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Press Release – Concrete by Design Wins Concrete Surfaces Polished Concrete Award


Hanley Wood



John Crosby

For Immediate Release

Concrete by Design Wins Concrete Surfaces Polished Concrete Award

Washington, DC (December 9, 2014) – Glenmore Park decorative concrete contractor Concrete by Design earned high honors for the company’s part in constructing a breathtaking Sydney residence with finishes that incorporate concrete, sandstone, and recycled timber.

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, has announced the winners of the fourth annual Concrete Surfaces Polished Concrete Awards. Twenty-six projects from around the world were entered in nine project categories. Over 5,800 online visitors voted in the Readers’ Choice Category.

“Concrete by Design’s project won because of the outstanding craftsmanship of owner Dallas Mexon and his team of artisans,” said Victoria K. Sicaras, editor of Concrete Surfaces. “The home includes 11 handcrafted, polished concrete benchtops, and each has its own design flare—be it cantilever, strong geometric lines, a fine polished finish, or an organic off-form look.”

The categories for the 2014 Polished Concrete Awards were based on the types of projects where polished concrete is commonly used: commercial, countertop, craftsman, educational, industrial, institutional, residential, and retail; along with one category to recognize innovation in the industry. In some categories, judges honored projects representing both new construction and repair and rehabilitation construction. This year, the judges also named both a residential and commercial winner in the Craftsman category to honor the very different scopes of work performed.

The winners of the 2014 Polished Concrete Awards are:


Commercial: Stream Companies, Philadelphia Polished Concrete, Marlton, New Jersey 
Residential: Castlecrag, Concrete by Design, Glenmore Park, New South Wales, Australia 


Commonwealth Community Recreation Center, Desco Coatings of Alberta Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Mediterranean Splash Cast Concrete Counter, Green Scene Landscaping & Pools, Chatsworth, California  


New Construction: St. Charles High School, Cuviello Concrete, Stevensville, Maryland
Repair/Rehab: Jackson Senior High School, Ardor Solutions, Oklahoma City  


Amphenol Aerospace Facility, The MJA Company, Williamsville, NY 


New Construction: Denver Art Museum Administration Building, Colorado Hardscapes Inc., Denver
Repair/Rehab: Cubby’s Restaurant, Concrete Polishing Systems Ltd., Provo, Utah  


Roseville DMV, Diacon Concrete Polishing, Monteca, California 


Bishop Passive Solar Home, Polished Concrete Ltd, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand


Capri on Via Roma Shopping Centre, Transitions Polishing and Grinding, Robina Town Centre, Queensland, Australia

Readers’ Choice

Aritzia, TTM Finishes Inc., Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

Descriptions and photos of the winning projects and of all other entries are available online at www.concretesurfacesmag.com.

The International Concrete Polishing and Staining Conference, to be held Feb. 2-3, 2015, in Las Vegas, sponsors the Concrete Surfaces 2014 Polished Concrete Awards. Winners will be recognized at the event. Concrete Surfaces is the official publication of the conference.

Winning projects will be published in the January 2015 issue of Concrete Surfaces and announced at the World of Concrete, Feb 2-6, 2015, in Las Vegas. Select winners will be invited to participate in the show’s Artistry in Decorative Concrete Demonstrations. All contest entrants attending the show will also receive free admission to the Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum. Concrete Surfaces is published six times a year as a supplement in Concrete Construction magazine. Its readers polish, coat, treat, and repair concrete surfaces. It also is an official publication of World of Concrete.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood is the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Utilizing the largest editorial- and analytics-driven construction market database, the company produces powerful market data and insights; award-winning publications, newsletters and websites; marquee trade shows and executive events; and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.

About International Concrete Polishing and Staining Conference

The International Concrete Polishing and Staining Conference was established by an independent group of concrete polishing contractors to offer venues in which to learn techniques and procedures as well as show the latest industry technology. These annual events present an unbiased look at what the industry has to offer in technology and knowledge. ICPSC is not affiliated with any industry manufacturers or providers. Visit www.icpsc365.com.

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