Sundt Newsletters

The Sundt Experience: November 2014

October 27, 2014
On a recent Saturday morning in San Antonio, Sundt installed the longest precast, pre-stressed concrete bridge girders in the history of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). But perhaps what’s more impressive is the fact that Interstate 10 (I-10) was closed for just five hours while the girders were set in place. The operation was part of Sundt’s $6.1 million transportation construction project on I-10 at Ralph Fair Road. It involves the construction of a new overpass to expand the existing FM 3351 bridge to accommodate growing traffic volumes.

The Sundt Experience: October 2014

September 29, 2014
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.

The Sundt Experience: September 2014

August 26, 2014
How does a 110-foot-long, 50-ton steel pedestrian bridge appear over a roadway in less than a day? What often takes months can be done in hours by the right project team – one that knows how to assemble the bridge ahead of time in pieces, then carefully lift and fit the segments into place with specialized equipment. That’s what Sundt and joint venture partner Wooten Construction did earlier this summer at Las Cruces High School (LCHS) in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The Sundt Experience: August 2014

July 30, 2014
Motorists in Portland, Oregon have recently witnessed the exciting completion of two major milestones on the new Sellwood Bridge – a much-anticipated transportation construction project that will efficiently transport motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians across the Willamette River when it is complete in 2016.

The Sundt Experience: July 2014

June 23, 2014
Sundt has completed a major portion of a new, $400 million facility for Union Pacific where trains can refuel, swap containers and change crews - all in one stop. The Santa Teresa Rail Facility – located on a 2,200-acre parcel of desert in New Mexico about two miles north of the U.S./Mexico border – serves as an important point for the movement of goods along the 800-mile Sunset Route from Los Angeles to El Paso. But that’s not the only reason the project is significant. The facility contains all new equipment and cutting-edge technology that promises to increase value for the railroad’s customers, and it’s also expected to bring 300-600 new jobs to New Mexico once it reaches full capacity.

The Sundt Experience: June 2014

May 21, 2014
Sundt’s commitment to service and quality, particularly through self-perform contracting, has again proved to be a key element in the success of a challenging project. Near El Paso, Texas, the company is nearing completion of a two-year, $69 million transportation construction project that took place near a heavily utilized stretch of Interstate 10. By performing much of the concrete, excavation, and utility installation work with its own crews, Sundt was able to ensure that the project was completed with a high degree of quality while minimizing impacts to the traveling public.

The Sundt Experience: May 2014

April 28, 2014
During the preconstruction phase of Friendship House at Royal Oaks, a $13.6 million senior living construction project underway in Sun City, Ariz., Sundt brought together expertise from two distinctly different markets to help the project look like a high-end resort while functioning like a state-of-the-art healthcare facility. That unusual combination of experience has led to several repeat projects with senior living clients and the development of relationships in which Sundt functions as their trusted advisor.

The Sundt Experience: April 2014

March 24, 2014
The complex, time-consuming process of identifying and tracking unfinished/corrective items at the end of a project takes weeks with conventional software programs. But “punchlisting,” as the process is known, is much faster and more sophisticated with the use of a program developed by Bluebeam® Software called Revu®. Sundt deployed Revu in an innovative way by applying it to one of its more challenging projects during a recent case study. What Sundt learned makes this digital workflow a potential game-changer for the construction industry.

The Sundt Experience: March 2014

February 24, 2014
In a world obsessed with making old things look young, it’s unusual to invest time and money doing the opposite. But that’s precisely why Sundt was hired to construct a new, $32 million classroom and laboratory building for California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI).

The Sundt Experience: February 2014

January 28, 2014
Two Sundt employees were recently lauded for making a decision that sent a framing subcontractor home with a nasty headache and two broken wrists. It may sound strange, but that’s because the man’s injuries were much less severe than they would have been if Senior Project Manager Shawn Marty and Senior Project Superintendent Shane Henry hadn’t acted on their instincts while supervising the Tercero Student Housing Phase III project at the University of California, Davis.