Utica Discovery Center Redi-Rock Wall

Location: Utica Discovery Center – Utica, NY
Owner: Utica Discovery Center
Design Engineer: JC Hines
Project Engineer: LaBella Associates PC
Contractor: Fred Burrows Trucking & Excavating LLC
Manufacturer: Kistner Concrete Products Inc. – Lockport Facility

Kistner Concrete Products Inc. Lockport Facility
Accelerated Bridge I-190 over Buffalo Ave

Project: D262260, I-90 over Buffalo Ave. Niagara Falls, NY
Location: I-90 over Buffalo Ave. Niagara Falls, NY
Owner: NYSDOT – Structures Department, Albany, NY
Engineer: Urban Engineers
Contractor: CATCO Construction Inc. Alden, NY
Precaster: Kistner Concrete Products Inc. – Michael J. Kistner VP – Precast Project Manager

Product Summary:

Full Demolition & Reconstruction of two structures replaced with 100’ Span -Precast Bridge Deck with Embedded structural Steel.
11 – 100’ steel Beams with Integral Precast Deck elements @ 60 Tons each
16 – Precast Concrete Approach Slabs @ 30 Tons each
660 LF – Precast Single Slope Barriers
Note: Per NYSDOT QA/QC. All Epoxy Steel Reinforcement.
NYSDOT – ABC – Accelerated Bridge Construction Contract.
72 Hr. Max. Installation Cycle.



Alden, 14k Installation Video
Culvert Units on Griswald Rd. NY
Thermal-Krete Time Lapse video
University At Buffalo Earthquake Simulation Video

Kistner Concrete recently manufactured a half scale 60-ft long Trapezoidal Bridge. The eight segment post-tensioned precast super structure supported by 2 Precast Pier Caps & 2- 10 ft. Sq. Vertically Post-Tentioned 5 in. wall hollow Piers, on 2- 10′ x 10′ Precast Concrete Foundation Blocks. The entire assembly was erected on massive twin shake tables at the university’s Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory, Amherst NY. 
During the time period of testing the bridge underwent over 150 simulated earthquakes each lasting about a minute. The tests varied in intensity, and motion. Scroll down to see a video of the simulated earthquake.

Arch Bridge 42' Span: Time Lapse Install Video

PROJECT: New Hampstead Rd. (Rt. 80) 
LOCATION: New City, NY – Rockland Co. 
ENGINEER: Rockland Co. DPW 
OWNER: Rockland Co. DPW Bid 1-20-11 
CONTRACTOR: Montesano Bros., New Rochelle, NY 
Att: Frank Montesano 
Att: PM – Patrick McGrath 
Att: Sr. Est. – Vito Bilotta 
Precast Concrete Arched Culvert: 
14 Sec. @ 6’ 42’-0” Span x 10’ Rise Arched Culvert 
2 Detached Headwalls – 2 pc. ea. = 4 sec. total 
4 Precast Wingwalls – w/ Conc. Anchor System. 
20 Loads Total

University Creats Space for new housing with redi-rock Retaining Walls

Worcester State University uses gravity and reinforced retaining walls to create buildable space on university campus.

Redi-rock: Audi chooses redi-rock retaining walls for dealership development

Up until last year, the Audi dealership in Halifax, Nova Scotia was an eyesore. The dealership was located in a prime location, but significant grade changes prevented them from really showcasing cars and creating a great buying experience. 

In 2014, engineers working with Audi chose Redi-Rock to build retaining walls that turned this ugly lot into a modern dealership. The building now allows customers to drive in on 3 separate levels, and the inventory is displayed in a way that makes customers want to buy. 

Audi achieved this by using several gravity retaining walls that allowed them to build incredibly close to the property lines. In addition, Audi built a massive reinforced retaining wall to separate the two main levels of the dealership. The look of the Redi-Rock walls also met the stringent standard of the Audi franchise, making this dealership a real showcase.

Designing Reinforced Retaining Walls

The Redi-Rock PC System

In very simple terms, the Redi-Rock PC System utilizes a 1540 lb. concrete blocks with a vertical core slot cast through the center, allowing us to wrap a 12 in. wide strip of geogrid through the block.

NPCA: Take a New Look at Precast