University of Rhode Island’s New Pier

New research vessel docking facility stands on ICE®
Narragansett Bay Campus at the University of Rhode Island is one of the top five oceanographic institutions in the U.S. In September, the Narragansett Bay Campus Pier hosted a sendoff celebration for the temporary rehoming of its Oceanic Research Vessel, the Endeavor, due to construction plans for a new docking pier. 
Mohawk Northeast
was contracted for this monumental project to replace the pier used by the Graduate School of Oceanography. The new pier has been designed using up-to-date codes, long-term durability and resiliency in mind to achieve a 50-year service life. Mohawk Northeast is using an ICE® Model 416L Vibratory Driver and Extractor with a beam and clamps to drive 100'x30" pipe for the bases of the new docking facility. They are using the ICE® Model D-50 Diesel Impact Hammer in 32" ICE® leads with hydraulic trip for the last few feet to provide baring capacity of the piles  
Th
is nearly 60-year-old pier is undergoing construction
overseen by Mohawk Northeast Inc. The plan includes an access bridge, pier, dolphins, and a seawater pumping facility all to help house a new 200-ft LOA research vessel that is scheduled for delivery in 2022. This vast university features many challenging high-tech tools including a nuclear reactor that powers the campus.  ICE is honored to assist Mohawk Northeast in their endeavors to rebuild the pier inside this innovative research & educational facility.  Congratulations to Mohawk for being entrusted with such a foundation project. 
Media Contact- 

Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 

Director of Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 

ICE®- International Construction Equipment, Inc 

Office- 704-821-8200 

Email- marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Diesel Impact Pile Hammers. Tagged as D-50 Diesel Hammer, Foundation Equipment, ICEUSA, Pile Driving.

Wisconsin Bridge is Falling Down

ICE prevents delays with custom modifications that adapt to bridge build needs 
In Menasha Wisconsin, the original Racine Street Bridge, constructed in 1952, is at the end of its 70-year service life. The Racine Street Bridge is one of only two river crossings connecting Doty Island with the city of Menasha central business district and accommodates 10,000 vehicles per day. This bridge is a vital connection for pedestrian and bicycle traffic to the downtown area. After the reconstruction is complete, the Racine Street Bridge will feature a new two-lane draw bridge, increased lane widths, two new roundabouts at adjacent intersections, and higher vertical clearance for marine traffic. 
Wisconsin native
business, Lunda Construction Company, has overseen transportation build projects since 1938 and has acquired years of wisdom leading up to acquiring the Racine Street Bridge reconstruction. In the early phases of work, there were multiple issues running an
Atlas Copco rotary head powered by a third-party power unit. The power unit was extremely underpowered for the job at hand and caused even further restrictions in the drill.  
A
fter these equipment malfunctions, Lunda called on the ICE
® mid-west service team to bring in pieces from their vast and diverse rental fleet of foundation equipment. Lunda made a choice to purchase an ICE® Hydraulic Drill: Model HS-50 paired with a small 230H Power Unit.    
The
ICE
® HS-50 unit was equipped to run a DTH (down-the-hole hammer), which uses the compressed air as a power source to transfer impact power into drilling holes.  This drill was also equipped with recommended ballast weight to keep the drill engaged into the rock and to prevent any shocking to the drill head
Construction is in
Stage 2 until June 2022
 
ICE
® continues to deliver industry leading customer service that guarantees high rated customer success  The ICE Team is grateful to have been given the opportunity to provide an outstanding solution to these industry pioneers at Lunda.  Congratulations to Lunda!  

Media Contact-   
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA   
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations   
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc   
Office - 704-821-8200   
Email - marketing@iceusa.com   

Posted in Drill Mast. Tagged as Building Bridges, Drilling, ICE HS-50 Drill, ICEUSA, Lunda Construction.

Harker’s Island Bridge

NC First Carbon Pile Driven with ICE  
Editor:
Ashley Steele
 
Harker's Island in Beaufort NC is creating new connections and making firsts
with new pile technology Carbon Fiber enforced Concrete. Carbon reinforced concrete is a composite material consisting of carbon fiber fabrics or bars combined with fine-grained concrete enabling varied shapes and a higher load-bearing capacity. This will make this new Harker's Island the first bridge in North Carolina with carbon fibers in the concrete foundation.
 
The N.C. Department of Transportation contracted
with Balfour Beatty to oversee the replacement of the Earl C. Davis Memorial Bridge (Bridge No. 73) and Bridge No. 96. These important corridors are the main connection bridges between the mainland and Harker's Island, known as Down East and home to the coast's most popular tourist attraction, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, and National Seashore. The bridges are more than 50 years old and require new and innovative techniques to protect the area's rich history, traditions, and culture.
 
Balfour Betty
utilized their ICE® 44B and 66C for installing trestles and the mega template for the bridge itself, they needed something to drive the 36" concrete pilings. Balfour Beatty purchased a new ICE® I-62 Diesel Impact Hammer to get the job done. The I-62 was run on the 1st setting with a 12-inch cushion to not overstress the 110 ft concrete piles. These guys are real experts in technical driving in NC! 
We are so very thankful that
Balfour Beatty choose to trust the ICE® equipment. Knowing through experience, that the ICE ® hammers could easily handle such a ground-breaking project. What an honor!
 
Everyone is also thrilled to
also announce that once the new bridges are constructed, one-half of the historic bridge will remain to be loved by anglers, tourists and locals overlooking the North River. 

ICE® would like to congratulate Balfour Beatty
on leading the way in this historical innovation!

Media Contact-
 

Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Diesel Impact Pile Hammers, Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as 44B Vibratory Hammer, 66 Vibratory Hammer, Carbon Fiber Concrete, I-62 Diesel Hammer.

Something in the Water

Editor: Ashley Steele 
ALCOSAN, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is expanding their water treatment facility in this phase-2 of the overall project.   This expansion will allow for an increase in capacity from 250 million gallons of water a day, to 480 million gallons of water a day. This extra capacity will assist in the overflows caused by excess stormwater and groundwater entering the system.  
Richard Goettle, Inc was awarded a sub-contract for the foundation work on the 2nd phase of this project.  Goettle is utilizing their full arsenal of ICE® equipment and showing their breadth of expertise with a job well done.  Like all larger jobs, a blend of different sized hammers makes the contractor highly effective as they are prepared for all the diverse soil and site conditions.  Goettle, as an industry authority, did just that...  They have utilized the ICE® 66 Vibratory Driver/Extractors, ICE® 815 Vibratory Driver/Extractors, and an ICE® 416 Vibratory Driver/Extractor all on different parts of this vast project that installed 1200 feet of king pile wall for the new larger water treatment tanks. 
The Goettle team knows when it comes to equipment that is long lasting and will handle hard driving, ICE® is the manufacturer to turn to.   We provide both off the shelf and highly specialize equipment for every application and the best part is ICE designs, machines and manufactures this equipment in Matthews, NC.   We are thankful for the opportunity to assist the Goettle team on such an impressive water treatment project.   
Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - 
marketing@iceusa.com
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Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as 416 Vibratory Hammer, 66 Vibratory Hammer, Foundation Equipment, ICEUSA, Pile Driving.

The Foundations of Historic Hinchcliffe Stadium

Editor: Ashley Steele 
Historic Hinchcliffe Stadium in Paterson, NJ is getting
an incredibly special and overdue renovation. This is a $94 million redevelopment project that is designed to breathe new life into this notable piece of local sports history. This iconic stadium was once the home to the New York Black Yankees and the New York Cubans in the 1930s and 1940s. Making this stadium an integral piece of our history, which is the foundation of our great country and her diverse people. The new restoration will add back the glory and functionality and will including a 12,000-square-foot exhibition space and a top-of-the-line restaurant dedicated to Negro League Baseball and the history of baseball's greats.

When the foundation work was beginning, Nordic Contracting Inc. turned to the specialist at ICE® to recommend the proper sized vibratory pile equipment and technique. Nordic chose to use an ICE® 14D Pile Driver/Extractor to place the steel sheet piles to best manage the stadium's crumbling foundation and reinforce the structure. The ICE® 14D is the most powerful driver in its class. The reason is due to the compact sizing compared to driving capacity ratio. The ICE® 14D enabled this contractor an advantage with it is compact sizing for tight spaces and yet powerful enough to drive the new foundation piles deep. 
The citizens of Paterson, NJ are looking forward to this
grand reopening, which will also include senior housing, parking, and novel places for the youth of the area to relax among a historical site full of legends, a true American story. ICE® is honored to be able to provide the foundation equipment for this historic redevelopment. And are looking forward to rediscovering the true beginning of diversity in American baseball.
 
Media Contact-
 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as 14C Vibratory Driver/Extractor, Foundation Equipment, ICEUSA, Pile Driving.