guiding values shaped the design of the church: “intimacy” and “identity.” More

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Rising to the Challenge of Perfection

Past the 25,000-pound bronze doors of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles, the entrance corridor rises at a pitch of 95 feet per quarter mile. Cardinal Roger Mahony felt that through the effort needed to climb this "mountain" to the cathedral's nave, the penitent would shed the cares of the world and become ready to receive the word of God. Building this huge concrete structure required the construction team to undergo a similar change of mind. More

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St. Francis de Sales Church

Designed by well-known New York architect Marcel Breuer, St. Francis de Sales Church in Muskegon, Michigan is an inspirational structure that fully demonstrates the architectural potential of cast-in-place concrete construction. More

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The Parthenon: an Exact Replica of the Famous Greek Temple

In 1896, Nashville civic leaders planned an exposition that included the buildings of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman styles. A replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, was built to house paintings and other works of art to be shown at the exposition. When the exposition closed, all the buildings were scrapped, with the exception of the Parthenon. But as the plaster facade of the Parthenon replica soon began to deteriorate, planning began for a permanent Parthenon replica. More

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St. Anastasia Church, Waukegan, Illinois

Falling brick from exterior columns and arches forced St. Anastasia Church in Waukegan, Illinois to erect wood awnings over doorways, snow fencing around the entire building and a most unusual precaution to church visitors: "Danger, Keep Out" signs. More

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