October 22, 2012
June 4, 2012
Sundt’s booth at the recent MINExpo in Las Vegas, Nev.
Sundt shared its civil construction expertise – particularly related to the mining industry – with thousands of industry leaders and other attendees at the recent MINExpo® conference in Las Vegas, Nev. MINExpo is widely recognized as the premier exposition of mining equipment and services in the world, featuring a wide range of new-product introductions and exhibits of some of the largest mining equipment. It is attended by many of the leading executives and professionals in the world mining industry.
Sundt has constructed hundreds of mining projects across the Southwest in the past five decades. Our work has spanned the entire spectrum of mine types at all stages (greenfield, rebuild, reclaimed), and our experience includes constructing and installing rail spurs, roadwork, integrated water treatment facilities, material storage and handling systems, process equipment, crushing and grinding systems and maintenance facilities. We also provide project feasibility estimating and scheduling.
Even in the specialized world of industrial construction, mining projects are unique. They are governed by stringent federal regulations as well as high, client-driven standards for safety and quality. Successful mining projects depend on detailed planning, thorough knowledge of specialty systems, piping and equipment construction and mastery of quality requirements. Mining work is high-risk and often performed in remote locations, which creates challenges with procuring skilled labor and specialty materials.
We had a great time at this year’s MINExpo and we hope to be back in 2016!
June 1, 2012
Sundt replaced seven vertical turbine pumps and installed associated process piping. The work was performed while the existing pump station was still in operation.
At the South Tempe Water Treatment Plant in Tempe, Ariz., Sundt recently finished installing a new, computerized control system that allows plant operators to manage activities from one centralized location. The work was part of a $28 million Construction Manager at Risk contract that modernized and improved the 50-million-gallon-per-day pant, which provides potable water to Tempe’s residential, commercial and industrial users.
During one of the plant’s planned shutdowns for maintenance, Sundt’s industrial construction project team worked double shifts to remove the old system and install, tie in, and test the new one – all in just six weeks.
“The plant control system needed to be upgraded,” said Sundt Project Manager Thomas Maher. “Most tasks were done manually, with employees going out into the field to turn things on and off. The new program provides a state-of-the-art control center that runs the entire plant, either manned or set to automatic mode. Installing it was stressful; six weeks is a very tight time frame. We did a lot of planning and worked double shifts to get it done right and on time.”
The South Tempe Water Treatment Plant was built over 30 years ago and was in need of improvements to make it more energy efficient and in line with today’s stricter environmental standards. The major components of Sundt’s work there included changing the plant’s programming and control system, replacing and installing 60-, 54- and 48-inch process valves, and installing new, 54-inch plant inlet flow meters. We also built a new satellite building, installed new finished water pumps, and made coagulation enhancements.
April 2, 2012
In Superior, Ariz., Sundt is installing a cooling system for Resolution Copper's shaft number 10. The project, located in Superior, Ariz., includes civil, concrete, structural and mechanical components.
Even in the specialized world of industrial construction, mining projects are unique. They are subject to stringent federal regulations as well as high, client-driven standards for safety and quality. Successful mining projects depend on detailed planning, thorough knowledge of specialty systems, piping and equipment construction and mastery of quality requirements.
That’s why mining clients choose Sundt. Our work spans the entire spectrum of mine types at all stages (greenfield, rebuild, reclaimed), and our experience includes constructing and installing rail spurs, roadwork, integrated water treatment facilities, material storage and handling systems, process equipment, crushing and grinding systems and maintenance facilities. We also provide project feasibility estimating and scheduling.
Sundt Construction, Inc. is pleased to welcome back Gary Graham as a senior estimator in the Tempe office. Originally joining the Sundt team in 2007, Gary brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his role, where he will lead estimating efforts for industrial construction projects throughout the Southwest. (Learn more here). Since Sundt believes that our people are the core of what we do, we wanted to get to know our returning team member. We recently spent a little time talking with Gary, and this is what we learned.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be an airline pilot.
When you’re not at work, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy camping and fishing, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Who has inspired you the most?
My father. He is an incredible man.
How do you alleviate stress?
I love fishing. I find it incredibly peaceful.
What is your all-time favorite book?
Any Dirk Pitt Adventure by Clive Cussler.
What’s one thing on your bucket list?
To attend a Formula 1 race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium or at Monza in Italy.