Sandcastles & ICE®

Sandcastles & ICE® East Coast Marine Supports Seawall Restoration  Image Provided by East Coast Marine Edited by: Debbie Reaney  At least 7,000 homes and close to 1,650 buildings in Volusia County suffered severe flooding and structural damage during the 2022 hurricane season. According to local officials, 40 local small businesses in the area were destroyed completely. Located along the east coast of Central Florida, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) p ... Read more

What Does ICE® Have To Do With Paper?

What Does ICE® Have To Do With Paper?  Editor: Debbie Reaney Paper mills were once a booming revenue source for Maine but now only six pulp and paper mills remain in operation within the state. Fortunately, one of them is Sappi's Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, where the employees proudly churn out one million tons of paper a year, but paper is not their only focus. The Sappi Somerset Mill is also serious about the environment, which is why the company uses every bit of the ha ... Read more

ICE® 44B Accelerates CA High Speed Rail Project

ICE® 44B Accelerates CA High Speed Rail Project    Editor: Debbie Reaney  Forefront Deep Foundations, a subcontractor for the Dragados/Flatiron Joint Venture (DFJV), is busy creating a firm foothold for the high-speed rail in California. Specializing in driven pile, shoring, and other deep foundation systems throughout California, this Newport Beach-based DBE/SBE contractor is currently building two temporary work trestles that will facilitate construction o ... Read more

Pile Driving & Storm Defying

Pile Driving & Storm Defying  Editor: Debbie Reaney  Spanning over the Raritan River in Newark NJ is the sole bridge that has carried trains of the New Jersey Coast Line from South Amboy to Perth Amboy for the past 115 years and encompasses greater Newark, Hoboken, Jersey City and New York City. During the destructive Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the low-profile structure became submerged and took a hit from a runaway tugboat and was shifted 18 inches on its piles, pr ... Read more

Wagman Helps Improve Delaware Interchange

Wagman Helps Improve Delaware Interchange  Editor: Debbie Reaney    A massive, $284-million interchange project will alter future passenger and freight movement on the East Coast. Along the Mid-Atlantic section of I-95, DelDOT is making numerous improvements to Delaware's segment of the nation's longest north-south Interstate. Geometric design changes, structure rehabilitation, new signage and pavement, roadway widening, and much more will ease congestion ... Read more

ICE® Green Machine Keeps Water Clean

ICE® Green Machine Keeps Water Clean  Editor: Debbie Reaney    Established in 1939, the Bowery Bay Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) in New York, NY treats 225 million gallons (about 851717250 L) per day (MGD) of mainly residential wastewater for Northwestern Queens. The facility is responsible for screening, primary and secondary treatments, activated-sludge treatment, and disinfection of the plant effluent before it is discharged into the Rikers Islan ... Read more

Trench is Pickin’ Up Good Vibrations

Trench is Pickin' Up Good Vibrations  Vibration Reduction Method at Harvard U is a Huge Success!  Editor: Allison Braswell    Harvard University in Cambridge, MA  Allied Pile Driving is conducting a supportive excavation for a new laboratory building on campus that will provide more space for students to engage in world-class scientific research. They are creating a temporary earth retaining system by using two ICE® 44 Variable Mome ... Read more

ICE®'s IP-3 Working on a Postage Stamp

ICE®'s IP-3 Working on a Postage Stamp  "Hydro with Pants" Editor: Debbie Reaney  The City of Keene, NH is responsible for maintaining 42 bridges in the area, including 33 vehicular bridges and 9 bicycle/pedestrian bridges. These bridges provide critical transportation links throughout the city and are important thoroughfares for many area residents. Ranging in age from new to 100-years-old, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) inspects these bridge ... Read more

CH 450 Purifies Polluted Soil

CH 450 Purifies Polluted Soil  Editor: Allison Braswell    One company's trash might be another company's treasure. The land that hosts an old, abandoned refinery is being remediated for the next business that may take its place. A leading soil and groundwater remediation firm was selected to deep mix the soil on the land, improving the characteristics of weak soils by mechanically blending them with a cementitious binder slurry.  When lo ... Read more

The Wild Side of The District

The Wild Side of The District  ICE® I-19 Hammer Connects Capital Beltway to Nature  Editor: Allison Braswell    With the constant hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., there is no question that its residents need an occasional escape to enjoy a little peace and the stately quiet of nature. Interestingly, the expansion of the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) that encircles the city will soon make that opportunity easier to attain.  ... Read more