November 15, 2012
November 13, 2012
Sundt CEO Dave Crawford won the Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Arizona (UA) Alumni Association and the UA College of Engineering at a ceremony last Friday evening.
Forty years after graduating from the University of Arizona (UA), Sundt CEO Dave Crawford has received a top honor from his alma mater. At a ceremony last Friday evening he received the 2012 Alumnus of the Year award from the UA Alumni Association and the UA College of Engineering. Dave graduated from the UA in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
The Alumnus of the Year Ceremony honors the alumnus or alumna nominated by each University of Arizona college who has uniquely demonstrated a commitment to the college’s success and mission through professional achievement, service or support.
“He (Dave) was chosen for the award because of his distinguished career and in sincere appreciation for his ongoing support of UA students and programs,” said Nancy Daru Yaeli, Senior Vice President of Campus and Global Partnerships for the UA Alumni Association.
Dave joined Sundt in 1968 as a concrete laborer and rose through the ranks to become Chief Executive Officer in 2011. He was an active participant in the legislation permitting alternative project delivery methods for public construction projects in the state of Arizona. He has also held numerous professional and community affiliations over the years.
Congratulations, Dave! Sundt prides itself on being a company of exceptional people. The UA Alumnus of the Year Award is more evidence that our people really do make the difference.
November 9, 2012
Approximately 600 wooden toolboxes were assembled by high school students who visited Sundt’s booth at this year’s Arizona Construction Career Days event in Phoenix.
Encouraging high school students to consider construction careers is important to Sundt, which is why we participate each year in Arizona Construction Career Days in Phoenix. The event is a win-win for everyone. Contractors get the opportunity to attract talented young people to our industry, and in turn young people are exposed to the many rewarding career possibilities construction has to offer.
Arizona Construction Career Days is a two-day event, sponsored by the Association for Construction Career Development and hosted by the Arizona National Guard. Approximately 1,000 students from 65 schools across Arizona attended this year.
In addition to providing company literature and knowledgeable people to speak with, each year Sundt provides a hands-on activity in which students assemble wooden tool boxes that they are allowed to keep. The activity is always popular – approximately 600 tool boxes were built this year – because it gives students a chance to work with their hands and get a feel for the complexities of building, albeit on a small scale.
“While they build the toolboxes, several Sundt employees give them guidance,” said Dave Muehlbauer, Sundt’s Corporate Director of Learning and Performance Support. “Sundt has been participating in this event since it started 11 years ago. It’s about showing kids that construction offers a lot of career choices, and with the right training there are many options for earning a good living. There’s a lot of diversity in this business that people probably don’t know about until they’re exposed to it.”
November 7, 2012
This isn’t the first time Sundt has been called on to help Old Main. During World War II, we performed extensive repairs to save it from demolition. Above, workers are shown removing the original tin from the center section of the building’s roof. Photo courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections.
Sundt is pleased to have been awarded a project with major historic significance: the rehabilitation and repair of Old Main, Arizona’s second oldest building and a landmark on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. What are its strengths and weaknesses, and how will Sundt’s team balance historic preservation with structural repair? Find out more about the $9 million Design-Build project in this recent article from Inside Tucson Business.
November 6, 2012
Aritist’s rendering of the new rental car facility at San Diego International Airport
As Sundt and joint venture partner Kiewit Construction are in the final stages of a $227 million terminal expansion project at San Diego International Airport, Sundt has been awarded another high-profile job by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority: construction of a $180 million rental car center. It will be built with joint venture partner Austin Commercial.
The Austin/Sundt Joint Venture will serve as the Construction Manager at Risk for the project, which is intended to help the airport shift rental car facilities to a centralized location on the north side of Lindbergh Field.
“This project is the first major component of the airport’s long-range plan to reduce airport traffic congestion and bring passengers closer to Interstate 5 and commuter rail lines,” said Jon Wald, senior vice president of Sundt Construction. “The facility also will help improve air quality by removing multiple shuttle vans from the streets and will simplify the trip to and from a single, centralized rental car lot for passengers.”
Design and preconstruction work have already begun. Construction is on schedule to start in May 2013 and conclude in July 2015.
Including hyperlinks in your resume is a great idea when sending a resume via e-mail or when you are able to attach it with formatting intact. However, when you’re applying online, many of the systems convert the document to simple text, which eliminates the value of any link and can create a mess of your resume.
I like hyperlinks, especially when a company you worked for is not well known, and/or has a website that is not easily located. I often check company websites to see how that company is aligned with Sundt, what products or services they offer, and try to get an idea of how easy it will be to transition to our company.
Be careful of your links as often the websites change, and a bad link can leave a bad impression.
Executive-Resumes .com has a little different take on this which you may find interesting: http://www.executive-resumes.com/2010/10/could-putting-hyperlinks-in-your-resume.html