E-Beam Construction Photographs

 

Construction Photograph by Psolka Photography

Pouring concrete for E-beam radiation facility

E-Beam Construction Photographs

Once again we’ve had the pleasure of photographing another of V. Paulius & Associates‘ specialty construction projects: An electron beam (or E-beam) irradiator facility built for STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies. It’s different from the last Steris facility VPA designed for the company, which utilized radioactive material in its sterilization process.

The E-beam process instead uses high-energy electrons as its radiation source, which results in a more flexible and faster processing technology that’s well suited for sterilizing medical devices and pharmaceuticals, along with controlling contamination in some packaging. Continue Reading →

Happy Howlidays

Psolka Photography Holiday Card 2016

Psolka Photography Holiday Card 2016

 

We decided that a family holiday card was the way to go this year. Once again, Ollie (our English Setter) gets a starring role. And for the curious, he really was howling.

So since the crush of the holidays has mostly passed, we’d like to take this moment, as we relax during “Twixtmas” or “Romjul” or whatever you call this week between the holidays, to say Thank You. We sincerely thank those of you who are our clients, for the continued and valuable relationship we’ve enjoyed over the years. We look forward to continue working together to produce ever more stunning images for your best and brightest projects.

For those of you who are not yet clients, we look forward to the opportunity of working together with you in the future and enjoying the same collaboration and success.

Have a terrific New Year!

Cold Storage Photography

Image of warehouse by Psolka Photography

Port Carteret warehouse photographed by Psolka Photography, designed by V. Paulius & Assoc.

It’s surprising how visually interesting a warehouse can be. Especially when you see the work that goes into the design and construction of it. It’s utilitarian nature is what usually comes to mind, however, there is much more to appreciate if you look.

V. Paulius & Associates asked me to photograph this recently completed cold storage warehouse in Port Carteret, NJ. Construction took about 18 months and required 7,900 cubic yards of concrete for the entire project. In addition to photographing the completed project, it was also decided that we photograph the pouring of the 9 inch thick, “super flat floors”, which was a crucial component of the overall design and construction. S & S Concrete Floors Inc. placed the concrete, which was an “in-house” custom mix that included steel fibers to aid in temperature and shrinkage reinforcement. It was placed via conveyor belt to maintain slumps of less than 5 inches and the strike-off was done by laser screed machine. Once the floor was firm, it was power floated and troweled to achieved a burnished finish. For their effort, V. Paulius & Associates won an award from the NJ Concrete Awards for “Super Flat Floor”.

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10th Ave. Burrito

Psolka Photography image of rear dining section of 10th Ave. Burrito overlooking Navesink river

Rear dining room overlooking the Navesink River

Not your usual sombreros and ponchos, 10th Ave. Burrito brings a different taste of Mexico to Red Bank, NJ. Owners Brian Katz and Mike Gilson worked with Architrave Group to re-envision the former location of “Fixx”, a longstanding night club, as a second 10th Ave. Burrito location, the first of which was established in Belmar, NJ. The existing night club was removed and a new design was provided to alter the facility to reflect a southwestern design and decorative elements. Psolka Photography was commissioned by Architrave Group to capture the new look and feel of this unique restaurant.

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