Hk group roads and bridges july 2011


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Hk group roads and bridges july 2011

  1. 1. Home Subscriptions Events Calendar Newsletter Contact Us Search: Sponsored by AutodeskARCHIVESNewsArticles CONTRACTORS CHOICE GOLD: In the interest of timeCase Histories Terms & Conditions of Use LEARNMORE!White Papers RSS: Roads & BridgesSPECIAL LINKS Contractor accepts schedule challenge on I-295 ArticlesAssociations Editorial CategoriesREFERENCES EquipmentBuyers Guide Scott Haines, CEO of the H&K Group, likes a challenge. So when the New Jersey Department of Transportation asked if his company could cut the time to refurbish aSERVICES 21-mile stretch of I-295 in half, Haines immediately got to work. At stake was a $99 Share ItCareer Center million contract with bonuses and penalties of $100,000 a day. The job: reconstruct Email this Article to a Friend three lanes of a 20.9-mile stretch of I-295 in Burlington County from Mount Holly toSPOTLIGHTS Rte. 130 . . . 62.75 lane-miles of work in one year while minimizing disruption of Share |Industry Links traffic.June 2011May 2011TM&E SpotlightJune 2011 To achieve it, H&K’s NJ Division in Belmar formed a joint partnership with Intercounty Paving Associates ofTM&E Spotlight Hackettstown and started the reconstruction of both north- and southbound lanes in February 2010.May 2011ZONESAsphalt Roads The work included rubblizing and overlaying of the existing concrete pavement, pavement removal, subgrade, sub-base, concrete slab repairs and application of a bottom-rich asphalt base course. The asphalt shoulders wereBridges reconstructed. Areas under bridges were undercut to maintain or increase vertical clearances. Acceleration andConcrete Roads deceleration lanes were lengthened. The project also included drainage and other work.SafetySoftwareTrafficManagement The biggest challenge came at the quarries, said John Haines IV, Scott’s father and one of the company founders. “That meant double-shifting and moving people. We’d haul, remix and rehaul all within six months—more than 1.3CURRENT ISSUE million tons of aggregate.” Project manager Tony Leotta agreed. “If you don’t have the capability on the material side, it doesn’t matter if you can man-up on the project,” he said. Click here for a subscription to Roads & Bridges “It was also our first time working with a JV partner and we had to mesh the two teams together,” Scott Haines said. Give us yourfeedback on our site. All three emphasized that they could not have finished the job in time without the help of NJDOT and Mack Trucks Inc. For the I-295 project, H&K used more than 100 of its fleet of 453 trucks—nearly all Macks—including the state- Change your of-the-art MackACK Granite running EPAUS’10-compliant Mack MP engines and the company’s ClearTech SCR subscription info system. Scott Haines said he likes the Mack trucks because they are easy to maintain. Fleet superintendent Dan Alderfer appreciates the fact they can run 24 hours a day along with the crews. “I’m not saying we abuse them but we work them hard,” Alderfer said. “I don’t know if there’s another truck out there that will take that kind of a beating. Less downtime means less out of your pocket.”