Construction engineers finishing up the country’s longest cathedral-arch bridge in a tough, rocky patch of northern Nevada say they have found a new way to capitalize on the slow-and-steady power that strand jacks provide. Photo: Enerpac Rocky, rural terrain surrounds the Galena Creek Bridge, requiring special hoisting equipment. Photo: Enerpac Protecting the jacks are steel enclosures that bridge contractor C.C. Myers designed and fabricated. The boxes house a 15-hp, electrohydraulic supply and cable coiler, all powered by an on-site generator. C.C. Myers Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., is using a dozen of the 85-ton jacks fabricated by Milwaukee, Wis.-based Enerpac to
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.