Job Stories

CONCRETE PUMP ESSENTIAL IN EMERGENCY DAM REPAIR

May 2003

Central Concrete completes concrete construction in 30 hours Concrete pumping technology recently came to the rescue on a failing dam in southern Minnesota. During a routine inspection of the Rapidan Dam new Mankato, MN, maintenance crews noticed sunlight seeping through the bottom of the hollow concrete structure. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the […]

IN THE WET CONSTRUCTION POSES BENEFITS FOR DAM CONSTRUCTION

May 2003

In the Summer of 2002, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburg District, reached the most critical phase in the modernization of the Braddock Dam. The joint venture effort of lead contractor J.A. Jones Construction Company, Charlotte, NC, and Traylor Bros., Inc., Evansville, IN, successfully tackled the high-profile “In-The-Wet” construction challenge. Located in the lower […]

PUMPING BY MOONLIGHT

April 2003 PUMPING BY MOONLIGHT

Concrete Pumper keeps on schedule with midnight pours Berkeley Concrete Pumping, Inc., Berkeley, CA, recently wrapped up pumping on a unique cast-in-place highrise structure in San Francisco. Concrete construction of Block N1 of the new Mission Bay development posed challenges for every contractor involved. With the 16-month long project behind them, general contractors and subcontractors […]

GATEWAY PROJECT MOVES AHEAD FOR PUMPCRETE, CANADA

April 2003 GATEWAY PROJECT MOVES AHEAD FOR PUMPCRETE, CANADA

After three years of negotiations and planning, a groundbreaking ceremony on October 22, 2001 marked the beginning of construction on the Niagara Falls Casino/Gateway Project. A consortium of five firms hired several contractors to complete work on the CDN$800 million entertainment park. Owners Hyatt Development Corp., Highland Gaming, Inc., Shiplake Gaming Corp., Olympic V, Inc., […]

CONTRACTORS BUILD GRIZZLIES A NEW DEN

April 2003 CONTRACTORS BUILD GRIZZLIES A NEW DEN

PUMPCO AND MORTENSON TEAR THROUGH TIGHT SCHEDULE Contractors in Memphis, TN are pushing through concrete construction on a new stadium for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies, the FedExForum. Provided a 10-month timeline to complete the concrete portion of the job, pumping contractor Pumpco, Inc., Memphis, is over half way through the job with four months to […]

Roll and Fold Boom Pays Off Indoors for Georgia Pumper

February 2003

General contractor Chris R. Sheridan & Co., Macon, GA and pumping contractor Cherokee Pumping Company, Stockbridge, GA, completed a challenging concrete project at the Boeing Aerospace facility in Macon in November 2002. The facility is scheduled to house two new Brotje® Integrated Panel Assemby Cell (IPAC) Riveters. The riveters, the largest models in the world, […]

Smart Investments: Equipment That Compliments Concrete Pumps

February 2003 Smart Investments: Equipment That Compliments Concrete Pumps

As concrete pumps have become workplace fixtures, some owners have added complementary services to sell. Maturing businesses recognize that diversification can add profits when a new service is added that fits their established market. Two added services have been embraced successfully by pumpers and contractors who use concrete pumps as a part of their business. […]

Soil Nailing: Nation’s DOTs Warm Up to New Technology

January 2003 Soil Nailing:  Nation’s DOTs Warm Up to New Technology

A Better Roads Exclusive Soil and rock nailing is a relatively new construction technique first utilized in Europe to stabilize and construct tunnels. In North America, it is quickly becoming a popular method of soil and rock retention, slope stabilization, and shoring. Soil nailing provides project owners and DOTs economic benefits and a rapid means […]

New Performing Arts School in Detroit Poses Logistical Challenges for Suppliers and Pumpers

January 2003 New Performing Arts School in Detroit Poses Logistical Challenges for Suppliers and Pumpers

The Detroit Public Schools Management Team commissioned the help of several contractors to complete a brand new public high school for the fine, performing communication and media arts outside downtown Detroit. The $75 million project was separated into three separate phases to ensure concrete contractors and steel workers remained on schedule. Lead general contractor L.S. […]

Seven Miles of Noise Barriers: Small pump places big yardage

August 2002

Residents and business owners in Miami located close to I-95 should soon see a drop in noise levels as contractors are working toward a mid-summer completion of all-concrete noise-barrier walls on both sides of the highway. A small concrete line pump is responsible for placing some big yardage on the upper wall sections of the […]