Chicago Riverwalk Expansion
Sep06

Chicago Riverwalk Expansion

Out-of-the-Box Creativity Gets the Job Done (Header photo courtesy of Roman Arkhipov) A professional concrete sawing and drilling contractor employed a custom-engineered saw system to complete over 600 linear feet of challenging horizontal cuts on the City of Chicago’s high-profile Riverwalk project. This specialty cutter was tasked with cutting and removing a stretch of damaged curb measuring 10 inches wide and just 5 inches tall...

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A Peer Inside the Pier
Sep06

A Peer Inside the Pier

GPR Imaging Provides Structural Specifics at Port of Portland On the banks of the Willamette River at a bustling port in Portland, Oregon, a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) analyst and a core drilling operator inspected a series of reinforced octagonal concrete piles and drilled cores for crucial structural integrity tests on an aging pier. CSDA Member Penhall Technologies, based in Anaheim, California, was contacted by a large...

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Going the Distance
Sep05

Going the Distance

Diamond Cutter Completes 12 Rounds at Water Treatment Plant The City of Philadelphia’s Water Department had a problem. As part of the department’s clean water tank expansion project, the underground storage basins at one of its treatment plants had to be modified to allow water to flow from one basin to another at a higher volume than before. This required the creation of 12 large 42-inch-diameter openings through a concrete basin...

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Vision of Success
Sep05

Vision of Success

Advantages of Scanning Technology Are Clear Metropolitan areas in the U.S. are enjoying an upsurge in concrete construction. The renovation of existing structures and new projects have CSDA cutting and coring contractors responding to a busy marketplace. Due to concerns over equipment, operator safety and damage to structural reinforcement, cutting and coring work requires the avoidance of embedded rebar, post-tensioned cables,...

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