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TEKLA BIM TRAINING

September 28, 2012

Tekla Building Information Modeling Training

Abe Torres, Chief Field Engineer, displays his certificate of completion at the Tekla BIM training program

With more construction projects incorporating the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), having teams knowledgeable and trained in modeling is necessary for project success. Over the past few months, several PC team members participated in the Tekla BIM Cast-in-Place training. Throughout the course of the three days, they learned how to set up a model, model concrete parts, and add rebar in addition to producing quantity take-offs, bending schedules, and drawings.


TODAY IN DC: POST TENSIONING DUCT INSTALLATION

TODAY IN DC: POST TENSIONING DUCT INSTALLATION

September 26, 2012

On site at the DC Water Main Process Train / Cambi project, crews are installing post tensioning duct in the first lift of a 100-foot-diameter, 76-foot-high, 3.8 million gallon digester tank. Twelve tendons will be…

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: ARLINGTON WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

September 25, 2012

Project Spotlight: Arlington Wastewater Treatment PlantConstruction is under way at the Arlington Wastewater Treatment Plant in Virginia. The owner’s objective for this $17.7 million project is to provide additional filtration of wastewater effluent during wet weather events to maintain compliance with permitting discharge limits and avoid pollutants entering the Potomac River after heavy rainfall.  Some of the main process components associated with this project includes additional pumping capacity and a new filter structure with fine screens followed by continuous backwash filters, which will allow removal of pollutants and increase the filtration capacity. 

Prior to construction, PC suggested the use of partial displacement piles in lieu of H-piles for foundational support of the new structures. Through value engineering and working in close partnership with a specialty contractor, we were able to shave nearly a month from the initial project schedule and returned $84,000 in savings to the owner.



PROJECT PROFILE: WEIDMANN ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY BM#2 ADDITION

September 18, 2012

Project Profile: Weidmann Electrical Technology BM#2 AdditionConstruction is winding down on the 300-foot by 60-foot, 3-story high-tech addition for WEIDMANN Electrical Technology in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. WEIDMANN is a global company that uses this plant to manufacture insulated transformer board for large commercial and industrial transformers. The addition will house a relocated wet end and new hydraulic board press. 

The components for the new press were fabricated in Germany before they were shipped across the Atlantic to multiple ports along the northeastern coast of the U.S. and then freighted inland to their final destination in Vermont. To support the weight of the two million pound hydraulic press, 84 caissons and concrete piers were required to reach the bedrock below the building.


WATERJAM SPARKS INTEREST

September 14, 2012

Hopewell Water Treatment Plant

The design-build Hopewell Water Treatment Plant Improvements project was a topic of discussion at the Virginia WaterJAM conference this week

The presentation on the design-build construction project at the Hopewell Water Treatment Plant for American Water sparked quite an interest at this week’s Virginia WaterJAM. PC Construction, American Water, and Gannett Fleming described the challenges and successes of this $23 million project.


MS CHAMPIONS HONORED AT ANNUAL DINNER

September 14, 2012

MS Champions Honored at annual dinnerLast night I had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Dinner of Champions to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater New England Chapter. I am proud to be part of a company that supports this event and the people whose lives are affected by MS.


SEE YOU AT THE VIRGINIA WATERJAM!

September 7, 2012

Look for PC Construction at the Virginia WaterJAM September 10-13 in Virginia Beach. During Wednesday’s session, PC Construction and Virginia American Water will present a case history on Virginia’s first design-build water treatment plant improvement…

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE

September 4, 2012

Douglas Reymore, a 2012 graduate of Randolph Union High School, was selected as the recipient of PC Construction’s 2012 Kilbourn-Sawyer Memorial Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship recognizes a Vermont graduating high school senior who demonstrates outstanding…