Fay’s demolition projects include bridges, dams, mass concrete and other steel structures. Completing difficult projects with limited access, tight schedules, and the need for efficient material handling, foster our success. Our extensive fleet of excavator-mounted hydraulic hammers and shears enables Fay to excel in conventional demolition operations. In addition, our high reach capabilities, as well as our ability to hoe ram concrete below water, give Fay a competitive edge in the concrete demolition marketplace. Fay has demonstrated the skill and expertise to perform the most calculated steel dismantling by heavy rigging and hoisting over active improvements, where felling the structure is not feasible.
Fay has completed many Earthwork projects, including mass excavations up to 12 million cy of dirt, sometimes in extremely hard rock conditions (compressive strengths upwards of 25,000 psi). Some Fay specialties include the construction of Class 1 lined landfill facilities and Class 1 lined leachate / sedimentation ponds; rock bolts and shotcrete for weak rock stabilization; as well as construction of wetlands to preserve the ecological habitat of many species of birds and animals. In addition to mass earthwork projects, Fay is also renowned for emergency repair work. Fay repairs roadways which were damaged from landslides, and is even the first to use geo-foam blocks as the backfill material in a project for PennDOT.
Fay has extensive experience completing complex construction and demolition in and over water, including locks and dams, as well as major and minor bridges over water. Fay is also experienced at waterfront development, such as river walls, river walks, boat landings, terminal facilities, cofferdam cells, and mooring cells. Our experience includes scour protection and remediation of scour situations at locks and dams, bridge substructures, dock facilities and underwater structures. Fay owns a marine fleet, including crane deck spud barges, crawler cranes (100-ton to 250-ton), push boats, flat deck barges, truckable sectional barges, crew boats, and safety boats. Our marine demolition experience includes both mechanical and explosive methods, both above and below water.
Piling and Foundations
Driving piles of all shapes and sizes for many applications is a prevalent area for Fay. Specifically, Fay has driven pipe piles up to 36” in diameter for pier foundations for bridge spans, timber piles for support of concrete box culverts, concrete filled pipe piles for equipment foundations in power plants, and H-Beam piles for foundation supports and slabs on grade. These applications have been utilized in the transportation industry, rail industry, heavy industrial manufacturing sector, as well as, power generation. Work has been performed under the strictest of safety guidelines, working on the water (barges), around both archeological and environmentally sensitive wetland areas, and operational manufacturing and utility sites. Fay’s sheeting and shoring experiences include driving interlocking AZ and PZ steel sheeting to stabilize existing earth dikes, removing concrete slabs, casting-in-place box culvert trench drains, re-grading and placing stone base and forming and pouring reinforced basin slabs.
Fay has constructed hundreds of lane miles of roadways; performing undercuts, sub-base and fine grades, drainage structures, and concrete paving, including repairs. Fay has also performed cuts and fills of sandstone rock embankments for many highway widening projects and is experienced in the installation of retaining walls and noise barriers along highways. For our design/build roadway projects, the ability to work with environmental agencies to obtain permits and obtaining right-of-way acquisition is paramount.
Fay has extensive knowledge in building concrete and steel structures. Fay’s concrete structures range from cultural icons such as the Water Steps on Pittsburgh’s North Shore to mass concrete structures, such as bridges and dams. Fay has constructed new structures, including foundation excavations, forming and pouring of high piers, walls and abutments, pre-cast beams and steel girders, rebar installation and bridge deck construction. Fay has experience in constructing and refurbishing structures of pre-cast, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, as well as using latex overlays to armor bridge decks. Fay’s project experience also includes structural rehabilitation such as steel repairs, deck replacement and spall repairs on bridges. Rehabilitation efforts also include work on dams, such as installing gates, replacing bulkheads, and stabilization of river chambers.
Fay has significant experience with all types of utility construction, including underground piping, for sanitary and storm sewers, steam distribution lines, electrical and communication duct banks along with related structures including foundations, manholes, inlets, intakes, outfalls and box culverts. Work has been performed under the strictest of safety guidelines, including working within and adjacent to energized facilities, in urban areas, in areas with live traffic, around both archeological and environmentally sensitive wetland areas, and in operational manufacturing and utility sites. Fay’s utility experience includes installing utilities in deep excavations requiring trench boxes, sheeting and shoring, wood lagging, hand tunneling and all forms of excavation support. Fay has installed all forms and sizes of sanitary and storm sewers, large diameter pressure piping, high pressure oil filled electrical transmission piping, duct banks for electrical and transmission lines, foundations for transmission and distribution facilities in power generation stations, distribution substations and transmission lines.