Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 130
Civil | STRUCTURETECH NY
company has built a culture
where safety is the first thing
people think about every day.
that area is the sheer volume of concrete we
have to pour," Cormican explains. "Every
two-and-a-half days we do formwork, place
the rebar and dump 450 yards of concrete,
which is about 45 trucks.
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"Getting 45 trucks to the site is challenging and they are subject to rejection if they
go past a certain time threshold. This is
the difficulty the narrow streets and traffic
patterns of lower Manhattan cause," he
continues. "Navigating downtown Manhattan and getting the product into the hopper
This project also required the addition
of metakaolin to the concrete to produce a
lighter gray color, but the additive makes
it more difficult to pump. "The output was
reduced, but we still needed to achieve the
same volume, which meant a lot of late
hours and a huge commitment from our
crews," Cormican says. "Many nights we
went beyond 9 p.m. and were back at 6 a.m.
We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to
our crews for getting it done and through
the difficult Manhattan winter."
StructureTech NY will complete its work
on the new residential skyscraper in the fall.
World-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly
designed the condominium building that
will feature 273 residences ranging from
studios to three-bedroom and penthouses.
"It's a condo building right in the heart of
the financial district, which reflects how the
neighborhood is changing and more residential is going in there," Cormican notes.