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Automated Pumping Creates an Off-Shore Oil Well Platform

April 2014 Automated Pumping Creates an Off-Shore Oil Well Platform

  Pumpcrete, Toronto, Canada is pumping their second concrete Gravity Base Structure (GBS) that will eventually provide the foundation for an oil well platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Pumpcrete’s expertise on engineered projects, including the Hibernia Oil Well Platform constructed in the early 90s, made them a natural choice for this project. “We were specifically […]

Separate Placing Booms Flying To Complete Denver Airport Expansion

April 2014 Separate Placing Booms Flying To Complete Denver Airport Expansion

Like air traffic over busy Denver International Airport, separate placing booms are flying regularly over the first major expansion at the site since the early 1990s. A new 516-room hotel and transit center is being constructed and Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping’s Denver office is supplying the pumping equipment and expertise.  Working for construction managers/general contractors, MHS […]

New Stadium Races Toward Super Bowl 50

September 2013 New Stadium Races Toward Super Bowl 50

The race is on at the new Levi’s® Stadium under construction in Santa Clara, California. After breaking ground in April 2012, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers was awarded the Super Bowl for 2016 – the 50th anniversary of the NFL’s biggest game. While over four years may seem like sufficient time to […]

Circle Terminus is a Tight Fit

July 2013 Circle Terminus is a Tight Fit

The word terminus literally means boundary in Latin. It is also the name of a long term residential and retail development in Atlanta that is being completed with a three-building luxury apartment complex – Circle Terminus. With tight boundaries on all sides, the name fits this project well. Efficient concrete placement on the project is […]

Innovative Boom Design Pumps Toronto Subway

May 2013 Innovative Boom Design Pumps Toronto Subway

Pumping in congested urban conditions, longtime ACPA member Pumpcrete, Niagara Falls, Ontario, is executing multiple pours per day to speed construction of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project. The company is using its extensive arsenal of Schwing pumping equipment to execute pours in tunnels and in excavated portions of the 8.6 km long project which […]

Pumping Prepares for Whitewater Rafters And Economic Development

January 2013 Pumping Prepares for Whitewater Rafters And Economic Development

Concrete pumps are playing a key role in enhancing 2.5 miles of the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, GA by creating rapids that will challenge whitewater rafters and kayakers. The $23 million Ready2Raft! Whitewater Columbus, GA project includes pumping concrete into fabric bags that alter the river’s flow characteristics and building support structures for a mechanical […]

Schwing Expands Presence At World of Concrete 2013

January 2013 Schwing Expands Presence At World of Concrete 2013

Schwing has enlarged their display plus increased its presence at World of Concrete 2013 to be held in Las Vegas February, 4-8. As an original exhibitor at World of Concrete this will be the company’s 39th consecutive year displaying at the Show. The company will once again be in its signature position Booth # C5126 […]

Pumping Flat Out in Panama

January 2013 Pumping Flat Out in Panama

With 24/7 scheduling, concrete pumping is playing a crucial role in completion of the Panama Canal expansion. Harsh mixes and high temperatures provide challenging conditions that are being met with four Schwing concrete pumps on a project that will consume more concrete than any other structure in the world. More than 6.2 million cubic yards […]

Going the Distance

December 2012 Going the Distance

The scope of the Niagara Tunnel Project is only eclipsed by the wonder of the famous falls of the same name. A new massive diversion tunnel will add additional hydroelectric power to an existing generating station with enough electricity for 160,000 more homes. The project will divert 35% of the Niagara River at night so […]

Separate Placing Boom Has Key Role in Performing Arts Center

August 2012 Separate Placing Boom Has Key Role in Performing Arts Center

Developing a concrete pumping plan is like casting a play with key performers chosen for their ability to fill a role. For the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center under construction in Orlando, FL, tight site access required a versatile method to deliver the concrete up and out with pump placement hundreds of feet from the […]