Redi-Rock International 2008 Rocky Award Winners

Words: Dan Kamys

Redi-Rock International's 2008 winners of the annual Rocky Awards were as follows:

Redi-Rock Structures of OKI based in Independence, Ky., was awarded Commercial Wall of the Year for a project completed at Sawyer Point Riverfront Park in downtown Cincinnati. The 900 ft. long, 21 ft. tall gravity wall replaced an existing wall and supports a sidewalk and roadway above. The saved space from the custom zero degree setback wall provides valuable parking space for the popular park.

SI Precast with offices across the south central U.S. was awarded Water Application Wall of the Year for a series of projects. Storm water projects for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma included 68,000 sq. ft. of retaining walls at the Fred Creek Drainage Improvement project and innovative designs at the Joe Creek Drainage Improvement project. These two projects showcased Redi-Rock’s ability to provide storm water solutions on a city-wide scale. Also included in the award is the 6,000 sq. ft., gravity wall at the Lake Fork Water Pump Station in Alba, Texas. The wall stands 33 ft. tall and is almost completely submerged, creating a durable and aesthetically pleasing facet to the pump station.

Piedmont Precast of Atlanta was awarded Residential Wall of the Year for an installation at a high-end residential development in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The 30 ft. tall reinforced cobblestone wall topped with columns and fencing supported a $6 million French-style estate. Redi-Rock was also used in a backyard water feature, garden patio and driveway entrance.

Foster Supply, Inc. based in Scott Depot, W.V., was awarded Freestanding Wall of the Year for a project completed at the city of South Charleston, W.V. The Redi-Rock freestanding walls encircle a stage used for concerts, weddings and festivals throughout the year. The walls consist of a combination of cobblestone and limestone freestanding blocks stained a deep grey, topped with bright white caps. The innovative design of the columns supporting the City of South Charleston sign were also constructed using freestanding blocks.


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