March 9, 2015
March 5, 2015
Sundt completed a $46.5 million expansion of Tucson International Airport’s terminal in 2005.
The Tucson Airport Authority recently selected Sundt as the Construction Manager at Risk for a terminal upgrade/optimization project that is expected to begin later this year. The Tucson International Airport terminal optimization program, which is Sundt’s third major venture for the airport since 2002, includes relocation of two existing security checkpoints to a new, enhanced configuration, expanded pre- and post-security concessions, and major building infrastructure upgrades.
“Our previous success delivering both a terminal expansion and concourse renovations for the airport played a significant role in our selection for this project,” said Sundt Project Director Kurt Wadlington. “When completed, the new facility will serve as an enhancement to the Tucson International Airport experience, increasing the passenger’s level of service and opening up concessions opportunities that will help build airport revenues.”
Sundt’s previous work at TIA included a partial remodel of existing portions of the ticketing and baggage claim levels.
The project’s construction cost is budgeted at $18-23 million.
The terminal improvements underscore Sundt’s reputation as a leader in aviation construction. Other notable Sundt airport projects include the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport Terminal Replacement in Wichita Falls, Texas; Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Passenger Terminal Expansion in Phoenix; and San Diego International Airport Landside Modifications in San Diego, California.
December 29, 2014
This innovative water treatment construction project won AZRE’s RED Award in the industrial construction category last week.
How often do you think about the technology that powers your smartphone or tablet? Probably rarely, if ever. That’s why we’re especially pleased to announce that the often-invisible microchip – and those that make them – got some well-deserved recognition last week at the annual AZRE magazine RED Awards banquet in Phoenix. The RED (Real Estate Development) Awards recognize the best commercial real estate projects each year throughout Arizona.
The winning project in the industrial category was a global semiconductor manufacturer that has a large fabrication facility in Chandler. Sundt upgraded the facility last year with design-build partner Carollo Engineers. The $75 million industrial construction project involved completely reconstructing the facility’s water treatment plant and outfitting it with new treatment processes to treat and reuse the waste stream that is generated as part of the manufacturing process. The innovative solution (based on a combination of pretreatment, desalination and thermal concentration technologies) enables approximately 97 percent of the water that comes into the plant to be reused or reinjected rather than going to waste.
Making the most of our water resources is important everywhere, but especially in dry climates like Arizona’s. Hats off to our project partners for this well-deserved RED Award!
October 22, 2014
University representatives and members of the project team turned ceremonial shovels of dirt to mark the project’s official beginning.
A new student housing construction project underway at California State University Channel Islands (CI) in Camarillo will accommodate 600 freshmen when it is complete in July 2016. The $57 million design-build project, dubbed Santa Rosa Village, includes construction of two new residential buildings. Once completed, the 120,000-square-foot housing community will include a newly remodeled 20,000-square-foot dining facility and adjacent infrastructure upgrades. It is Sundt’s second project on the CI campus.
“Our innovative approach to our first project with the university’s Sierra Hall facility is a major reason we remained competitive in the selection process,” said Robert Stokes, Sundt regional director. “We demonstrated that Sundt had the vision and expertise to turn a major remodel into a complete tear-down and rebuild without going over budget.”
October 6, 2014
Artist’s rendering of Santa Rosa Village.
Sundt is pleased to be performing another project for California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, California. Santa Rosa Village is a 600-bed student housing construction project that involves remodeling and expanding a portion of the existing facility’s dining commons, as well as infrastructure improvements. The $57 million design-build project began last May and is scheduled to be complete in July of 2016.
Artist’s rendering of the R.J. Donovan Correctional Complex in Otay Mesa, California.
You don’t often hear about the challenges of open communication. But consider this: if every member of a project team is able to communicate and collaborate with everyone else, how does all of that idea-sharing stay organized? How does the team keep up with project adjustments and contract requirements?
These are common challenges with the design-build approach, where the lines of communication point every which way, rather than flowing in one direction from the owner to the architect to the contractor. It’s especially true of large, complex projects. Can communication be flexible, dynamic and well organized? Sundt’s experience with the R.J. Donovan Correctional Complex project in Otay Mesa, California, indicates “yes.” In fact, R.J. Donovan is a communication success story. Read more in our recent newsletter.