Civilizations are defined by architecture. Architecture is defined by concrete. Metro Ready Mix is an industry leader in consistently delivering high-quality concrete that meets unique architectural specifications. Chances are you’ve seen our work.
J.L. SORENSON RECREATION CENTER
Location: Herriman, Utah
Project Size/Scope: 6,223 total yards
The 100,000 square foot J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center is Salt Lake County’s flagship recreational facility. Metro Ready Mix was tasked with pouring interior and exterior architectural concrete for the Center, including walls and 57’ columns exposed to view. Metro employed a two-tone color system for the interior concrete and also paved the parking lots. A concrete mix with a higher than normal Fly Ash content was used to help the building become LEED certified.
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH
Location: West Jordan, Utah
Project Size/Scope: 1,735 total yards; 768 yards of self-consolidating concrete
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church is one of the crown jewels of the Metro Ready Mix project portfolio. Metro used a self-consolidating concrete with a 26- to 28-inch spread in the construction of this beautiful, oval-shaped building, with the concrete taking on the wood finish and even the knots of the wood forms that held it in place. The mix far exceeded the high-strength specifications for the project. Consistency in the material was key in matching each of four pours. The project also included pouring exposed bench seating attached to walls in the courtyard and exposed concrete around the fountains.
ARCHITECTURAL NEXUS BUILDING
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Project Size/Scope: 576 total yards; 26 yards of self-consolidating concrete
Nothing may be of greater importance to a team of architects than making sure their own office building reflects sound planning, design, sustainability, and aesthetic appeal. Metro Ready Mix helped deliver this message for Architectural Nexus. For the construction of the firm’s Salt Lake City location, Metro provided a self-consolidating concrete mix with a 24- to 26-inch spread to fill cast-in-place beams supporting an existing T-beam roofing system in a retrofitted building. Metro also used slag cement to help the building become LEED certified.