August 16, 2013
August 7, 2013
Sundt recently honored President and CEO David S. Crawford for his 45 years of exceptional service to the company. His contributions were acknowledged on Aug. 8, at Loews Ventana Canyon hotel in Tucson during Sundt’s Annual Leadership Conference, where 100 of the top senior management gathered.
“All of our employees – but, especially our long-time employees – are a point of pride for Sundt,” said Richard Condit, Sundt’s chief administrative officer. “We believe our employees make the difference in whether the company succeeds. As an employee who worked his way through the ranks, Dave Crawford exemplifies Sundt’s culture of promoting from within.”
Dave began his career with Sundt in 1968 as a concrete laborer, eventually becoming CEO in 2011. He has been a member of the board of directors since 1992 and was an active participant in the legislation permitting alternate project delivery methods and qualifications-based selection for public owners in the state of Arizona.
July 26, 2013
Among the improvements at Burbank High School, above, are a new band practice marching area (under construction in the photo) and a new agricultural facility where students can learn how to raise livestock.
As they renovate three high schools in San Antonio, Texas, Sundt and joint venture partner Guido Construction are making good use of the summer months when students are away. The team’s $65 million, Construction Manager at Risk project involves updating and expanding Brackenridge, Burbank and Lanier high schools – work that has been performed primarily while the schools were still open and operating.
Work at Burbank High School will be complete by the end of August. At Brackenridge High School, Guido-Sundt has completed demolition of the old auto shop, relocated temporary portable classrooms and started utility work. The abatement process is underway at Lanier High School.
The K-12 construction project is Sundt’s first for the San Antonio Independent School District.
July 22, 2013
Sundt project superintendent Richard Osendorf and his wife Miranda helped serve the pancake breakfast.
Sundt employees working on a $21.5 million barracks construction project at Fort Campbell, Ky., volunteered their time and cooking skills on a recent Saturday morning at the monthly Fort Campbell Armed Services YMCA pancake breakfast. The volunteers arrived early to help prepare the breakfast, which was attended by about 60 kids and their parents, and then stayed afterward to help clean up.
“We made both chocolate chip and regular pancakes, heated up sausages, assisted with set-up and then took down of all the chairs, tables and equipment,” said Sundt Project Administrator Pauline Dravet. “There was a lot of wiping syrup from the chairs afterward!”
Sundt is constructing an Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) barracks at Fort Campbell that will accommodate up to 244 soldiers. The design-build, federal government construction project features two, 45,000-square-foot buildings containing two-bedroom, one-bathroom units. Sundt’s contract also involves the construction of supporting facilities and infrastructure across the 4.4-acre site including utilities, paving, sidewalks, information systems, storm drains and site improvements.
July 17, 2013
Sundt utilized building information modeling (BIM) technology to streamline the construction of a new rare earth process facility in Calif.
The completed mining facility shown in the computerized model at top.
Sundt is pleased to announce that the company was ranked the top contractor in the Southwest for 2013 by Engineering-News Record (ENR), one of the construction industry’s leading publications. Sundt was also ranked Arizona’s top contractor and the number one contractor in the Southwest in the transportation construction market sector. Mining and industrial construction is also one of Sundt’s primary markets in Arizona and the Southwest.
ENR sorts contractors each year according to their revenue. It also placed Sundt among the top ten in the following categories for 2013: New Mexico contractors (2nd), Construction Manager at Risk (5th), general contractors (2nd), design-build (4th), and green building (2nd).
A new rooftop air conditioning unit being installed on top of Matador Arena, the school’s original gymnasium built in the mid-1970s
As soon as school let out in May, Sundt began an ultra-fast-track, 12-week project to renovate Shadow Mountain High School for the Paradise Valley Unified School District in Phoenix. The $3.5 million project, located in the heart of the school campus, involves renovating the athletic facilities, upgrading the exteriors to several buildings and making the campus more ADA-compliant. The renovation project has an expected completion date of Aug. 8, just in time for start of the 2013-2014 school year.
“We understand the need to work quickly and efficiently on these types of education construction projects to conform to the school’s academic calendar,” said Brian Higgins, Sundt superintendent. “Though 12 weeks is short for most construction projects, Sundt is more than willing and able to navigate the timeline, while providing the students the best facilities for the coming school year.”
Sundt serves as the Construction Manager at Risk, while ADM Group is the architect for the project.