Kapolei Concrete Keeps Kapalama Cargo Flowing

Nicholas Drake Blog, Precast, Transportation

The flow of cargo across the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaiian Islands began more than 3000 years ago. Polynesians in wooden canoes carried plant cuttings and seeds to cultivate food, medicine, and fabric. Today the islands host cargo ships from around the world filled with goods from every industry under the sun. Honolulu Harbor on Oahu is the hub of incoming freight to the archipelago. A lifeline to the state economy, the harbor is central to a new capital improvement initiative to ensure Hawaii’s imports and exports continue to flow smoothly and efficiently. Jensen Precast recently began work on the …

Gaining the Corbel Edge – Mayfair Park, Lakewood, California

Nicholas Drake Blog, Stormwater

Project Lifecycle Day 4: Landing 16’ x 8’ x 10” slabs onto the jutting corbels of box culvert modular sections takes fortitude, finesse, and one of the best designs precast concrete has to offer. It’s a match made in Lakewood, California. Gaining the corbel edge means less concrete and more storage capacity for stormwater projects like the one being built in Mayfair Park. “Alternating between rows of box culvert and top/bottom slab sections reduces the amount of concrete per cubic foot required to attain a target storage capacity within a given three dimensional space,” says Vanessa Gallo, PE, Jensen Precast …