August 7, 2013
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).
May 29, 2013
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.
An aerial view of the reconstructed Cordes Junction Traffic Interchange
Sundt and joint venture partner Vastco, Inc., have nearly completed reconstructing the Cordes Junction traffic interchange, located about 65 miles north of downtown Phoenix at Interstate 17 (I-17) and State Route 69. Traffic has been placed into its ultimate configuration to prepare for the final lift of rubberized asphaltic concrete pavement. Crews are currently scheduled to pave the project during the month of June followed by final striping and signage. The project is expected to be complete in July.
The Construction Manager at Risk project included the construction of seven new bridges, including a post-tensioned, cast-in-place concrete structure that was built over live traffic on I-17. The Heavy Civil team also built two separate interchanges – one for through traffic and one for local – and realigned, widened and paved several streets. The 50-year-old interchange is used by approximately 40,000 vehicles per day.