On February 7, 2019, Point Ready Mix, along with The Boldt Company and other project team members, was awarded a 2019 WRMCA (Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association) Concrete Design Award for the Carthage College Residential Tower project in Kenosha, WI. The project won for the Education, Healthcare & Public category. The Concrete Design Award Ceremony took place at the annual WRCMA Technical Workshop held at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
Carthage College Residential Tower
The Carthage College Residential Tower Project is a 9 story, 50,000 sqft residence hall, housing 126 students, located on the shore of Lake Michigan in Kenosha. 3,523 cubic yards was used to complete the project in July of 2018. The Tower connects two existing residence halls, providing beautifully designed suite-style rooms, while tripling the amount of common space on campus.
The project utilized an 8” two-way flat plate floor design to maximize the available floor to deck height. Available vertical space was highly constrained to allow the tower to connect with the adjacent residence halls. Both existing halls were constructed in the 1970s and have a very low floor to floor height by modern standards.
The tower project utilized several mix designs, including 4000 psi footings and slabs on grade, 5000 psi columns, shear walls, beams, foundation walls, and floor slabs. Mix designs were adjusted throughout the year as the structure was completed through the harsh winter, with sitework completed in late spring. Site concrete included a terraced seat step retaining wall and fire access drive around the property, with pigments being used in decorative bands.
Part of the unique project aesthetics include residence rooms featuring exposed concrete ceilings and columns, while lounge spaces also include exposed walls and beams. Unique care was taken through the forming systems, mix design, and pre-coordination of mechanical sleeves and embedded conduits to produce a strikingly clean final surface, left exposed with only a simple acid wash.
Project Team Members
- Owner: Carthage College
- Contractor:The Boldt Company
- Concrete Supplier: Point Ready Mix
- Architect:Workshop Architects
- Engineer: GRAEF
On January 12, 2017, along with other project team members, Point Ready Mix was awarded a 2016 WRMCA (Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association) Concrete Design Award for an ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) project in Pleasant Prairie, WI. The Concrete Design Award Ceremony took place at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells as part of the WRCMA Annual Technical Workshop.
ICF – The Century House
This ICF project was co-designed by Andrew and Jennifer Bielanski in cooperation with D.F. Maher Architects-Builders. The entire project (exterior walls and floors) is approximately 65 percent ready mixed concrete. The exterior ICF walls arc thirteen inches thick utilizing five inches of Styrofoam Blocks with 8 inches of reinforced concrete. These walls are on average 23 feet tall. The footings are 32 inches wide by 12 inches thick with 3 number 4 rebar running continuously. The walls were poured in 3 foot lifts. Vertical rebar was placed 36 inches on center and horizontal rebar were 24 inches on center continuously.
The first floor was a 4-inch poured concrete-fiber-mesh slab sand grade on two inches of poly insulation. Rebar was placed 24 inches on center in 2 directions within the garage slab. Also, inlaid in the first-floor slab was PEX tubing, 10 inches on center for in-floor radiant heating using a gas-fired boiler.
The project took 8 months to build and was finished in September of 2016. The challenge of this project was to incorporate the design specifications, as submitted by the owners, in a stunning and utilitarian whole that invokes an 1890's historical architype. Great clients and great Sub Contractors made for a great project.
Project Team Members
- Owner: Andrew & Jennifer Bielanski
- Concrete Supplier: Point Ready Mix
- Architect/Contractor: D.F. Maher Architects-Builders
- Subcontractor: T.C. Concrete
- Subcontractor: Julian’s ICF Installation, LLC
Dear Valued Customer,
We are excited to announce a change in our company name to Point Ready Mix, LLC from Super Mix Concrete, LLC effective April 1, 2016. This change will be further aligned with our future plans and commitments to the industry. The existing management structure and locations will remain in place. The success of your project is a goal we take seriously and we remain dedicated to providing you with quality concrete and great service. We continue to invest in talented personnel and modern equipment to ensure you timely deliveries and products that meet specifications.
Super Mix is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Fleming as Quality Control Director! Steve comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the cement and ready mix business. He is a civil engineer and former Technical Services Director with extensive experience in product development, analysis, mix design optimization, troubleshooting, information systems and management. Steve’s skills and background are exciting additions to the SuperMix team. Please don’t hesitate to contact Steve directly with any of your quality control or job specification needs.
Super Mix is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Flynn in sales! Mike comes to us with over 25 years of experience in the ready mix business. He has extensive knowledge of sales, operations, and quality control. Mike is a resident of Rockford where he obtained his Master of Business Administration degree. His skills and background are exciting additions to the Super Mix team. Please don’t hesitate to have Mike handle your concrete needs.