September 24, 2015
April 15, 2015
Our Talent Management team creating hygiene kits at St. Vincent de Paul.
The envelope, please.
We’re one of 12 finalists for the Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and one of two companies in the running for the Social Impact Award.
Members of our Concrete team help pack the truck for Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop in Chandler.
To qualify for the social impact category, a company must have demonstrated significant impact on Arizona community(ies) as a core part of business operations.
Nominees in all categories must have exhibited the college’s hallmark traits of ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship.
The 19th annual awards recognize businesses that positively impact the economy while exhibiting ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship. The six winners, one from each of the categories, as well as a national winner will be announced Nov. 20 during an ASU luncheon at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
September 3, 2014
An important goal of many universities today is to link their educational programs with robust fitness and recreational facilities, thereby increasing students’ success and satisfaction with higher education.
A benchmark project for achieving this is the recently completed Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Arizona State University’s signature facility on the western edge of its downtown Phoenix campus. The university construction project’s unique approach to meeting the needs of the approximately 70,000 students who attend classes at ASU’s metropolitan campuses has earned it a 2015 Outstanding Sports Facilities Award from the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
Presented each year at the NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo, the awards honor facilities that demonstrate excellence in a number of critical areas, including architectural design, functionality, and how well the facility meets its intended purpose. Winning facilities exemplify the institution’s commitment to providing the higher education experience desired and valued by students.
The five-story, 70,000-square-foot Sun Devil student recreation center is particularly important to ASU students, who voted to fund the construction through increased recreation fees. It includes an indoor track, rooftop swimming pool, large gymnasium, weight room, multi-purpose space, student lounge, bike co-op and locker rooms. The complex also houses Exercise and Wellness, an academic program in ASU’s School of Nutrition and Health Promotion.
As a LEED Silver facility, the complex includes sustainable design strategies such as: rooftop gardens; low-flow plumbing fixtures; water-efficient landscape; high efficiency HVAC systems; and a super-insulated building envelope. Measures taken by the design and construction team reduced overall construction waste by over 80 percent.
October 16, 2013
Preliminary rendering of the reconstructed Sun Devil Stadium at Arizona State University in Tempe
Arizona State University football fans have something extra to cheer about: they won’t have to stop rooting for the Sun Devils while Sundt and joint venture partner Hunt Construction Group perform a $256 million transformation of the school’s football stadium. That’s because the project has been carefully planned to avoid interrupting the fan experience.
The Construction Manager at Risk project involves the complete reconstruction of the lower stadium bowl and the addition of many new amenities and improvements that reflect the university’s emphasis on sustainability, technology and innovation.
“All of the work will be threaded between football seasons, with construction performed in the stadium during the off seasons while the team is practicing,” says Ryan Abbott, Sundt Business Development Manager. “In order to avoid disrupting the football season, we have to control and deliver all of the massive components that will become the seating bowls, structural beds, towers, etc., on a very rigid schedule. We can do it because we’re builders. As far as the football team is concerned, it’s like Disneyland. We’re practically invisible.”
The university construction project is poised to redefine stadiums in the Pac 12 with more and higher quality amenities such as a new concourse, better seating, more restrooms with enhanced quality, a new student athlete facility, premium seating such as founder and club-level suites, better training facilities, improved concessions, a premiere video board and sound system, extensive accessibility improvements, an air-conditioned club, in-stadium technology for fan enjoyment and education, and an expanded student section on the stadium’s south end that will include about 8,000 seats.
Construction of the student section will begin in January (minutes after the Cactus Bowl concludes) and will be complete before the 2015-2016 football season next August. Next January the construction team will simultaneously go to work on the east and west sidelines of the lower bowl. Demolition work has already begun to clear space for the new student section.
March 7, 2013
The fitness complex’s signature feature is its 570,000-pound rooftop swimming pool.
When students at Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus began moving into student housing last fall, their new rec center was ready and waiting for them – even though the five-story, 70,000-square-foot facility wasn’t scheduled to be complete for another three weeks. That’s because the Sundt team that constructed the Sun Devil Fitness Complex decided to accelerate the already fast-track, 13-month schedule in order to finish the project 21 days early – just in time for students’ use on move-in day.
Sundt’s early completion of the university construction project is particularly impressive considering the complexities of the fitness center. It is constructed on a very tight lot (approximately 146 feet by 140 feet) in a busy urban area that left little room for delivery of materials and equipment storage. It has a 570,000-pound rooftop swimming pool, a large gymnasium, weight and cardio room, multipurpose space, student lounge, bike co-op, locker rooms and elevated indoor running track. The building also houses Exercise and Wellness, an academic program in ASU’s School of Health and Nutrition.
The $20 million, Construction Manager at Risk project was complete in August.
Sundt took home three prestigious RED Awards last month.
AZRE (Arizona Commercial Real Estate) magazine named Sundt the Contractor of the Year at its 8th annual RED Awards event last month. Two Sundt projects also won prestigious awards: the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 at Arizona State University was named Best Education Project, and the Health Sciences Education Building at Phoenix Biomedical Campus, built by Sundt and joint venture partner DPR Construction, was the winner in the Most Challenging Project category. More than 100 projects were nominated for RED Awards by a number of contractors, architects, developers and brokerage firms.
“It was wonderful to be recognized by the industry and especially by the real estate community who are our clients,” said Sundt Senior Vice President and Southwest District Manager Marty Hedlund. “These awards are high praise, and they confirm that Sundt’s hard-working, talented employee-owners are some of the best in the business.”