County Materials Supplies Five Award-Winning Projects  in the 2021 Concrete Design Awards
May 17, 2021

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County Materials Supplies Five Award-Winning Projects in the 2021 Concrete Design Awards

County Materials congratulates the contractors, engineers, and designers recognized at the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 39th Annual Concrete Design Awards. The prestigious program recognizes exemplary uses of ready-mix concrete in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 

A panel of construction professionals judge entries on their ready-mix usage, engineering design skills, design demands, aesthetics, construction techniques and challenges, and site integration. Of the 17 projects chosen to represent the award program in 2021, County Materials supplied ready-mix for five. We congratulate all award recipients who were recognized in this year’s program.

The following projects received recognition and were supplied by County Materials:

Special Merit Decorative Commercial – The Cultural Commons
Ready-mix concrete proved as a sustainable, efficient material for Cultural Commons in Stevens Point, WI. A combination of colored concrete mixes brought the project to life and were used to form walkways, benches, tables, stools, and stamped donor recognition medallions. (See image above)

Architect: Alchemy Concrete Inc.

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Decorative Residential – The Manor
Colored and stamped ready-mix concrete formed several defining features in this Central Wisconsin home, including its plaza, fireplace hearth, walkways, and heated garage aprons. Ready-mix proved as a versatile material, elevating the property’s appearance and accommodating its technical needs. 

Architect: Alchemy Concrete Inc.

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Municipal Facility – Wisconsin Rapids Aquatics Center
Ready-mix was an essential component in the construction of the Wisconsin Rapids Aquatics Center, forming its three pools, lazy river, mechanical room, and water storage tank. The specialized design skill demonstrated in the lazy river’s tight radiuses and ready-mix river rocks help this project stand out.

Contractors: Miron Construction, COST of Wisconsin, Inc., Chippewa Concrete Services, Pool Works Inc., Tri-City Concrete Contractors Inc.
Architect/Engineer: MSA Professional Services
Aquatic Designer: Water Technology, Inc.

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Parking Lot – Stewart Avenue
The construction of a new surgical center in Wausau, WI prompted the replacement and expansion of the property’s parking lot. Ready-mix concrete was preferred for its longevity and light reflectivity. 

Architect: Ghidorzi Construction
Contractor: Lewis Construction

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North Central Region – Sentry Insurance 
Ready-mix concrete achieved the structural and design goals of this expansive project in Stevens Point, WI. More than 22,200 cubic yards of concrete was used to form suspended staircases, polished floors, footings, loading docks, a skyway, and a multi-level parking garage. 

Contractors: Findorff, Lewis Construction, Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering, Inc.
Architect: Flad Architect
Engineer: Pierce Engineers