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Castle Concrete Pumping Builds a Castle

May 2012 Castle Concrete Pumping Builds a Castle

There is a belief that the older the grape vine, the better the wine. This ‘slow growth is better’ idea may also apply to a project 15 years in the making and a concrete pumping company that grew along with the project. The Castello Di Amorosa is an authentically-styled, 13th century medieval Tuscan-style castle and […]

Miami Tunnel Starts with Marathon Platform Pour

February 2012 Miami Tunnel Starts with Marathon Platform Pour

The competitive construction market in Miami is a challenge for any pump company, even without the unpredictable weather and site surroundings. Temperatures reaching 95-degrees, 100% humidity, and consistent rain make for unfavorable work conditions. The Port of Miami Tunnel project consists of twin underwater tunnels with an entrance sandwiched in between 6 lanes of traffic. […]

Huge Hospital Project Is a Mega Pumping Job

October 2011 Huge Hospital Project Is a Mega Pumping Job

One of the largest hospital projects in the world is underway in Montreal, Quebec Canada with multiple placing booms and truck-mounted pumps assisting in the concrete construction. Pompes Mega, Montreal, Quebec is the concrete pumping contractor speeding construction of what will be the new Glen Campus of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), one of the […]

Pumping on the Rocks

September 2011 Pumping on the Rocks

In a winter that has had many construction companies in the U.S. fighting the cold and snow, and in some cases delaying concrete pumping, there is one pumping project that relies on sub-freezing temps to get the job done. The CapX 2020 project is a multi-phase upgrade to the power transmission grid being constructed by […]

Concrete Pumps and Flowable Fill Close a Chapter in U.S. Nuclear History

June 2011 Concrete Pumps and Flowable Fill Close a Chapter in U.S.  Nuclear History

A South Carolina facility that was a part of the United State’s early involvement with nuclear energy is being relegated to the history books. The Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken, SC was conceived in the shroud of Cold War secrecy to produce nuclear weapons-grade plutonium and tritium in the early 1950s. Today, the original […]

Concrete Pumps with Innovative Placing System Send One World Trade Center Skyward

October 2010 Concrete Pumps with Innovative Placing System Send One World Trade Center Skyward

Pumping progress has been sending One World Trade Center (1WTC) skyward at one floor per week. Topping out at 1,386-feet in spring 2012, the high rise is being constructed with two concrete cores and concrete on metal decks utilizing an innovative placing system. The system was conceived in cooperation with the manufacturer of the pumping […]

Multiple Pumps Perform for Art Center Construction

August 2010 Multiple Pumps Perform for Art Center Construction

Las Vegas continues to invest in culture and the arts with The Smith Center for Performing Arts, a $245 million complex that will house multiple theatres and arts educational facilities. ACPA member Merli Concrete Pumping, Gardena, CA is using nearly every boom size in its 20-pump Las Vegas fleet to finish the project, which will […]

Pumping Cast-In-Place and Pre-Cast Beams Keeps Marlins Stadium on Track

May 2010 Pumping Cast-In-Place and Pre-Cast Beams Keeps Marlins Stadium on Track

Lifting 3.3 million pound pre-cast beams into place proved to be a challenging task for contractors trying to meet a deadline on the new Florida Marlins stadium. In order to meet a May 1 schedule for completion and installation of the retractable roof’s track system, the construction team of general contractor Hunt/Moss and concrete contractor […]

Pumped Mat Slabs Replace Multiple Piers For Fast Track Solar Panel Plant

February 2010 Pumped Mat Slabs Replace Multiple Piers For Fast Track Solar Panel Plant

In the seismic areas of northern California, earthquake engineering is a fact of life. In the case of a solar panel manufacturing plant being constructed in Fremont, CA, the engineers chose a keyway system to tie large concrete mats together in place of drilling and filling hundreds of piers for the foundation. The expansion of […]

Wind Farms Fill the Sails Of A Minnesota Concrete Pumper

November 2009 Wind Farms Fill the Sails Of A Minnesota Concrete Pumper

A Minnesota concrete pumper is riding a wave of business with wind turbine construction that began with a relationship built nearly twenty years ago. Bob Swenson, owner of Bob’s Concrete Pumping, Parkers Prairie, and MN began pumping for Wanzek Construction, Fargo, ND when he was employed by a pumper in the early 1990s. Since starting […]