Omaha's Newest & Tallest Tower
Editor: Allison Braswell
A new 44-story statement piece in Omaha, NE is set to dominate its cityscape! Construction of the 677-foot Mutual of Omaha tower, a leading insurance company headquartered in the city, began in January 2023. The $600-million project calls for 800,000 square feet of office space, luxury apartments on the upper floors, and amenities such as a fitness center and a rooftop terrace. The chamber of commerce forecasts 30,000 new jobs and 30,000 new residents in the downtown area over the next two decades as an outcome of this project. Once it is open in 2026, the tower will be Omaha's tallest building and a symbol of the city's economic development and bright future ahead.
Hayes Drilling, Inc was selected to construct the foundation of the skyscraper. Their portion of this project involves driving 81-foot-long pipe piles of 1 ¼" (in) wall thickness and 36", 78", and 96" diameters. However, one vibratory hammer cannot efficiently drive all piles of these various sizes without adjusting the clamps, which can add to the crew's production time. To stay on schedule, they are employing an ICE® 130 Vibratory Driver/Extractor to install large-diameter caissons and an ICE® 66C Vibratory Driver/Extractor to install small-diameter caissons. The two clamps of the ICE® 66C are a perfect fit for the 36" caissons whereas the four clamps of the ICE® 130 can tackle the 78" and 96" caissons, helping to avoid moving clamps between hammers and thus saving time. If more driving force is needed for smaller piles, the crew has the capability to slide two clamps out of the ICE® 130 and keep two clamps in so that its driving force of 415 tons can be applied.
The client has appreciated ICE®'s courteous servicing team members who respond promptly to requests to make sure the equipment stays in top operating condition while the construction crew focuses on what they do best. International Construction Equipment, Inc commends Hayes Drilling for laying the foundation for Omaha's latest addition to its skyline and contributing to the city's vision of being a center for business, commerce, and urban living.
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Vice President Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
Vice President IT and IT Comm
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc
Office - 704-821-8200
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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