Powerful ICE® Model 2 helps to protect Private Residences

Editor: Debbie Reaney Hurricane Irma destroyed numerous residential properties when it made landfall over the state of Florida in 2017.  Over 70% of the state was without power after the storm ravaged electric lines, with coastal areas seeing the worst damage.  In was estimated at $50 million in damages to Florida alone. More than 5 years after the massive hurricane, residents are still working on repairing the damage.  Many people are forward thinking, making ... Read more

Drainage Dunce Clamp: For the smallest pipe driving

Editor: Debbie Reaney Proper drainage is key to negating flooding and damage to residents and communities that abut the Hudson River. Jersey City, NJ is a city that is focused on creating a system to move excess storm-water back into the river. After the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the whole New York and New Jersey region are working on projects to not only drain water, but to also generate a safe location during any future intense weather systems. JF Creamer was sub-con ... Read more

ICE® 22 Drives a Good Foundation

Editor: Ashley Steele Swedesboro, NJ joined the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Woolwich Township, Gloucester County Utilities Authority, and the Gloucester County Improvement Authority for conveyance of sewage and the construction of a new pump and main station.  Under this agreement, the Borough of Swedesboro is obligated to build, own, and operate the station which will connect to the larger facility on King's Highway. ... Read more

Docks Built to Last

Docks Built to Last with an ICE® Vibratory Pile Hammer Editor: Alix Bemis In the Midwestern United States, permanent docks are quickly gaining in popularity in lieu of traditional docks. This region of the country contains enormous amounts of bodies of water as well as very harsh and long winters. Many boat owners and lake property owners dread the annual task of removing their docks from the water in preparation for the lakes to freeze over in the Fall and putting them back into the ... Read more

Reconstruction of Marysville Dock

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 consis ... Read more

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 ... Read more

I-64 New High Rise Bridge Construction

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 ex ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Driven Pile Gets the job done

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 th ... Read more

Salmon Pens Installed in Puget Sound

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 aqu ... Read more