July 30, 2013
May 16, 2013
Sundt is pleased to announce that Annie Tremaine has joined the company as a field engineer working in our Texas office. Annie graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Science Management. She is currently assigned to the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport project in Wichita Falls, Texas. We recently asked Annie a few questions to get to know her better.
What drew you to the construction industry?
In today’s world, everywhere you look there is construction. I wanted to work in an industry that would always be needed and where I could always be learning. With all the economic changes underway, I saw construction as something of a light in the dark with the promise or hope of a steady career.
What are your job responsibilities in your new position?
Right now I am taking care of linking drawings and contacting subcontractors in the preconstruction phase of Sundt’s Wichita Falls airport construction project. As the project progresses, I’ll be focusing mainly on submittals, RFIs (requests for information), and quality checks out in the field. And whatever else I can get myself involved in!
What might you be doing if you weren’t working in construction?
I would probably have completed my degree in public relations (PR) and be working in that field. I switched from PR to Construction in 2010.
What’s the most interesting book you read (or movie you saw) recently?
“Nice Is Just a Place in France: How to Win at Basically Everything” by The Betches. It’s a funny book for women on how to hold your ground and get what you want out of life. I wouldn’t take everything they say to heart, but it’s a funny read and has some good advice.
Best thing about living in Texas?
The people. I have lived all over the United States including Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Alaska but Texas definitely has the best people.
Where would you most like to travel?
I would love to visit Australia.
How do you like to spend your free time?
For indoor activities, I enjoy trying new foods and doing a little shopping. Outdoors, I enjoy running with my dog, Lilly, going to the beach, and I have begun to try my hand in hunting – both bow and rifle.
Best advice you ever received?
My mom likes to send me inspirational quotes and this is one of my favorites, by Carl Sandburg: “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
April 29, 2013
The Terminal 2 Landside Expansion Project at San Diego International Airport won the CMAA San Diego Chapter’s Project of the Year award.
Sundt is pleased to announce that the San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Landside Expansion Project received the Project of the Year Award from the San Diego Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The award is the top prize annually for outstanding achievement in the practice of Construction Management. Sundt performed the $230 million, design-build airport construction project with joint venture partner Kiewit Construction.
The project was part of the airport’s four-year, $1 billion Green Build project. Kiewit-Sundt’s work included extensive additions and modifications to all of the roadways, bridges, transit and parking facilities in front of Terminal 2. Specific project improvements included the construction of: a 1,200-foot-long dual-level roadway that separates arriving and departing traffic, two exterior ticket lobbies (Smart Curbs), new expanded transit center, two pedestrian sky bridges, new USO and Parking Management office building, six bridge overpasses, new roadways, and reconstructed parking lots.
January 30, 2013
The new USO building and outdoor barbecue area at San Diego International Airport
As part of its $230 million project to expand Terminal 2 at San Diego International Airport, Sundt has completed a new, 15,000-square-foot building with space for the USO and the airport’s parking management office. (The project is a joint venture with Kiewit Construction.) The USO will occupy the building’s first floor while the parking management office is housed on the upper level.
Currently, the USO is located in an area of Terminal 2, which it will vacate when it moves into its dedicated building in June. The parking management office was located in a building that has since been demolished.
Sundt proposed an interesting idea during the airport construction project’s design phase: once the old parking management building was gone, why not turn the space into something useful? The team ended up creating an outdoor barbecue patio complete with flags and other amenities to be used by the USO.
“It’s a nice gathering area for members of the military and their families, but it would have been just an empty space,” said Sundt Senior Project Manager Mike Hill.
The fast-track project was completed in just 16 months.
November 7, 2012
Sundt’s recent expansion project at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport included a new curbside check-in area.
Sundt’s recent expansion of the existing terminal at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is helping the facility accommodate its 1.4 million annual passengers with greater ease. The $10.5 million, airport construction project included creating two new gates, a new arrival lobby, added rental car counters, expanded baggage claim area, relocated security checkpoint, new curbside arrival area, restroom remodels, and more – all while the airport was in use.
“You really have to be able to trust your contractor with a job like this,” said Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s Public Information Officer Brian Sexton. “They have to be able to maintain the passenger experience while at the same time respecting our security requirements. There’s no place in an airport with stricter security measures than the terminal. Sundt was great; they really knocked it out of the park.”
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.