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Massive Bus Garage is a Stretch For Long Booms

December 2017 Massive Bus Garage is a Stretch For Long Booms

Pumping a cast-in-place 500,000 square foot bus garage solely with boom pumps poses a challenge when it is a sprawling structure hemmed in by freeways, railroad tracks and light rail lines. “It’s a stretch, “ states Charlie Bush, Noremac Concrete Pumping operations manager, describing the Northeast Transit Garage (NETG) located in Edmonton, Alberta. It’s a […]

Record Building Permits and No Overweight Permits

September 2017 Record Building Permits and No Overweight Permits

The Waterford at Sugarcreek luxury apartment project on the outskirts of Dayton, OH sits on a 25-acre plot. Because the developers want the units to be in harmony with nature, more than half of the land is devoted to open space. “This project was tailor made for our new Schwing S 38 SX which has […]

Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

September 2017 Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

Booming Infrastructure Several ongoing water treatment plant upgrades in rural Idaho require pumping in tight spaces. With four water treatment plants upgrading in their area, Champion Concrete Pumping and Conveying is shuttling boom pumps regularly to meet the concrete pumping needs of public works departments near their home base of Hauser, Idaho. A new pump […]

Little Caesars Arena: Pumping, Pumping!

June 2017

Little Caesars Arena is a multi-purpose venue under construction in midtown Detroit, underway since April 24, 2015, following a formal groundbreaking ceremony on September 25, 2014. Cross Concrete Pumping, Melvindale, Michigan, has been on the job since August 2015, working for Tooles Contracting Group/CCC Joint Venture of Detroit, self-performing all of the concrete, place and […]

Two Placing Booms Add Omni to Louisville Skyline

May 2017 Two Placing Booms Add Omni to Louisville Skyline

The new 30-story Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville will alter the City’s skyline. In order to coordinate the progress of two intersecting towers that create a unique design, F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, Indianapolis, put two placing booms on the project to meet the schedule for concrete completion. Wilhelm specializes in complex concrete projects and the […]

New Comcast Tower will be Philadelphia’s Tallest Building

March 2017 New Comcast Tower will be Philadelphia’s Tallest Building

Comcast is adding to its footprint in downtown Philadelphia as B. Pietrini and Sons, King of Prussia, PA is the concrete contractor who is pumping and placing the concrete for the new Comcast Technology Center next to the existing Comcast Center that was topped out in 2007. The new tower, scheduled to be topped out […]

Tunnel Forms Build a Castle

March 2017 Tunnel Forms Build a Castle

Using modern construction techniques to build a re-creation of a 19th century structure, a Michigan pumper has put his entire fleet to work on The Grand Castle apartment project. Land & Co.’s Roger Lucas, a partner with the firm developing the project, said he has patterned the architecture after Neuschwanstein, a 19th century palace in […]

The History of Schwing in Western Canada

December 2016 The History of Schwing in Western Canada

Schwing and Western Canadian concrete pumping contractors have a long history together. Early pumpers who adopted the German-engineered Schwing brand pioneered the way for almost every concrete pumper in the region back in the days when concrete pumping was suspect. The reliability of the Schwing equipment helped accelerate the acceptance of the concrete pumping method […]

Going Green With Tier 4 Pump On Chicago High-Rise

November 2016 Going Green With Tier 4 Pump On Chicago High-Rise

Adjustable Forms is an 85-year old concrete frame contractor who has built “an awful lot” of high-rise structures in the Chicago area, according to President Jim Lindquist. The company’s mission To provide our customers and contractors the finest service, value and quality in the construction industry is evident on 215 West Lake, a 36 story […]

Triple Play Pumping – Speeds Bridge Construction

October 2016 Triple Play Pumping – Speeds Bridge Construction

Concrete pumping is playing an important part in the replacement of the Hwy 52 Bridge connecting Illinois to Iowa over the Mississippi River. The connection is critical to the residents of Sabula, IA, which is the only town in the state located on an island that is linked to Illinois by the existing span. The […]