The D.S. Brown Company has provided high-quality bearing assemblies and expansion joint systems for bridges around the globe since the early 1960s. D.S. Brown is proud to be supplying an extensive breadth of products to the current Gordie Howe International Bridge project between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.
Floor joists, bridging and decking help build a strong foundation, and will keep a new home standing for many years to come. These common construction practices took on a whole new meaning for a group of D.S. Brown employees that recently pitched in for a Habitat for Humanity build in Wayne, Ohio.
Airport pavement and joint repair training is so critical that D.S. Brown team members have held full on-site training at busy facilities like Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airportto keep the infrastructure in good repair while the very active facility (73 million customers every year) remains open.
Above: Uriah Carpenter, D.S. Brown’s International Sales Manager, Pavement (far left) and Tom Lewis, VP Customer Service, Sales & Marketing (center) attended the Vietnam Aero Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam.
D.S. Brown’s comprehensive pavement product line has been well established not only in North America but for critical base requirements at many U.S. military facilities around the world. Meeting specific requirements as well as time-critical factors have established D.S. Brown and its pavement solutions as a leader for global partners looking for those same high-quality infrastructure solutions.
To complete a recent $4.8 million runway repair project at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, D.S. Brown and base teams poured 23,000 five-gallon buckets of Delpatch™ Elastomeric Concrete to reestablish 12,000 feet of runway length.
Pavement repairs always invokes questions about the best methods and materials. During the life of a pavement, several types of repairs might be necessary to maintain and preserve pavements, including spalling repairs, joint rehabilitations, lighting trench retrofits and many more.
D.S. Brown’s Swivel Expansion Joint Systems are one of the most intriguing features of the new Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach, California. The Swivel Expansion Joint Systems are located where the east and west approaches connect to the main span of the bridge. At these “end bents,” the column-supported approaches meet the cable-supported main span. These two types of structures will react differently in an earthquake, and flexible connections are a must.
As a designer, supplier and manufacturer of engineered rubber, steel and concrete products for the transportation and infrastructure sector, D.S. Brown is a critical partner in key bridge, pavement and architectural projects worldwide.
At Gibraltar Industries, we recognize the collective strength of our employees drives our success, in good times and in more challenging times. D.S. Brown is just one of several companies in the Gibraltar family.
For joint locations that produce demanding structural movements, use the Maurer System™ Swivel Expansion Joint Assembly. The Maurer System is designed for use on long-span structures, structures located in seismic zones and curved structures. Additionally, structures with differential longitudinal movements (caused by wind, thermal and seismic conditions) or differential vertical movements, and structures with anticipated substructure settlement will benefit from this expansion joint.