Situation & Solution
When the father and son team of Sholem and Yoram Cimet set off to build a major tower in Mexico City’s Glorieta Insurgentes area they knew they had an exceptional project on their hands. Torre Glorieta is the catalyst for new development in an area of Mexico that has seen a steady decline over the years and has received little attention. The area is an icon in Mexico City with four of the most important neighborhoods coming together.
“We had to have a building that had a lot of quality and a lot of personality to equal the importance of the avenues and the site itself in the city. It’s a building of very important design and very important structure” says Yoram.
Being an LEED certified project, polished concrete was specified over 29,000 m2. (312k sq. feet) of flooring. The WerkMaster COLOSSOS XT Electric was the machine chosen for the job because of its high rate of production, its ability to flatten a floor quickly, and its single operator maneuverability. WerkMaster machines feature Octi-Disc TM Technology – 8 direct-driven heads that are configured to allow ALL models to get to within 1/8” (3 mm) of the wall.
Added to this project was a staff of hard-working and eager workers who had never polished concrete before. With support from the WerkMaster Technical Support Team, onsite training, and by applying the techniques learned at our certified training school, they achieved a floor comparable to the other sleek and high-end finishes on this project.