Reconstruction of Marysville Dock on Lake Ontario

Reconstruction of Marysville Dock on Lake Ontario
Editor: Alix Bemis

FACCA Incorporated, a premier heavy-civil construction contractor based out of Ontario was awarded a $63.3M project by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) to rebuild the Marysville ferry dock on Wolfe Island, Lake Ontario.

FACCA began working on reconstruction of the Marysville Dock along Centre Street in September 2020 and construction is expected to be complete by November 2022. The project scope will consist of new passenger, utility, and service buildings, upgrading mooring and docking locations, additional spaces on the dock as well as pedestrian and cycling facilities. The new Marysville ferry dock will improve safety and reliability while supporting economic growth through the creation of new jobs for the whole region.

After encountering issues driving sheet pile for the new dock with a smaller vibratory hammer, ICE®'s International Sales Manager, Jim Ziemer, worked with FACCA to determine which ICE® vibratory pile hammer would be optimal for their needs and wouldn't require a larger crane. In January 2021, FACCA ended up purchasing an ICE® Model 33 Vibratory Pile Hammer and Model 475HP Power Unit, its performance exceeded their expectations. FACCA construction crews are pictured here driving 90' long sections of AZ38-700N sheet pile for the shoreline perimeter wall using an ICE® Model 33 Vibratory Pile Hammer.

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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SLC Airport Phase-2 Construction

SLC Airport Phase-2: Dewatering and Earth Retention
Editor Alix Bemis

The SLCDA, Salt Lake City Corporation Department of Airports, wrapped up phase-1 of their historic Terminal Redevelopment Program (TRP) in late 2020 and began working on phase-2 construction. As a key contributor to this historic project, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction (RLW) was awarded three separate alternative delivery construction contracts by SLCDA for TRP phase-2. Phase-2 of this project will include a 125-foot-wide tunnel that will connect the new North and South Concourses as well as constructing a whole new South-East concourse. Construction will include deep foundation work, dewatering and earth retention work, and civil and airfield work. The driven piles for phase-2 will include pouring 70,000+ linear feet of concrete filled steel pipe piles, driving 125,000 square feet of sheet pile, and installing 98,000 linear feet of driven H-Pile. The dewatering and earth retention scope consists of an earth retention system for excavation depth of 33-feet to facilitate the construction of the tunnel that will connect concourses and terminals. The scope also includes excavation & disposal of 150,000 cubic yards of material, backfilling the void between the tunnel and shoring once the tunnel construction is complete.

To meet the project's demanding schedule, RLW has multiple cranes on site driving sheet pile, H-pile, and pipe pile using two ICE® I-46v2 Diesel Impact Pile Hammers along with two ICE® Model 44B Vibratory Pile Drivers. Pictured here (Image 1), RLW construction crews are driving 60'x16" steel pipe pile and H-Pile using an ICE® Model I-46v2 Diesel Pile Hammer. Also pictured here (Image 2), an ICE® Model 44 Vibratory Pile Hammer is driving sheet pile.

TRP Phase-2 foundation work, dewatering and earth retention work, and civil and airfield work for Salt Lake City Airport new South Concourse East began in September 2020 and RLW will continue working on this portion of the project for three years.

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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I-64 New High Rise Bridge Construction in Chesapeake, VA

I-64 New High Rise Bridge Construction in Chesapeake, VA
Editor Alix Bemis

Granite/Parsons/Corman, a Joint Venture (GPC), formed an integrated team with expertise in innovative solutions for the development and design of bridge and traffic maintenance. In November 2017, GPC was awarded the Interstate 64 (I-64) Southside Widening and New High Rise Bridge, design-build contract by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). GPC is responsible for improvements and expanded capacity from four to six lanes along nearly 9 miles of I-64, a New High Rise Bridge, replacement and realignment of the Great Boulevard Bridge, six bridge widenings, drainage improvements, noise analysis and additional noise barriers, as well as asphalt improvements for existing lanes.  

The New High Rise Bridge substructure consists of the piling, pile caps, columns and caps. There is a total of 15 piers located in the waterway. The 5 piers located in the shallow water off of the West shore will be accessed with a temporary trestle that will be utilized for material transport and crane access.  The trestle will consist of temporary driven steel pipe piles and support steel beams and timber mats to allow crane access.  

Pictured here, GPC construction crews are working on driving pipe pile for the New High Rise Bridge. While driving the pipe piles the crew encountered practical refusal using an ICE® Model 44 Vibratory Driver and Extractor. After going on-site to trouble shoot, Shawn Stack (ICE® VA Branch Service Manager), solved the problem by sizing up to an ICE® Model 66 Vibratory Pile Hammer for driving the new piles and utilizing the ICE® Model 44 to extract the old ones.  

Every deep foundation project presents its own unique job challenges. GPC has chosen to equip their pile driving crews with several different models of ICE®'s advanced pile driving equipment in order to overcome the complex challenges and needs for pile driving. ICE® equipment that has been utilized thus far for the pile driving portion of this project include seven ICE® Vibratory Pile Hammers, several ICE® Diesel Impact Pile Hammers, and a specialized ICE® I-19 Diesel Impact Pile Driver with ICE® 26-inch offshore leads. 

Construction began Summer 2018 and has as estimated completion date of December 2022.  

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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Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail Transit Construction

Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail Transit Construction
Editor Alix Bemis

In November 2018, the Lunda/McCrossan joint venture was awarded a contract for the Minnesota Twin Cities Southwest LRT Expansion Project.  The light rail service will connect Minneapolis to the towns of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, and Eden Prairie. The contract is expected to create 7,500 construction jobs, totaling $350 million in payroll to be infused into the state's economy.

Every segment of the SWLRT project involves pile driving activities of one kind or another. These piles are used to support the foundations of bridges, track, and other structures. Sheet piling is used to support excavation work, build cofferdams, abutments, walls, and other construction elements. If you laid all the piles being used on this project end to end, they would stretch from the Twin Cities to Duluth, MN. Once the foundations of structures are in place, the region's new LRT line will start to take shape.

ICE® began supplying a variety of pile driving equipment to Lunda/McCrossan for the SWLRT project in June 2019. Pictured here, the Lunda/McCrossan construction crews are using and ICE® 18ZR Zero Resonance Pile  Driver rental to drive H-beams for retaining wall supports in areas with buildings that are sensitive to low-frequency vibrations. The variable moment, aka zero resonance, pile hammers enable zero eccentric moment at start-up and shut-down to eliminate disturbances to the soil, nearby structures, and the crane. Lunda has chosen to complete a large majority of the required pile driving for this project with a wide a variety of ICE® Pile Driving equipment. They own two ICE® 50B Vibratory Pile Hammers, one of which one has a full set of bias weights and an ICE® 28D Vibratory Pile Hammer that they have been using on these construction sites. They have also rented several ICE® Hydraulic Impact Pile Hammers which include the IP-3 and IP-5 to drive 16" pipe pile in certain areas where they were not allowed to use diesel hammers. The IP-5 was also used to drive PZC-18 sheets to proper grade in areas where driving was too difficult for the 50B Vibratory Pile Hammer.

Anticipated to be completed in 2023, the light rail project will span a 14.5-mile route and encompasses 16 stations, 29 new bridges, 7 bridge alterations, 8 tunnels, 15 at-grade crossings, 182,000 feet of track and more than 100 retaining walls.

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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Ultra-lum Billboard Install with an ICE® 50B Vibratory Pile Hammer

Ultra-lum Billboard Install with an ICE 50B Vibratory Pile Hammer
Editor Alix Bemis

Ultra-Lum Services, LLC has been servicing the Outdoor Billboard Industry since 1998. Their local service area includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. 

These drone shots picture a new billboard install on I-91 and Ultra-Lum is using an ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Pile Hammer. This job marked the 22nd successful billboard construction project for ICE® and Ultra-Lum.  

By consulting with our ICE® experts, Ultra-Lum realized that they didn't need to drill every foundation for these billboard projects. Using the ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Hammer they were able to save time and money on additional construction equipment rentals. As of today, ICE® and Ultra-Lum will begin their 25th job in February 2021. 

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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Coho Salmon Pens Installed Using an ICE® 14D Vibratory Pile Hammer

Fish Net Pens on the Seattle Waterfront in Puget Sound Installed Using an ICE 14D Vibratory Pile Hammer
Editor Alix Bemis

The Muckleshoot and Suquamish Native American Tribes conceptualized a project to enhance the Coho Salmon run in the Puget Sound. The purpose was to benefit their Tribes with their gill nets and to enhance the sport fishing in the Puget Sound region. 

Innovasea, a pioneer in developing end-to-end solutions for aquatic ecosystems, developed the design of the net pens that are along the Seattle waterfront which are secured with piling and anchors. These net pens hold juvenile salmon which are released when they mature.  

In early 2006-2007, Blackwater Construction installed 12 piles using an ICE® Vibratory Pile Hammer which secured the first juvenile salmon pen. Five of the piles driven for the first pen were in 30' of water and were driven 16' below mudline. To keep the net pens near the beach it is not possible to use standard Danforth anchors. 

In early 2021, the second salmon pen was completed. An ICE® Model 14D Vibratory Pile Hammer was used for two days on-site while driving 4"x20' inch pile. Although a minor hiccup happened when a pop-off valve came loose and a pin broke off on the Vibratory Hammer, an ICE® representative was on site during operations to fix the pile driving equipment and keep everything on schedule. 

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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ICE® Saves the Trout

ICE® Saves the Trout
Editor Alix Bemis

Caribou Springs, LLC provides sensible, sustainable, and economically viable watershed solutions which include planning, permitting, implementing, and monitoring of stream restoration and enhancement projects. Caribou Springs LLC is pictured here using an ICE® Model 14 Vibratory Pile Hammer and an ICE® Model 40 Clamp to drive inverted trees on the Connecticut Watershed at Israel River. These renewable timber driving efforts were done to increase river depth, maintain water temperature, and propagate Trout spawning. 

Freshwater systems have been slowly degrading globally. There is a growing awareness of the value of healthy water systems and the need to adapt to ongoing climate disruptions. Impairments in mainstream rivers and temperature warming trends may mean cold-water species like Trout are unable to be sustained year-round which has led to an increased focus on holistically enhancing and protecting freshwater systems to provide refuge and restore a natural and functioning ecosystem for these aquatic species. 

Construction equipment, like ICE® Vibratory Pile Hammers, can be utilized to make enhancing and protecting freshwater systems and habitats an easy and seamless process. 


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

CT RIVER WATERSHED FACTS


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Environmental Cleanup with an ICE® 33 Vibratory Pile Hammer


ICE Model 33 Vibratory Pile Hammer
Environmental Cleanup with an ICE 33 Vibratory Pile Hammer
Editor Alix Bemis

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son is a nationally recognized top infrastructure contractor serving businesses, government agencies & utility companies.

As part of an environmental cleanup project at an old factory site in Jersey City, NJ, they drove up to 40' long PZ-27 and AZ-40 sheeting for cofferdams using the ICE® Model 33 Vibratory Pile Driver and Extractor (also known as a Pile Hammer).

Among the many vibratory hammers that at J. Fletcher Creamer & Son have rented from ICE®, they loved the performance and lighter weight of the ICE® Model 33 Vibratory Pile Driver and Extractor.

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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Stratton Lock and Dam Construction

50B Vibratory Pile HammerStratton Lock and Dam Construction
Editor - Alix Bemis

Project installs new dam gates and extend lock to reduce wait times for boat traffic and stop erosion issues

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is overseeing construction on a $16.7 million improvement project at the Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River in McHenry County.  Under the supervision of the IDNR Office of Water Resources, Kiewit Infrastructure Company of Chicago is managing the construction of the Stratton Lock and Dam Project in McHenry, IL.

Kiewit Infrastructure Company of Chicago is driving sheet pile using an ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Pile Hammer.

The Stratton Lock and Damn Life Extension Project improves three components of the lock and dam facility. Replacement of existing gates, extension of the boat lock downstream, and rehabilitation of berms on Fox River to correct erosion problems and helping the local wildlife population thrive including fish habitats.


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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Driscoll Bridge Drainage System Construction

Driscoll Bridge Drainage System Construction
Editor Alix Bemis

Railroad Construction Company, Inc is a major general contractor based out of Paterson, NJ with experience and expertise in all areas of civil construction, track construction, and building construction. 

For a drainage system in Keasbey, NJ under the Driscoll Bridge, Railroad Construction Company selected an ICE® Model 6E Excavator-Mounted Hydraulic Vibratory Pile Hammer with a 3-Meter Gooseneck mounted on a John Deere 470G excavator to drive sheet pile for a new cofferdam. The drainage system and cofferdam were completed in October 2019. 

ICE® Excavator-Mounted Hydraulic Vibratory Pile Driver/Extractors are designed for maximum mobility. The excavator bucket circuit provides all hydraulic requirements. ICE® goosenecks lengthen the boom on the excavator, which provides the ability to drive longer piles with a greater reach. 

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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