May 3, 2013
April 8, 2013
Sundt is pleased to announce the re-launch of its website, sundt.com. Considerable effort and expertise went into making our site more user-friendly and attractive while answering our clients’ requests for quick and easy access to our markets and project experience.
The site also serves as a great resource for information about Sundt’s career opportunities, safety program, sustainability efforts, subcontractor resources, values, services, history and more. The media section features news releases, newsletters and other reference material including information about awards and industry accolades. Please take a look!
December 18, 2012
Paul Levin (center) holds the Construction Safety Excellence Award, which Sundt won in the Highway Division (over one million work hours).
Sundt was named one of the country’s safest construction companies by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America at its annual convention last month. Sundt won the AGC’s national Construction Safety Excellence Award for first place in the Highway Division (over one million work hours), while prior to the national convention, AGC’s San Diego chapter awarded Sundt’s Southern California office first place in the Building Division category (250-450,000 work hours).
“This is an impressive accomplishment considering the level of competition,” said Paul Levin, Sundt Vice President and Corporate Director of Safety & Quality. “It is a testament to the value that Sundt employees place on working safe and making the right choices.”
In this article in AZRE Magazine, AGC’s past president, Joseph H. Jarboe, praised Sundt for its exceptional leadership in safety, noting that the company is dedicated to the development and implementation of premier safety and loss prevention programs.
Sundt’s safety program, Safety by Choice, takes a unique approach to safety by placing strong emphasis on the “why,” not just the “how.” In addition to providing thorough, state-of-the-art construction safety training to craft employees, Sundt also focuses on the many reasons they want and need to stay safe: their families, friends, health, livelihood, and the ability to do their favorite activities.
Other safety awards previously bestowed upon Sundt include the Grand Award in 2006, given annually by the AGC and the Willis Group. It honors the “Best of the Best” in construction safety excellence and was presented for Sundt’s safety processes, management involvement and company safety culture. Sundt has also won the STEP Platinum Award, given by the Associated Builders and Contractors; the AGC Award of Excellence, First and Second place (in concurrent years) for Heavy Engineering; numerous Certificates of Commendation from the Associated Builders and Contractors; and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Omaha District Safe Contractor of the Year.
June 1, 2012
Within the technical world of construction safety is the highly specialized niche of federal government project safety. That’s Lisa Swan’s area of expertise, and it’s why we’re glad she recently joined Sundt as safety representative for federal construction projects. Here’s what Lisa had to say in a recent conversation about her unusual career.
What’s the most interesting location you’ve ever been assigned to?
White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. It had missiles, rattlesnakes, buried explosives, and protected Indian ground. Fun job!
December 7, 2011
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’s recreation of “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” was taken at ISTB 4 at Arizona State University in Tempe.
After a full day on the job, what could be better than having a little fun with your colleagues…and demonstrating a few construction safety tips at the same time? That’s what these Sundt employees did recently at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB 4) at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, a $112 million project scheduled for completion this spring. If the scene looks familiar, that’s because it’s a recreation of one of history’s best-known construction photographs, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper. The iconic image was taken by Charles C. Ebbets in 1932 during construction of the RCA Building (now known as the GE Building) in New York City’s Rockefeller Center.
“Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” taken by Charles C. Ebbets in 1932
In the original photograph, 11 workers sit side by side on a girder beam eating their lunches as their feet dangle hundreds of feet above the ground. Look at little closer and you’ll see that there were few, if any, construction safety procedures in place back then. Although the men are at the 69th floor level, not a single one of them is tied off. No one is wearing a hard hat or vest, and two are smoking. Another sign of the times? There’s not one woman in the group.
Sundt’s employees had a lot of fun recreating this telling piece of Americana, this time using all of the right personal protective equipment. Thanks to photo editing software, our group looks to be perched high above the ASU campus when in fact they’re only eight feet above the ground. Even so, they’re all tied off and are wearing hard hats and steel-toed work boots. Our photo also includes one female employee as well as a bit of modern technology: the two men on the left are using a Remote Office Construction Kit (ROCK), which is a rugged tablet PC used to store drawings and other project files for easy access and updating in the field.