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UCP provided several structures for the O’Hare Spine Road Ductbank project, including eight large standard Electrical Distribution Manholes and a custom 27'-2"x9'-4"x9'-3" HS-20 Rated X Manhole. Each half of this structure weighed nearly 70,000 lbs. This project required nighttime delivery and installation, as runways were required to be shut down in order to set the structures. The X Manhole was another precast solution to a cast-in-place design that allowed the installing contractor to quickly set the structure with minimal interference at the airport.

Pictured are some of the hard-working members of the UCP team who built this complex structure.

Click here to view more photos: http://utilityconcrete.com/OHare-Spine-Road-Ductbank

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UCP recently produced an 18'-0" x 11'-0"x 8'-0" T shaped manhole that was installed in St. Charles, IL. This project was located along Kirk Rd., which is a very busy roadway. This structure was initially designed as cast-in-place, but UCP engineered a precast solution for this project. By utilizing a precast design that included doghouse openings to accommodate existing utilities, the disruption of traffic was minimal during the installation process. The roof of the structure was specially formed with an indentation, in order for the structure to fit up against the curb, and the structure was also dampproofed. The success of this project was due to extensive coordination and communication between The City of St. Charles, UCP Sales, Engineering, Production, and the installing contractor.
Click here to view more photos: http://utilityconcrete.com/St-Charles-Doghouse-Manhole
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Bidding a project that calls out complicated cast in place structures? Reach out to us for pricing on a precast alternate to save you time and headaches in the field.
Contact an Account Manger or Project Manager for a quote, and check out more of our custom structures and special projects here: http://utilityconcrete.com/Projects
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We are honored that the NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association​) recently featured the precast underbridge tubs that UCP produced for the Chicago Riverwalk on their website.

The "Walking on Water" blog post can be viewed here: http://precast.org/2017/04/walking-on-water/

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Over 77 million passengers traveled through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in 2016, making it the 4th busiest airport in the world. Many of these passengers have little knowledge of what lies beneath and adjacent to the runways and taxiways which the aircraft utilize to get them to and from their destinations safely and in a timely manner. O'Hare International Airport continues to invest in local infrastructure improvements with the addition of a new runway and taxiway. Projects of this magnitude include a variety of work scopes and here are some pictures of a portion of the electrical work being performed. This is a 4-Structure CED Cluster (Common Electrical Duct) utilizing HS20 Rated 8'x6' Manholes. Production and delivery requirements require much coordination and good communication by both the contractor and UCP.

Click here for more photos: http://utilityconcrete.com/OHare-9C-27C-East-Package


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In need of a handhole or manhole in a hurry? We stock several sizes of our standard structures in order to be able to deliver quickly and keep your project on track.
Click here to see some of our standard options: http://utilityconcrete.com/Handholes?catid=26

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UCP has provided over 1,500 pieces of precast concrete barrier (a 2 mile span) for the BNSF Wide Span Crane project in Elwood, IL. A majority of the barrier is painted yellow and contains a sign saying "High Voltage Keep Out". Lining the tracks with concrete barrier was a cost effective way to provide protection from the six, massive high voltage 12.5 kV cranes that were recently constructed to assist with unloading trains at the BNSF railyard.
Click here for more photos: http://utilityconcrete.com/BNSF-Wide-Span-Crane, and contact a member of the Sales Team for concrete barrier pricing.
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UCP recently produced several massive Precast Underbridge Tubs that were an integral part of creating a continuous path for pedestrians to pass under bridges at the Chicago Riverwalk. The largest tub was 86’-3 ¾” long and weighed 164,000 lbs. We are grateful to have been a part of such a high-profile project for the City of Chicago, and look forward to more challenging and exciting projects in 2017!
Read more about the project and view more photos here: http://utilityconcrete.com/Chicago-Riverwalk
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For pictures and information about exciting recent projects, to meet our Sales Team, and to access the link to sign up for a Lunch & Learn check out our 2017 Winter Newsletter.
http://conta.cc/2l4nROI


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UCP is currently fabricating 64 precast sign columns for use on the WisDOT Zoo Interchange project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The original design intent was for these columns to be formed and poured on site, however, the installing contractor opted to value engineer the columns and utilize precast. A cast in place footing is poured with exposed rebar that connects to the precast through the use of a splice sleeve that is grouted in. The splice sleeves are oversized to allow for plenty of tolerance and a quick installation. The overhead sign structures are secured to the precast through use of anchor bolts cast during the precast production process. The choice to use precast for this application saved the contractor a significant amount of time and money as forming these onsite is difficult and labor intensive.

Click here for more photos: http://utilityconcrete.com/WisDOT-Zoo-Interchange
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