Concrete Pumping Magazine Archives

In this issue: OHIO I-75 MODERNIZATION

Updating a 50-year old elevated highway in a congested urban area is a delicate job requiring deft moves to avoid the constant flow of traffic and other construction equipment wedged onto the construction site.

In this issue: INDIANA IRON ORE

Construction of an iron ore collection pit in Reynolds, Indiana, required both ingenuity and the right equipment to continuously pump concrete for its difficult-to-access foundation.

In this issue: DENVER AIRPORT EXPANSION

Denver International Airport's first major expansion since the 1990s will add a 516-room hotel and a light rail transit station.

 

In this issue: ICONIC ARCHITECTURE

The unique “green” design of the Moore School of Business on the University of South Carolina campus is proving challenging.

 

In this issue: SUPER STADIUM

The new home of the San Francisco 49ers will host the Superbowl’s 50th anniversary game.
 

In this issue: DC'S 11TH STREET BRIDGE

Located in southeastern Washington D.C., the $390 million 11th Street Bridge Project is the largest project underway in the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Anacostia Waterfront Initiative.

In this issue: Toronto Subway Extension

Pumping in congested urban conditions, longtime ACPA member Pumpcrete of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, is executing multiple pours per day to speed construction of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project.

In this issue: Clean Energy

Occupying less than two percent of the island, the plant facility is surrounded by an environmental protection zone.

 

In this issue: Orlando Arts Center

Developing a concrete pumping plan is like casting a play with key performers chosen for their ability to fill a role.
 

In this issue: Castle Building

There is a belief that the older the grapevine, the better the wine. This “slow growth is better” idea may also apply to a project 15 years in the making and the concrete pumping company that grew along with the project.

In this issue: Hawaiian High Rise

Construction of the 24-story Holomua condominium project is getting off the ground due to a re-launched sales effort and an innovative construction technique.

 

In this issue: High Speed Technology

Upon its 2013 completion, the new research and development site will host breakthroughs still forming in engineers’ imaginations.
 

In this issue: Tunnel Vision

Unpredictable weather and close quarters make the Port of Miami Tunnel Project a challenge: construction the underwater tunnels is complicated by their proximity to a six-line highway.
 

In this Issue: We Will Never Forget

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City will memorialize the nearly 3,000 people who died in the WTC bombing on February 26, 1993, and the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001.
 

In this Issue: Pumping on the Rocks

In a winter that has had many construction companies in the U.S. fighting the cold and snow and the resultant delays in concrete pumping, there is one pumping project that relies on sub-freezing temps to get the job done.
 

In this Issue: Rebirth: One World Trade Center

Set to top 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.
 

In this Issue: Command Performance

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 theaters and arts educational facilities.
 

In this Issue: On Track

Lifting 3.3-million pound precast beams into place proved to be a challenging task for contractors trying to meet an aggressive May 1 deadline on the new Florida Marlins stadium.
 

In this Issue: Home of the Braves

The Gwinnett Braves, the AAA minor league baseball team of the Atlanta Braves, rallied a new line-up in 2009 that included a new name, a different state and a brand new stadium.
 

In this Issue: Modern Marvel

As it first did 76 years ago, the Hoover Dam is again making its mark in history books. Crews are conquering an engineering feat by constructing the most technically challenging bridge ever to be built in North America, the Colorado River Bridge.
 

In this Issue: Epic

The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge project is all about doing it big: from the average number of vehicles using the bridge daily (280,000); to the world’s longest singletower, self-anchored suspension (SAS) span on a bridge and world’s largest concrete pump; to the amount of steel and concrete used.
 

In this Issue: Earthshaking Engineering

In 1989, after a section of the original Bay Bridge sustained major damage during the Loma Prieta earthquake, it was determined that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge needed to undergo a major seismic retrofit, ultimately reinforcing and rebuilding every section of the bridge.