November 4, 2015
October 8, 2014
Sundt’s success in New Mexico continues with the conclusion of the first phase of work on the 60-year-old Las Cruces High School campus. The project is a joint venture with Wooten Construction.
The $36 million project includes new parking lots and athletics fields, as well as 156,000 square feet of structural additions anchored by a two-story classroom building, administration areas, a media center, a performing arts laboratory and a pedestrian bridge built over one of the city’s busiest streets. Wooten|Sundt worked with architects Alley & Associates and ASA Architects to complete the additions.
The team completed the project four months early, allowing staff and students to start the school year on the new campus.
“Our team’s extensive experience in education construction played a significant role in completing this project ahead of schedule and within budget,” said Sundt Project Director Kelly Pettigrew. “The new campus additions will not only help improve student flow between classes but will provide a safer environment for one of the state’s most populated high schools.”
Students are fired up about their new campus. Check out this fantastic video they made to celebrate the grand opening.
More than 76 percent of the total contract value was awarded to local subcontractors, including Wooten Construction. We provided mentoring and jobsite tours for aspiring engineers and architects attending classes at local high schools, Doña Ana Community College and New Mexico State University.
Sundt’s history in New Mexico stretches to when the company was established in 1890. Since then, we have had consistent work in the state, including part of the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, Fort Bliss Multipurpose Machine Gun Range in Doña Ana, Union Pacific Rail Yard in Santa Teresa, Agua Pura Dam outside of Las Vegas, and the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences.
June 17, 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.”
October 9, 2013
We’re thrilled to announce that Ashley Atkinson has joined Sundt as our newest project engineer in our Sacramento office. Ashley is assigned to the University of Nevada, Reno Cooper Court Residence Hall team, where she assists the project superintendent in providing technical information, documenting changes and coordinating materials to help ensure the project remains on schedule.
Prior to joining the Cooper Court team, Ashley worked on many prominent Sundt projects, including the City of Tempe Water Treatment Plant improvements in Tempe, Arizona, the Fort Bliss Unaccompanied Enlisted Personal Housing barracks in El Paso, Texas, and the California State University Chico Sutter Hall student housing project in Chico, California. We recently asked Ashley a few questions to get to know her better:
What brought you to Sundt?
Originally, I came to Sundt as an intern while I was a student at Chico State University. I worked on a student housing construction project for about two and a half years. After graduation I began to focus on federal government construction projects. When the project I was assigned to at Fort Bliss in El Paso wrapped up, I had the opportunity to shift to mining and industrial construction projects for a while. Now I’ve found my way back where I started: happily assigned to another student housing construction project!
What is a typical work day like for you?
I work closely with the general superintendent on field processes and Requests for Information.
What would you be doing if you weren’t working in construction?
If I weren’t in construction, and I had the finances to do whatever I wanted, I would probably be working with children. Most likely it would be running a camp of some sort for kids in need – probably disabled, low-income or foster children.
Favorite type of cuisine?
I love gyros, but nothing beats Mom’s spaghetti.
Best book you read recently?
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. I am not a big reader, but those books were captivating!
Coolest app you’ve been using lately?
Map my Walk.
Favorite quote or inspirational saying?
To be old and wise you must first be young and stupid.
How do you like to spend your free time?
Being at the river, lake, ocean (pretty much any body of water) with my family and dogs. I also enjoy being a Webelos Cub Scout leader and spending time with the kids in general. Another favorite pastime of mine is playing women’s tackle football and any other sport that’s available.
August 2, 2013
Artist’s rendering of the new Fort Bliss Army Post Medical Center. Sundt is performing the project’s concrete construction.
When performing concrete construction as a subcontractor to another general contractor, Sundt has the unusual ability to assist with big-picture planning while executing its work like an experienced specialist. That’s exactly what’s happening at Fort Bliss Army Post in El Paso, Texas, where we are performing $24 million worth of concrete work for a new Army hospital to replace the aging William Beaumont Army Medical Center.
Sundt was hired by the project’s general contractor to provide all of the concrete infrastructure: foundations, walls, slab-on-grades and slab-on-metal-decks for six major structures. The structures include a seven-story hospital building, administration building, clinical buildings, clinical investigation building, and central utility plant that will provide power and water to the facility. Nearly all of the 55,000 cubic yards of concrete will be placed in just 14 months.
“What differentiates Sundt from other concrete subs is that we have a really good understanding of the entire project,” said Sundt Senior Project Manager Sean Lynch. “Even though Sundt isn’t the general contractor for this project, we still tend to see it through that lens. When we bid on the concrete package, we put together an approach that’s best for the project overall, not just what’s good for us.”
Sundt recently completed a separate, $48 million heavy civil construction project at Fort Bliss that created the infrastructure for the new Army hospital.
Sundt employees Fred Stone and Godfrey Linsangan accepted the USACE award on behalf of Sundt. Also pictures are USACE quality assurance personnel.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has recognized Sundt with its prestigious Large Contract Safety Award for the first quarter of 2013 in recognition of our safety record at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center project at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The heavy civil construction project involved preparing the 320-acre site for a future hospital that will serve members of our armed forces.
“This was a very demanding job with a tight, 12-month schedule,” said Sundt Regional Director Fred Stone. “The safety on the project was great; it was our priority from day one. There was a tremendous amount of work going on with some very deep excavations and multiple disciplines of work happening at the same time.”
Sundt’s $47.5 million project included: 600,000 cubic yards of mass grading; 35,000 lineal feet of water line installation; 10,000 lineal feet of storm drain installation; 29,000 cubic yards of concrete paving; 23,000 lineal feet of sewer main installed at depths of up to 50 feet; 1.2 million cubic yards of excavation and backfill just for the sewer main; construction of a precast concrete bridge over an adjacent highway; and construction of an electrical substation.