A renewal is taking place in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, one that has taken an old warehousing area and is turning it into a shining new retail, residential and commercial hub for the community. The ICE District is a collection of towers being constructed around Rogers Place, the new home of the Edmonton Oilers; when completed, one of those towers will be the tallest in Western Canada.
Piling, Drilling, Foundations News
Italian ground engineering manufacturer Soilmec will install Volvo Penta's new 13-litre Stage V solution in its SR-75 piling rig. Following a successful outcome of equipping the rig with Volvo Penta's EU Stage IIIA and Stage IV engines, Soilmec has selected the Swedish company's D13 Stage V solution for future production. The change comes ahead of the new emissions regulations coming into force in 2019.
Guangxi Liugong Machinery Co., Ltd (LiuGong) announced a 546M RMB (85.24M USD) acquisition of 51% shares in Shanghai Jintai Engineering Machinery Co., Ltd. (Jintai) which was formerly held by Guangxi Liugong Group Corp. The deal can be traced back to the May of 2011 when LiuGong Group, parent company of LiuGong, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai Mechanical and Electrical Industry Co., Ltd and Shanghai Electric International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd, the 2 subsidiaries of Shanghai Electric (Group) Corp., and bought in a 51% share of Shanghai Jintai Engineering Machinery Co., Ltd.
Equipment Sales & Service Limited has recently acquired Selix Equipment Inc. Morgan Cronin, President of ESS, states: "ESS is extremely excited about this acquisition. It is a perfect fit for our growth strategy and will expand our footprint across Canada. In addition, the core skills of Selix personnel will greatly enhance our ability to sell and support the Soilmec line of equipment that we represent. We welcome Selix into the ESS Corporate Group."
Approximately twenty years ago, those of us working in the off-road heavy equipment industry regularly witnessed a high amount of failures in machines operating on cement or other hard surfaces. Extended steel rims were used with small, hard, rubber wheels. When these rubber tires chipped and chunked, vibrations and bouncing sent shockwaves into the machine, causing shortened life and expensive repairs, not to mention stress on operators. Drivetrain components (U-joints and articulation joints) in particular often suffered from stress cracks caused by vibrations and a bouncing machine.
At the western end of Lake Ontario lies Hamilton Harbour, a busy port that has for over a century served shipping and heavy industry in the Great Lakes. For much of that century, the industrial users nearby have released various contaminants into the environment that today are targeted by extensive cleanup efforts.
Two Liebherr drilling rigs, an LB 28-320 and an LB 36-410, are being used for deep foundation work as part of the Airbus Defence and Space plant extension in Immenstaad am Bodensee, Germany. The machines are equipped with the rotary drives BAT 320 and BAT 410. The company Kurt Motz Baubetriebsgesellschaft GmbH & Co KG is carrying out foundation work for a new production building for the “Integrated Technology Center (ITC)” at the premises of Airbus Defence and Space, a division of the Airbus Group.
Liebherr's newest crawler concrete pump the THS 110 D4f-K features a maximum concrete output of 133 yd³/h (102 m³/h) powered by a six-cylinder engine an is equipped with a powerful pump unit, known for its smooth operation and powerful suction. An open hydraulic circuit guarantees reduced system maintenance requirements. Additional structural details also contribute to optimum serviceability. High importance was afforded during the design phase to ensure that wear parts could be replaced quickly and easily. The smooth surfaces of the pump housing are easy to clean and the shape of the concrete hopper, devoid of edges and projections, minimizes the accumulation of concrete residue and soiling. An extensive standard scope of delivery for the crawler concrete pump includes for example, a 500-liter capacity water tank with water pump, as well as a lockable toolbox.
Southern Ontario is a challenging environment for construction companies to operate, due to soil conditions, water tables and the general busy nature of the region. When the company’s business is focused on shoring, piling installation, and other foundation-related construction, those conditions become even more challenging.
TT Technologies will be displaying its full line of trenchless piercing tools, pipe ramming tools and pipe bursting tools, at CONEXPO 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees will be able to see the complete line of trenchless equipment including the Grundoburst static pipe bursting system and Grundocrack pneumatic pipe bursting tools.The Grundoburst static pipe bursting system utilizes a specially designed bladed cutter head to make bursting ductile iron and steel pipe possible. The Grundoburst systems range in size from 45 to 287 tons of pullback force and can be used to burst pipe from 4 to 48 inches. Grundocrack pneumatic pipe bursting tools can be used to burst fracturable pipe from 4 to 54 inches in diameter. Grundoram pneumatic pipe ramming tools can be used to ram steel casings ranging in size from 6 through 144 inches in diameter.
Henry Foundation Drilling Inc. (HFDI) is a privately owned drilling company which is sought out for its cutting-edge drilling capability, as well as the ability to provide unique, innovative insights into achieving the core requirements of a project with the most effective solution. Their experience and partnerships with established engineering companies combine to provide clients with real solutions and within the available budget.
The Austrian construction company Hilti & Jehle GmbH is relying on modern and high performance machines from Liebherr for complex deep foundation tasks. A rotary drilling rig type LB 44 is currently working on the construction of a factory building in Dornbirn. At the end of last year, Liebherr’s new piling and drilling rig LRB 355 celebrated its debut on one of Hilti & Jehle’s jobsites.
Little Beaver has introduced the new Lone Star LST1 heavy-duty geotechnical drill rig. The LST1G+HD drills to 100 feet with an optional 4.25-inch hollow stem auger. The new model offers enhanced power and capabilities when compared to Little Beaver’s smaller LST1G+ geotechnical drill. Little Beaver added a planetary reduction gearbox for more torque and a reduction mechanism for increased push/pull-back force over its standard geotechnical drill rig. It gives engineers and soil technicians an efficient, robust and dependable drill for standard penetration tests (SPT) and sampling soils for academic testing.