June 24, 2015
May 20, 2015
View facing South of the 2nd residential building. The 2nd level is “concrete podium” construction; this level will house the retail and restaurant spaces.
Community members, university officials and students at San Diego State University have been waiting more than 20 years to see the property along College Avenue developed, and now their hopes are finally being fulfilled.
Sundt Construction is well under way constructing what will become housing, retail and restaurant offerings at the new San Diego State University South Campus Plaza. Sundt is self-performing the structural concrete on the project, which means any challenges can be quickly identified, and those changes can be implemented quickly and efficiently. By self-performing this essential work, Sundt also maintains better control of the schedule.
The $143 million, university construction project includes two residential buildings above ground-floor retail, and an adjacent parking structure. Installation of the overhead plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems piping is about 90% complete for Building 1, and the team is now erecting formwork for the Building 2 podium deck. The first half poured in the early morning hours of Friday, June 19th.
“It should be very exciting to see just how fast the building frame gets erected and see how all of the behind-the-scenes work, like having the walls and floor panels for levels 2 through 6 prefabricated, benefits the project schedule,” said Jamie Frye, Project Executive for the South Campus Plaza project. “Once the Building 2 deck pours, Standard Drywall Inc. will start erecting wall panels on this building, and the race between Building 1 and Building 2 is on!”
October 29, 2014
Name: Cole Ficklin
Project: Compiling historical cost data for concrete construction projects – Tempe Headquarters
Major: Construction Management
School: Brigham Young University – Idaho
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2017
Why did you decide on Sundt for your summer internship? I had heard from a several people that it was a great company to work for, and the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) really interested me also.
What does a typical day look like for you? I find bid information from different jobs and put it into a spreadsheet that will give estimators and reviewers a reference for what a similar job cost in the past.
What’s your favorite type of cuisine? I am a big fan of classic American food: steak and potatoes.
What is a book you have read recently? “The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara. It’s a fantastic historical novel about the battle of Gettysburg. It was written using the letters and communications of people who were actually there.
Favorite quote/inspirational saying? “We’re burnin’ daylight.” – John Wayne
What do you like to do in your free time? I like to hang out with my wife. She’s pretty awesome. Also, I like to go off-roading/shooting.
October 8, 2014
Minot AFB is home to one of the only two squadrons of B-52s in the nation, making the swift completion of the project all the more improtant.
B-52 bombers are once again landing at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, North Dakota, thanks to the recent completion of a new, $33 million runway. Sundt performed the heavy civil construction project in just six months while the base remained operational – a feat that was crucial in maintaining national security, as the base is a strategic part of the Air Force Global Strike Command and home to one of only two squadrons of B-52 Bomber aircrafts in the U.S.
Requiring approximately 42,000 cubic yards of concrete and 36,000 tons of asphalt, the newly replaced section of airfield, designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, stretches 8,900 feet long and includes new lighting and storm drain systems on both sides of the runway.
For more details about the project, click here.
August 27, 2014
Sundt is placing 61,000 cubic yards of concrete for the new Army hospital at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.
A new Army hospital is underway at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, but before construction begins on the facility itself, Sundt’s craft work force will place more than 61,000 cubic yards of structural concrete. Their work will provide the foundations for seven new buildings including the main hospital building, central utility plant, rotunda entrance, two clinics, an administration building, and a clinical investigation building. The project team has placed 11,670 cubic yards of concrete so far, and is expecting to complete the remainder of the concrete construction by summer 2015.
“We’re pleased to have overcome several challenges arising from working in multiple buildings at the same time and completing an accelerated schedule for our client, Clark McCarthy Health Partners II, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” says Sundt Project Engineer Brandon Van Haveren. “The team is also proud to celebrate our safety record – one year and over 125,000 man hours without a recordable or loss time incident.”
Artist’s rendering of the new South Campus Plaza at San Diego State University
Sundt has been hired by San Diego State University, a longtime education construction client, to perform preconstruction services for a new, high-profile addition to the campus called South Campus Plaza. Located adjacent to the recently completed Aztec Student Union, also constructed by Sundt, South Campus Plaza will serve as a new gateway to the campus.
The project will consist of two mixed-use residential buildings and one parking structure. Building One will include approximately 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space fronting busy College Avenue, plus surrounding public spaces. The residences will be located on levels two through six.
Building Two will include 14,600 square feet of retail space and residential units on levels two through six. The residential levels of both buildings will include study rooms, laundry rooms, multi-purpose and breakout rooms, learning centers, tech conference rooms, community kitchens, and offices. Large exterior terrace areas are located on the second level of both residential buildings. They add to the living experience by providing gathering areas and flex spaces for the university and its residents.
The parking garage will be a six-story, cast-in-place concrete structure with approximately 301 parking spaces. A feature stair at the southeast corner with a horizontal sunshade at the top level will signify the main entry into the parking garage from the residential towers.