When placing concrete for the elevated slabs and walls, 12 employees from Ralph's were on-site on almost a daily basis: eight operating equipment with two at each of the four placing system setups, and four setting up and tearing down pipe. In addition, while the placing booms were busy working, up to five truck-mounted boom pumps and their operators were often found on-site pumping concrete for ancillary work such as the roof.
"It was a ridiculously fast-paced project," notes Skip. "We placed 300,000 cubic yards of concrete in about six months, sometimes pumping 12,000 cubic yards in a day."
"Placing the high volume of concrete needed for the project went smoothly and without service-related issues," adds Isaac. "As a result, concrete placement was finished on schedule in the fall of 2011, with major credit going to the concrete placing company's expertise, its experienced operators and crew and the equipment's reliability."
Skip concludes, "The overall construction requirements for D1X were just huge, and came at a time when it was definitely needed for our area's economy."
Reports indicate the Oregon-based D1X project is single-handedly boosting this region's economy by reviving its weakened construction industry. With Intel investing up to $8 billion in new building projects in Oregon and Arizona, the micro-chip giant is supporting up to 8,000 construction jobs and creating up to 1,000 new permanent high-tech jobs between the two locations.