The largest concrete pour in both Graham's history and the history of Kingston, Ontario, was a spill-free success that took place at the Canada Royal Milk project site. A whopping 4,289 cubic metres of concrete was poured over 9,400 square metres (100,000 square feet) within 20 hours.
Putzmeister America has put an expanded sales and service structure in place as it continues to provide industry-leading support that the company says meets the increasing requirements from its customers across North America.
The SBM SPECIMIX portable concrete plant produces ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) at an impressive 18 cubic metres an hour, requiring only a 10-minute mix time per batch. It is a container mobile (CM) plant, which means it is easy to transport and quick to set up and begin work. It can be used for medium- and large-scale applications and is completely insulated, making it suitable for year-round production, even in tough Canadian winters.
The all new GOMACO GP3 slipform paver has been a success on projects around the world since it was introduced two years ago. The paver's ability to slipform widths up to 30 feet (9.1 m) has made it a versatile and necessary paver on many projects. This year, at World of Concrete 2018, GOMACO announced the introduction of the two-track GP3 for contractors who prefer a two-track paver.
Putzmeister America, Inc. has unveiled its new .13 HPD Pump Cell, which will work with the brand-new 39Z-Meter Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump. The BSA-grade pump kit is designed to be the highest-performing, longest-lasting pump cell on the market with a Rod Side output up to 180 yards3/hr (138 m3/hr), and Rod Side pressures of only 1,233 PSI (85 bar). It has been in development for a year, with 2,000 man-hours spent on its design.
The Terex Bid-Well 2418 workbridge features a unique frame design that allows the machine to fit over barrier wall steel on bridge decks, positioning workers close to the concrete to boost efficiency and productivity when hand-finishing and spray-curing slabs.
Enerpac has supplied a Korean-based engineering company, KLES, with strand jacks for an innovative tower scaffolding system called SKYFFOLDING (Platform-supported Boiler-in-Furnace Scaffolding and Lifting System). The Enerpac HSL1507 strand jacks support and lift the pendant-type, scaffolding system, as it grows, providing a safer working environment than traditional scaffolding during power plant boiler furnace maintenance.
GOMACO Corporation recently recognized Chieftain Equipment Inc. as a Top Ten Distributor for sales in the 2017 fiscal year. The award was presented in recognition for outstanding sales and distribution of GOMACO equipment in Canada.
The first all new GP4 slipform paver was introduced last year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. The paver shipped directly from the GOMACO booth to its new home in Arizona where it has been working ever since slipforming interstate and airport projects. The GP4's most recent project has been slipforming a new runway at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. Its paving passes are 37.5 feet (11.4 m) wide and 19 inches (483 mm) thick.
E-Z Drill offers a line of multi-gang slab-rider drills for accurate concrete drilling from an easily maneuverable machine. The compact frame design allows each drill to operate in a 4-foot patch while drilling to within 6 inches of a corner. The bits drill to a standard 18-inch depth, and each unit can be adjusted easily to drill into the center of a 24-inch slab. Contractors can adjust the gang spacing between 12 and 36 inches, with greater width settings available through custom orders.
Flexible enough to deliver high quality paving for both slab-on-grade and bridge applications, the Terex Bid-Well 3600 paver boasts a range of available features that deliver bonus-level smoothness and improved visibility during nighttime paving operations. The 3600 automatic roller paver on display in Terex booth C5172 during World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV from January 23-26, 2018 demonstrates a number of options to meet virtually any paving application encountered by the contractor.
Putzmeister will introduce a remodeled 63Z-Meter Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump that will retain its Department of Transportation weight compliance as it crosses state lines.
When it comes to the precision and cost-efficient construction of concrete pavements, Wirtgen's slipform pavers are right for the job. With their modular design, the machines can be configured as needed, and virtually all conceivable structures are possible, including special shapes.
The new Terex Advance Charger FDC300 front discharge mixer represents what the company claims is a first-in-its-class truck design for delivering ready mix concrete to jobsites in congested urban areas.
Aquajet Systems AB has introduced the Aqua Spine. The multi-modular system uses high-pressure water jets to precisely remove concrete from surfaces that may be inaccessible for Aqua Cutter robots, Aquajet's traditional hydrodemolition machines. Used for onshore and offshore construction as well as in conventional and nuclear power plants, the Aqua Spine brings the power of hydrodemolition to tight, small places.
The Commander II, GOMACO's two-track curb and gutter machine, is back and better than ever. The new Commander II introduction was announced at World of Concrete 2018. It features the simplicity of a two-track paver with GOMACO's exclusive and operator-friendly G+ digital control system. There are GOMACO owners who prefer the Commander II over any other paver. It's now back and features the new G+ technology.
Putzmeister will introduce the 39Z-Meter Multi Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump, a brand-new design with three-in-one pumping capabilities. The unit comes equipped with a newly designed four-section Multi-Z boom and robust pedestal, a BSA-grade pump cell for high-pressure applications, and a placing boom that can either be permanent or detachable.
Self-propelled curing units, such as the new TCM 180i from Wirtgen, guarantee the success of professionally cured concrete pavements.
Schwing has added a new flagship model for 2018 that features the longest boom in the company's line. The new S 65 SX incorporates a five-section boom, with all five-inch pipeline for added benefits, while maintaining the versatility of their proven Overhead Roll and Fold design. In addition to providing 210'8" of vertical and 197'6" of horizontal reach, all 65SXs come standard with Schwing's EASy one-sided outrigger system, minimizing the footprint of the pump for set up on crowded jobsites. The Super X telescopic front outrigger spread is balanced with rear slewing outriggers, which centers the hopper when set up in EASy configurations.
Cemen Tech has announced the next generation of its C Series volumetric concrete mixers with the introduction of the newest C60 model. This includes enhanced ACCU-POUR capabilities and new Automated Gates as a standard option. The company has also announced a new 24-Hour Parts commitment for customers in the contiguous United States to ensure optimal uptime and productivity across its entire product offering.
Keeping the jobsite clean, maintaining a constant pressurized water supply, and disposing of slurry are time consuming. In fact, it's estimated that professionals spend almost an hour per day supplying water and cleaning slurry while diamond coring. With the introduction of the DD-WMS 100 Water Management System, Hilti says that these tasks become a thing of the past.
Wacker Neuson's Trowel Challenge was once again held at World of Concrete and continued its tradition as an exciting and tightly matched competition. Over 100 operators from around the world competed on the reconfigured course that required operators to show off their precision operating skills, as well as speed, when they navigated tight turns through the 1,750-square-foot course.
Two Kenworth T880S mixers and a T880 pumper are the featured construction trucks in the Kenworth Truck Co. booth (No. 6613) at the 2018 World of Concrete Show Jan. 23-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Liebherr has unveiled the new 50 M5 XXT truck-mounted concrete pump to the general public for the first time at World of Concrete 2018. The 50 M5 XXT development focused on integrating new technologies and capabilities, lowering the overall weight and optimizing product dimensions.
SDS/2 has a building information modelling solution, SDS/2 Concrete, that enables multiple users to simultaneously build virtual concrete structures. The software's specialized tools allow for automated placement of reinforcing steel in the concrete. Users can automatically generate detailed bending and placing schedules, as well as placement drawings, from 3-D model information, saving time over traditional 2-D workflows.
GOMACO will have several of their curb and gutter machines on display at World of Concrete 2018, including the Commander IIIx, 3300, GT-3600 and GT-3200. GOMACO says that their curb and gutter machines are chosen more than any others due to their industry-leading technology, proprietary G+ control system, and versatility in their product line. G+ and its industry-leading technology is the control system for all of GOMACO's concrete paving equipment.
GSSI has added a new drill hole feature to the StructureScan Mini XT – the newest generation of GSSI's all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system. The drill hole feature is a 3D data processing detection algorithm. The algorithm evaluates a user-chosen cylindrical area that represents a potential or planned coring location. Scanning for all potential targets within the cylindrical area, the drill hole feature looks for targets that may interfere with a proposed coring location.
Multiquip to auction walk-behind trowel in support of Concrete Cares' effort to increase cancer awareness
Multiquip is supporting the work of Concrete Cares, a non-profit organization, which rallies support from within the concrete industry in the fight against cancer and supports families affected by the disease.
Leading cement and concrete organizations have unveiled a new online pavement design tool that offers features and benefits never before available to the pavement design community.PavementDesigner.org is free of charge and was created for city, county, and consultant engineers, academia, or anyone involved in design of roadway, industrial, and parking area pavements. PavementDesigner improves upon traditional pavement design software programs, and provides the following value-added features:
- No cost - The platform and is offered completely free of charge, eliminating the expense and burden of ordering software and updates, licenses, etc.
- Immediate access - The platform brings the industry's best pavement design programs together into a single website that allows professionals to design pavements immediately.
- Cloud storage/retrieval - Users have the option of creating a user ID and password to save their design work, as well as to retrieve projects using any digital device.
- Automatic updates and improvements - The online system is automatically updated when new content or details are added. Users will not have to download updated software or "patches."
Minnich Manufacturing will introduce the new Stinger electric flex shaft concrete vibrator — a lightweight, durable and versatile solution - at World of Concrete. The Stinger is a 15-amp (115-volt) universal motor that drives a full line of Minnich shafts and heads and comes standard with a quick disconnect that adapts to the vibrators of many manufacturers. The Stinger offers a more compatible speed range for today's placement challenges. The Minnich vibrator system design runs at a lower amp range and the durable frame extends vibrator life. The lightweight motor and frame-handle positions offer many ergonomic user features.
GOMACO Corporation announces the recent appointment of HMA Equipment Company of Canada as the authorized GOMACO distributor for the province of Ontario in Canada. They will provide sales and service for GOMACO's full line of concrete construction products. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, GOMACO Corporation. Travis Brockman (shown) is GOMACO's District Manager for the province.
Sensera Systems, a manufacturer of solar-powered job site monitoring and site security products, has integrated its SiteCloud software with Autodesk BIM 360. The integration saves time and improves accuracy of job site documentation by fully automating the collection and archival of as-built progress images and enabling direct comparison with design plans.
GOMACO University has released their 2018 schedule and is now accepting registrations for the new season of specialized courses covering GOMACO's full line of concrete paving equipment. Each week, from January through April, features courses taught by GOMACO instructors with a combined experience of over 100 years with GOMACO equipment. The instructors are also helped out in the hands-on shop sessions by GOMACO service representatives who travel the world during the paving season and are ready to share their knowledge with the students. Potential University attendees can read more about GOMACO University and also register for courses online at www.gomaco.com/university.
Vancouver-based Kryton International Inc., which specializes in crystalline concrete waterproofing, announces its acquisition of Calgary-based Cementec Industries Inc., a manufacturer of concrete additive solutions for the construction, oil and gas industries.
Toro's Tracked Mud Buggy — the MB TX 2500 — is an innovative solution for the concrete placement, site preparation and material handling equipment categories. With the addition of this new product, Toro now offers both a wheeled version and a tracked version to meet the specific needs of a variety of segments including underground utility, earthmoving, general construction and landscaping segments.