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Harvard, Princeton and Yale have ruled the Head of the Charles Racing Regatta since it began in the autumn of 1965 and their legendary sculls and boats were donated to enhance the rowing program in the old boathouse at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., one of the premier preparatory schools in New England. The Phillips program had begun in 1955, and the donated equipment did much to enhance it. In the late 1970s, a legendary coach was brought in to J. Masterson Construction of Danvers, Mass., has announced that it has “launched” revitalize that rowing pro- its first-ever project with highly-regarded design-builders Windover Construction of gram. In 2012, future Manchester, Mass. world-class American eral states and university campuses — are working together oarsman will be launched from a new home. on the Phillips Academy Boathouse Project in Methuen, What does this have to do with construction? With three Ivy League giants providing the original boats, Mass. you need to call on two equally noted contracting and Building on the Merrimack construction giants to build the house. The estimated $6.5 million project is located on the It is a program that Merrimack River and began in 1955 with will require a great three hand-me-down deal of team coordinaIvy League shells and a team of 30 which tion to meet all of the has grown to more project’s environmenthan 125 boys and girls. tal restrictions. “Windover is the general contractor and we are a subcontractor to them,” said J. Masterson J. Masterson Construction of Danvers, Mass., has announced that it has “launched” its first-ever Project Manager William Peach, excited about the project with highly-regarded design-builders Windover announced new client. “They are a very well-respected conConstruction of Manchester, Mass. The longtime New tractor that does a lot of work in the private school market, England companies — noted for unusual projects across sevsee BOAtHOuSe page 4
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Renovation on River Must Meet Environmental Standards BOATHOUSE from page 1
similar to ourselves, and this is our first job together.” According to Peach, the new boathouse is a “Redevelopment of an industrial building into the home of the school rowing program to replace a much smaller outdated facility that Phillips Andover is currently using. They are trying to keep up with a growing program and other schools with similar facilities.” The school has raised almost $6 million of the estimated $6.5 million project, which includes a lovely riverbank lot of land and construction costs. Work began in February on what will be a very large structure, surrounded by more than a few environmental concerns for wetlands and riverbanks. There also is the interesting challenge of turning a former home for trucks into a house for boats. “It is a 16,000-square-foot building which is being renovated from an old truck dealership into a facility to store boats,” said Peach. “It will also have office meeting space, locker rooms and workout space.” Both Windover and J. Masterson are making enviPhoto courtesy of Sam Darby ronmental concerns a top priority on the riverbank. Crews have begun clearing the area in preparation for the renovations to begin. “Because it is on the Merrimack River, the site work must meet numerous local, state and federal Windover has built a 65,000-sq.-ft. Life Sciences and School Building regulations with resection to storm water design and modifiBoth construction companies have long and storied histo- Business Building, Stoneridge Hall and Marblehead Hall at cations as well as soil management,” added Peach. 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Many People Still Reject Automatic Lubrication Systems Although the technology for automatic lubrication systems has been available for many years, there is a relatively large number of people who remain unconvinced, simply rejecting the use of these systems altogether for a variety of reasons, or perhaps waiting for more data to support their use and the impact they could have on their operations. Skilled craftspeople, like their manager partners, are generally overwhelmed with tasks and responsibilities that continue to increase as companies reduce personnel and seek lean strategies. Yet, when labor-saving devices like centralized lubrication systems are proposed, objections and observations are often put forth that contradict the proven reliability and relatively simple technology automatic lubrication systems provide. A lack of awareness of the actual return on investment system installations provide is prevalent. Even more telling is that those that have systems don’t understand why anyone would resist their use. In my opinion, the resistance to the use of lubrication systems stems from a basic lack of understanding of how these systems work. In fact, the many comments we receive as marketers, designers, and installers of automatic lubrication systems, as well as premium lubricants, suggests there are a number of objections that have no merit. While there are those that have a catastrophic story to tell, there is invariably a sound reason or set of circumstances that contributed to the failure that in almost every case could have been avoided. Increasing productivity with reducing operating costs has become a mandate for managers. Why We Don’t Want One Following is a litany of what we often hear from of $6,500 was rejected by those that resist the concept the company management, a of an automatic lubrication waste hauler with more than system. 120 trucks and several recy• We used to have one on cling facilities. Two years that machine, we took it off. later the machine was line • Systems are not reliable. bored and rebushed at a cost • What happens when a of $10,000. A system was line plugs? installed then. This company • Lube systems are for implemented a policy of lazy people. installing systems on every • They’re too complicatpiece of equipment they proed; we like to keep things cure. After installing 18 syssimple. tems, the company hired an • If we put one on, no one outside consultant to review will look at it! the maintenance of their • If a line breaks, the reserequipment. The consultant Components are properly mounted: two pressure declared that the purchase of voir will empty. one at the pump discharge and one at the far- lubrication systems should • If a line breaks, all of the Leakage should not be tolerated. Tubing runs allowed gauges, thest run from the pump. to fly freely will not last. lube will go to the path of cease. His reasoning was least resistance and nothing that the systems cause the will get greased. mechanics to believe that • They’re too expensive; we would never even consider states that management does not believe that the system will since everything is being greased automatically, they have no address the issue. that. need to inspect the components they would typically see 2. Twelve lubrication systems were installed on new when being greased manually. A suggestion was made that if • We’ve never needed it before, why do we need it now? Although these comments represent only a sampling of Kenworth trucks. The systems worked reliably for 6 years, at the mechanic was directed to inspect all of the components our own experiences in the New England states we serve, it which time the company was sold. when the unit is in for service that this concern would be adThe new owners experienced a failure on a universal joint dressed, was rejected. is safe to say that many equipment caretakers hold similar opinions or thoughts regarding the use of automatic systems. on the steering box input shaft. They declared that the presence of the systems caused the mechanics to ignore this lube In fact, I offer here a few examples that stretch credibility: Education Is Critical 1. A major corporation has spent $25,000 this year to date point, resulting in all 12 systems being removed from the In order to install auto lube systems, they must first be on replacing bearings in an application that is extremely wet, trucks and discarded. sold, so many of the objections and observations listed must 3. A wheel loader system was proposed for a challenging be overcome in order to do so. Our task becomes one of an hot, and dirty. Several types of lubricants have been evaluated, as well as bearing types. A proposal was made for an environment. ROI was calculated at 17 weeks. This did not educator. Our mission is sharing knowledge as to the actions automatic lubrication system that would serve 48 bearings, include the projected extended component life, reduced one must take to minimize the notion that systems are not for a cost of $10,000 (not installed). The maintenance team lubricant usage, or personnel safety enhancement. The cost see AUTOMATIC page 16
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The Phillips Academy crew rows past the facility that will soon be transformed into their new boathouse.
Restored Facility Will Be Fine Example of ‘Adaptive Reuse’ BOATHOUSE from page 4
the Merrimack River, were underway as site work and renovation of the property began. Crews will row their final season at the Andover boathouse this spring before moving next fall to their new house in Methuen. Instead of tearing down the present structure, crews will renovate it completely. Shelly Guyer, chair of the school’s building committee called this a fine example of “adaptive reuse” and described the future boathouse as “elegant industrial.” “The boathouse will be extremely functional and useful as the program grows,” she said. It is a program that began in 1955 with three hand-me-down Ivy League shells and a team of 30 which has grown to more than 125 boys and girls. “This new facility is much needed because our current facility is simply inadequate to meet the needs of our crew program,” added Steve Porter, director of Public Information at Philip Andover. “The current boathouse does not provide enough space to accommodate equipment or people. “The current facility suffers from limited parking, limited space for spectators, no changing rooms for visiting crew teams, and inadequate space to store and maintain equipment,” added Porter. In contract, the new location has dedicated parking for six trailers, ample parking for spectators and buses, plenty of room for crews to rig their boats and still lots of room left over for spectators. “We will have a boathouse with bathrooms for athletes and spectators, and there will be changing rooms for visiting crews,” said Porter. “The boathouse also will provide enough room to accommodate our equipment and allow us to maintain it. We’ll even have enough space to accommodate both crews and parents. “Crew is one of the most popular sports at the school, and we are all very excited to
finally be able to give this sport the facility it needs to thrive,” he added. “Crew continues to thrive in spite of the limitations of its current facility — a cinderblock garage accessible down a winding dirt path, with limited changing areas and bathrooms,” said a recent post in the school’s magazine. Rowers, coaches, families and fans look forward to having a new home base, which will feature the following: • Creative reuse of an existing building with “green” plans for landscaping and wildlife preservation • Garage bays and a building width that is ideal for 60-ft. shells • Ample parking and easy waterfront access • Prime location on a straight-away stretch of river: better for practicing, racing and viewing. That donation of used boats from Harvard, Yale and Princeton back in 1955 enabled Coach Bill Brown (Class of 1934) to establish crew at Andover. The program swept through the waters for more than 20 years. However, in the late 1970s, the school needed a new boathouse, as well as a new coach. Phillips Andover actually considered ending the ancient sport. In 1979, the school was fortunate to hire teacher and new crew coach Pete Washburn and wife Kit, who had taught at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Mass. The program has continued with the current facilities under Washburn’s lead. As Andover prepares to relocate up river, Washburn told his school magazine, “I frequently remind our students that the boathouse does not make you fast. We are not interested in a palace, but we do look forward to additional space.” (This story also can be found on Construction Equipment Guide’s Web site at www.constructionequipmentguide.com.) CEG
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W.I. Clark Hosts 16th Annual Paving Seminar in Conn.
(L-R): This Vogele Vision 5100-2 paver caught the eyes of these three gentlemen, Andy Ault, Todd Morgan and Jon Coit, all of Coit Excavation, Bozrah, Conn. Lynn Fisher, The W.I. Clark Company photo
Father and son, Don Forbes Sr. and Jr., of Forbes Asphalt, Farmington, Conn., take to higher ground to get a better look at this paver for sale by The W.I. Clark Company.
(L-R): Jeff Lapierre, Nicholas Handrinos and Frank DiTarantu, all of Forbes Asphalt, Farmington, Conn., stand in front of a brand new LeeBoy 635B motorgrader at W.I. Clark Company.
he W.I. Clark Company, Wallingford, Conn., hosted its 16th Annual Asphalt Seminar on April 13. Attendees were invited to begin the day at 7:30 a.m. with an informal coffee and donoughts gathering, which gave everyone a chance to catch up. The seminar began at 8 a.m. with a presentation by Wirtgen America Inc. VHB Engineer, Jose Otero Jr., who discussed warm-mix asphalt placement techniques and lonLynn Fisher, The W.I. Clark Company photo gitudinal joint construction. After a mid-morning break, Jose Otero Jr., VHB engineer, Wirtgen America Inc., dis- Laikram "Nars" Narsingh, manager of commercial support cusses warm mix asphalt with attendees for the morn- and development, Wirtgen America Inc., spoke about best ing highway class presentation. practices for paving and rolling from the perspective of the equipment owner. Lunch was followed by a presentation on paver operation and maintenance led by Jim Harkins of LeeBoy. The day wrapped up with a question and answer session
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Representatives from Coit Excavating Inc., Bozrah, Conn., listen attentively to the discussions and presentations at W.I. Clark Company’s 16th Annual Paving Seminar.
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Mark Gracy, O&G Industries, in Torrington, Conn., takes the opportunity to check out this Hamm HD 90 articulated tandem roller during a break between presentations.
Matt LaDuke (L), W.I. Clark Company, Wallingford, Conn., stops to pose for a picture with John Keegan, Engineered Construction, Southington, Conn.
Perhaps they are discussing the seminar or this new Hamm roller … either way, Victor Mansini (L), and Rob Riggi, both of O&G Industries, Torrington, Conn., are in deep discussion.
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Maintenance, Vendor Support Crucial for System Success AUTOMATIC from page 8 serviced systems that were using infeis energized, one can check for proper rior lubricants that operated as operation. Confirming the ability of reliable or cannot be justified economically. the pump to build pressure and pump Owners and potential purchasers of any lubrication sys- designed yet experienced unacceptlubricant should be done on a routine tem, regardless of type, can benefit by being aware of the fol- able component life simply because the lubricant was unable to maintain basis, be it daily, weekly or monthly, lowing list of areas of concern we often see as being an adequate film while in the contact depending on the system and applicacausative factors in poor system reliability. tion. Method of refilling — Some grease system designs zone. It didn’t matter if the lubricant Lubricant use — We have expect the user to remove a reservoir cover and refill it with was being replenished every minute; if it was incapable of carrying the load, received calls from those who suddentheir hands or a paddle or board. System refilling should not ly realized the pins were squeaking on be an afterthought but rather a part of the system itself. A wear occurred. Lack of caretakers — In my opintheir wheel loader, or that a bearing manually operated pail pump with a hose and QD coupler or failed, yet no one can remember the a Fluid SafeTM container or simlast time the reservoir was refilled. ilar vessel should be provided. Properly operating systems will use Pressure gauges — These lubricant, so the reservoir will require allow personnel to confirm the periodic refilling. pump is creating pressure and are Visual inspection — The person used as a convenient diagnostic charged with the responsibility for tool. Yet, many systems, particuensuring the system operates properly larly on heavy equipment, lack should have a checklist. On that this simple and valuable compochecklist should be a general inspecnent. Any system moving grease or oil through progressive divider Lacking a pressure gauge, it is not tion of the tubing/hose runs, as well as the system distribution components, possible to verify operation. valves, injectors, or flow meters and of course the bearings or lube (Single Line Resistance) should points. A “collar” of lubricant should have a pressure gauge on it. be visible at the lubrication points; Filters/strainers — Rarely tubing, hoses, and components should seen on grease systems, filters be properly attached; and there should and strainers provide basic probe no signs of leakage anywhere withtection of the components downin the distribution system. In short, we stream from contaminants that like to say... may have entered the reservoir, • the reservoir will go down ensuring longer, more reliable A grease and oil system serving a rotary dryer in a paper mill. It utilizes QD couplers to properly fill the reservoirs, • lubricant will appear at the bearing service from the system itself. points Lubricant selection — pressure gauges, oil and grease filters, proximity switches • nothing should leak Ignorance of the appropriate type on divider valves, and redundant controls, allowing the • the pump should build pressure of lubricant suitable for a specific machine it serves to start up only after the system is energized and a lube cycle has been completed. It also provides System knowledge —Lacking a system is one factor leading to visual confirmation of a failure to complete a lube cycle, as fundamental understanding of how condemnation of systems in gen- well as a signal to the mills’ DSC. the system operates and what must be eral. If system hardware mandone to properly maintain it is at the dates the use of an NLGI # 0 ion, this is the most unacceptable rearoot of many failures. A progressive grade grease or softer, it will not perform properly when an divider type system is not designed to NLGI # 2 grade lubricant is used. Systems using and/or call- son why a negative opinion is formed. allow elimination of a discharge port ing for an NLGI # 2 grade grease, particularly parallel injec- The initial purchaser believed there one no longer wants to use. Doing so tor systems, have a vent valve that relies on the grease’s vent- was a return on the investment and that the system would be expected to work results in a no lubricant condition; as ing characteristics to ensure proper repriming of the injectors this is one of the benefits of a progresin a timely manner. Inability to vent in a timely manner as desired. By caring for the system sive divider design, a blocked lube results in injectors that do not cycle properly, causing the and ensuring it functions correctly, one resultant failure of the bearing the injector feeds. Greases that can easily ensure years of trouble- free Allowing the reservoir to be refilled point will alert personnel to that conmay be susceptible to separation of the oil and thickener can performance and the resultant benefits by removing a spin-off lid, is a sure dition. Yet the system will be nonoperational because of personnel cause piston seizure in progressive divider valves, leading to lubrication systems provide. For those recipe for system contamination. that may not be familiar with these intervention, and of course a negative system failure. opinion will be formed. Quality of lubricant — Some believe that since a lubri- benefits, I list them here for your review: • Enhanced personnel safety Vendor support — Providing proper support to our cation system meters lubricant so frequently, the quality of • Reduced lubricant consumption clients to ensure reliable system operation is a mandate. The lubricant used is insignificant, giving license to use a cheap • Dramatically extended component life lubrication system vendor has the responsibility to the owner lubricant. Some lubricants may not possess the load carrying • Increased machine productivity and purchaser to educate and share information freely to properties, or have the resistance to oil/thickener separation, • Reduced product spoilage ensure that the system performs as expected for many years that a superior lubricant will have. Oil/thickener separation • Reduced man hours with minimal maintenance cost. results in the oft-cited complaint of blocked lines. Especially • Improved operating efficiency Summary — A properly designed and installed system prevalent in progressive divider systems where residual presThe caretakers’ responsibility comes down to a few will provide years of reliable service. It cannot, however, do sure exists, separation can stop the system cold. Hence, the so without proper care. Like any other machine or asset, it system malfunctions and bearings may be lost, all because of basics: Pump operation — When the lubrication system con- requires care and understanding of system functionality and an inappropriate lubricant, not a poorly designed system or troller initiates a lube cycle, the pump will create pressure. A a partner vested in their success. hardware failure. This article was reprinted with permission from Uptime The lubricant must be capable of carrying the load and means to verify or confirm the pressure rise should be available, and doing so should be a routine task. When the system Magazine, June/July 2011 Issue. reducing or eliminating metal-to-metal contact. We have
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Years After Construction Vt. Flood Dams Show Worth By Wilson Ring ASSOCIATED PRESS
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) For more than 50 years the Army Corps of Engineers has monitored the flow of the Black River through the North Springfield dam. The dam was built in the late 1950s to help reduce downstream flooding, and over the years it has prevented flood damage, but probably never more so than last summer. After Tropical Storm Irene dumped inches and inches of rain on Vermont, some of the communities up the Black River from North Springfield, including Cavendish and Ludlow, sustained heavy damage. Springfield, about 3 mi. down the Black River, escaped almost unscathed. The reason for the difference was because the water stored behind the dam was released slowly, helping to prevent flooding downstream. Without the dam, the flooding would have been 10 times more severe, said Greg Hanlon, an engineer with the Army Corps’ reservoir regulation section in Hanover, N.H., who monitored the North Springfield dam during Irene. “If the North Springfield dam wasn’t there, Springfield would have been destroyed,” Hanlon said. The worth of the dam wasn’t lost on Springfield officials. Police Chief Doug Johnston said the floodwaters held back by the dam would probably have inundated the shopping plaza near the intersection of Vermont Routes 11 and 106, and could have threatened the police and fire stations further downstream, not to mention dozens, if not scores, of homes and businesses. “There’s no doubt in my mind there would have been a lot of damage in the town if we wouldn’t have had it,” said Johnston The Army Corps estimates that during Irene its flood control projects in Vermont prevented an estimated $31 million in damage across the state. Throughout New England, the estimate is $1.4 billion. Johnston said he felt the number was probably low. The need for flood control dams in Vermont, with its mountains and narrow valleys that can funnel heavy rain into flash floods in a short period of time, was first recognized after the flood of 1927, the state’s worst natural disaster. The 1927 flood killed 84 and destroyed 1,200 bridges, as well as
hundreds of miles of roads and railroad tracks. A study at the time suggested that a system of 85 flood control dams across the state could prevent another catastrophe on the scale of the ’27 flood. But the dams would have inundated thousands of acres of prime farmland, changing the face of Vermont. During the 1930s, a number of flood con-
“If the North Springfield dam wasn’t there, Springfield would have been destroyed.” Greg Hanlon Army Corps of Engineers
trol dams were built, including dams on the Little River in Waterbury, the North Branch of the Winooski River in Middlesex and the East Barre dam on the Winooski’s Jail Branch. The North Springfield Dam was one of a series of flood control projects that grew out of flood damage caused by a series of hurricanes and other storms that hit New England in the late 1930s. Construction in North Springfield began in 1957. The dam is 2,940 ft. long, 120-ft. high and 610-ft. wide at the base. It can hold 16.6 billion gallons of water from a drainage area of 158 sq. mi. Hanlon and his co-workers spend their professional lives monitoring the dam, preparing for a big storm, like the one that happened in August. “We have smaller events that don’t get the publicity all the time,” Hanlon said. “It is a little gratifying to see it work this good. We take a lot of heat very often for the environmental concerns of the projects. The arguments are always, you know, these are here for a reason and someday we may know why they are here,” he said. “The main purpose of our job is to perform this emergency operations function, to regulate these dams day-to-day, but really the most important part is during emergencies like this,” Hanlon said. “It’s pretty obvious this doesn’t happen every day, thankfully. But what we do do every day is, we prepare for it.”
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