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parking. That bodes well for the future of this appropriate for cost and time savings. The best high-exposure facility that is expected to become evidence of RAM’s successful craftsmanship the Grand Central Station of the Midwest. As a is the long list of repeat customers, owners, major hub for local light-rail transit, Metro tran- contractors, and construction managers who sit buses, Greyhound and Jefferson buses, Central invite them to work on their projects. Corridor light rail, and the return of Amtrak, a fully rehabilitated parking structure takes on more importance than ever. In addition, thanks to the Richard Maxwell has respect accorded past building practices, the been a leader in concrete historical SPUD can expect a bright future. restoration for over 24 years. He specializes About the company buildings, soil stabiliza-in parking decks, bridges, Founded in 1918, RAM Construction Ser- tion, and zoological vices is one of the oldest and most experienced exhibits throughout the waterproofing and restoration contractors in the Midwest, East Coast, and several southern United States. RAM Construction Services has states. In addition to shotcrete, Maxwell built a solid reputation based on knowledge, supervises other aspects of construction, experience, and reliability. Completing more including epoxy overlay, caulking, specialty than 2000 projects per year, RAM Construction deck coating, and post-tension repair for Services has grown into one of the largest Mid- numerous types of concrete structures. He western contractors specializing in the restoration works directly with owners and owner of aging structures and skilled waterproofing of representatives to consistently meet strict new structures. schedules and tight budgets. Hard work and Over the years, RAM Construction Services has dedication has advanced Maxwell to his revitalized aging structures in dozens of states present role as Director of Operations. In across the country. The projects range from below- this capacity, he oversees all restoration grade waterproofing of a 600,000 ft2 (55,742 m2) projects for RAM’s corporate office in Livo- auto assembly plant, to weatherproofing a 32-story nia, MI, as well as its three satellite offices office tower, to the delicate cleaning and restoration located in Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; of stone and terra cotta on a 100-year-old church. and Minneapolis, MN. Maxwell is highly Corporate experience and the individual skill involved with RAM’s Safety Committee and of superintendents and tradesmen are RAM’s keys is dedicated to promoting a safe working to a successful job. RAM Construction Services environment. He is an ASA member and has is available to advise clients on the methods most been involved with projects that received the International Concrete Repair Institute’s Award for Excellence in 2000 and 2008, as 2012 Outstanding repair & well as ASA’s Outstanding Shotcrete Project rehabilitation Project Award in Repair and Rehabilitation in 2007. (Editors note: We regret to announce the death Project Name of Mr. Maxwell on January 11, 2013 at the age St. Paul Union Depot of 46. ASA extends our sincere condolences to Project Location the Maxwell family and co-workers.) St. Paul, MN Shotcrete Contractor Dave Sawyer is a Tech- RAM Construction Services* nical Representative with King Packaged Materials General Contractor Company and is respon- Mortenson Construction sible for the sales and Architect/Engineer marketing of its line of URS Corporation shotcrete products in Material Supplier/Manufacturer the southern Ontario, Canada, and U.S. Midwest markets. He has King Packaged Materials Company* over 24 years of experience in the concrete Project Owner industry and is a member of the American Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority Concrete Institute (ACI) Toronto Chapter, *Corporate Member of the ASA, and The Building and Concrete American Shotcrete Association Restoration Association of Ontario. Shotcrete • Winter 2013 27


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