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Caltech Smarts

October 2019

California company “brings it all” for Caltech neuroscience building construction. It’s called playing to your strengths. Hospitals have the best surgeons covering the toughest disciplines; legal firms will appoint their best litigator to the hardest cases; baseball teams facing a challenging opponent will turn to their ace pitcher. Simply put: if you want to ensure […]

On-Board Filtration Upgrades

March 2019

Schwing Upgrades Optional On-Board Filtration for Boom Pumps To further reduce component wear and lower maintenance/operating costs, Schwing announces an available upgrade to existing on-board hydraulic oil filtration systems. The alternative filter is available as an option and, according to Mark Berggren, Schwing publications supervisor, offers several advantages over the previous system offered. “This new […]

A Dam Site Better

December 2018 A Dam Site Better

With continued stability and performance in mind, Ameren Missouri’s Bagnell Dam gets a major overhaul. Hydroelectric power has been providing energy to Americans since the late 19th century. It currently provides for nearly 7% of our overall energy needs, and represents roughly 35% of this country’s total renewable energy. While that longevity underscores its value […]

Shell Game

December 2018 Shell Game

Pumping and positioning massive structures is key in cofferdam construction. When it comes to construction projects, it takes a lot to impress Brandon Stidham. Coming from a background in construction and currently a project manager for Johnson Bros. Corporation, he’s been around such work most of his life. But an ongoing job about 30 minutes […]

FCU’s Business is Booming

October 2018 FCU’s Business is Booming

Miami Keeps Risin’ or FCU’s Business is Booming Concrete contractor makes successful 700-foot vertical push with truck pump on prestigious Armani-appointed condo structure. If you’re an avid golfer, the place to be is Augusta, Ga., or Pebble Beach, Calif. If you’re a surfer, The Pipeline in Oahu is your dream destination. If you pump high-rise […]

Quick Change Artists

October 2018 Quick Change Artists

Relatively new to the pumping business, concrete contractor steps up in FedEx facility slab pour. By nature, pumping contractors have to be extremely resilient, able to deal with last minute changes, updates to plans, unforeseen obstacles, and more. Even after paying the closest attention to detail, logistics can often be derailed, seemingly in a heartbeat, […]

Going Long on the High Bridge

July 2018 Going Long on the High Bridge

A local ready-mix firm is producing and pumping a fiber enriched concrete to replace the deck of the St. Paul, MN High Bridge. The bridge is also known as the Smith Avenue High Bridge and carries State Highway 149 across the Mississippi River. The re-decking has closed the bridge, which normally handles 13,900 cars per […]

Pumping Up World’s Largest Guitar Building

July 2018 Pumping Up World’s Largest Guitar Building

The new show stopper at the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood, Florida is nothing short of the only guitar building in the world. Baker Concrete Construction, Inc, with headquarters in Monroe, OH, and joint venture partner Liberty Conshor, Inc., Bonita Springs are constructing the iconic building with a […]

Music Venue Makeover With Telescoping Boom Pump

March 2018 Music Venue Makeover With Telescoping Boom Pump

A music venue from the 1960s is getting a major makeover thanks to a specialized concrete pump with a telescoping boom owned and operated by Andrews Equipment Company, Jessup, MD. The Merriweather Post Pavilion in downtown Columbia, MD is a premier music venue voted the second best amphitheater in the country by Billboard magazine. Rolling […]

Demanding Conditions, 24/7 Schedule at Keeyask

December 2017 Demanding Conditions, 24/7 Schedule at Keeyask

Keeyask Generating Station Construction Site The Keeyask Generating Station Project is a 695-megawatt hydroelectric generating station being developed by the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership — a partnership between Manitoba Hydro and four Manitoba First Nations (Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation, and Fox Lake Cree Nation). Located approximately 725 km […]