by Scott McBreen . 6 Mar 2019

Polished Concrete has won recognition on the international stage, picking up three awards in the 2019 World of Concrete convention held in the US.

These awards are the “Oscars” of the concrete polishing industry, with companies from all over the world putting forward their top projects for judging. So we were stoked to win – not just one, but three awards – for different projects we’ve completed around New Zealand.

Our National Sales Manager Scott McBreen travelled to Las Vegas at the end of January for the awards ceremony. These were our three award-winning projects…

Great teamwork

The B:Hive (Business Hive) building – a multi-level business networking centre on Auckland’s North Shore – took out the New Construction (Commercial) category in the awards. This stunning new-build features a vertical open-air atrium; which shows off the 46,284 square feet of polished concrete on the ground floor.

This project was a real collaborative effort. The flooring team – made up of us, Allied Concrete and Conslab – worked closely with Leighs Construction, Jasmax/BVN and Smales Farm Park.

We met the interior design brief with a high-end decorative concrete finish. The client chose a Megafloor High Street premium finish for the main ground floor; and a Megafloor Urban Classic finish for the atrium areas on the levels above.

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Showcasing Southern style

The judges were also impressed with the work done to refurbish the fire-damaged floor at Jack’s Point Clubhouse and Restaurant in Queenstown. This project won the Repair & Rehab (Retail) award.

This project was a great example of what can be achieved when refurbishing an older coated polished concrete floor. Although the floor had a small amount of fire damage, the concrete underneath was still in fairly good condition (also proving that polished concrete is one of the most fire-resistant of all flooring solutions).

We reprocessed the floor in stages to fit around the client’s schedule; using the Megafloor High Street Premium system.

We teamed up with Stone Heritage Queenstown for this project, which also gave us the chance to showcase some of our amazing local aggregate on the world stage.

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And Kiwi ingenuity

We also won the Repair & Rehab (Institutional) award for the LDS Pacific Church History Museum Project in Hamilton.

The original brief was to lay an old terrazzo decorative mix, in order to match it with a surrounding building. Given that this well exceeded the allocated budget, we put our heads together with Allied Concrete to find another solution. We sourced some rare aggregate from the South Island to create a new batch design, which was then successfully trialled on-site.

The end result was a high-quality polishing job with aesthetics that blend seamlessly with the surroundings. Featuring our MegaGuard penetrating sealer protection, it’s also designed to endure for many years to come.

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Like to know more? If you’d like to hear more about any of these projects, (or what happened in Vegas!), get in touch with Scott McBreen

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Concrete Contractors Awards

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