Equipment

Case Studies May 10, 2016
A multifaceted approach to material handling helped a Pennsylvania bridge contractor overcome challenges associated with pulling decaying concrete slabs from a weight-restricted structure.   M.A. Beech Corp., based in Carnegie Borough, was tasked with demolishing the now-defunct Donora-Webster...

Deployment and removal is easier, faster, safer with CRIB Cargo Carrier.

Case Studies April 29, 2016
Distracted driving crashes are a prime factor in traffic fatalities and injuries. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that 3,179 people were killed and 431,100 injured on U.S. roadways in 2014 because of distracted driving. Those figures are comparable to the two...
Case Studies April 29, 2016
The dramatic changes in Texas weather can create a wide range of maintenance issues for the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). Wind, rain, heat and even droughts can create the immediate need to clear away vegetation, clean drainage canals or remove fallen or overgrown trees along roadways...

GeoSpray geopolymer is applied to corrugated metal pipe.

Case Studies March 24, 2016
In the border town of McAllen, Texas, dealing with storm water run-off is a challenge. For local municipalities, it is paramount to modify storm-water infrastructure to keep up with rapid growth, and handle large amounts of water when the weather rapidly fluctuates.   After a severe drought prior...

Two all-terrain cranes perform bridge reconstruction work on I-90

Case Studies March 08, 2016
The Illinois Tollway (I-90) is in the midst of a 15-year, $12 billion capital improvement program. At the Meacham Road Interchange near the northwest Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, a $51 million bridge and ramp project is underway. The project entails reconstructing the bridge that carries traffic...
News February 26, 2016
Caterpillar Inc. announced that it will discontinue production of its on-highway vocational trucks. Based on the current business climate in the truck industry and a thorough evaluation of the business, the company decided it would withdraw from this market. This is also in line with the company’s...
News February 25, 2016
The world’s largest tunnel-boring machine named Bertha resumed tunneling on the $3.1 billion Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle this week. Bertha was ordered to stop digging underneath Seattle by the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) when a massive sinkhole opened up at the jobsite in...

New MLC300 crawler crane aids construction of new extradosed bridge. 

Case Studies February 10, 2016
Once it’s completed in 2017, the new St. Croix River Crossing bridge will be the fourth extradosed bridge in the country. Increasingly popular internationally, an extradosed prestressed bridge is a hybrid of concrete box girder and cable-stay design that minimizes the height of the towers from...
News January 08, 2016
The tunnel-boring machine Bertha broke through its concrete access vault and is now tunneling beneath Seattle on its way toward a planned maintenance stop, the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said in a statement.   The Highway 99 tunneling machine, now approaching South Main Street...
News January 05, 2016
The newly repaired tunnel boring machine for the Alaskan Way Viaduct project, churned its way through 6 ½ ft of an approximately 15-ft-thick concrete wall. The machine is expected to complete the job this week, bringing it to the next phase of the project.   Bertha’s most recent progress allowed it...
Case Studies January 01, 2016
Lake Gaston is a hydroelectric reservoir in North Carolina and Virginia. It is a man-made lake, roughly 35 miles long, covering 20,000 acres and 350 miles of shoreline. Prior to the lake being formed, power line poles were installed in the area. The lake was then created and filled, and those same...
Case Studies December 18, 2015
Mabey Inc.’s line of products, engineering and responsive support created a stable work environment for a new storage tank system in Cobb County, Ga. The facility addresses issues created by heavy rainfall and plays a significant part in the advancement of Atlanta’s infrastructure. But its...

Culvert project avoided active roadway disruption via use of liner

Case Studies December 18, 2015
In May 2015, the city of Ithaca, N.Y., contacted Don LeBlanc of the Snap-Tite Culvert Liner team (a division of ISCO Industries) to discuss and review a failing culvert underneath a major road in town. The culvert liner team specializes in analysis and the rehabilitation of structures via segmental...

Durabase temporary roadway mats enabled a road to be constructed directly in the waterway.

Case Studies November 13, 2015
It’s a strange sensation to walk along a 300-ft roadway that rests at the bottom of a lakebed with the actual lake surrounding you on both sides. But that was the case in Asbury, NJ, this past summer, where the new Sunset Bridge project was underway.   As general contractor Kyle Conti Construction...

Photo copyright: Bob Perkoski

Case Studies November 11, 2015
In July 2015, the first section of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail was completed. This 10-ft-wide pathway connects Cleveland’s Scranton Flats area to the Ohio & Erie Canal’s Towpath Trail along the Cuyahoga River. The Scranton Flats, part of the Scranton Peninsula industrial zone, is...
Case Studies October 23, 2015
At a jobsite on Merritt Island in Brevard County, Fla., the public works department relies on just one piece of equipment to unearth and repair a water line beneath a street and then replace an outdated catch basin cover, followed by loading dirt. The county’s Gradall XL 4100 IV excavator is used...
News October 23, 2015
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) posted contractor Seattle Tunnel Partners' (STP) latest schedule for the tunnel boring machine known as Bertha, that says tunneling would resume again on Dec. 23. This date is a month later than originally promised.   Signs of a month-long...
Case Studies October 07, 2015
Justin Dixon never planned to become director of corporate safety for Dixie Construction. But the job fell into his lap in a most tragic way.   Dixon’s parents and grandfather started Dixie Construction in the 1960s, and he was in charge of a variety of responsibilities, including marketing,...
News September 25, 2015
Work on the Eglinton Crosstown light-rail transit (LRT) project is set to make a major step forward, as tunnel boring machines, named Don and Humber, respectively, will begin their journey westward, starting from the launch shaft located east of Brentcliffe Road and proceeding towards Yonge Street...
Case Studies September 23, 2015
Baranko Bros. Inc. purchased HCSS GPS for its truck and trailer fleet in early October 2014, expecting to be able to cut down on fuel costs and speeding issues.    Just four months later, the tracking units have already far exceeded the dirt contractor’s expectations.    “There are a lot of things...
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