GPR Takes a Flood-Damaged Pier From Steer Clear to Have No Fear
Jul03

GPR Takes a Flood-Damaged Pier From Steer Clear to Have No Fear

During the spring of 2017 in southern Quebec, Canada there was unprecedented rainfall and widespread flooding. Rivers in the Montreal area burst their banks and submerged entire communities. In one area, a pedestrian pier was completely submerged under three feet of water for two weeks. After the flood waters subsided, there was visible damage to the pier. Several areas with interlocking brick walkways had collapsed, indicating the...

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Women in Concrete: A Historic Renovation 100 Years in the Making
Jul03

Women in Concrete: A Historic Renovation 100 Years in the Making

The 1909 masonry two-story Pitt Carriage Factory Building is located in the East Des Moines Industrial Historic District and has a unique and admirable history. The location donned the first woman-owned carriage works factory in the U.S. in 1910, ten years before women even had the right to vote. Along with its historical significance, the interior features exposed materials like brick walls, wood ceilings and concrete flooring. It...

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3 Million Pounds of Concrete: Drilling & Sawing Company Tackles Massive Tower in Decatur
Jul03

3 Million Pounds of Concrete: Drilling & Sawing Company Tackles Massive Tower in Decatur

Decatur Morgan Hospital in Decatur, AL was scheduled to have the top three floors of its south tower removed in late 2016 to eliminate excess space and lower utility and maintenance costs. It was determined that the project, which would last over a year, would benefit greatly with the selection of concrete cutting services because they offered a less invasive approach by reducing noise, vibration and damage to surrounding structures....

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Night Cutters: Slicing Seven Miles of Concrete in the Middle of Oncoming Traffic
Jul03

Night Cutters: Slicing Seven Miles of Concrete in the Middle of Oncoming Traffic

The Dallas North Tollway connects motorists between downtown Dallas and cities in Collin, Denton and northern Dallas counties. It is a 32-mile, six-lane, limited access expressway passing through and along the cities of Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, Addison, Farmers Branch, Plano and Frisco. A section of the highway had seven miles of an existing concrete barrier that ran down the center of the tollway. The operators of the...

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