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Shotcreting an Artificial Reef

August 2016 Shotcreting an Artificial Reef

Innovation and a Schwing stationary pump are creating artificial reef structures that will be placed along the Texas coast to provide marine life habitat. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Resource Damage Assessment created after the BP spill in 2010 is providing the funds. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is the administrator for the […]

Mobile Pump and Separate Placing Boom Build Bridgestone HQ

August 2016 Mobile Pump and Separate Placing Boom Build Bridgestone HQ

Using a combination of truck-mounted pumps and a separate placing boom, Concrete Pump Partners (CPP) is placing the concrete on the new headquarters for Bridgestone Americas, Inc. in downtown Nashville. CPP, also with headquarters in Nashville is celebrating their 10th anniversary with several separate placing boom projects in the area. The Bridgestone Tower at 30 […]

SalesForce Tower Gets A Start in San Francisco

May 2016 SalesForce Tower Gets A Start in San Francisco

In a marathon pour on November 8, 2015, the foundation for SalesForce Tower in downtown San Francisco was pumped with seven Schwing boom pumps and more than 1400 loads of concrete. The majority of the concrete was pumped in 12-hours by Conco, Concord, California, which also acted as the concrete contractor on the project. The […]

Placing Booms Star in Hollywood Condo Construction

May 2016 Placing Booms Star in Hollywood Condo Construction

With a high-rise resume of more than 56 buildings, Florida Concrete Unlimited (FCU), Miami, FL, has developed a proven method to pump, place and finish tall structures. Separate placing booms play a big part in the efficient distribution of concrete over large decks pumped 60 stories high. One of 13 current FCU placing boom projects […]

Shuffle System Feeds Multiple Placing Boom Projects in Seattle

February 2016 Shuffle System Feeds Multiple Placing Boom Projects in Seattle

Servicing 11 different placing boom projects in one metropolitan area on various days and times means utilizing mobile pumps for best equipment utilization. Because resetting form systems on high-rise projects and preparing for large scale deck pours can take days, it doesn’t make sense to leave a concrete pump on site waiting for the next […]

Creating A Wine Cave

February 2016 Creating A Wine Cave

The perfect temperature for storing wine is between 58-61 degrees. In Springfield, MO where temperatures vary 80-degrees between January and July, there’s only one way to assure those ideal wine storage temperatures – go underground. For one private homeowner, the appreciation for wine extends to the construction of a wine cave under his home for […]

Ready-Mix Producer – Pumps For Productivity

February 2016 Ready-Mix Producer – Pumps For Productivity

When residential construction is booming, so is pumping. And when the market is demanding concrete work for 7,000 homes per year, as it is in Edmonton, Alberta in 2015, pumping is key to productivity. Rolling Mix was established as a ready-mix producer in Edmonton in 1994. Because concrete pumping was firmly established as a proven […]

Pumping Down Under In New York City

February 2016 Pumping Down Under In New York City

East Side Access is one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects currently underway in the United States with a history that reaches back to the 1950’s. The project encompasses work in multiple locations in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx and includes more than 11 miles of tunneling. Concrete work is underway to create subway platforms […]

Schwing Pumping World’s Tallest Building

September 2015

Aiming high: After its completion, the Kingdom Tower will be more than 1,000 m high making it the tallest building in the world. Copyright: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. At more than 3,281-feet the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be the tallest building in the world after its scheduled completion in 2020. […]

Urban Parking Ramp Expansion – Benefits from Small Boom

July 2015 Urban Parking Ramp Expansion – Benefits from Small Boom

Jim Toothaker, owner of Independent Concrete Pumping, Wakefield, MA, is a believer in small pumps. “With so much work in the urban core of Boston, access is a huge challenge,” he says. The company recently added the new Schwing S 20 to their fleet with a 12’ 8” outrigger spread and innovative Double Z, 4-section […]