August 16, 2011
August 12, 2011
Sundt Construction employees build communities in more ways than one – through construction projects, but also through their support of community organizations by way of their own nonprofit entity, the Sundt Foundation. In addition to the financial contributions employees make to the Sundt Foundation, many staff also volunteer their time and talent.
Last weekend, members of the San Antonio branch of the Sundt Foundation volunteered to build handicap ramps to benefit the San Antonio STAR Soccer Complex and Morgan’s Wonderland parks. The San Antonio team members constructed ramps for two full-size portable classrooms at the STAR Soccer Complex. The portables will be used for storage of grounds and maintenance equipment of both parks. The ramps were built in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
August 8, 2011
Break room in the Richard E. Arnason Justice Center, also known as the East Contra Costa Courthouse
The recently completed Richard E. Arnason Justice Center is a testament to the benefits of alternative project delivery methods, particularly when it comes to building complex projects. The $42 million courthouse facility included a number of challenges that Sundt was able to navigate successfully, thanks to the flexibility and innovation inherent in the Construction Manager at Risk (CM at Risk) approach. The three-story, 73,500-square-foot facility includes seven courtrooms, judges’ chambers, administrative space, a library, conference rooms, and in-custody detention areas. The project is located in the City of Pittsburg, Calif., roughly halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento.
August 5, 2011
Sundt Construction, Inc. is pleased to announce it has expanded operations, opening three satellite offices in Albuquerque, N.M.; Cary, N.C. and El Paso, Texas. These offices will support active projects in those areas, as well as the general contractor’s long-term growth plans.
The El Paso office supports federal construction projects underway at the Fort Bliss military installation, including housing projects, tactical facilities and infrastructure, training ranges, tank trails and more. It will also act as the hub for West Texas project work for public agencies and private owners alike.
The El Paso satellite location is the second Texas office to open in the last year and a half. In February 2010, Sundt established a Texas District headquarters in San Antonio in light of its active projects and long history in the Lone Star State, which includes more than 40 years and $1 billion in project work.
In addition to its work at Fort Bliss, the company is working on projects at Fort Hood in Killeen and Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, as well as the Public Safety Answering Point / 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in San Antonio. The most recent Texas project win came last month when the Texas Department of Transportation awarded Sundt a $24.1 million civil construction contract to renovate the W. Seventh Street Bridge in Fort Worth.
August 2, 2011
Sundt Construction, Inc. welcomes Rick Belanger and Jeff Williamson to the team.
The general contractor hired Jeff Williamson as senior vice president and manager of civil construction projects. In his role, Williamson will lead the heavy civil division to meet its expansion goals, both in terms of work portfolio and presence in new geographic areas.
This is not the first time that Williamson has been part of the Sundt team. In the early 1990s, he served the company for five years as project engineer and construction project manager, respectively. For the past 15 years, Williamson worked at Ames Construction leading Southwest operations. During his tenure, he helped Ames grow its annual volume from $28 million to $242 million.
Sundt Construction, Inc. recently completed work on new Warrior-in-Transition (WT) Barracks at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The design build construction project, which houses returning soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and other injuries, was the very first to receive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – topping the list of “100 Recovery Act Projects Changing America” according to a fall 2010 report released by Vice President Joe Biden. The report named the WT Barracks the No. 1 example of successful initiatives born out of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the Stimulus Package.
This federal construction project’s design is a hybrid of a private-sector apartment and a medical-type facility. Most wounded soldiers residing in these WT barracks are able-bodied but coping with brain injuries or other related limitations. For that reason, the facility includes a myriad of way-finding features, such as designated color schemes for each floor and hand and lean rails for taking breaks. Its campus-minded layout also contains multiple lounge areas to encourage interaction, as well as an outdoor courtyard with a healing garden, walking trail, labyrinth, seating areas and covered canopies for
recreation and reflection.