Saw Cutting Mission
Dec07

Saw Cutting Mission

Specialty Contractor Reinforces Dam for Seismic Events This was a concrete sawing and drilling job of seismic proportions—20 million pounds cut and removed above and below water, 5,000 holes cored to depths up to 12 meters (39.4 feet), 697 square meters (approximately 7,500 square feet) of surface scarified—completed in phases over a three-year period. An aging dam structure located in Mission, British Columbia, Canada was in need of...

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Non-Stop Express Service
Dec07

Non-Stop Express Service

Ottawa’s Largest Wire Saw Job Speeds Underground Rail Expansion The construction of Ottawa’s state-of-the-art light rail transit system (OLRT), named the Confederation Line, is the Canadian city’s largest transportation infrastructure project in history with a price tag of $2.1 billion CAD ($1.6 billion USD). This past summer, as the project reached the development of a 2.5-kilometer (1.6-mile) stretch of underground rail line under...

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An Uphill Battle
Dec07

An Uphill Battle

Concrete Floor Polishing Specialist Restores School Auditorium When faced with a 6,600-square-foot sloped floor that contained hundreds of damaged vents, a team of craftsmen from a concrete polishing contractor used brains and brawn to restore the floor of a 92-year-old school auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. Royale Concrete, a CSDA member from Fairfield, Iowa, had a literal uphill battle on its hands when the company accepted the job...

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School is Out!
Dec07

School is Out!

Century-Old Features Preserved by Diamond Cutting Demolition of a former high school campus in Salt Lake City, Utah was completed this past summer as part of a $2.5-million contract. The school district and general contractor worked with a well-studied concrete sawing and drilling contractor to preserve memorabilia from the 110-year-old building, including unique plaques, exterior features and signage, so that it could be made...

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