Yearly Archives: 2014

Project Salt: Kaka’ako, O’ahu, Hawai’i

In a small region of O’ahu, Hawai’i called Kaka’ako, project SALT is currently underway wherein Kaka’ako is being prepared for redevelopment. Developers at Alexander and Baldwin Inc. presented the idea of Kaka’ako redevelopment and urbanization in early 2013, and were

Answer: What is Concrete

Did you know… That concrete is the single most widely used building material in the world? Think about it-our entire infrastructure, everything from schools, houses, roads, bridges and skyscrapers are assembled with it. It is estimated that around three tons

A Traveler’s Guide to Grinding and Grooving

Cruisin’ down the highway in a psychedelically-painted vehicle may have been groovy in the 60’s and early 70’s, but the road sure wasn’t. In the era of bell bottoms, “love-ins,” and good vibrations, when a stretch of pavement deteriorated, the only

#ThrowbackThursday: Carmageddon

By: Ray Dickinson #TBT to July 16-17, 2011 – CARMAGEDDON In order to complete a $1,000,000,000 transportation project, to add a north bound carpool lane from Orange County to the San Fernando Valley, the Mulholland Bridge needed to be renovated.

#ThrowbackThursday – How Far Equipment Has Come Since Our Start

By: Ray Dickinson It goes without saying that equipment is a vital part of any job. Let’s take a look back in time and see how far equipment has come since Penhall’s start. The Core Drill Just recently the core

A Quick History of Diamond Blades

What is a diamond blade, and what does Penhall do with them? As concrete is a fairly hard substance, we need something even harder to cut it, and there are very few materials in the world that are harder than

#ThrowbackThursday: Penhall Company – How We Got Our Start

Penhall Company is the nationwide leader for concrete services… but, how did we get to where we are today? The beginnings of Penhall started with a simple gardening tool. Legend has it that one day way back in the 1950s,

#ThrowbackThursday: Growing Up Penhall

By: Pete Gonzales Penhall has no shortage of loyal employees with many years under their belts. However, very few can say that they literally grew up with Penhall. Although I joined Penhall April of 1994, I have been part of

Ground Penetrating Radar or X-ray? Drilling Down the Pros and Cons

By: Len LaFond Before you start drilling, cutting, or sawing into concrete, it’s important to make sure that there’s nothing embedded in there that could cause harm to workers or damage the infrastructure. But how do you determine which approach

Out with the Old, In with the New: Structural Demolition at Hawaii’s Ala Moana

By: Dana Directo Construction is definitely making a comeback in Hawaii. One of the many notable projects is the Ewa Expansion at the Ala Moana shopping center in Honolulu, Hawaii (on the island of Oahu). Ala Moana Center is the