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ZOO’S NATURAL ROCK WALLS EMERGE FROM WET-SHOTCRETE

October 2000

In a project to create natural-looking artificial rock formations for a city zoo, contractors compared application methods before determining that a high volume of shotcrete could most efficiently be placed by a concrete pump. The project for the city-owned John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, MI, calls for 360 lin ft of simulated rock in […]

Placing Boom Rides Formwork to Pour 9,000-Yd Highrise Core

May 2000 Placing Boom Rides Formwork to Pour 9,000-Yd Highrise Core

A specialized self-climbing concrete forming system, designed to work in tandem with a separate placing boom and concrete pump, is speeding construction of the core walls for a mid-sized office tower in downtown Minneapolis. The form’s custom design minimizes intermediate rework and adjustments throughout the pouring sequence for the project’s general contractor M.A. Mortenson, Minneapolis. […]