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Industry News Decorative Sculpted Shotcrete Wall the soil nail wall. After curing of the sculpted facing, the team Completed in Suburban Denver stained the shotcrete to match a natural rock face in the area. Hayward Baker, Inc., recently The project safely stabilized the slope while leaving the completed a 6200 ft2 (576 m2) homeowners with a view from their backyards of a natural- decorative sculpted shotcrete wall looking rock formation. behind a housing development in Tom Szynakiewicz, Senior Project Manager with Hayward Arvada, CO. Hayward Baker’s decorative sculpted shotcrete Baker’s Central Region, reported that Hayward Baker has capabilities support customers nationwide with projects ranging provided shotcrete as part of temporary and permanent earth from small landscaping to large landslide and highway cuts. retention systems for many years, and explained the advantages New roadway construction in view of a housing development of decorative sculpted shotcrete. required a retaining wall to support a deep cut into a slope. To “Sculpted shotcrete offers the benefit of the proven provide a more aesthetically pleasing wall, Hayward Baker effectiveness of traditional shotcrete over cast-in-place concrete constructed a 6200 ft2 (576 m2), four-level soil nail wall with in terms of cost and time savings. Sculpted shotcrete allows a sculpted shotcrete facing. The traditional portion of the soil aesthetically pleasing surfaces that can maintain the look of nail wall was constructed in excavated lifts from the top of the surrounding environment or enhance the surface of existing the wall to the final bench on the slope. The face of each lift walls or earth retention systems,” he stated. received a 4 in. (102 mm) thick layer of reinforced structural “Our American Concrete Institute Certified Nozzlemen can shotcrete. After completion of the final lift, Hayward Baker’s create natural-looking rock surfaces as part of any permanent shotcrete crew worked from man lifts to construct a 4 in. earth retention system,” added Szynakiewicz. “Hayward (102 mm) thick architectural sculpted wall over the face of Baker’s shotcrete services are available as stand-alone augmentation for existing retaining walls, or they can be part of a complete design-build package. Moreover, our specialized sculpted shotcrete crews are available to quickly mobilize throughout the United States or Canada.” Guinness World Record Set for Largest Continuous Concrete Pour At 73 stories and 1099 ft (335 m) in height, the new Wilshire Grand project in downtown Los Angeles, CA, will be the tallest structure west of the Mississippi when its doors open in 2017. Following deconstruction of the existing Wilshire Grand Hotel in 2013, construction of the new mixed-use building, designed by AC Arvada wall Martin Partners, Inc., commenced in February 2014 with the world’s largest continuous concrete pour. The project’s general contractor, Turner Construction Company (Turner), worked Sculpted shotcrete walls 46 Shotcrete • Spring 2014


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